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LOS ANGELES, CA -- Lionsgate and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games are pleased to announce that Academy Award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence will assume the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games.

The film will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force. Collins' best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of science fiction/action novels which have developed a global following. Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games on March 23, 2012.

Newcomer Lawrence's meteoric ascent began in earnest with her breakout role in last year's Winter's Bone, and culminated in an Academy Award nomination. This summer, Lawrence will star in Matthew Vaughn's X Men: First Class and in The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster. Later this year, she co-stars in the Sundance Grand Jury winner Like Crazy.

Author Suzanne Collins weighed in on the selection of Lawrence, "Jennifer's just an incredible actress. So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave. I never thought we'd find somebody this perfect for the role. And I can't wait for everyone to see her play it."

"I'm so excited work with Jen and see her bring this character to life. Katniss requires a young actress with strength, depth, complexity, tenderness, and power. There are very few people alive who can bring that to a role. Jen brings it in spades. She's going to be an amazing Katniss." said director Gary Ross.

The Hunger Games chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen's little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home. The Hunger Games novel has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 100 consecutive weeks. Foreign rights for the book, published by Scholastic have been sold in 41 countries.


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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri announced today the principal talent for the 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is the third feature created by Illumination and Universal and will be released March 2, 2012.

Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted's dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O'Hare, and beloved actress Betty White has signed on to portray Ted's wise Grammy Norma.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax reunites much of the team who brought Illumination's inaugural blockbuster hit, Despicable Me, to the big screen. The film will be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) from a screenplay by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me, Hop, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!). Meledandri and fellow Despicable Me producer Janet Healey are producing for Illumination alongside Audrey Geisel, who serves as the film's executive producer. This is the second collaboration for Geisel and Meledandri, the next project together after their enormous success as executive producers on the global box-office blockbuster Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!.

"In 1970, during his trip to the Serengeti, Ted Geisel scribbled notes on the back of a napkin. These ideas became the foundation for his favorite book, 'The Lorax,'" said Meledandri. "Beyond the story's indelible themes is an ensemble of unforgettable Seussian characters, and the title creature is both acerbic and adorable. Bringing his sharp humor, enormous heart and deep conscience to the project, Danny DeVito epitomizes the Lorax, and we have an absolutely stellar supporting cast led by Ed, Taylor, Zac, Rob and Betty."

Kyle Balda, a key creative lead on Despicable Me, serves as the film's co-director. Eric Guillon, who served as art director on Despicable Me, and production designer Yarrow Cheney will work in the same capacities on Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. John Powell, who will compose the music for the film, formerly collaborated with Meledandri on Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!.

The beloved children's tale Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was first published in 1971 and has sold more than one million copies around the world.


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Washington D.C. -- Ryan Reynolds will receive the "CinemaCon Male Star of the Year 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. Reynolds 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.

"Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men, who has entertained audiences with his charmingly comedic onscreen presence," noted Neuhauser. "Starring in the title role of the upcoming action adventure ‘Green Lantern,' Ryan is sure to gain a whole new legion of fans, and we could not be more honored to present him with the ‘CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award.'"

On June 17th, Ryan Reynolds stars in the big screen debut of the enduringly popular super hero "Green Lantern," released by Warner Bros. Pictures. Under the direction of Martin Campbell, Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a test pilot and the first human ever selected to wear the ring that grants him superpowers, as well as membership into the Green Lantern Corps, a brotherhood of warriors who have sworn to keep intergalactic order. Hal's abilities are tested when a new enemy (Parallax) threatens to destroy the balance of power in the universe, but with encouragement from fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), and his determination and will power, Hal may prove to not only be the key to defeating the Parallax...he may become the greatest Green Lantern of them all.
Following "Green Lantern," Reynolds stars with Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde in "The Change-Up," a comedy about a married guy who switches bodies with his best friend in order to woo his co-worker. Reynolds is currently filming the action thriller "Safe House," which also stars Denzel Washington.

Reynolds first caught moviegoers' attention with his lead role in the 2002 comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Since then, he has gone on to star in such box office hits and critically acclaimed films as "Smokin' Aces," "The Nines," "Definitely, Maybe," "Adventureland," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and, most recently, "Buried."


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Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that American Multi-Cinema, Inc. has selected Cinedigm's Exhibitor Management Solution (EMS) to manage theatre revenue auditing and consolidation, as well as film rental settlements and payments, for all of AMC's North American sites. Cinedigm expects that implementation will be completed by summer 2011.

Cinedigm's EMS system is a powerful head-office accounting and film management solution designed specifically for theatre circuits and film buyers of all sizes. EMS streamlines circuit-wide booking and planning, integrates with theatre box office and point of sale systems to consolidate all sales information from each store. EMS manages auditing and reconciliations, computes film rental liabilities, controls distributor payments and provides real-time financial and analytic data.


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