LOS ANGELES - Sienna Miller has been named ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event, which will be held March 30-April 2, 2009, in Las Vegas. Miller will be presented with the ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year Award at ShoWest's Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 2nd, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

"From Alfie to Factory Girl to Interview, Ms. Miller has shown an incredibly wide range of acting talent and now with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, I'm sure she is simply going to blow us all away as she takes on an action role in what is sure to be one of this summer's big box-office attractions," said Neuhauser. "ShoWest is honored to be able to single out Sienna Miller as its 2009 Supporting Actress of the Year."

Miller can next be seen when Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, whose previous collaboration was the worldwide blockbuster Transformers, join forces with Spyglass Entertainment for another extraordinary action-adventure G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. Joe team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns). The film will be released on August 7, 2009.

Miller has proven to be a triple threat, having seen success on film, television and on the stage. She has captivated audiences on the big screen with her film debut in Layer Cake, the Matthew Vaughn hit film, and her roles in such movies as; Alfie, opposite Jude Law; Casanova, opposite Heath Ledger, as the iconic Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl; and as an American Startlet, opposite Steve Buscemi in Interview. Sienna has recently been seen as Caitlin in John Maybury's new film, The Edge of Love, for which she received a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her theatre resume includes Young Vic's production of William Shakespeare's As you Like It, which received rave reviews. She will make her Broadway debut this fall in Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie. In addition to G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, she can also be seen later this year in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, based on the novel by Michael Chabon. Both The Edge of Love and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh will be released in the U.S. in March 2009.

Past recipients of the ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year Award include; Rosario Dawson, Dame Judi Dench, Dakota Fanning, Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, Marisa Tomei and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), the nation's leading motion picture exhibitor in 3D, today highlighted a special live sporting event and a unique upcoming concert film that will both be shown in 3D HD at Carmike theatres later this month.

• NBA All-Star Saturday Night - will be seen live in 3D HD on Saturday, February 14th on many Carmike screens (theatre locations listed below). Turner Sports is collaborating with the NBA and Cinedigm on this exclusive presentation. Special events include the Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout, the Haier Shooting Stars and the PlayStation® Skills Challenge.
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (in Disney Digital 3D) - a high-energy Walt Disney Pictures Rockumentary. Live concert performances by Grammy Award ‘Best New Artist' nominees Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas from their ‘Burning Up' tour are complemented by guest appearances by Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift. The film features humorous off-the-wall segments in addition to never before seen behind-the-scenes footage. Bruce Hendricks (Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert) directs. Opening nationwide on February 27th.

Gary Krannacker, VP-Theatre Operations of Carmike Cinemas, stated, "2009 is shaping up to be a watershed year for 3D films and special events, and Carmike is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this exciting trend as movie theatres evolve into ‘entertainment complexes' equipped to host a wide array of content for the viewing public, beyond feature films. Our theatrical circuit is approximately 95 percent digital and over 20 percent of our screens are already 3D-compatible, with many Carmike multiplexes having the flexibility to show 3D content on as many as five screens simultaneously.

"The year got off to a solid start, with the FedEx BCS National Championship live in 3D HD playing to enthusiastic audiences across our theatrical circuit. Strong attendance helped make this Carmike's top performer at the box office that night. Bolt, released in late 2008 and My Bloody Valentine 3D have underscored the popularity of 3D presentations, and last weekend Coraline (in 3D) was our top performer, although it finished third in overall domestic box office receipts nationwide."

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New York, N.Y. - Screenvision, the global leader in cinema advertising, has hired media marketing executive Andrew L. Blacker as its new Senior Vice President, Marketing and Research.

In his new position, Blacker will be responsible for developing and executing Screenvision's marketing strategy and unifying the company through branding, sales initiatives, strategies and advertising campaigns. Additionally, he will be integral in leading the production company that develops the Screenvision Pre-Show. Reporting to Michael Chico, executive vice president, ad sales and marketing for Screenvision, Blacker will be based in the company's New York headquarters.

Blacker comes to Screenvision with nearly 15 years of experience in the media and marketing fields, with a primary focus in digital strategy, sales and development. Most recently Blacker was Vice President, Discovery Communications, Commerce Division where he oversaw marketing, online/offline promotions and new business strategy and development. He was also a member of the Executive Strategy Group.

