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ROBERT ZEMECKIS TO RECEIVE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AT 24TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

Palm Springs, CA (November 28, 2012) – The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis with the Director of the Year Award for Flight.  Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 5, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  Hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Helen Hunt and Naomi Watts.  The Festival runs January 3-14.

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IAN McKELLEN: GRAY IS THE NEW WHITE

Ian McKellen took nothing for granted.

By: IAN SPELLING
c.2012 Ian Spelling
Distributed by: The New York Times Syndicate - Reprinted by permission

Sure, every fan of "The Lord of the Rings" (2001-2003) hoped McKellen would return to his Oscar-nominated role as the wizard Gandalf in "The Hobbit," and more than a few quite vociferously insisted that "The Hobbit" could or shouldn't be done without McKellen.

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ acclaimed hit “argo” strikes box office gold, surpassing $100 million

BURBANK, CA – December 2, 2012 – Ben Affleck’s widely acclaimed dramatic thriller “Argo” has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, it was announced today by Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution.  One of the best reviewed films of the year, “Argo” has earned an estimated $101 million, domestically, to date.

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MICHAEL BAY RE-TEAMS WITH HIS "PAIN AND GAIN" STAR MARK WAHLBERG FOR TRANSFORMERS 4

MICHAEL BAY RE-TEAMS WITH HIS "PAIN AND GAIN" STAR MARK WAHLBERG FOR TRANSFORMERS 4

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming "Pain and Gain," Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.”  The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.

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Image Entertainment Lands Day of the Falcon

Image Entertainment Lands Day of the Falcon

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--()--Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), has landed all U.S. rights to the highly-anticipated film Day of the Falcon. Starring Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Day of the Falcon is a $40 million production directed by Academy Award™ winner Jean-Jacques Annaud. The announcement was made by Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley at the 2012 American Film Market.

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Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie Join New LEGO® Movie Cast

Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie Join New LEGO® Movie Cast in Starring Vocal Roles

BURBANK, Calif.--()--Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie are the latest stars to sign on for the new LEGO® feature film adventure, currently in production. The four will join Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Morgan Freeman in voicing characters for the upcoming original 3D animated film, set for a February 7, 2014 release, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

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The Los Angeles Film School Announces Celebrity Guests and Online Charity Auction

The Los Angeles Film School Announces Celebrity Guests and Online Charity Auction to Benefit Veterans in Filmmaking and Injured Marines for Its 3rd Annual Salute, Honoring and Employing Veterans in Entertainment

Bo Derek, Chris Duhon and Lesli Kay among the celebrities to attend
CharityBuzz online auction to benefit the Semper Fi Fund and the GI Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD--()--The Los Angeles Film School announced that it has secured Golden Globe-nominated actress Bo Derek, LA Laker Chris Duhon and Emmy Award-winning actress Lesli Kay for its 3rd Annual Salute event, which honors military servicemen and women in entertainment and highlights the significance of employment in the industry. The event, which will feature more than 400 veterans, government officials, celebrities and civilian supporters, will also raise money through an online auction on CharityBuzz.com for the Semper Fi Fund and the GI Film Festival.

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“Man of Steel” to Soar into Theaters Next Summer in 3D

“Man of Steel” to Soar into Theaters Next Summer in 3D

BURBANK, Calif.--()--Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that director Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure “Man of Steel” will be presented in 3D in select theaters, as well as in 2D and IMAX®, so fans of the iconic superhero will be able to experience the much-anticipated movie in their format of choice.

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NFB INNOVATION IN LINEAR AND INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY

NFB INNOVATION IN LINEAR AND INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY AT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

Festival marks DocLab’s fifth anniversary with special tribute to NFB interactive works

Montreal, November 2, 2012 — The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)—the world’s largest documentary film festival, taking place November 14 to 25, 2012—with a stellar selection of documentary films, including three premieres, as well as a unique film and performance event featuring three NFB interactive web documentaries.

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Image Entertainment Acquires the Thriller The Numbers Station

Image Entertainment Acquires the Much Anticipated Thriller The Numbers Station Starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman from Content Media Corp

Nov. 1, 2012 -SANTA MONICA, Calif.--()--Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment heads into the 2012 American Film Market with the pick-up of all U.S. rights to the much anticipated action thriller, The Numbers Station. The film stars John Cusack (The Raven, 2012, The Paperboy) and Malin Akerman (Watchman, The Proposal) and was directed by Kasper Barfoed (The Candidate). The Numbers Station was acquired from Content Media Corporation. The film was financed by Matador Pictures and Picadilly Pictures and by Blue Lake, the fund managed by Echo Lake Entertainment and Blue Ice Capital Group. The Numbers Station was produced by Sean Furst and Bryan Furst of Furst Films and Nigel Thomas of Matador. The announcement was made by Bill Bromiley, Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer.

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