Hollywood, CA -- D&E Entertainment in association with Entertainment One, Capri Films and Joker Films proudly announce the rock-n-roll vampire comedy Suck: The Movie will receive its U.S. Digital Cinema theatrical campaign starting on September 2.

The film follows a down and out band, ironically known as The Winners, that are desperately seeking a record deal and will do anything to make it big. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom only to discover that fame and fortune are not all they are cracked up to be.

After its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Suck made its U.S. debut at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin and also played the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival earlier this year. Rolling Stone said the film "has the potential to become a cult classic," and MTV.com called it "‘Twilight' meets ‘True Blood' with a dash of ‘Rock Star'. Suck is directed by Canadian Rob Stefaniuk ("Phil the Alien"), who also stars along with Jessica Paré ("Hot Tub Time Machine"), Malcolm McDowell ("The Book of Eli") and Dave Foley ("The Kids in the Hall") as well as some the music industry's biggest names including Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex Lifeson, Carole Pope and Alice Cooper. Dimitri Coats of the band Burning Brides portrays the film's villainous vampire Queenie.

Suck: The Movie is theatrically distributed and marketed in the United States by D&E Entertainment (www.DandEentertainment.com) in association with the film's U.S. distributor Entertainment One and will premiere for a special run in over 100 digital cinemas starting September 2. Participating theatres include: AMC, Carmike, Celebration Cinemas, Dipson, Lee Neighborhood, Mann, Marcus, Clearview, Wehrenberg, Bow Tie, Rave, Studio Movie Grill, Cleveland Cinemas, Allen Theatres, Harkins, Alamo Drafthouse, Regent Theatre, The Michigan Theatre, Cinema West, Spectrum 8, The Movie Experience, Cinema Café, and Showplace East Cinemas.

For a listing of theaters and more information on the film, please visit: www.SuckTheMoviePremiere.com or www.DandEentertainment.com

The film has a running time of 96 minutes and will play at select theater locations with a 10-minute preview of the making-of documentary "Down to the Crossroads or: How to Make a Movie SUCK."

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL -- When BRC Imagination Arts, world-renowned designer and producer of immersive educational, entertainment and brand experiences, was looking for an out-of-this-world custom frame and screen supplier for NASA's latest attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, it turned to Harkness Screens.

Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted incorporates live theatre, interactive experiences and large-scale multimedia presentations to display what the future of space travel may look like. With four custom-shaped trapezoidal Harkness Contrast Grey front projection screens flying above the stage and two large main stage rear projection screens, the viewer is completely engulfed in imagery. The main stage 16:9 Harkness Translite Super Grey 14 X 7.8 feet rear projection screen was also custom designed to fit into a scenic LED bezel. The second standard shaped Harkness Translite Super Grey rear projection screen, which is located to the right of the stage, measures in at approximately 12.5 X 12.5 feet. A scenic bezel is used to make a 12 foot diameter circular viewing area. The Your Destination exhibit uses a 14 x 19 foot Translite Super Grey rear projection screen to create stunning images of potential future destinations for NASA.

This marks the second time Harkness has provided presentation surfaces and custom frames for projects on which BRC, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and NASA have collaborated. The first was for Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Launch Experience, which opened to rave reviews in 2007.

"We were confident in Harkness' ability to address our complicated needs and provide superior quality screens and frames for this project, as they did previously for the Shuttle Launch Experience," says Josh Cottrell, Project Manager at BRC Imagination Arts. "We originally chose Harkness for the Shuttle Launch Experience because it was the only company that could deliver a 20 ft x 40 ft screen that could be hung overhead in a flat orientation. On this project, Harkness once again took the challenge head on and did a great job."

The main show, Explorers Wanted, runs twice an hour, transforming the exhibit into a live theatre environment. Introducing new potential destinations for space travel, it invites space pioneers of tomorrow to embark on new missions and embraces the challenges of future space exploration.

"In addition to its ingenuity, image quality and durability, Harkness stands by its products," adds Cottrell. "We have been very happy with Harkness' products and have used them again recently for the USA Pavilion for the World Expo in Shanghai."

 

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Beverly Hills, CA (August 25, 2010) - The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be presented at the Academy's 2nd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 13, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

"Each of these honorees has touched movie audiences worldwide and influenced the motion picture industry through their work," said Academy President Tom Sherak. "It will be an honor to celebrate their extraordinary achievements and contributions at the Governors Awards."

Brownlow is widely regarded as the preeminent historian of the silent film era as well as a preservationist. Among his many silent film restoration projects are Abel Gance's 1927 epic "Napoleon," Rex Ingram's "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1921) and "The Thief of Bagdad" (1924), starring Douglas Fairbanks. Brownlow has authored, among others, The Parade's Gone By; The War, the West, and the Wilderness; Hollywood: The Pioneers; Behind the Mask of Innocence; David Lean; and Mary Pickford Rediscovered. His documentaries include "Hollywood," "Unknown Chaplin," "Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow," "Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius" and "D.W. Griffith: Father of Film," all with David Gill; Brownlow also directed "Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic" and "Garbo," the latter with Christopher Bird.

Coppola began his film career in the early 1960s making low-budget films with 2009 Honorary Award recipient Roger Corman. By the end of the 1970s he had won five Oscars®: Best Picture ("The Godfather Part II"); Directing ("The Godfather Part II") and Writing ("Patton," "The Godfather," "The Godfather Part II"). Among his numerous producing credits are "American Graffiti, "Gardens of Stone," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," "Jack" and "Tetro." In 1969 he established American Zoetrope, an independent film studio that helped launch the careers of George Lucas and Carroll Ballard, and has since produced more than 30 films, including "The Black Stallion," "The Outsiders," "Lost in Translation" and "The Good Shepherd."

A key figure in the French New Wave movement, Godard started out writing about cinema before beginning to make his own short films. His influential first feature, "Breathless" (1960), impressed audiences and filmmakers alike with its jazzy take on the American crime film. For fifty years, Godard has continued to write and direct challenging, and sometimes controversial, films that have established his reputation as one of the seminal modernists in the history of cinema. His more than 70 features include "Contempt," "Alphaville," "Weekend" and "King Lear." Godard is also credited with having influenced numerous contemporary directors, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh and Quentin Tarantino.

Born in Brooklyn in 1915, Wallach made his debut film appearance in Elia Kazan's 1956 feature "Baby Doll," starring alongside Karl Malden and Carroll Baker. Since then he has starred in more than 50 features including "The Magnificent Seven," "The Misfits," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "The Godfather, Part III" and "The Holiday." Throughout his lengthy career, Wallach has worked with such directors and actors as Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, John Ford, Clark Gable, John Huston, Sergio Leone, Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, Gregory Peck and Kate Winslet. Wallach will next be seen in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

The Honorary Award, an Oscar® statuette, is given to an individual for "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy."

The Thalberg Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is given to "a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production."

The Governors Awards presentation will be produced for the Academy by producer Sid Ganis with Don Mischer Productions.

 

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Source: USA Today

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell will reportedly make cameo appearances in Wes Craven's Scream 4. The film is currently shooting in Michigan.

The cast for the new thriller includes Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere and David Arquette.

Scream 4 will hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

 

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katieholmes.jpgSource: THR

Katie Holmes is currently in talks to star alongside Adam Sandler and Al Pacino in Jack and Jill, a new comedy from Sandler's Happy Madison company. Holmes will play Sandler's wife, while Pacino is set to play himself.

Holmes will next be seen in the The Romantics, a new indie flick that also stars Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel and Elijah Wood.

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