Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Harkins Theatres announced today the ascension of Barry Bruno to Head Film Buyer. Bruno will oversee the negotiation and procurement of all films presented on all of Harkins Theatres' screens throughout five states, including art and independent films.

Bruno has nearly 30 years in the film and exhibition industry, beginning in Chicago in the early 1980's at Twentieth Century Fox, before moving over to Paramount Pictures. Throughout the 1990's, Bruno spent 12 years at Walt Disney Company as Director of Sales before moving to Phoenix and joining Harkins Theatres nearly six years ago.
"Barry knows the ins and outs of film buying and has the experience to back it up. But more importantly, he's one of the biggest movie fans I know," says Dan Harkins, Owner and CEO of Harkins Theatres. "His love and knowledge of the entertainment industry gives Harkins the exceptional expertise to evaluate a film's marketability and maximize our future success."

"Barry has been a great asset to Harkins Theatres during a time of great transition within our industry," says Mike Bowers, President and COO of Harkins Theatres. "We look forward to Barry's leadership as we further enhance our film buying team in order to best navigate the future of moviegoing."

Bruno lives in Scottsdale with his wife and two dogs.


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robertdenironews2.pngHollywood, CA -- Robert De Niro will be honored at next January's Golden Globe® Awards telecast with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), was joined by Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Kevin Spacey in making the announcement this morning.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award will be presented to De Niro at The 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 16, 2011, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with host Ricky Gervais.

Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to the talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).

With more than 70 film credits, De Niro launched his prolific motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 1969. He quickly received accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle in recognition of his critically acclaimed performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.

In 1974, De Niro received his first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II. His extraordinary portrayal of Jake La Motta in Scorsese's Raging Bull earned him his second Oscar, this time for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and his first Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama.

De Niro has earned seven additional Golden Globe nominations, garnering nods for his work as Travis Bickle in Scorsese's acclaimed Taxi Driver; as Jimmy Doyle in New York, New York; as a Vietnam vet in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter; as Jack Walsh in Martin Brest's Midnight Run; as ex-con Max Cady in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic Cape Fear; as insecure mob boss Paul Vitti in Harold Ramis' Analyze This; and as Jack Byrnes in Jay Roach's comedy Meet the Parents.

In 2009, De Niro received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting. He also received the Hollywood Actor Award from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Stanley Kubrick Award from the BAFTA Britannia Awards. In addition, AARP the magazine gave De Niro the 2010 Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award.

De Niro's recent film credits include Nu Image Films' psychological thriller Stone and 20th Century Fox's Machete. His upcoming projects include Little Fockers, the third installment of Tribeca Productions' Meet the Parents franchise; Universal Pictures' The Dark Fields; Filmauro's Italian romantic comedy Manuale d'amore 3; and Ambience Entertainment's action thriller The Killer Elite.

De Niro takes pride in the development of his production company Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Center - which he founded with Jane Rosenthal in 1988 - and in the Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded with Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was conceived to foster the economic and cultural revitalization of Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The festival's mission is to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center and help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences.

Through Tribeca Productions, De Niro develops projects in which he serves in a combination of capacities, including producer, director and actor.

Tribeca's A Bronx Tale in 1993 marked De Niro's directorial debut. He later directed and co-starred in The Good Shepherd with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.


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Toronto, Ontario and Longueuil, Quebec -- Cineplex Entertainment ("Cineplex") (TSX:CGX.UN), Canada's largest and most successful motion picture theatre exhibitor, and D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), today announced they have signed an agreement to add approximately 250 D-BOX MFX Seats to be installed in 10 theatres across Canada over the next 12 months with an option for 10 additional locations on the same terms.

"We are very proud of this agreement with Canada's leading theatre circuit, which will provide movie-goers across the country with the opportunity to experience our unique technology," said Claude Mc Master, President & CEO, D-BOX Technologies Inc. "This Canadian expansion will complement D-BOX's foray into foreign markets while increasing visibility at home. More so, this significant milestone clearly demonstrates the attractiveness of our business model driven by the growing worldwide acceptance of our technology."

"Cineplex continues to look for new and exciting entertainment technologies to offer our theatre guests," said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment. "D-BOX Motion Seats have been a hit with guests at our Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas in Toronto and now we are pleased to extend the experience elsewhere in Canada. D-BOX is one of a number of great entertainment experiences available in Cineplex theatres including digital projection, RealD 3D, VIP Cinemas, UltraAVXTM and IMAX®, to name a few."

D-BOX MFX Seats move in synchronization with the action onscreen transporting movie-goers to a new level of entertainment. Guests will feel as if they are a part of the action onscreen -- imagine flying along with Harry Potter as he races through the air in the midst of an action-packed Quidditch match. This unmatched, realistic and immersive experience is created with breakthrough D-BOX Motion technology where the movie is coded, frame-by-frame, to create customized motion effects resulting in subtle, refined movements that work in perfect synchronization to the action taking place onscreen.

As of November 19th, three Cineplex theatres will feature D-BOX Motion Systems and will feature Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Disney's Tron Legacy (3D), which opens December 17th will be the next movie available utilizing D-BOX Motion technology.

Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC
Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas, 825 Clemenceau Street, Beauport, QC (Quebec City)
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway, Toronto, ON

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