Burbank, CA -- Enter the bank robbery capital of America when The Town arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 17th from Warner Home Video. Ben Affleck helms this critically acclaimed dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes an extended cut of the film which incorporates never-before-seen footage and many more special features.
Charlestown, Mass. A neighborhood in Boston that has produced more bank robbers than anywhere in the U.S., including Doug MacRay, who is the leader of one of the most ruthless groups on the streets. Doug realizes that he has committed many wrongs in his life and starts to yearn for a way out of this lifestyle and out of Charlestown. But with the Feds hot on his tail and the gang questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be as easy as he hoped.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck ("Good Will Hunting," "Gone Baby Gone") directs and stars in The Town, which also features performances from Rebecca Hall ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Oscar® nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker"), Blake Lively (upcoming "Green Lantern," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"), Titus Welliver ("Gone Baby Gone"), with Oscar® nominee Pete Postlethwaite ("In the Name of the Father," "Inception"), and Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper ("Adaptation").
The Town will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition version of both the theatrical film and the extended cut. It also includes of the movie as well as a standard definition version and a digital copy of the theatrical film, for $35.99 and on Single Disc DVD for $28.98 SRP.
On December 17, The Town will be available for rent ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, and select game consoles. It is also available to buy through DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from digital movie retailers and select game consoles.
It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on January 14, 2011.
Burbank, CA -- Get ready for action this holiday season when the stunning fantasy family adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" flies onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on December 17th from Warner Home Video.
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" follows two owls, Soren and Kludd, both who have radically different dreams in life, as they navigate the perilous world they find themselves in after falling from their treetop home. When they get snatched up by the Pure Ones, Soren makes a daring escape and, with other young owls, soars across the sea to find the home of the legendary Guardians -- Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and rescuing his older brother.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder and based on the beloved "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" books by Kathryn Lasky, "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" features the voices of Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham.
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, featuring a 3D hi-definition, a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98.
On December 17, "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" will be available for rent ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, and select game consoles. It is also available to buy through DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from digital movie retailers and select game consoles.
It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on January 15, 2011.
CYPRESS, CA -- Christie®, the world leader in digital cinema projection, will celebrate the official opening of its new China manufacturing facility in Shenzhen on November 3rd, with key customers, suppliers and officials in attendance. The facility has been operational since late spring of 2010, assembling and shipping Christie CP2220 DLP Cinema® projectors. Grand opening celebrations will recognize the contributions of the company's vibrant and highly skilled workforce, many of whom are drawn from the highly educated and talented pool in Shenzhen.
"We are very proud to be celebrating our official opening. With over 85,000 sq. ft. of space, the Shenzhen facility is more than three times larger than we had originally planned for. It represents a dramatic and successful increase in our production goals to address accelerating demands for Christie projectors," says Ihor Stech, Christie's Vice President of Operations. "More importantly, it is a testament to the ‘can do' spirit of Christie's exceptionally dedicated operations and engineering team. They are to be commended for transforming what was an empty industrial space into a world class, high-tech manufacturing facility in a compressed time frame."
Responsible for global manufacturing, Gerry Remers, President and COO of Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., notes that, to maintain Christie's commitment to quality, the equipment, assembling techniques, and all manufacturing processes in Shenzhen are exactly the same as those of Christie's North American plant. "In addition, the staff is among the best trained in the world, using the same manufacturing principles and processes that have earned Christie's digital projectors numerous industry awards and the unwavering trust of the exhibition community," he says.
Stech cites the important role played by the facility's new General Manager, Ms. Kening Zhang, who draws upon more than 10 years experience at Christie both in North America and Asia. "Ms. Zhang's strong negotiating, sourcing, manufacturing and engineering expertise are important factors in the facility's continued success. As well, she is able to inspire innovation, continuity and a commitment to quality in this new vibrant team," Stech says.
Shenzhen is one of the country's top industrial centers and a technology hub. The Christie Shenzhen facility is strategically located to benefit from its proximity to Hong Kong, whose ports are among the largest in the world. Projectors can quickly be deployed throughout the Asia Pacific markets, as well as the EMEA regions and around the world. Christie SolariaTM series of 4K-ready DLP Cinema projectors feature Texas Instruments' (TI) (NYSE: TXN) next generation Series 2 DLP Cinema technology.
LOS ANGELES -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. ("MGM") today announced that it and approximately 160 of its affiliates have filed Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the "Court") to seek confirmation of their "pre-packaged" plan of reorganization ("Plan").
MGM has sufficient cash on hand, and the consent of its lenders to use this cash, to fund normal business operations throughout the Chapter 11 process. MGM has filed "first-day" motions seeking immediate Court approval to continue paying its employees, vendors, participants, guilds and licensors in the ordinary course of business during the entire Chapter 11 process, for both pre-petition and post-petition obligations. MGM anticipates that the Plan will be confirmed by the Court in approximately 30 days.
As previously announced on October 29, 2010, MGM's secured lenders, voting in the Company's solicitation process, overwhelmingly approved the proposed plan of reorganization. After considering a range of strategic alternatives over the course of the last 15 months, MGM and its secured lenders determined this plan will allow the Company to emerge as a stable enterprise with new leadership at the helm to move MGM forward.
The Plan provides for the Company's secured lenders to exchange more than $4 billion in outstanding debt for most of the equity in MGM upon its emergence from Chapter 11.
Following the receipt of the requisite consents from its lenders for the Plan, the Company and certain significant consenting debt holders continued efforts to reach agreement with several affiliates of Carl Icahn, which directly or indirectly hold significant MGM debt, regarding the Icahn entities' support of the Plan. The Company, several Icahn entities, and certain significant consenting debt holders reached agreement regarding certain immaterial modifications to the transaction documents that are exhibits to the Plan. Subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, the transaction documents will be modified with respect to certain corporate governance provisions and to eliminate the contribution of assets by Cypress and Garoge, two affiliates of Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, and the receipt of stock in reorganized MGM by these entities. Based on these modifications, Mr. Icahn will support the Company's Plan. Under the Plan, Messrs. Barber and Birnbaum, currently co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spyglass Entertainment, will serve as co-Chief Executive Officer of MGM Holdings Inc. and as co-Chairman and co-Chief Executive Officer of the primary operating subsidiary of MGM Holdings Inc. In addition, Messrs. Barber and Birnbaum will serve as members of the board of directors of MGM Holdings Inc., along with seven lender appointees, including several independent directors.
"For many months, we have been working with our lenders to explore the strategic options available to MGM to improve MGM's financial position and maximize the Company's value," said Co-Chief Executive Officer Steve Cooper. "By sharply reducing MGM's debt load and providing access to new capital, the proposed plan of reorganization achieves these goals. Having received approval through our recently completed solicitation process, we are pleased that the lenders support MGM's approach. We now look forward to quickly emerging from Chapter 11."
Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum said, "MGM is emerging from one of the most challenging periods of its storied history. We are honored and inspired at the prospect of leading one of Hollywood's most iconic studios into its next generation of unforgettable filmmaking, global television production and distribution, and aggressively pursuing, developing and exploiting new digital entertainment platforms."
Upon its exit from bankruptcy, MGM expects to raise approximately $500 million in financing to fund operations, including production of a new slate of films and television series. MGM will retain ownership of all of its assets.
The Company's restructuring counsel are Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP and its restructuring advisor is Zolfo Cooper.