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Comedy Legend Billy Crystal and Frank Oz join Winter's Discontent for Atlas Entertainment and Sierra Pictures

SONY PICTURES PICKS UP DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION AND KEY TERRITORIES WHILE SIERRA/AFFINITY SELLS REMAINDER OF WORLD MARKETS IN CANNES

Culver City, CA (May 13, 2013) – Billy Crystal is attached to star in Winter’s Discontent as a widower who moves into a reputed active adult community in hopes of reinvigorating his sex life. Frank Oz will direct the comedy. Sony Pictures will distribute the film domestically and has also acquired rights in select international territories. Sierra Pictures will finance the film and Sierra/Affinity will handle additional foreign sales on the title in Cannes. The announcement was jointly made today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Steve Bersch, president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Atlas’ Charles Roven, and Sierra/Affinity’s CEO Nick Meyer.

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Kathryn Bigelow and Paul Schimmel to Receive Honorary Degrees from SFAI

SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and world-renowned curator Paul Schimmel will receive Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). Bigelow—an alumnus of SFAI—and Schimmel are both known for provocative, boundary-pushing work that has revolutionized their respective fields.

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Regal Entertainment Group Praised for Making Moviegoing Accessible to All

Cutting-edge technology receives accolades from guests and advocacy groups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(Business Wire)--Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced a milestone with more than 400 theatres now offering the Sony Entertainment Access System at locations across the country. The cutting-edge technology continues to receive accolades for making moviegoing accessible to all.

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Ramesh Talware Movies Set to Produce Ten Films Over Next Five Years

MUMBAI--(Business Wire)--Ramesh Talware Movies, based in Nashik, India, has closed financing on its first round of films. Bhavishyachi Aishi Taishi, the company's debut film will head into production later this year. Over the next 5 years, CEO Ramesh Talware aims to invest around $5M US to finance his ambitious projects.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Begins Principal Photography

Andy Serkis Reprises His Celebrated Role of Heroic Ape Caesar

Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-Mcphee Also Star

Matt Reeves Directs Newest Chapter of Beloved Franchise Now Filming on Location in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS--(Business Wire)--Twentieth Century Fox announced that principal photography is underway on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

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Regal Entertainment Group Presents Cleopatra Back on the Big Screen

One of the grandest cinema spectacles of all time, available at 75 locations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(Business Wire)--Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announces that the Twentieth Century Fox epic Cleopatra will return to the big screen to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Tickets are on sale now online and at 75 participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres for the May 22 triumphant return of this cinematic treasure.

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WRITER/DIRECTOR SHANE BLACK TO MAKE “DOC SAVAGE” FOR SONY PICTURES AND ORIGINAL FILM

WRITER/DIRECTOR SHANE BLACK TO MAKE “DOC SAVAGE” FOR SONY PICTURES AND ORIGINAL FILM

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 7, 2013 – Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed its deal with Shane Black to co-write and direct Doc Savage, and Black is eyeing it as his next film, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.  Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, based on the hero of pulp novels, films, and comic books.  Neal H. Moritz is producing the project with Ori Marmur through his Original Film banner. Michael Usland will also serve as a producer on the film.

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ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO MEET DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS AND THE CAST OF “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” AT THE FILM’S LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO MEET DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS AND THE CAST OF “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” AT THE FILM’S LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.

WHAT:PARAMOUNT PICTURES, BAD ROBOT AND CHARITYBUZZ PARTNER TO OFFER STAR TREK FANS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO MEET DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS AND THE CAST OF “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” AT THE FILM’S LOS ANGELES PREMIERE. PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE MISSION CONTINUES.

Charitybuzz, the leading destination for online charity auctions, will host the bidding for a four-pack of VIP tickets to attend the “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” premiere in Los Angeles. The winners will walk the red carpet, meet director J.J. Abrams and the cast, and attend the premiere after-party. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot will match the winning bid, up to $25,000. Proceeds will benefit The Mission Continues and its work to empower post-9/11 veterans on their new missions here at home.

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MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, JARED LETO, JENNIFER GARNER STAR IN JEAN-MARC VALLÉE’S DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, JARED LETO, JENNIFER GARNER STAR IN JEAN-MARC VALLÉE’S DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, TO BE RELEASED BY FOCUS FEATURES DOMESTICALLY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, April 23rd, 2013 – Dallas Buyers Club, currently in post-production, has been acquired by Focus Features for domestic theatrical release in the second half of 2013. The company has also acquired Latin American rights to the feature. Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus president Andrew Karpen made the announcement today.

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KATHLEEN KENNEDY RECEIVES THE 2013 PIONEER AWARD

KATHLEEN KENNEDY RECEIVES THE 2013 PIONEER AWARD

More than 2,000 of Hollywood’s best and brightest gather to honor the veteran producer at CinemaCon in Las Vegas  Dinner gala raises more than $700,000 to benefit the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation

LAS VEGAS (April 19, 2013) – The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation tonight presented veteran Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm and Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), with its coveted 2013 Pioneer of the Year Award. Actress Sally Field presented Kennedy with her award. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted the ceremony.

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