robertdenironews2.pngHollywood, CA -- Robert De Niro will be honored at next January's Golden Globe® Awards telecast with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), was joined by Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Kevin Spacey in making the announcement this morning.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award will be presented to De Niro at The 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 16, 2011, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with host Ricky Gervais.

Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to the talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).

With more than 70 film credits, De Niro launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. He quickly received accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle in recognition of his critically acclaimed performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.

In 1974, De Niro received his first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II. His extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese's Raging Bull earned him his second Oscar, this time for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and his first Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama.

De Niro has earned seven additional Golden Globe nominations, garnering nods for his work as Travis Bickle in Scorsese's acclaimed Taxi Driver; as Jimmy Doyle in New York, New York; as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter; as Jack Walsh in Martin Brest's Midnight Run; as ex-con Max Cady in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear; as insecure mob boss Paul Vitti in Harold Ramis' Analyze This; and as Jack Byrnes in Jay Roach's comedy Meet the Parents.

In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. In addition, AARP the magazine gave De Niro the 2010 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award.

De Niro's recent film credits include Nu Image Films' psychological thriller Stone and 20th Century Fox's Machete. His upcoming projects include Little Fockers, the third installment of Tribeca Productions' Meet the Parents franchise; Universal Pictures' The Dark Fields; Filmauro's Italian romantic comedy Manuale d'amore 3; and Ambience Entertainment's action thriller The Killer Elite.

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Center - which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988 - and in the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The festival's mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences.

Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects in which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.

Tribeca's A Bronx Tale in 1993 marked De Niro's directorial debut. He later directed and co-starred in The Good Shepherd with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.

 

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Toronto, Ontario and Longueuil, Quebec -- Cineplex Entertainment ("Cineplex") (TSX:CGX.UN), Canada's largest and most successful motion picture theatre exhibitor, and D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), today announced they have signed an agreement to add approximately 250 D-BOX MFX Seats to be installed in 10 theatres across Canada over the next 12 months with an option for 10 additional locations on the same terms.

"We are very proud of this agreement with Canada's leading theatre circuit, which will provide movie-goers across the country with the opportunity to experience our unique technology," said Claude Mc Master, President & CEO, D-BOX Technologies Inc. "This Canadian expansion will complement D-BOX's foray into foreign markets while increasing visibility at home. More so, this significant milestone clearly demonstrates the attractiveness of our business model driven by the growing worldwide acceptance of our technology."

"Cineplex continues to look for new and exciting entertainment technologies to offer our theatre guests," said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment. "D-BOX Motion Seats have been a hit with guests at our Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas in Toronto and now we are pleased to extend the experience elsewhere in Canada. D-BOX is one of a number of great entertainment experiences available in Cineplex theatres including digital projection, RealD 3D, VIP Cinemas, UltraAVXTM and IMAX®, to name a few."

D-BOX MFX Seats move in synchronization with the action onscreen transporting movie-goers to a new level of entertainment. Guests will feel as if they are a part of the action onscreen -- imagine flying along with Harry Potter as he races through the air in the midst of an action-packed Quidditch match. This unmatched, realistic and immersive experience is created with breakthrough D-BOX Motion technology where the movie is coded, frame-by-frame, to create customized motion effects resulting in subtle, refined movements that work in perfect synchronization to the action taking place onscreen.

As of November 19th, three Cineplex theatres will feature D-BOX Motion Systems and will feature Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Disney's Tron Legacy (3D), which opens December 17th will be the next movie available utilizing D-BOX Motion technology.

Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC
Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas, 825 Clemenceau Street, Beauport, QC (Quebec City)
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway, Toronto, ON

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced today that the IMAX Experience(R) will be available at four additional locations in time for holiday movie selections. These IMAX Theatres will showcase films through a newly installed IMAX digital projection system and a specially-designed IMAX screen in an existing auditorium. Two locations will open in November with two more scheduled for December.

"Regal Entertainment Group has embraced the IMAX brand. Together we have provided premium experiences to our patrons for more than a decade. Our moviegoers appreciate the groundbreaking technology that transforms movies into entertainment events not to be missed," stated Greg Dunn, President and Chief Operating Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "We're very pleased to add the IMAX Experience to four more theatres during the busy holiday movie season. The impressive IMAX sound system and amazing images make audiences feel as if they are in the movie, for an extraordinary movie experience."

Four new Regal IMAX Theatre locations:
Los Angeles - Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 - November 2010
Washington, DC - Regal Majestic Stadium 20 - November 2010
Atlanta - Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 - December 2010
St. Louis - Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 - December 2010

IMAX digital projection systems showcase Hollywood blockbusters that have been digitally re-mastered into the unique image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience as well as original documentary-style IMAX content. Films are projected on a specially-designed screen that is slightly curved and moved forward to further immerse the audience. Images of exceptional quality, combined with IMAX's proprietary digital surround sound system and patented theatre geometry create "The IMAX Experience," making audiences feel as if they are IN the movie.

Every Regal Entertainment Group IMAX Theatre also offers IMAX(R) 3D. When filmmakers choose to integrate IMAX 3D into their movies, images leap off of the screen and into the laps of the audience, further enhancing the feeling of being IN the movie. This is made possible by a combination of IMAX's powerful 3D projection system - which simultaneously projects two separate images onto the IMAX screen - and polarized IMAX 3D glasses that audience members wear to fuse the two images into a single three-dimensional motion picture. The result is an amazing IMAX 3D Experience where the screen disappears and the movie envelopes the audience.

 

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