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MEDIA ALERT (as of 10/8/07 11:30 PM. This document will be updated as information changes) The American Cinematheque Presents The 2007 PRESENTATION OF THE 22nd annual AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE award Honoring JULIA ROBERTS
WHO:This year's honoree is Julia Roberts.
WHAT:The American Cinematheque Award presentation is one of Hollywood's premiere annual events. The benefit dinner and live show is attended by prominent leaders in the entertainment industry. Each year The American Cinematheque Award honors "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry currently making a significant contribution to the Art of the Moving Picture." Past honorees include: Eddie Murphy (1986), Bette Midler (1987), Robin Williams (1988), Steven Spielberg (1989), Ron Howard (1990), Martin Scorsese (1991), Sean Connery (1992), Michael Douglas (1993), Rob Reiner (1994), Mel Gibson (1995), Tom Cruise (1996); John Travolta (1997) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1998); Jodie Foster (1999); Bruce Willis (2000); Nicolas Cage (2001); Denzel Washington (2002); Nicole Kidman (2003); Steve Martin (2004); Al Pacino (2005) and George Clooney (2006).
WHEN:Friday, October 12, 2007
5:15 PM Press Check-in opens on Plaza level outside THE GALLERY ROOM.
6:30 PM Arrivals begin. Red carpet is in the hotel lobby.
7:00 PM Photo Op (THE GALLERY ROOM) with Julia Roberts & Award with Tom Hanks & Oprah Winfrey; plus shots with her CHARLIE WILSONS WAR co-star Tom Hanks and director Mike Nichols and executives from Universal Studios. (No sound or picture feed)
*ALL ATTENDEES WILL BE ASKED TO DISPLAY PHOTO ID (CA Drivers License or passport) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT. Attire for guests is Black Tie Optional.
Cameras are not allowed in the Ballroom itself.
Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) -- International Ballroom. Self Park. No validation.
WHO BENEFITS:Funds raised go towards the American Cinematheque's operating costs for its year round public film and video programs. EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Giorgio Armani, Peter Bart, Bruce Berman, Tim Bevan, Colin Callender, George Clooney, Dick Cook, Danny DeVito, Toby Emmerich, Eric Fellner, David Geffen, Richard Gere, Jim Gianopulos, Gary Goetzman, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Brian Grazer, Brad Grey, Tom Hanks, Barry L. Hirsch, Alan Horn, Ron Howard, Kevin Huvane, Richard Lovett, Garry Marshall, Victor Meschures, Ron Meyer, Arnon Milchan, Mike Nichols, Rick Nicita, Amy Pascal, Marc Platt, James G. Robinson, Joe Roth, Tom Rothman, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Harry Sloan, Paula Wagner, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Laura Ziskin
AWARD PRESENTATION BY: Denzel Washington
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:Sally Field, Tom Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Shirley MacLaine, Dermot Mulroney, Mike Nichols, Natalie Portman, Blair Underwood, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey. Pre-recorded message from: Richard Gere, George Clooney & Brad Pitt. EXEC. PRODUCERS: Paul Flattery & Barbara Smith PRODUCER: Irene Crinita
DIRECTOR: Michael Dempsey WRITER: Paul Flattery & David Wild
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AMC: Rob Sorcher and Dave Ladik EVENT PRODUCER: Mann Productions
BROADCAST: THE AWARD SHOW WILL BE TAPED FOR BROADCAST ON AMC ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007 at 8 PM ET/PT. It will air as "Hollywood Celebrates Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute. This is the 6th year that the event is broadcast on AMC. Contact for AMC: Theano Apostolu 917-542-6361.
AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE:Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents film and video programming which ranges from the classics and world cinemas to the outer frontiers of the art form. Exhibition of rare works, special prints within our series, etc. are a Cinematheque tradition that keep the avid film lover coming back for once-in-a-lifetime cinema experiences. We also treat our audiences to fascinating post-screening discussions with the filmmakers who created
the work. The American Cinematheque owns and operates the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The building has won every major preservation award since the completion of its renovation in 1998. The Cinematheque also programs the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.Cinematheque is pronounced "Cinema-tech" like discotheque not "Cinema-teek."
CLIPS:AMC will provide clips on tape. If you would like to order clips please contact Theano Apostolu 917-542-6361.
PHOTOGRAPHS:Available upon request. Contact Monica Anchin at WireImage - 323.988.1416 or firstname.lastname@example.org Roberts receiving her award; Rick Nicita (American Cinematheque Chairman); Henry Shields, Jr. (Cinematheque President) and Barbara Smith (American Cinematheque Executive Director); plus arrivals. Available from all major photo agencies such as: AP, Berliner Studios, Getty, Reuters, WireImage, etc. Photos obtained from agencies will require a fee.
WE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU TO MENTION THAT THIS EVENT IS A BENEFIT FOR THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR COVERAGE. PROVIDING US WITH COPIES OF YOUR COVERAGE AND KEEPING IN TOUCH BY COVERING OUR MANY OTHER EVENTS AT THE AERO AND EGYPTIAN THEATRES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WILL HELP TO BUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CINEMATHEQUE.WE WELOME NEW FRIENDS!!! Mail Coverage to: Margot Gerber, American Cinematheque, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA 90028
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