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LIONSGATE CLOSES ON THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

LIONSGATE CLOSES ON THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Friday The 13th U.S. Release Set For April 2012

Santa Monica, CA, July 20, 2011– LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, acquired worldwide distribution rights to the horror film THE CABIN IN THE WOODS from MGM and scheduled the film to be released on April 13, 2012, it was announced today jointly by Joe Drake, President of the Motion Picture Group, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.  The company will be distributing the film in North America and the UK, with Lionsgate’s international sales team handling overseas sales.

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Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. Begins Development on ‘The Skin Trade’

Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. Begins Development on ‘The Skin Trade’; Re-ups Rights to Werewolf Masterpiece by Game of Thrones Scribe, George R.R. Martin

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has re-upped its option for ‘The Skin Trade’ by George R.R. Martin, the author/creator behind HBO’s smash success, ‘Game of Thrones’.

‘GRRM’s ‘The Skin Trade’ is a werewolf novella with a macabre backdrop in the vein of films like ‘’Underworld’, ‘The Howling’ and even ‘Silence of the Lambs’, to enable a high priority development phase for the project toward production in 2012. The Option gives Mike The Pike Productions exclusive film rights to develop the material for screen, intended for wide theatrical release. These actions will be coupled with its agenda to begin pre-production on a separate, low-budget feature by end of 2011.

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Actor Bradley Cooper's Wax Likeness Unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Actor Bradley Cooper's Wax Likeness Unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

On Monday, July 18, actor and star of blockbusters “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part II,” Bradley Cooper joined the esteemed Madame Tussauds Las Vegas collection with a twice as nice likeness worth $300,000.

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LIONSGATE TO MAKE 'LAST STAND'

LIONSGATE TO MAKE 'LAST STAND'

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Star In High Octane Chase Story

Santa Monica, CA, July 12, 2011– LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be making his return to film in THE LAST STAND, which the company is developing as a starring vehicle for the former California Governor.  The announcement was made by the President of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group Joe Drake, and President of Production Michael Paseornek.

Korean action-suspense master Kim Jee-Woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD) will direct the film, which is to be based on a spec script by Andrew Knauer that was subsequently rewritten by Jeffrey Nachmanoff.  Lionsgate has domestic and international distribution rights, with the film having pre-sold well in several overseas territories already.  Lorenzo di Bonaventura will be producing the film through di Bonaventura Pictures.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Introduces Wildly Funny New CG Comedy Adventure “Wreck-It Ralph”

Walt Disney Animation Studios Introduces Wildly Funny New CG Comedy Adventure “Wreck-It Ralph”

Directed by Emmy® Winner Rich Moore, Hilarious and Wildly Imaginative Animated Movie to Feature the Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Some of us are born to be bad, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, video-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the story of an arcade game Bad Guy determined to prove he can be a Good Guy. Produced by Clark Spencer (“Lilo & Stitch,” “Bolt”) and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, the CG comedy adventure will hit theaters on Nov. 2, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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Relativity Salutes Act Of Valor

Relativity Salutes Act Of Valor

Studio Scores Highly Sought Action Film for 2012

(Beverly Hills, CA) June 12, 2011 – Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to market and distribute Bandito Brothers’ Act of Valor. The groundbreaking film is an intense action-thriller which showcases an elite group of active duty Navy SEALs and co-stars Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2) and Emilio Rivera (Traffic). The studio is targeting a 2012 release date.

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Dark Castle Entertainment to Partner with IM Global and After Dark Films on New Sylvester Stallone Action Thriller

Dark Castle Entertainment to Partner with IM Global and After Dark Films on New Sylvester Stallone Action Thriller

- The project re-teams producer Joel Silver with Stallone and with director Walter Hill -

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dark Castle Entertainment will partner with IM Global and After Dark Films on director Walter Hill’s upcoming action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone, it was announced today jointly by the three companies.

“Sylvester Stallone is an iconic action star the world over and I’m thrilled to be working with him again. I look forward to joining with IM Global and After Dark in bringing this exciting new story to the screen.”

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2011 Las Vegas Film Festival Rolls into Town July 14-17 at Las Vegas Hilton

2011 Las Vegas Film Festival Rolls into Town July 14-17 at Las Vegas Hilton
Festival Brings International Films to Las Vegas Entertainment Scene


(LAS VEGAS) — The 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival is set to roll July 14 through 17, 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton. The four-day event will showcase more than 40 original films and documentaries, adding a touch of culture and creativity to the Las Vegas entertainment scene. 

“The Las Vegas Film Festival is gaining an international reputation for its vibrant film selections,” said City of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. “This year’s festival is sure to be an amazing event that draws fans from around the world to our exciting city.”

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ANDREW GARFIELD TO RECEIVE THE 2011 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL MALE SHINING STAR AWARD

ANDREW GARFIELD TO RECEIVE THE 2011 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL MALE SHINING STAR AWARD

Wailea, HI (June 3, 2011) – Andrew Garfield will receive the 2011 Maui Film Festival Male Shining Star Award, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, Director of the event, which will be held June 15-19, 2011, at the Wailea Resort in Maui. The Male Shining Star Award honors a film artist, still in the ascendance of his career—with many magnetic performances both behind and ahead of him—whose very presence on screen guarantees as much light as heat.  Garfield will be presented the Male Shining Star Award at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

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OLIVIA WILDE TO RECEIVE THE 2011 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL FEMALE SHINING STAR AWARD

OLIVIA WILDE TO RECEIVE THE 2011 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL FEMALE SHINING STAR AWARD

Wailea, HI (May 18, 2011) – Olivia Wilde will receive the 2011 Maui Film Festival Female Shining Star Award, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, Director of the event, which will be held June 15-19, 2011, at the Wailea Resort in Maui.  The Female Shining Star Award honors a film artist, still in the ascendance of her career—with many magnetic performances both behind and ahead of her—whose very presence on screen guarantees as much light as heat.  Wilde will be presented the Female Shining Star Award at one of evenings at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course.

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