Washington, D.C. -- Academy Award®-winning actress Helen Mirren will receive the "CinemaCon Career Achievement Award," it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, which will be held March 28-31, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Mirren will be presented with this special honor at the inaugural "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, March 31st, in The Colosseum of Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, Official Presenting Sponsor of CinemaCon will host the final night gala awards program.

"A consummate actress, Helen Mirren has entertained audiences around the globe for over four decades with her stunning performances on the big screen," noted Neuhauser. "With an incredible diversity in role selection, Mirren has graced the screen in such memorable movies as The Queen, The Last Station, and the The Madness of King George, and, more recently, in 2010's summer action hit Red, to name just a few. We can't wait to see what Helen has in store in her comedic turn in Arthur. CinemaCon could not be more honored to present such an amazing actress with the CinemaCon Career Achievement Award."

Mirren will next star in Warner Bros. Pictures' romantic comedy Arthur, in theaters nationwide on April 8, 2011. In this fresh new look at a classic story, Mirren re-invents the role of Hobson, originally a butler played by John Gielgud, now a nanny, to loveable billionaire Arthur (Russell Brand), an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on her good sense to keep him out of trouble. The no-nonsense Hobson demonstrates great affection for her errant employer though he endlessly tests her patience as she tries to get him to grow up.

Helen Mirren has won international recognition for her work on stage, screen and television. She swept the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Awards and every major critics' award for her performance in The Queen. Mirren has also been Oscar-nominated for her work in The Madness of King George, Gosford Park and, most recently, The Last Station, and has earned acclaim for a wide range of roles in such films as RED, The Tempest, State of Play, Calendar Girls, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Cal and Excalibur, among many others. On television, Mirren won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award for her performance in the title role of HBO's Elizabeth I. She also earned two Emmy and three BAFTA Awards for her role as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in the award-winning series Prime Suspect. Her long list of television credits includes Losing Chase, The Passion of Ayn Rand, Door to Door, and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. Mirren has also worked extensively in the theatre, receiving two Tony Award nominations, the first for her work in A Month in the Country, and the second for her role in Dance of Death.

 

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Hereafter's depiction of a tsunami sweeping through a town has caused Warner Bros. to stop the film's run in Japan.

Warner Entertainment Japan Inc. official Satoru Otani says the tsunami scenes in the movie were currently "not appropriate."

Hereafter began playing in Japan at 180 locations in late February and it was scheduled to stick around until March.

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Vista Entertainment Solutions is delighted to announce that Goodrich Quality Theaters will be replacing their existing cinema management software with the Vista suite of software.

Ross Pettinga, CFO & Treasurer of Goodrich Quality Theaters states: "We are very excited to be joining the Vista family of customers. We did a lot of due diligence during the selection process, and gathered feedback from a number of Vista's existing customers. It is clear that the ongoing innovation in Vista's products makes them a leader in the industry. For us though, the most telling thing was hearing consistently from different cinema companies about how enthusiastic and effective Vista's ongoing customer support is - that is the key for us."

Vista will be deployed across all 30 locations throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. The modules purchased include: Kiosk, Internet ticketing, Vouchers / gift cards, Loyalty and Home Office (Head Office). Vista's Home Office module will allow easy management of ticket prices, concessions and other data across multiple sites and regions from a centralized location, as well as provide powerful ad hoc reporting on cinema performance to management and executives. Transitioning to the Vista system will provide Goodrich with a robust and advanced platform that positions them well to make use of many of Vista's other industry-leading innovations.

Some of the innovations that Goodrich plan to make use of once the initial roll-out is complete are, the Vista Facebook Application and the Vista i-phone application.

Vance Bowers, the Goodrich Director of Business Technology, says: "We are genuinely excited to partner with the fastest growing cinema software vendor in the industry. They offer a very capable and progressive application and the customers we have talked with have praised them for their responsive customer support. The service and reliability that we look to provide to our customers is what Vista is looking to bring to our company and we welcome them."

Derek Forbes, Vista President - North America, states: "Goodrich Quality Theaters have a proud tradition of high quality and excellence in the cinema exhibition industry. The Vista software system will complement the Goodrich business, and the many innovations that are included will help Goodrich to continue to distinguishing their business as they move forward. This is an important win for Vista and is another step in our journey to becoming the number one cinema management software in the US market"

 

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