John Lasseter, the guru behind many of the Pixar Film greats, including Toy Story, has found his way to Hollywood’s historical Walk of Fame with a star. Yesterday with many of his friends, celebrities and family on hand, Lasseter was honored for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Read more
John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award-winning director and creatively oversees all films and associated projects from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios (celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2011). Lasseter made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with Toy Story, the first-ever feature-length computeranimated film and, since then, has gone on to direct A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 and Cars. He returned to the driver’s seat this year, directing Cars 2. Read more
Ft Lauderdale, FL – The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 26th edition, September 22, 2011, featuring 6 World Premieres, 15 U.S. Premieres and 61 Florida Premieres. FLiFF (www.FLiFF.com) will present features, documentaries, shorts and student films from the U.S. and around the world, including Spain, Italy, France, U.K, Russia, Fiji, and South Africa, Sweden, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, Italy, France, Portugal, over 40 different countries in all and will host filmmakers, producers, and actors to represent and discuss their films. The festival takes place October 21 – November 11. Read more
Los Angeles, CA, September 8, 2011 – After an overwhelmingly positive response, which included strong ratings and online traffic, to the first-ever LIVE “Deadliest Warrior” special event in August, Spike TV’s hit series, “Deadliest Warrior” is upping the ante to cap off a groundbreaking third season with an even bigger, supersized, 2.5 hour LIVE finale event (#dwlive).
Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and a surprise special guest join hosts Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian to discuss and analyze the episode and results, answer fan Facebook (via the “Deadliest Warrior” wall) and Twitter questions in real time (@Warriors_Den), reveal never-before-seen footage, including a special visit to the ER to see a day in the life of Dr. Dorian and make an exclusive announcement “Deadliest Warrior” fans won’t want to miss. In addition, Spike TV is partnering with cutting edge audience participation company Loyalize to debut the simultaneous, live broadcast of real-time viewer engagement and polling results from fans voting on dwlive.spike.com. Read more
Centennial, Colo. – August 1, 2011 – Blasting onto the silver screen with the intensity of its original release nearly 30 years ago, the pop culture phenomenon Scarface, starring Al Pacino and directed by Brian De Palma, returns to movie theaters in a one-night Fathom event on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Presented by NCM Fathom and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, audiences nationwide will get the opportunity to experience one of the most influential gangster classics ever made like never before — with all-new restored high-definition picture and enhanced audio. Fans who attend this special event will also get an exclusive look at a 20-minute special feature that showcases interviews with popular filmmakers and talent expressing how this epic feature redefined the gangster genre, leaving an enduring influence on cinema. Read more
6th Annual Central Florida Film Festival
SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2011
OCOEE HOSTS ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL
Date: September 2-5, 2011 (Labor Day weekend)
Place: West Orange 5 Cinemas (McGuire & Route #50) in Ocoee, Florida
Tickets: Movie Watcher (All Day) Pass = $25 (Includes medium popcorn and medium soft drink)
Single movie tickets = $10
DREAMWORKS PICTURES’ THROWS “FRIGHT NIGHT”
FAN FRENZY AT COMIC-CON 2011 WITH CAST APPEARANCES, PARTY AND ADVANCE SCREENING
Feeding Frenzy contest kicks off Friday, June 24th for chance to win prizes and trip to Comic-Con with admission to all “Fright Night” events
BURBANK, Calif. —DreamWorks Studios is pleased to present a special insider look at its upcoming, 3D reimagining of the horror classic “Fright Night” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Convention. On Friday, July 22, a panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. On the dais will be talent from the film, including Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Imogen Poots, director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Marti Noxon. Activities also include a fan appreciation party as well as a screening in advance of the film’s opening in theaters on August 19th.
On Friday, June 24th, the film’s social media campaign; “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” kicks off with a chance to win a VIP trip for two to San Diego Comic-Con in partnership with Yahoo! Movies. The trip includes travel, accommodations and admittance to all “Fright Night” scheduled events. “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” encourages fans to use their social feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs to share movie content and check in to real world events to collect points. At the end of each week, the fan who has spread the frenzy the farthest wins a killer prize. Prizes are awarded weekly beginning July 1st through the film’s release on Friday, August 19th. More information about the “Fright Night” Feeding Frenzy and how to join can be found at: www.welcometofrightnight.com
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right— yet no one, including Charley’s mom (Toni Collette), seems to notice! After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charley has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Fright Night” is produced by Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig, with screenplay written by Marti Noxon from a story by Tom Holland, based on the film “Fright Night,” written by Tom Holland. “Fright Night” opens in theaters on August 19, 2011.
About Comic-Con 2011:
Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. This year’s annual San Diego convention runs July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center.
