Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Soars Past $500,000,000 At Global Box Office



How to Train Your Dragon 2 Soars Past $500,000,000 At Global Box Office
DreamWorks Animation's High-Flying Sequel Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Film of the Year


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of yesterday's opening day of $5.6 million in China, DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 soared past the $500 million mark at the global box office. The highly acclaimed sequel is now not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also 2014's highest grossing animated film to-date and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

"We have been incredibly proud of How to Train Your Dragon 2 from the moment we saw it and we're thrilled that it has been embraced around the world with such enthusiasm," said Chief Marketing Officer Dawn Taubin. "This film is not only an artistic and technical achievement for DreamWorks, but its strength at the global box office proves that audiences are embracing it as one of the most entertaining films of the year."

"This is a tremendous result for such a deserving, critically acclaimed film," said Chris Aronson, President Domestic Theatrical Distribution, 20th Century Fox. "We look forward to riding Dragon 2 to greater box office heights."

Through Thursday morning, How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed $170.6 million domestically and $331.2 million in international markets, including China, which premiered yesterday. Dragon 2 is still yet to be released in Italy, where it opens this weekend.

About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranked #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 29 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.

About 20th Century Fox Film
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios.

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SOURCE DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

CONTACT: Allison Rawlings, DreamWorks Animation, (818) 695-3278, allison.rawlings@dreamworks.com, Chris Petrikin, Twentieth Century Fox, 310.369.4781, chris.petrikin@fox.com
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Harley-Davidson and Marvel Studios Confirm Project LiveWire™ Will Appear in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'



Harley-Davidson® And Marvel Studios Confirm Project LiveWire™ Will Appear In Marvel's 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'
Announcement at San Diego Comic-Con Confirms Harley's First Electric Motorcycle will Light-Up the Screen in Another Heroic Adventure from Marvel, Alongside New Street 750.

Harley-Davidson and Marvel Studios unite to confirm that Project LiveWire - Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle - will appear in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron as the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow).

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Harley-Davidson® and Marvel Studios will introduce Project LiveWire™ – Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle – to fans gathered at the annual international convention. Project LiveWire, which is featured in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) played by Scarlett Johansson, in an epic scene with Captain America in the film.

The addition of Project LiveWire to Avengers: Age of Ultron confirms months of speculation that Harley-Davidson and Marvel are, indeed, teaming up again. Harley-Davidson motorcycles – including the Harley-Davidson Street 750™ featured in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year – have appeared in a number of Marvel movies and television shows over the last several years.

"Our partnership with Marvel continues to provide thrilling platforms to showcase our latest innovations to existing and new fans of the brand," said Dino Bernacchi, Director of U.S. Marketing at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "Not one, but two bikes will be featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron - Project LiveWire and the all-new Street 750, which is now available at Harley-Davidson dealerships."

While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed to get insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In keeping with the company's customer-led product development approach, Harley-Davidson is taking Project LiveWire to consumers across the country. Fans in San Diego will be able to ride the bike at the San Diego Harley-Davison dealership July 25-26 and provide feedback to help shape the future of Harley-Davidson's first-ever electric motorcycle. To learn more about Project LiveWire and The Experience Tour, visit www.projectlivewire.com.

About Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron
Written and directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers), the film returns its iconic cast, including Robert Downey Jr. (Marvel's Iron Man 3, Marvel's The Avengers) as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, Marvel's The Avengers) as Thor, Mark Ruffalo (Marvel's The Avengers, Now You See Me) as Hulk, Chris Evans (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's The Avengers) as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's The Avengers) as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner (American Hustle, The Avengers) as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's The Avengers) as Nick Fury. Joining the cast are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Godzilla, Kick Ass 2) as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla) as Scarlet Witch and James Spader (The Blacklist, Lincoln) as Ultron.

Set for release in the United States on May 1, 2015, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is produced by Kevin Feige. Executive Producers are Louis D'Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, and Jon Favreau.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at www.h-d.com.

