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2009-09-21 12:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit." A comedy. WHO: Written by Ray Bradbury. Directed by Alan Neal Hubbs. Produced by Ray Bradbury and Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners. Presented by Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company. A guest production at Fremont Centre Theatre. WHERE: Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave (at El Centro)., South Pasadena, CA 91030. Plenty of free parking behind theatre. WHEN: Previews September 25. Opens Saturday,...

2009-09-15 21:15:54

Steven Spielberg says he isn't upset Robert Redford's Abraham Lincoln film will be released before his own movie about the 16th president of the United States. Spielberg has been developing his Lincoln film for several years with Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson attached to play the lead. The movie, which had been temporarily sidelined due to budget and location issues, will be about the president's frustration regarding the length of the Civil War, Variety.com said. The independent film...

2009-08-04 20:58:56

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is to present filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the 2009 Liberty Medal at a ceremony in Philadelphia, organizers said. The event is to take place Oct. 8 at the National Constitution Center. The Founding Fathers called upon each of us to serve as active participants in our democracy. Through his work in film and philanthropy, Steven Spielberg has heeded that call by reminding us of the power each of us has to make a difference, National Constitution Center...

2009-08-04 10:00:00

Award to be presented by President William J. Clinton PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Constitution Center's 2009 Liberty Medal will be awarded to filmmaker and humanitarian Steven Spielberg for his artistic and personal commitment to the preservation of human rights. Through his award-winning films, Spielberg has presented stories of the struggle and triumph of humanity over tyranny, informing and inspiring millions to better understand the abiding call of...

2009-06-18 08:00:00

FIRST ISSUE OF NEW SERIES WILL RETAIL FOR ONLY 99 CENTS LOS ANGELES, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With an eye toward recruiting top creators as part of their exclusive partnership, Archaia and Roddenberry Productions have brought on writer Phil Hester (Firebreather, The Darkness, Green Arrow), artist Frazer Irving (forthcoming Batman and Robin arc, Seven Soldiers of Victory) and cover artist Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk and Pitt) to create the first issue of Days Missing, a new five-issue...

2009-05-19 18:58:14

Steven Spielberg is producing a bio-picture about U.S. civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. Variety.com said DreamWorks has acquired the film rights to King's story and intellectual property, such as his speeches and books, from his estate. Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones are producing the project for the big screen. We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these...

2009-04-09 14:45:00

Movie director Steven Spielberg's contract with Universal Orlando in Florida is lucrative enough to give financiers concern, Moody's Investors Services said. In a note discussing Universal's recently downgraded debt rating, analysts from Moody's wrote, there may "¦ be financial incentive for Mr. Spielberg to wait, before opting out of his consulting contract with the company. Universal, which has built several park attractions based on Spielberg's movies, paid the director $19.6...

2009-03-12 08:55:00

'Unknown' Magazine's March, 1939 Launch Established Icons of Genre - de Camp, Boucher, Heinlein, Hubbard, and others Pulp Fiction Fantasy Plots Still Going Strong on Today's Silver Screen HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been 70 years and the fantasy plots from the Golden Age of Fantasy fiction are still going strong. Then, as now, there were headlines of record unemployment, foreclosures, and the threat of war. Then, as now, America turned to stories like those found in the...

2009-02-10 12:54:00

MAY 5, 2009 ON DVD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: From legendary producer Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame comes the 1997 Emmy(R)-nominated sci-fi epic Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict: Season One. Available on DVD for the first time, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict Season One includes all 22 episodes from Gene Roddenberry's final adventure series, plus never-before-seen bonus features. Join the quest to defend...

2009-01-05 08:05:00

About 300 people, some in Star Trek costumes, attended the Los Angeles funeral of Majel Barrett Roddenberry on Sunday, E! News reported. The woman known as the First Lady of Star Trek died Dec. 18, reportedly from leukemia, at the age of 76. She was married to late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry from 1969 until he died in 1991 at the age of 70. She played Nurse Christina Chapel on the original Star Trek TV series and also lent her voice to the USS Enterprise's computer in various other...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.