LOS ANGELES, CA -- Relativity Media, LLC announced today it has significantly increased its digital footprint with the addition of ScreenRant.com, one of the fastest growing sites focused on movies and television, to The Movie Network. ScreenRant.com focuses on the movies and TV shows that people want to read about and has seen significant traffic growth, now reaching 800,000 unique users per month (ComScore).

Publishers like ScreenRant.com sign on with TheMovieNetwork to grow their brand exposure with entertainment media buyers, and to forge direct relationships with studio partners, like Relativity Media. The Movie Network, (www.themovienetwork.net) is a premium group of movie properties, built by Relativity Media and managed exclusively by Q1Media.

Screen Rant had its start by covering sci-fi, superhero and fantasy films, and then branched out into action, comedy, horror and indie films. While the site covers an array of movie content, their focus is on films that are generating buzz. In addition to providing movie news, ScreenRant.com also hosts and encourages healthy movie discussion. Vic Holtreman, owner of ScreenRant.com, contributes movie reviews to the site.

The Movie Network, part of the larger entertainment branded advertising and promotional network, The Rogue Network, presents enormous content syndication and marketing opportunities for brands searching to reach an entertainment-savvy audience. The Movie Network is represented exclusively in the US by Q1Media http://www.Q1Media.com and by Redux in Canada.


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WASHINGTON - President Obama today nominated Commerce Secretary Gary F. Locke as the next American Ambassador to China. The following is a statement by Bob Pisano, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) in support of the nomination.

"Secretary Locke has a strong record in support of American workers and businesses whose livelihoods are dependent on exports. And, he has an outstanding record of championing intellectual property rights.
As Ambassador to China, he will be an important advocate in a nation where the theft and illegal distribution of American movies, television shows, music, software and other forms of intellectual property is a major threat to American competitiveness. Likewise, he will help lead efforts to ensure that the Chinese marketplace is opened up to American products that face far too many restrictions.

We look forward to working with Secretary Locke in his new role on these issues that are so critical to the film and television industry and its 2.4 million employees."


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Washington, D.C. -- Russell Brand will receive the "CinemaCon Comedy 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. Brand 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.

"Since his hilarious turn as rocker Aldous Snow in 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Brand has been making audiences laugh around the world with his unique character portrayals and unforgettable comedic timing," noted Neuhauser. "Brand is one of the most entertaining comedians on the big screen today and we could not be more honored to present him with the CinemaCon Comedy Star of the Year Award."

Brand will next star in the title role of the April 8, 2011 romantic comedy Arthur, from Warner Bros. Pictures. In this fresh new look at a classic story, he re-invents the role of loveable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson (Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge of choosing between an arranged marriage to ambitious corporate exec. Susan (Jennifer Garner), that will insure his lavish lifestyle, or an uncertain future with Naomi (Greta Gerwig), the woman he really loves. With Naomi's inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to be a man. Brand also serves as an executive producer on the film.

Russell Brand first shot to fame in the U.S. starring as rocker Aldous Snow in the Judd Apatow-produced hit comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He later reprised the role in the hit comedy Get Him to the Greek, starring opposite Jonah Hill. Most recently, Brand lent his voice to the Easter Bunny in Hop, and Dr. Nefario in the hit animated feature film Despicable Me. He has also starred, alongside Helen Mirren, in Julie Taymor's adaption of The Tempest, and in Bedtime Stories, with Adam Sandler and Keri Russell. His writing debut, My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up, became a huge success in the United Kingdom, before being released in the U.S. where it stayed on the New York Times' bestseller list for five consecutive weeks. The follow up, My Booky Wook 2: This Time it's Personal, was published in 2010.


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NEW YORK -- In keeping with its reputation for industry-standard-setting quality, IMAX Corp. (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), today announced it has promoted David Keighley to the newly created role of Chief Quality Officer. In this role, Keighley will be responsible for continuing to demand that every film IMAX touches not only meets the Company's exceptional criteria, but becomes an enhanced version of the original.

"While many organizations today are preoccupied with finding ways to do things cheaper, IMAX is focused on maintaining the highest quality of presentation and continuing to improve all aspects of the cinematic experience," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "David Keighley has been the driving force behind that approach at IMAX for many years. By operating this way, we are able to deliver exceptional value to our audiences, partners and shareholders."

Keighley has been involved in the post-production of more than 265 IMAX films and will continue as president of IMAX's post-production image and quality control subsidiary, DKP 70MM Inc., co-founded with his wife and business partner, Patricia, in 1972 and acquired by IMAX in February 1988. Keighley was appointed Executive Vice President of IMAX in July 2007 and previous to that had been Senior Vice President since July 1997.

Award-winning filmmaking team Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas commented on Keighley's new post: "We were thrilled to hear of David's promotion. His attention to detail, extraordinary technical knowledge and dedication to the highest standards of motion picture image quality have been essential to the IMAX presentations of our films."

"David Keighley is an icon in the industry, earning a sterling reputation through his meticulous attention to detail and his sense of personal responsibility to the work he's done for the best, brightest and most innovative filmmakers," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, Filmed Entertainment at IMAX. "David's collaboration with these key partners and his unwavering focus on delivering the ultimate cinematic presentation have been key contributors to solidifying IMAX's position as an important partner for Hollywood's most influential, leading filmmakers."

Keighley is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and participates in the Academy's Science and Technology Awards Committee. He is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and a recipient of its Herbert T. Kalmus Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Color Motion Pictures. He has also received the Giant Screen Theater Association's inaugural Special Achievement in Film Award.

"As CQO, I am committed to ensuring IMAX remains the presentation quality leader and am very grateful for this opportunity to reinforce the IMAX brand," said Keighley. "My passion for raising the bar for our talented filmmakers will carry on and I am confident that the IMAX team will continue to offer premium cinematic experiences as we near almost half a century of astounding our audiences."


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