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SOURCE Harley-Davidson Motor Company

CONTACT: Amanda Lee, (414) 343-4105, amanda.lee@harley-davidson.com
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Emmys 2014: The Complete List Of Nominations



Emmys 2014: The Complete List Of Nominations


Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly revealed the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday. The rapid-fire nominations announcement at Hollywood's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre wrapped up with AMC's Breaking Bad deservedly ...






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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Filmmakers Protest Early Release of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' in South Korea



South Korean Filmmakers Protest Early Release Of 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'


20th Century Fox Korea on Friday announced that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will open in South Korean theaters on July 10 instead of on July 16, igniting vehement protest among ...






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Sunday, June 29, 2014

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® The Second Edition is Out on Lulu and Amazon Kindle Store


The second edition of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®, the number one and most widely circulated publication on Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry is out!
It is now selling on Lulu and Amazon Kindle Store in both paperback and eBook versions.

On the cover is the montage of the top new movies by the most ambitious Nigerian filmmakers showing the impressive developments in the Nigerian film industry in 2014.
This edition is loaded with beautiful and wonderful features celebrating Lancelot Imasuen’s “Invasion 1897”, the Nigeria Centenary epic on the invasion of the Benin Kingdom by the British Empire in 1897 with the capture and exile of the King of Benin, Omo n’Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi; The Beauty Queens of Nollywood; President Goodluck Jonathan’s unprecedented support for Nollywood; Special Effects in Nollywood movies by Geoffrey Gania; Orlando Martins, the first Nigerian Hollywood star with the great American President Ronald Reagan; “Palaver”, the first feature film made in Nigeria in 1926; the Evolution of Digital Film-Making in Nollywood; How To Break into Nollywood Without Stress; Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, the Quintessential Nigerian Actress and so much more.

The second edition is designed by the famous book and magazine designer Juvelin T. Aripal from the Philippines. And definitely, a must have for every lover of Nigerian movies, film students and scholars, journalists and all fans of Nollywood and Kannywood.


Click here to buy the paperback version.

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ISBN: 9781312199774
Copyright: Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima (Standard Copyright License)
Edition: Second Edition
Publisher: International Digital Post Network Limited
Published: June 27, 2014
Language: English
Pages: 154
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Full color
Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Dimensions:(inches) 8.5 wide x 11 tall










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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Yvonne Okoro, African Beauty of Nollywood


Yvonne Okoro is one of the most beautiful actresses in the world and rocks both Nigerian and Ghanaian movies 24/7 and one of the 34 Beauty Queens of Nollywood and Kannywood featured in the second edition of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®.








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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Equalizer Starring Denzel Washington To Be Released in IMAX® Theatres Worldwide September 26.



LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Equalizer, the highly anticipated reteaming of Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres worldwide starting September 26.


Fuqua directed Washington in the critically lauded 2001 box office hit Training Day, for which Washington won the Academy Award® for Best Actor.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Written by Richard Wenk. Based on the Television Series Created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, and Michael Sloan.

"Antoine Fuqua is one of the most provocative filmmakers working today, and Denzel Washington is nothing short of being one of the greatest American movie stars," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We're excited to be working with our long time partners at Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring this exciting film to IMAX moviegoers worldwide."

Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, "The Equalizer is a visceral action-thriller, and Denzel's character – a man driven by a relentless pursuit of justice – is one that is compelling for everyone. It's the kind of picture that is perfectly suited for The IMAX Experience®."

The IMAX release of The Equalizer will offer consumers the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with its proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Audiences can learn more about The Equalizer by visiting the film's official site at www.EqualizerTheMovie.com.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAXnXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube(www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

For additional information please contact:

Media:
IMAX Corporation – New York
Ann Sommerlath
212-821-0155
asommerlath@imax.com

Entertainment Media:
Principal Communications Group – Los Angeles
Melissa Zukerman/Paul Pflug
323-658-1555
melissa@pcommgroup.com
paul@pcommgroup.com

Investors:
IMAX Corporation – New York
Teri Loxam
212-821-0110
tloxam@imax.com

Business Media:
Sloane & Company – New York
Whit Clay
212-446-1864
wclay@sloanepr.com

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