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MPAA CHAIRMAN AND CEO SENATOR CHRIS DODD NAMES NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER on January 04, 2013

WASHINGTON - Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today announced the appointment of Diane Strahan as the MPAA's Chief Operating Officer.

Strahan brings to the MPAA over 20 years of experience in business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) markets. She has a reputation built on delivering strong revenue and operating results, building high performance teams, and infusing a level of passion, energy and collaboration, among all stakeholders to propel businesses forward. As COO, Strahan will help guide MPAA's strategic direction and oversee staff and operations.

MPAA Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd said:
"Technology, innovation, industry alliances and audience engagement play increasingly important roles as the motion picture and television industry continues to advance into a new era. Diane's leadership talent will be a major asset for the MPAA and the studios we represent. In her impressive career, she developed break-through strategies for high growth players and has led established brands through transformation and success by leveraging new digital technologies and innovative business models.

While the challenges are great, I am excited about our industry's future and the significant contributions the MPAA will make with Diane's guidance and management skills complementing our current leadership team."
Diane Strahan said:
"I am deeply honored Senator Dodd chose me for this post and I am excited to work with him and so many talented colleagues at the MPAA and its member companies. Throughout my career, I've contributed to global enterprises as well as start-ups in the converging world of digital technology, content and communications. The MPAA is at the center of this convergence and I look forward to helping advance the common interests of the film and tech industries so consumers can benefit from a richer and more seamless entertainment experience."
Strahan was most recently Senior Vice President and GM, Mobile, and Internet Registry Services at Neustar, where she had profit and loss responsibility for Neustar's mobile, digital marketing and Internet domain name services. Previously she served in executive marketing, sales and GM roles in Fortune 2000, mid-cap and emerging growth companies in telecommunications, Internet, mobile, and media sectors. She has been a key contributor in launching IPOs, developing domestic and global brands, scaling high-tech growth businesses, and leading marketing and business transformations at organizations including Neustar, TechnoServe, AOL, CareerBuilder and MCI.

She also recently served on the global and North American boards of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and is considered a leading authority on mobile and interactive marketing and has won numerous marketing and PR campaign awards.

Strahan holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science and Marketing/Communications, Summa Cum Laude, from Syracuse University.

 

'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Reaches $800 Million Globally on January 04, 2013

bdawn2intl.jpgThe latest from Lionsgate:

On December 20th the film opened in Hong Kong on 39 screens, taking in a fantastic $1 million and has reached $2.1 million through its second weekend. The film also debuted in Japan on December 28th with a very good $1.3 million on 160 screens.

Here are the international results through Sunday, December 30th:

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2

Intl. weekend: $6.5 million

Intl. cume: $524.7 million

Worldwide cume: $811.1 million

Top 10 Markets:

UK - $56.5 million
Brazil - $49.5 million
CIS - $43 million
Germany - $37.6 million
France - $37.1 million
Australia - $29.5 million
Mexico - $29.2 million
Spain - $28.5 million
Italy - $23.9 million
S. Korea - $17.3 million

 

Fandango Reveals Its 2013 Hot List of the Most Anticipated Movies and Actors on January 03, 2013

Los Angeles, CA -- Fresh off the heels of Fandango's best-performing year in 2012, the leading moviegoer destination surveyed more than 2,000 film fans last weekend, asking them about the films and stars they are most anticipating in the new year. Fandango's Chief Correspondent Dave Karger also weighs in with his expert opinions on Fandango's Hot List categories for 2013, which include "Most Anticipated Blockbuster," "Biggest Male Breakout Star," and "Biggest Female Breakout Star." Fans also gave their opinions on the "Sexiest Men and Women in the Movies." All of the results of Fandango's 2013 Hot List are available at Fandango.

"From the elegance of ‘The Great Gatsby' to the amped up action of ‘Iron Man 3,' 2013 will be loaded with blockbuster originals, sequels and reboots, giving moviegoers of all tastes a bounty of options at the box office this year," said Karger.

Karger and fans found common ground agreeing that Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") will be the "Biggest Breakout Male Movie Star" of 2013. They diverged, however, on other categories such as "Most Anticipated Blockbuster," with fans picking "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Karger favoring the Brad Pitt-fronted zombie thriller "World War Z."

FANDANGO FAN PICKS

MOST ANTICIPATED BLOCKBUSTER
1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
2. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
3. "Iron Man 3"
4. "Star Trek Into Darkness"
5. "The Great Gatsby"

BIGGEST MALE BREAKOUT MOVIE STAR
1. Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel")
2. Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire")
3. Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger")
4. Jai Courtney ("A Good Day to Die Hard")
5. Nicholas Hoult ("Jack the Giant Slayer;" "Warm Bodies")

BIGGEST FEMALE BREAKOUT MOVIE STAR
1. Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
2. Chloë Grace Moretz ("Carrie")
3. Alice Englert ("Beautiful Creatures")
4. Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor")
5. Gabriella Wilde ("Carrie")

SEXIEST WOMAN IN THE MOVIES
1. Mila Kunis ("Oz: The Great and Powerful")
2. Jessica Alba ("Sin City: A Dame to Kill For")
3. Halle Berry ("Movie 43")
4. Zoe Saldana ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
5. Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire")

SEXIEST MAN IN THE MOVIE
1. Channing Tatum ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation;" "White House Down")
2. Hugh Jackman ("The Wolverine")
3. Ryan Gosling ("Gangster Squad")
4. Johnny Depp ("The Lone Ranger")
5. Robert Downey, Jr. ("Iron Man 3")

MOST ANTICIPATED VILLAIN
1. Ben Kingsley ("Iron Man 3")
2. Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
3. Michael Shannon ("Man of Steel")
4. Will Yun Lee ("The Wolverine")
5. Christopher Eccleston ("Thor: The Dark World")

MOST ANTICIPATED APOCALYPTIC MOVIE
1. "World War Z"
2. "After Earth"
3. "Pacific Rim"
4. "This Is the End"
5. "Oblivion"

DAVE KARGER'S PICKS

MOST ANTICIPATED BLOCKBUSTER
1. "World War Z"
2. "The Great Gatsby"
3. "Man of Steel "
4. "Star Trek Into Darkness"
5. "Iron Man 3"

BIGGEST FEMALE BREAKOUT MOVIE STAR
1. Teresa Palmer ("Warm Bodies")
2. Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
3. Chloë Grace Moretz ("Carrie")
4. Mireille Enos ("World War Z")
5. Alice Englert ("Beautiful Creatures")

BIGGEST MALE BREAKOUT MOVIE STAR
1. Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel")
2. Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger")
3. Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek Into Darkness")
4. Jai Courtney ("A Good Day to Die Hard")
5. Charlie Hunnam ("Pacific Rim")

New Trailer: 'Dead Man Down' on January 02, 2013

Sony Claims Top Distributor Crown In 2012 on January 02, 2013

Sony Pictures Entertainment ended 2012 with $4.440 billion in global box office, their biggest total ever. The studio ended the year #1 in domestic and worldwide marketshare industry wide.

Sony hit all time highs with $1.768 billion in domestic ticket sales and $2.672 billion internationally. Fox finished first internationally in 2012, but an official figure has not been released yet.

The strong performance of Skyfall at the end of the year gave Sony the final boost it needed. The latest James Bond flick recently passed the $1 billion global mark.

 


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