HOLLYWOOD, Calif., - A winner with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: DWA) "spectacular" ("Access Hollywood"), "funny and touching" (Rolling Stone) action-adventure HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON soars onto DVD and Blu-ray FRIDAY, October 15, 2010 with even more fun, excitement and, of course, more Dragons! Written and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. The tale of a young Viking named Hiccup who defies tradition and befriends a dragon mesmerized audiences and grossed over $492 million at the worldwide box office.

Giving fans more of what they loved, DreamWorks Animation will unveil LEGEND OF THE BONEKNAPPER DRAGON, an all-new animated adventure that introduces a brand-new, never-before-seen dragon and features the original voice cast. DreamWorks Animation's signature bonus adventure will be available for a limited time only in a Double DVD Pack and also in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack. The Venice Film Festival Persol Award-winner for "the most creative 3D film of the year," HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON will also be exclusively available on Blu-ray 3D as part of Samsung's 3D starter kit for a limited time period.
Dragon Weekend

Making the Blu-ray and DVD debut of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON a fun-filled, weekend-long event, viewers can get their first look at the all new DreamWorks Animation dragon in LEGEND OF THE BONEKNAPPER DRAGON when it has its broadcast premiere on Cartoon Network October 14th at 8 p.m. Kids can also log onto www.cartoonnetwork.com between October 7-October 31 to create their very own dragon. Kids' imaginations can take flight as they describe their dragon, including its name, special powers, unique features and, most importantly, how to train it-the sky's the limit!

Additionally, retail locations across the country will be celebrating Dragon Weekend with special premiums throughout the weekend, including activity booklets, free photo opportunities and more. Plus fans can enjoy an all-access look at the making of the film as previously unreleased footage hosted by the film's directors, Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, is made available via BD-Live. The enthralling behind-the-scenes feature, "Finding The Story" gives viewers a chance to experience the phenomenal amount of work and creativity that went into producing the delightfully original story and visually breathtaking film.
DVD and Blu-ray

The DreamWorks Animation's Dragon Double DVD Pack and Blu-ray/DVD Combo boast a wealth of Viking-sized extras. The Blu-ray includes the Animator's Corner featuring Picture-in-Picture storyboards, behind-the-scenes footage and insightful interviews; a chance to uncover more dragon fun facts through pop-up trivia, build 3D Dragons, a race for the gold in the Viking Winter games, deleted scenes, a tutorial on drawing Toothless, a Viking personality test and much more fiery fun. The DVD includes filmmakers' commentary and featurettes on the Viking-sized cast and the technical artistry behind the dragons. Offering tremendous value and hours of entertainment for the whole family, the Dragon Double DVD Pack and Blu-ray/DVD Combo will be available as low as $19.99 and $24.99 respectively.
DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Double DVD Pack

The HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Double DVD Pack delivers more high-flying fun with bonus features including the following:
Disc 1:

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

* Filmmakers' Commentary
* The Technical Artistry of Dragon
* Viking-Sized Cast
* DWA Trailers

Disc 2:

LEGEND OF THE BONEKNAPPER DRAGON

* Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
* The Story Behind the Story
* Racing for the Gold
* How to Draw a Dragon
* Your Viking Profile
* DWA Video Jukebox
* Dragon Activity Center (DVD Rom)
o Build Your Own Dragons
o Viking Zone
o Links

DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Blu-ray/DVD Combo

The HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack includes the following:
Blu-ray (all bonus features in HD)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
LEGEND OF THE BONEKNAPPER DRAGON

* The Animators' Corner (BD Exclusive)
* Trivia Track (BD Exclusive)
* Filmmakers' Commentary
* The Technical Artistry of Dragon
* Viking-Sized Cast
* Deleted Scenes
* DWA Trailers
* The Story Behind the Story
* Racing for the Gold
* How to Draw a Dragon
* Your Viking Profile
* DWA Video Jukebox
* BD-Live - "Making The Story" - Directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois take fans behind-the-scenes for a fun and in-depth look at the two year process of making the smash hit

DVD

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

* Filmmakers' Commentary
* The Technical Artistry of Dragon
* Viking-Sized Cast
* DWA Trailers

DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DVD

The single-disc DVD includes the following:
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

* Filmmakers' Commentary
* The Technical Artistry of Dragon
* Viking-Sized Cast
* DWA Trailers

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Synopsis

A winner with fans and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation'sHOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes - a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this "wonderful good-time hit." (Gene Shalit, Today).
LEGEND OF THE BONEKNAPPER DRAGON Synopsis

Set sail for an all-new dragon adventure in DreamWorks Animation's LEGEND OF THE BONEKNAPPER DRAGON. Hiccup and the Viking gang are back to battle Gobber's archenemy - the legendary Boneknapper dragon - in this full-"scale" action-adventure. Shipwrecked on a mysterious island, the courageous kids devise a plan to capture the cagey creature...if he even exists!
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., -- The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Hollywood icon and Academy Award-nominated Sylvester Stallone will receive the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award," Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary will be recognized with the "Hollywood Innovator Award," and director Tom Hooper will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award" at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

"It is a privilege to honor and to celebrate Sylvester Stallone's extraordinary talent and remarkable career, as well as the great innovative work of Morgan Freeman and Lorie McCreary in the convergence of technology and filmmaking, and the outstanding directing talent of Tom Hooper in his new film "The King's Speech," said Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala.

