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2014-02-26 08:24:07

Nicholson Leads List With US$390 Million Fortune, 2014 Oscar Nominee Bullock Ranks Tenth NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Jack Nicholson tops Wealth-X's Oscar-Winning Actors Rich List with an estimated net worth of US$390 million. The 76-year-old three-time Oscar winner won his first Academy Award in 1976 for "One Flew The Cuckoos Nest", and claimed two more trophies in 1984 for "Terms of Endearment" and in 1998 for "As Good As It Gets". Sandra Bullock - the only...

2014-02-25 12:26:23

Shepherded Slate That Generated Over $2 Billion At The Worldwide Box Office For Two Years In a Row SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion picture executive Erik Feig has been promoted to Co-President of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group and has signed a new long-term agreement, the Company announced today. He oversees all aspects of feature film development and production for the Company's Lionsgate and Summit film labels. (Logo:...

2014-02-25 08:25:25

CARLSTADT, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jinpan International Ltd. (Nasdaq: JST), a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cast resin transformers, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results on Monday, March 10, 2014, after the market close. The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, March 10, 2014, to review the Company's 2013 fourth quarter and full year financial results, key...

captury software
2014-02-25 05:17:52

Gordon Bolduan, Saarland University So far, film studios have had to put in huge amounts of effort to set monsters, superheroes, fairies or other virtual characters into real feature film scenes. Within the so-called motion capturing process, real actors wear skintight suits with markers on them. These suits reflect infrared light that is emitted and captured by special cameras. Subsequent to this, the movements of the actors are rendered with the aid of software into animated characters....

2014-02-24 20:21:35

SINGAPORE and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recent announcement that Spider-Man is the first Super Hero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organised by WWF, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone from the highly anticipated motion picture The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have chosen to back two separate projects on 'Earth Hour Blue', a new crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for the planet. With a message to inspire individuals to use their power to...

2014-02-24 16:23:14

Based on the New York Times best seller, "The Christmas Pearl" written by Dorothea Benton Frank NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Julius R. Nasso Productions has announced its latest project - The Christmas Pearl, based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Originally authored by Dorothea Benton Frank, with screenplay by Anne Rapp - best known for her work on This is Spinal Tap, He's Just Not That Into You, and The Green Hornet - this light-hearted,...

2014-02-24 12:24:30

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Media Connect Partners, LLC (MCP) announces the launch of their new faith-based division MCP: Faith. Created to come alongside faith-based schools, non-profits, publishers, authors, churches, etc., MCP brings their cutting-edge experience and technology team into the Christian marketplace to assist these important voices in effectively utilizing the ever-changing maze of social media. (Photo:...

2014-02-24 08:26:14

Featuring more ways to win from a single spin with FreeFall Symbols LAS VEGAS and SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in gaming systems technology, and DoubleDown Casino, the world's largest social casino, bring "more than meets the eye" to social games this month with the launch of the TRANSFORMERS Battle for Cybertron game on desktop and mobile. Players can experience the legendary battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with...

2014-02-24 08:25:12

POOLE, England and GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shrek's swamp is coming across the pond! In a new collaboration, Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) to create a unique themed visitor attraction based on Shrek and his friends. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140224/LA70234) This landmark attraction, which will transport visitors through a live interactive adventure featuring Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots...

2014-02-24 08:24:24

Vesta Talent Agency, owned by Jane Schulman, has announced that their clients have landed roles in film productions directed by the Coen brothers, Robert Zemeckis, Martin Scorsese and many others including film roles opposite Al Pacino, Matt Damon, Vince Vaughn, etc. The talent agency has also had many clients earn recurring roles on popular television productions. MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Vesta Talent Agency's clients have worked in all aspects...


Latest Film Reference Libraries

Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Giant Anaconda
2013-08-12 13:07:11

The anaconda is a large snake found in South America and the green anaconda is considered to be one of the largest snakes in the world. The word anaconda may have derived from the Tamil word anaikondran, meaning elephant killer, or anaikkonda, meaning having killed an elephant. The word anaconda was first used in a 1768 description of a large snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and became a myth, the anaconda of Ceylon. An average size for the anaconda is about 20 feet and weighing 330...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

800px-Subadult_Spinosaurus
2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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