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2014-04-19 12:20:39

Easter's Resurrection Story brings Hope and Good Food to Homeless, Hungry Families on Skid Row, Along with Colorful Easter Baskets and Ice Cream Sundaes for the Children at the Fred Jordan Mission LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Easter arrives one day early on Skid Row this Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00am - 2:00pm where thousands of homeless & poor children and their families will celebrate with a beautiful homemade barbeque brunch, a spectacular ice cream...

2014-04-11 16:21:11

New Attractions Inspired by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Blockbuster Franchise Let Guests Embrace Their Inner Minion UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem," an original 3D Ultra-HD adventure, and "Super Silly Fun Land," an immersive carnival setting - both based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster "Despicable Me" franchise - celebrated their dynamic grand opening today at...

2014-04-09 12:25:43

Project Represents Biggest Five-Year Line-Up of New Attractions in Universal Studios Hollywood History, Solidifying Theme Park's Long-Term Commitment to Tourism and Economic Vitality in Los Angeles UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaffirming its position as the #1 tourist destination in Los Angeles with one of the most progressive and exciting theme park experiences anywhere, Universal Studios Hollywood(SM), is making an unprecedented five-year investment in...

2014-04-03 16:23:07

Film Titles to Begin Premiering Today CULVER CITY, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle and NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution today announced an exclusive, multi-year content licensing deal to stream feature films from NBCUniversal's rich film library on the free, ad-supported streaming service. Beginning today, Crackle users will instantly have access to several new premium library feature films, with more than 140 new library titles rolling out over the...

2014-03-14 12:25:36

Universal Creating First-Ever Experience that Will Allow Guests to Actually Ride the Iconic Train Between London and Hogsmeade - Just Like in the Books and Films ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. Imagine: -- Being transported from the Muggle world to the wizarding world as you pass through the brick wall at King's Cross Station...

2014-03-10 16:36:23

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired Hannon Security Services, Inc. Since 1901, Hannon Security Services, Inc. has been providing large business security solutions to clients throughout the state of Minnesota. Hannon Security Services, Inc. is considered by many to be a leader in...

2014-02-25 12:26:21

Move Will Further Align Home Entertainment Group for Growth in an Evolving Global Marketplace UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures today announced that Eddie Cunningham has been named President, Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment. Cunningham, who currently serves as President of Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE), will expand his portfolio to include the company's domestic home entertainment operations, a move...

2014-02-13 08:29:02

A HILARIOUS ADVENTURE COMEDY STARRING JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE! UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International action star Jean-Claude Van Damme unleashes his outrageously funny inner beast in Welcome to the Jungle, a side-splitting journey into the wilderness coming to Blu-ray((TM)), DVD and DIGITAL HD including UltraViolet((TM)) on March 25, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (Photo:...

2014-02-13 08:28:41

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Umedia International, the recently formed film distribution arm of the Umedia Group, has acquired international distribution rights to "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks," the movie adaptation of Richard Alfieri's international hit play, which stars two-time Oscar nominee Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson and Jacki Weaver, who is also a two-time Oscar nominee. The sale was announced by Andras Somkuti, Managing Director of Budapest-based Docler...

2014-02-12 16:24:40

The world's best caterers and event pros will be recognized at the 2014 Catersource Conference & Tradeshow. MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --This March, three prestigious awards recognizing the best in the catering and events industry will be presented together in one colorful evening. Winners of the 2014 Catersource ACE Awards, Event Solutions Spotlight Awards and ICA CATIE Awards will be announced at the "La Vie en Couleur" awards gala, during the 2014 Catersource...