GISELLE IN 3D BALLET CINEMA EVENT PREMIERES
WORLD’S FIRST 3-D BALLET FROM
THE MARIINSKY THEATRE THIS JULY
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NCM Fathom and More2Screen Present Stunning Event in RealDTM 3D
at More than 160 Select Movie Theaters Nationwide on July 12
Centennial, Colo. – June 20, 2011 – Continuing its mission to offer groundbreaking in-theater events of all types, NCM Fathom presents GISELLE IN 3D, the world’s first 3-D ballet to be shown with RealD™ 3D technology on Tuesday, July 12 at Noon followed by a second performance at 7:30 p.m. (both times local). Pre-recorded at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, GISELLE IN 3D captures the beauty and movement of a world-class performance in a new and multi-dimensional way, offering cinema audiences a ‘best seat in the house’ experience from anywhere in their local theater.
Tickets for GISELLE IN 3D are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Presented by London-based distributor More2Screen and NCM Fathom, GISELLE IN 3D was filmed by the UK company Can Communicate, one of the world’s leading producers of stereoscopic 3-D content. The ballet will appear in more than 160 select movie theaters across the country via the new digital cinema projection systems.
“We are delighted to be working with NCM Fathom to distribute Giselle in 3-D across the States – a partnership which will drive the next stage of the ballet’s hugely successful global roll-out,” said Christine Costello, More2Screen managing director.
Giselle is the story of a simple village girl who falls deeply in love with a dashing prince disguised as a peasant. The idyllic pastoral scene is shattered by an act of betrayal and the ensuing heartbreak. In the ballet’s second act, Giselle haunts the stage with her host of vengeful spirits, but ultimately the strength of her love transcends even death and bestows forgiveness upon her repentant lover. The ballet stars Natalia Osipova as Giselle with Leonid Sarafanov as Count Albert.
“Fathom brings another ‘first’ to movie theaters with the world’s first ballet in 3-D,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. “This is truly a must-see event and audiences across the U.S. will be mesmerized by the view from their front row seat at the famed St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre during this performance of the classic Giselle.”
Ever since its founding in 1860, the legendary Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia has been at the forefront of artistic and musical development which continues today with Giselle in 3D, the first-ever worldwide release of a ballet in 3-D. For more than 20 years the Mariinsky Theatre has been led by Maestro Valery Gergiev who has transformed the Mariinsky into a global theatre presenting international tours in dozens of countries each year. He has also made technology and media a critically important part of the Mariinsky with the launch of its Mariinsky Label and various other initiatives including this groundbreaking 3-D project. The US release of Giselle in 3D coincides with the Mariinsky Ballet’s residency at the Metropolitan Opera House during the Lincoln Center Festival. The company performs three programs multiple times beginning on July 11.
Giselle in 3D will be showing JULY 12 at the following South Florida theaters at 12:00pm (Noon) & 7:30pm:
Regal South Beach
AMC Sunset Place
Brooklyn Ski Club’s Matt Kerestesy and the Smell The Glove crew are switching gears this summer, putting on a barbecue and a show in Brooklyn on select Sundays throughout the coming months. In cahoots with Nickels & Dimes (not the penny savers, but these dudes) of Smell The Glove and FORlokals fame, Brooklyn Ski Club have just announced the Kings County Cookout event series, set to kick-off this Sunday June 12th at Lady Jay’s in Brooklyn, NY. Read on for more deets ….
MEET THE CAST OF DISNEY’S PROM
Aimee Teegarden, Janelle Ortiz, & Thomas McDonell will sign autographs at Macy’s at Pembroke Lakes Mall
WHO: Meet the stars of Disney’s PROM, Aimee Teegarden Janelle Ortiz, and Thomas McDonell, at Macy’s Pembroke Lakes Mall on Saturday, April 16. The first 250 customers in line will receive their autographs.
WHAT: There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one PROM! Featuring an emerging ensemble cast and a powerful soundtrack, PROM hits theaters April 29.
At the signing event, Macy’s shoppers can make a girl’s prom dream come true by donating their gently worn prom or formal dresses, which will be given to Becca’s Closet, a nonprofit organization in the DonateMyDress.org network. Don’t miss the chance to meet the stars of PROM and give back to the local community.
WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Macy’s at Pembroke Lakes Mall
Junior’s Department, Level 1
11605 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
ABOUT DISNEY’S “PROM”
At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; “Prom” portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one “Prom.”
Produced by Justin Springer and Ted Griffin, directed by Joe Nussbaum and written by Katie Wech, Walt Disney Pictures’ “Prom,” featuring an emerging ensemble cast and powerful soundtrack, hits theaters April 29, 2011