Previously announced honorees for this year's Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the "Humanitarian Award"; Annette Bening for the "Actress Award"; Robert Duvall for the "Actor Award"; Helena Bonham Carter for the "Supporting Actress Award"; Sam Rockwell for the "Supporting Actor Award"; Andrew Garfield for the "Breakthrough Actor Award"; Mia Wasikowska for the "Breakthrough Actress Award"; Danny Boyle and Chris Colson for the "Producer Award"; Aaron Sorkin for the "Screenwriter Award"; Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3" and director Lee Unkrich for the "Animation Award"; Hans Zimmer for "Film Composer Award"; Wally Pfister for "Cinematographer Award"; Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for the "Editor Award"; Paramount Pictures' "Iron Man 2" and visual effects supervisors Ben Snow and Janek Sirrs for the "Visual Effects Award"; and Robert Stromberg for "Production Designer Award."

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2010.

ABOUT SYLVESTER STALLONE

Academy-nominated Sylvester Stallone has received worldwide recognition as an actor, writer and director ever since he played the title role in his own screenplay of "Rocky," which won the Academy Award in 1977 for Best Picture, and brought Oscar® nominations to Stallone for acting and writing.

After the success of that seminal motion picture, "Rocky" grew into a franchise of five sequels. In 2006, Stallone concluded the series with "Rocky Balboa," a critical and popular success that resolutely confirmed both Stallone and "Rocky" as iconic cultural symbols.

Sylvester Stallone wrote, directed and starred in "Rambo," which continued the saga of Vietnam vet John Rambo 25 years after the debut of "Rambo: First Blood," shot on location in Burma.

This summer, he released his most ambitious project to date -- the action thriller "The Expendables" -- which he wrote, directed and starred in, and which opened as Number One at the Box Office, making him the only actor to open Number One Films across Five Decades.

Sylvester Stallone's first role came in 1974 when he was cast as one of the leads in "The Lords of Flatbush." He also received his first writing credit for additional dialogue on the film.

Stallone's other credits as actor/writer/director are Rocky II and Paradise Alley. As actor and co-writer, Stallone filmed "F.I.S.T.," "Rambo: First Blood Part II," "Rhinestone and Rambo III." He co-wrote, directed and produced "Staying Alive" and starred in "Nighthawks," "Victory," "Tango & Cash and Lock Up. Rocky V, starring and written by Stallone, opened in 1990.

He also starred in "Demolition Man," "The Specialist," "Assassins and Daylight." He starred in the challenging and unique role of Freddy Hefli in "Cop Land," had the starring role in "Get Carter," and wrote and starred in the number one box office race-car thriller "Driven." He filmed "Avenging Angelo" and starred as "The Toymaker" in the hit film "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. "

ABOUT MORGAN FREEMAN AND LORI McCREARY

Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary are being honored for over 15 years of commitment to researching technology and educating the entertainment industry on its effect on all aspects of film production and distribution.

From their 2005 digital "Open House" and industry-wide anti-piracy campaign "make it easier to buy film than to pirate" to the ongoing Camera Assessment Series, they continue to influence and inform current filmmakers and future storytellers.

Freeman's and McCreary's Revelations

Entertainment spearheaded, financed and produced with the ASC and PGA this groundbreaking Assessment Series. Seven digital motion picture-ready cameras and one 35mm motion picture camera were put into a real-life production environment to create the first ever fully documented camera assessment in modern cinematography.

ABOUT TOM HOOPER

Director Tom Hooper's latest feature film, "The King's Speech," recently won the People's Choice Award at the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival, garnering enormous Oscar season buzz. Inspired by the true story of Britain's King George VI (played by Colin Firth) who overcame a speech impediment with the help of a dedicated yet unconventional therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush -- at a time when the British people needed a leader's voice.

Hooper's career includes directing Emmy-winning long-form television, including the commanding "John Adams" for HBO. Hooper directed the critically-acclaimed, "The Damned United," as well as "Red Dust" starring Hilary Swank and "Longford" starring Jim Broadbent.

The festival and awards will mark their return on October 20 for a weeklong series of screenings, competitions and awards. The Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2010.

The festival and awards presenter is Starz Entertainment, LLC, a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz(r) and Encore(r) brands with approximately 17.1 million and 31.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies and new original series every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

 

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New York, NY -- Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced today it has extended its relationship with Belmont Capital by signing a new long-term exhibitor agreement. Through the deal, Screenvision will continue to have exclusive rights to the on-screen preshow and will now also have exclusive third party selling rights of promotions as well as an additional minute of late preshow inventory.

The deal with Belmont Capital further solidifies Screenvision's presence in the Northeast territory as the exhibitor's network extends from Maine to New York, and features 176 screens across 29 theatres, with over 50% of screens in Top 10 DMAs. The renewal agreement will also provide for Screenvision to digitize 10 of these locations representing 92 screens.

"Screenvision's renewal agreement with Belmont Capital shows that exhibitors continue to select Screenvision for the strength and entertainment value that comes with our preshow," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "This deal brings an excellent exhibitor partner to Screenvision's network, while also heightening moviegoers' in-theatre experience through music videos, behind-the-scenes and more."

"We are thrilled to further our relationship with Screenvision who shares our commitment to providing a superior cinematic experience on every level," said Mark Benvenuto of Belmont Capital. "Partnering with Screenvision allows Belmont Capital to take advantage of Screenvision's ad sales capabilities and the quality and compelling content within Screenvision's digital preshow."

 

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inceptionnews2.pngWarner Bros. is reporting that Inception has reached $500 million internationally. Christopher Nolan's mind-bender brought in $8.2 million abroad this weekend with 1.2 million admissions from 4,465 screens in 57 markets, push its international cume to date of $503.2m.

Inception's worldwide total is now more than $790 million.

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