"In selecting Andrew to help lead our marketing activities, we have added to the team a creative media marketing talent who has an impressive track record developing revenue-generating programming and promotions in the digital space" said Chico. "Not only will he be instrumental in implementing new initiatives into our sales and marketing strategy, but will also bring a wealth of creative and digital media knowledge to our Pre-Show and core cinema advertising business."

Prior to Discovery, Blacker was Director of the AOL Networks Marketing and Strategy group, overseeing Network Specials and was the Director of Creative Development including custom publishing for advertisers and content partners. Blacker also served as the Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Ebrick.com and managed InfoSeek Corporation's Business Development and various Sales efforts. Blacker started his career at Hearst New Media & Technology, where he created the first interactive classifieds section for Hearst New Media and HomeArts.com.

Andrew Blacker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Small Business Development from Cornell University.

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Los Angeles, California - XPAND, the international authority in 3D cinemas and technology platforms, today announced the official roll-out of its newest model of 3D glasses - the X101 Series - introducing them as the most sophisticated technology in today's marketplace for viewing stereoscopic 3D digital cinema.

XPAND's new X101 Series of 3D active glasses represent several months of comprehensive R&D, engineering and design to equip them with state-of-the-art technical features and a streamlined, stylish appearance to optimize guest experience, comfort and to ease exhibitor operations. The core 3D viewing technology is the company's patented "pi-cell" system, in which a specialized, fast-switching liquid crystal cell provides rapid, stereoscopic shutter action to deliver alternate right- and left-eye images.

New and upgraded features of the redesign were added with both exhibitors and their customers in mind. They include rugged construction with built-in flex points and replaceable batteries that extend product life, a lightweight and stylish form factor that is comfortable even when worn over eyeglasses, a modular design to accommodate both adults and children, environmentally friendly diodes, and a power-saving auto on/off mechanism. The light-efficient technology delivers the brightest possible picture and saves projector lamp power. The glasses also feature long-range IR signal activation, compatibility with DLP cinema chips, and a choice of two elective anti-theft systems.

"Now is a time of dramatic growth in 3D digital exhibition, and our company is fully committed to providing exhibitors with a complete line of top-quality 3D cinema products that are both robust and well priced," says XPAND CEO Maria Costeira. "Technology never stands still and the new X101 Series active glasses are designed to be better, brighter, less costly and easier to maintain. Our dedication and constant efforts to improve XPAND'S offerings mean that everybody wins: Theater patrons have a fulfilling experience and make repeat visits, and operators maximize their returns."

The product line now also includes an optional, rolling trolley for storing, distributing and collecting the glasses before and after screenings. Each easy-load trolley holds about 250 sets of glasses. Additional products to support this new rollout of active glasses will be announced in the coming months as the company continues to develop a solid line of applications to make the 3D experience the best on the market.

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LOS ANGELES - ShoWest has named Chris Pine ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event, which will be held March 30-April 2, 2009, in Las Vegas. Pine will be presented with the ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow Award at ShoWest's Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 2nd, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

"ShoWest has a history of recognizing major talents at the very earliest points in their rising careers," said Neuhauser. "Pine's impressive skills on the screen and stage will be sure to be showcased, with his performance as Captain Kirk, in the much anticipated release of Star Trek in theatres May 8, 2009. We could not be more excited to honor Chris Pine as this year's Male Star of Tomorrow."

This spring, Pine stars in Paramount Pictures' and Spyglass Entertainment's release Star Trek opening May 8, 2009. From director J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible III, Lost and Alias) comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no one has gone before. Star Trek also stars John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, with Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy.

In addition to Star Trek, Pine will next be seen in the Paramount Vantage film Carriers, for director Alex Pastor. The film focuses on four friends fleeing a viral pandemic and the chaos that ensues. Pine's resume also includes his performances in Bottle Shock for writer/director Randall Miller, the ensemble drama Smokin' Aces for Joe Carnahan, and the romantic comedy Just My Luck, among others. Pine has received rave reviews for his theatre work that includes performances in Geffen Playhouse's production of Neil Labute's Fat Pig and The Aethist, a one man show performed off Broadway.

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