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2012-03-22 06:25:53

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GOFoods Foundation, whose mission is to partner with charitable organizations and individuals to feed and prosper American families, today announced that they will be auctioning the GOFoods Global grab-and-go gourmet survival meal backpack signed by 40 celebrities, actors, directors, and writers affiliated with Academy Award nominees and winners such as Wendi McLendon-Covey, actress from "Bridesmaids"...

2012-03-19 10:23:23

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah has signed on to star in and executive produce the Lifetime Original Movie Event, Steel Magnolias, a television adaptation of the iconic play and 1989 film of the same name, reuniting her with her producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, from the Oscar and Golden Globe winning Chicago and Hairspray. (Zadan and Meron also produce Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and Smash.) She...

2012-03-12 05:00:00

VENICE, Calif., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, the public is invited to experience the Ocean on the web through an innovative new social rich media application, called theBlu, created by Wemo Media, a finalist in the SXSW Accelerator for the Entertainment Category. Wemo co-founder Neville Spiteri will present theBlu today at the SXSW Accelerator to a live audience and industry judges. TheBlu moves from private beta to public beta, allowing users from all over the globe to...

2012-03-08 08:34:00

Keynote speaker is Geena Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actor and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media MCLEAN, Va., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY and Council of the Great City Schools will host their second annual Education Forum on Friday, March 16, at USA TODAY Headquarters in McLean, Va. "Unite to Make a Difference" (www.usatodayeducate.com/unite) will bring together leaders from America's largest urban school districts, corporate executives and...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday night, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact presented the West Coast premiere reading of the play "8" before a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles and a worldwide audience watching on YouTube. "8" is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the...

2012-03-01 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact are pleased to announce the addition of Golden Globe-winner and Academy and Emmy Award-nominee Brad Pitt to the cast of the West Coast premiere reading of the play "8." The reading is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian...

2012-02-27 16:32:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RENTRAK CORPORATION (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, has produced multi-screen analysis for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Rentrak is a global leader in advanced media analytics across all screens where entertainment content is consumed including Box Office, Home Entertainment, On-Demand and census-based TV ratings information. According to Rentrak's...

2012-02-27 13:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenArts®, Inc., the global leader in specialized visual effects software for the media and advertising industries, today congratulates Hugo's talented artists for their Oscar excellence in visual effects. The teams who worked on Oscar-nominated Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Oscar-winning Hugo relied on industry-standard Sapphire Plug-ins® to deliver exceptional quality effects, ranging from subtle matte adjustments for enhanced...

2012-02-22 15:06:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women and girls are scarcely present either on screen or behind the scenes in Academy Award-nominated movies, according to a new USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism study that analyzed Best Picture Oscar contenders from 1977 to 2010. The research team, led by communication professor Stacy L. Smith and including Marc Choueiti and Stephanie Gall, analyzed the frequency of females in Best Picture-nominated films from 2007...

2012-02-17 12:37:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and humanitarian aid organization FilmAid International will host an Oscar(®) Night event at the '21' Club in New York City in celebration of the 84th Academy Awards(®) on Oscar Sunday, February 26. Since 1990, the Academy has hosted a New York Oscar celebration for its East Coast members, many of whom are previous Academy Award(®) winners or nominees. This year's event marks the first...