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The Dam Short Film Festival Returns to Boulder City

Each year in February, The Dam Short FilmFestival showcases short films of all genres and styles in the historic 400-seat Boulder Theatre in downtown Boulder City.

This year's festival is setting up to be the best yet with 171 films from around the world.

"The last two seasons had record attendance, and for the first time the Festival is expanding its schedule to five days. We're showing more films than ever," said Festival Director John LaBonney.

Each year, local filmmakers are featured in their own distinct showcase. The Nevada Filmmakers program is Saturday, February 15th and will screen nine films from new and returning Nevada filmmakers. In addition, the Festival is celebrating its 10th season with a look back at some of the best films from its history in three retrospective programs: 10 Years of Nevada Films, 10 Years of Comedy, and 10 Years of Animation.

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JESSE EISENBERG AND JEREMY IRONS JOIN THE CAST OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ UNTITLED SUPERMAN/BATMAN FILM FROM DIRECTOR ZACK SNYDER

Eisenberg to star as Superman’s greatest foe, Lex Luthor, while Irons takes on the role of Alfred.

BURBANK, CA, January 31, 2014 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film.  The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Warner Bros. Pictures Wins the 2013 Box Office Triple Crown

The Studio takes the top spot in Domestic market share with $1.895 billion; International market share with $3.140 billion; and Worldwide market share with $5.035 billion.

BURBANK, Calif.--(Business Wire)--In a record-breaking year, Warner Bros. Pictures emerged as the top-grossing studio for 2013, ranking number one in domestic, international and worldwide market shares. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution; Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution; and Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Local Producer Geralyn Dreyfous to Receive Prestigious Amicus Award from International Documentary Association

SALT LAKE CITY--(Business Wire)--Local film producer and co-founder of the Utah Film Center Geralyn Dreyfous is being honored with the International Documentary Association’s (IDA) prestigious Amicus Award, presented to friends of the documentary genre who have contributed significantly to the industry. The Amicus Award has been presented only three other times over the IDA Documentary Awards' 29-year run, to Michael Donaldson, John Hendricks and Steven Spielberg. The award presentation takes place at the 28th Annual International Documentary Association Awards Gala on Dec. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles at the Directors Guild of America Theater.

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SONY UNITES THE COMPANY’S BROAD AND DIVERSE ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORMS IN THE TRAILER LAUNCH FOR “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™”

CULVER CITY, Calif., December 5, 2013 – Sony Pictures and the large network of companies within the Sony family will unite worldwide today, Thursday, December 5, 2013, in support of the studio’s teaser trailer for its highly anticipated film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2™. The launch event was announced today by Dwight Caines, president of Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, and Nigel Clark, president of Marketing for Sony Pictures Releasing International.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.

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Sweet 16! Wizard World Comic Con Adds Reno, Nevada, As Sixteenth Event On 2014 Schedule, November 21-23, At Reno-Sparks Convention Center

World's Largest Pop Culture Convention Series Expands To Nevada For the First Time, Becomes Eighth New 2014 Event; 'Boondock Saints' stars Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco, 'Green Power Ranger' Jason David Frank First Celebrities Announced

RENO, Nev.--(Business Wire)--Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), the world's largest pop culture convention series, today announced the addition of Reno, Nev., to the 2014 calendar of its already largest Comic Con Tour. Wizard World Reno Comic Con, slated for November 21-23 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, becomes the 16th event on next year's schedule and the first ever produced by Wizard World in Nevada.

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Kaskade and Jason Bentley Join Insomniac Documentary “Under the Electric Sky”

Film follows festival goers along their journey through Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas 2013

Los Angeles – EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky, the forthcoming documentary chronicling the fan experience through the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas, has signed on Kaskade to create the musical score to accompany the film. KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley will act as the music supervisor and musical director for the documentary and the film’s soundtrack. In June 2013, EDC Las Vegas attracted a sold out crowd of 345,000 attendees over three days at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

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20TH CENTURY FOX ANIMATION AND REEL FX ANIMATION STUDIOS ANNOUNCE CASTING FOR THE BOOK OF LIFE

 CHANNING TATUM, ZOË SALDANA, DIEGO LUNA, CHRISTINA APPLEGATE, ICE CUBE, KATE del CASTILLO AND RON PERLMAN TOPLINE COMEDY PRODUCED BY GUILLERMO DEL TORO, AND DIRECTED BY JORGE GUTIERREZ 

LOS ANGELES (October 16, 2013) __ 20th Century Fox Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios today announced casting for the companies’ animated comedy THE BOOK OF LIFE, which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters everywhere October 17, 2014. 

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Emma Thompson to Receive Prestigious Modern Master Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor actor, screenwriter and  producer Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award at the 29th edition of the Fest, which runs January 30 – February 9, 2014, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  The Tribute will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the historic Arlington Theatre.

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