Scottsdale, Ariz. - Harkins Theatres’ tribute to screen legend, Paul Newman raised nearly $3,300 for The Painted Turtle: A Hole in the Wall Camp in California.

Harkins presented the Paul Newman film festival at Harkins Valley Art in downtown Tempe, Ariz. earlier this month (Oct, 10 - 16), and showcased the screen legend’s finest films, including, Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, Slap Shot, Road to Perdition, and The Sting.

"Paul Newman was one of the finest actors of the twentieth century. He dedicated his life and his career to giving back to the community, and his contributions will be felt for decades to come,” said Dan Harkins, Owner of Harkins Theatres. “We are thrilled at the success of this film festival and are proud to help contribute to Paul’s charitable legacy.”

Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, Hole in the Wall Camps are the world’s largest family of camps for children with serious medical conditions. The Painted Turtle is the only multi-disease camp and family care center of its kind on the West Coast. The Painted Turtle provides a life-changing experience to children whose daily struggles often diminish both their desire to be well and their ability to lead a rich, productive life.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Acclaimed filmmaker Wayne Wang’s new film The Princess of Nebraska made its world premiere on YouTube on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 12:00am EST. With more than 165,000 views in its first two days, the online launch represents the most successful studio film premiere in YouTube's history. In relation to a theatrical release, the film would have placed around 15th on the box office charts. The free release was launched on YouTube's Screening Room, a new channel dedicated to premium film content: http://www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom.

Magnolia Pictures' Ray Price said, “It’s astounding that over a two day period The Princess of Nebraska became the most widely viewed independent film in the country.”

The Princess of Nebraska is adapted from a collection of short stories by Granta prize-winning author Yiyun Li. It marks the eighth of Wang’s Asian-themed films that explore the bonds of family and Chinese identity in the modern world, making up one of the largest bodies of introspective work in independent film over the last 25 years.

In The Princess of Nebraska, Sasha (Ling Li) is a foreign exchange student who finds herself pregnant. She’s the new generation of China, unmoored to traditions and history. As she says, “In America I learned a new phrase, ‘moving on.’ Tomorrow I can start a new page.” She travels from Nebraska to San Francisco to get an abortion, but in her exploration of the city in the next 24 hours she learns that turning a new page doesn’t necessarily mean turning your back on the past.

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CYPRESS, CA - Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, is pleased to announce that the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ High School Musical 3: Senior Year was screened on the acclaimed Christie CP2000 Series DLP Cinema(r) projectors at Galen Center, University of Southern California, Thursday, October 16. The Christie CP2000-XB and Christie CP2000-X lit up a giant 75’ wide x 40’ high screen from a distance of up to 125 feet.

Disney’s High School Musical phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, in which America’s favorite high school students (starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman) hit senior year. Amidst a basketball championship, prom and a big spring musical featuring all of the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment last as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. A crew of sophomore Wildcats (played by Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Jemma McKenzie-Brown) join in the fun as the film’s incredible new music and exciting dance numbers take maximum advantage of the big screen. Directed by Kenny Ortega from a screenplay written by Peter Barsocchini, the film opens in theaters October 24.

The event marks the latest collaboration between Christie and Walt Disney Studios. Over the years, Disney has selected Christie digital projectors to premiere some of the industry’s most popular films, including Wall-E, Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

“We are thrilled to be working with Christie again on the World Premiere of High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “Digital cinema technology is ideally suited to convey the vibrant and dynamic images of feature films like High School Musical 3, and Christie DLP Cinema projectors always ‘make the grade’ with flying - and brilliant - colors.”

“We are pleased to be selected once again by Disney to help them stage another exciting world premiere,” said Craig Sholder, vice president of Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “Working with Disney ensures the delivery of the highest form of entertainment to moviegoers everywhere. When it comes to spectacular entertainment on the big screen, Christie DLP Cinema projectors always prove to be the ‘Best in Class.’”

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SHOWEAST, USA - GDC Technology (“GDC”) is pleased to announce that the JPG2K media block in its family of SA-2100 digital cinema servers has been recommended by InfoGard Laboratories for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 Certification.

FIPS 140-2 is the security standard adopted by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) to specify security-related requirements on physical security, software, interfaces, key management and cryptographic algorithms. InfoGuard Laboratories is an accredited Cryptographic Module Testing Laboratory under Code 100432-0 of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), a system set up by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for accrediting laboratories.

FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliance is the highest security level specified in the current DCI requirements that protects the digital content in the servers from unauthorized access. The engineering team has worked hard to arrive at this important milestone for DCI compliance. The FIPS 140-2 recommended solution shall be the cornerstone of cost-effective, reliable and secured digital cinema systems accepted by all in the industry.

"InfoGard has completed a scrupulous FIPS140-2 Security Level 3 validation test on the JPG2K board used in GDC digital cinema server," said Ken Kolstad, General Manager, InfoGard Laboratories. "We have submitted our validation test report with confidence that the JPG2K board used in GDC digital cinema server will receive a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation certificate." The validation algorithms implemented on the JPG2K board can be viewed on the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP) validation list website at: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cavp/validation.html.

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT"), the global leader in digital cinema announced today that leading next generation film studio LIONSGATE will provide movies to digital cinema equipped theatres in the Phase 2 digital cinema program and will pay virtual print fees (VPFs) under a long-term agreement. This agreement follows a May 8th announcement of a similar agreement between Lionsgate and AccessIT for AccessIT’s Phase 1 Digital Cinema Deployment Plan.

With a slate of seven digital cinema releases between now and the end of February, including Punisher: War Zone on December 5, The Spirit on Christmas day, Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail on February 20th, as well as its first 3D feature My Bloody Valentine on January 16, Lionsgate will be a major provider of high quality digital cinema features for early Phase 2 customers.

“AccessIT has been a leader in shaping the digital cinema era of our industry. Lionsgate is very happy to extend our commitment to AccessIT now to include their Phase 2 Digital Cinema Deployment Plan and the many new exhibitors we expect they will bring into the digital world,” said Steve Rothenberg, President of Domestic Distribution at Lionsgate. “Digital cinema brings the highest quality viewing experience to audiences and provides the platform for 3D movies like Lionsgate’s “My Bloody Valentine” which opens in theatres on January 16.”

“Lionsgate continues to be a vital participant in the world of digital cinema, especially with their full release schedule over the coming months,” said Chuck Goldwater, President of AccessIT’s Media Service Group. “Together with the other major studios we expect they will continue to keep the digital pipeline full, which will encourage more exhibitors to convert to digital in the coming months. We are proud to continue to strengthen our long and valued relationship with Steve Rothenberg, Mike Polydoros and the entire Lionsgate team.”

AccessIT’s Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema that provides the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans. Its Phase 2 plan for up to an additional 10,000 screens will provide networked, turnkey, Digital Cinema systems in conformance with DCI specifications, including AccessIT’s unique Library Management Server® and Theatre Command Center® software. The system will also include digital projectors and JPEG 2000 media servers from a variety of vendors whose equipment is designed to meet the DCI specifications as well as a demanding set of performance and reliability requirements AccessIT developed through its success with the Phase 1 plan.

Lionsgate is the fifth studio to sign a content and VPF agreement for AccessIT’s Phase 2 Digital Cinema Deployment. Others include Disney, Fox, Paramount and Universal.

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