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JEREMY RENNER TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® MALE STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD” on April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner will receive the "CinemaCon Male Star of the Year," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 - 26, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Renner will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night's gala awards program.

"With his quiet and explosive intensity, Jeremy Renner has been entertaining audiences for a long time. However, it was his incredible performance in the Academy Award®-winning 'The Hurt Locker' that truly catapulted him into the public eye as one of our most talented and gifted actors today," noted Neuhauser. "He was riveting in 'The Town,' mysterious yet forceful in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' and audiences everywhere can't wait to see him take on the lead in the upcoming ‘The Bourne Legacy.' We are so pleased to be honoring such a deserving actor with ‘CinemaCon's 2012 Male Star of the Year.'"

Renner stars in two films this summer. On May 4, he portrays Hawkeye in Marvel Studios' "The Avengers," from director Joss Whedon. On August 3, Renner stars in Universal Pictures' "The Bourne Legacy," the next chapter of the hugely popular "Bourne" series. In this latest installment, writer/director Tony Gilroy expands the "Bourne" universe with an original story that introduces us to a new hero whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. Joining Renner will be series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, along with franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn.

 

TAYLOR KITSCH TO RECEIVE THE “CINEMACON® MALE STAR OF TOMORROW AWARD” on April 11, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Taylor Kitsch will receive the "CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow Award," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 - 26, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Kitsch will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony that will take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

"Having impressed television audiences with his engrossing portrayal of a troubled Texas high-school fullback in ‘Friday Night Lights,' Kitsch continues to dive into each assigned role with an incredible passion that shines through in all of his work," said Neuhauser. "A talented young man with a bright future ahead of him entertaining moviegoing audiences around the world, I could not think of someone more fitting to be this year's ‘CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow.' We are honored to be able to present him with this award."

Kitsch will next be seen as Lt. Alex Hopper in this summer's "Battleship," which will be released on May 18 by Universal Pictures. Peter Berg ("Hancock," "The Kingdom," "Friday Night Lights") directs and produces this epic-scale action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. The film also stars Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano and Liam Neeson.

Later this summer, Kitsch will be featured as a former Navy Seal and ex-mercenary in the new ferocious thriller from three-time Oscar® winner Oliver Stone, Universal's "Savages," which will be released on July 6. "Savages" features an all-star ensemble cast of Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.

Most recently seen in Disney's live-action film "John Carter," Kitsch, who grew up in British Columbia, began his acting career in 2002, when he moved to New York to study with renowned acting coach Sheila Grey. Within a year, he landed his first major feature film role in "Snakes on a Plane," before landing a role on NBC's critically acclaimed sports drama "Friday Night Lights." Additional film credits include the horror flick "The Covenant," the sci-fi action-adventure "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and Steven Silver's "The Bang Bang Club."

 

'Titanic 3D' Posts Massive Opening Day in China on April 11, 2012

titanic3dipad.png20th Century Fox reports that Titanic 3D managed the studio's biggest opening day ever in China by earning Ic73m (RMB), or around $11.6 million from 2,400 3D screens and 66 IMAX screens. A final number is due this evening.

JUDD APATOW TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN FILMMAKING” on April 10, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will receive the "CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Filmmaking," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held from April 23 - 26, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Apatow will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night's gala awards program.

"Judd Apatow has written, directed and/or produced many of this moviegoing generation's most memorable and entertaining comedies," noted Neuhauser. "With his uncanny ability to bring out the ridiculousness of many real-life situations, as well as his gift for recognizing and creating some of the most outrageous and compelling characters ever to appear on the big screen, he is sure to keep entertaining audiences for many years to come. We are thrilled to be able to present Judd with the ‘CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Filmmaking.'"

Audiences will get to experience Apatow's next film, "This Is 40," when it is released by Universal Pictures on December 21, 2012. An original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit "Knocked Up," we will see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. The film also stars Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel, Charlene Yi and Albert Brooks.

Initially aspiring to become a professional comedian, Apatow eventually stopped performing in favor of writing. After writing on a few award shows, cable specials, "The Larry Sanders Show" and "The Ben Stiller Show" (which he co-created), Apatow served as an executive producer on NBC's critically-acclaimed "Freaks and Geeks." He then made his feature-film debut as a director with 2005's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Co-written by Apatow and the film's star, Steve Carell, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" opened at No. 1 at the box office. In 2007, he directed, wrote and produced "Knocked Up," which grossed more than $200 million internationally. He followed this up by producing the hit comedies "Superbad," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Pineapple Express" and writing and directing 2009's "Funny People." Additional producing credits include "The Cable Guy," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Get Him to the Greek." In 2011, he produced the most successful R-rated female comedy of all time, "Bridesmaids." Apatow is currently in production on the HBO series "Girls," and recently produced "The Five-Year Engagement," the new comedy from director Nicholas Stoller that will be released on April 27 by Universal.

 

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