New York, N.Y. - Screenvision, a leading cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution company, has announced today the hiring of media sales veteran Alan Brittain as its new Vice President of Sales, Direct Sales Eastern Division.

In his new position, Brittain will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all Direct Sales Eastern Division activities including sales strategies, new account acquisitions and client partner relations. Reporting to Rebecca Hartman, Senior Vice President, Direct Sales, Brittain will be based in the company's New York headquarters.

Brittain joins Screenvision with over 10 years of media sales experience. Prior to joining Screenvision, Brittain was the Vice President/General Sales Manager for Fox Station Sales where he was responsible for the national sales strategies to achieve the revenue and share goals of each station.

"With Alan Brittain joining Screenvision, we have added a true media sales veteran and talent with a notable track record of driving revenue," said Hartman. "We are confident that Alan will bring a new wave of knowledge to our core cinema advertising business, while also being a driving force behind new sales strategies for our Eastern Division."

Prior to Fox Stations, Brittain was Senior Vice President NBC Station Sales for NBC Universal where he developed and implemented national sales strategies to achieve revenue and share goals for the 14 NBC owned stations. Brittain also served as Sales Manager, NBC National Sales. Brittain started his career with 10 years at Blair Television, where he worked his way up to Vice President/Director of Sales, American Red Division.

Alan Brittain graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Alabama.

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National Amusements, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement in principle for the restructuring of its existing indebtedness. The agreement was reached with representatives of National Amusements' lenders and is subject to the execution of definitive agreements.

The agreement would extend the maturity of National Amusements' existing debt, which would total approximately $1.46 billion after a repayment at closing, to December 31, 2010, with certain repayments due in late 2009 and in 2010. The restructured debt would be secured by substantially all of National Amusements' assets. National Amusements would be permitted to satisfy the indebtedness with cash flow from its operations and through tax refunds and the sale of assets as determined by National Amusements.

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St. Simons Island, GA -- Georgia Theatre Company is pleased to announce it has selected Dolby 3D Digital Cinema as its 3D system of choice, bringing premium 3D presentations to select theatres in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia.

The company has installed Dolby® 3D Digital Cinema in multiple theatre locations and has plans to increase its screen count over the next 12-18 months in selected locations throughout its circuit.

"We have been extremely impressed with the Dolby 3D Digital Cinema system since beginning our digital cinema and 3D testing a few years ago. Not only does the Dolby 3D system provide excellent picture clarity and incredible color quality it also doesn't require a silver screen, providing our patrons with a great viewing experience from every seat in the house," said Aubrey Stone, President of Georgia Theatre Company.

Dolby 3D Digital Cinema uses a unique color filtering technology to provide realistic color reproduction and sharp images. By inserting the filter into the light path before the image is formed by the Texas Instruments Digital Light ProcessingTM engine, the projector delivers crystal clear images that pop off the screen with an amazing sense of depth, detail and color.

"As the growth of digital cinema continues Dolby looks to work with exhibitors like Georgia Theatre Company who want to provide an uncompromised, premium 3D viewing experience to its customers," said Page Haun, Senior Director Marketing, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories, "We are honored that the Georgia Theatre Company has chosen Dolby 3D and recognizes the superior quality the solution brings to its circuit."

Georgia Theatre Company is a family owned business specializing in motion picture exhibition. Currently, Georgia Theatre Company is one of the 20th largest theatre circuits in the USA, operating 287 screens at 29 locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia and is a pioneer in the film industry with the roots in the early days of film exhibition.

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CYPRESS, CA - Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, was selected by Kerasotes Theatres to convert 35 screens to 3D-enabled Christie digital cinema projection systems ahead of the eagerly anticipated Walt Disney Pictures' Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. Kerasotes Theatres jumped on the installation fast track with the purchase of Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors with Brilliant3DTM, turning to Christie to help bring fully-operational systems online almost daily in the weeks leading to the movie's premiere, February 27.

Coming to the big screen in spectacular 3D, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience follows the wildly popular musical trio through a high-energy rockumentary that combines excerpts from their "Burning Up" concert tour with behind-the-scenes footage, new songs, swarming fans, and a lot of Jonas Brothers-style humor. Like other exhibitors around the country, Kerasotes is already handling a surge in advance ticket sales and foresees sell-out crowds. In addition, with a wide range of original 3D features scheduled for release through 2009, the theatres are confident that their 3D systems will continue to draw record audiences for years to come.

"Christie enjoys a stellar reputation in the industry and is the undisputed leader in digital cinema because they fully understand the needs of the exhibitors and know how to deliver quality products in the fastest timetable," said Dean Kerasotes, president and chief operating officer of Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres. He and his brother Tony, who is chairman and CEO, will be honored as the "ShoWesters of the Year" at the 2009 ShoWest Convention, the exhibition industry's most prestigious annual function. "We made the right decision in bringing Christie onboard to help us convert to 3D. The speed with which we've been able to bring the systems online is a tribute to Christie's commitment to first-rate customer service and support."

Fred Walraven, director of technical services at Kerasotes, remarked, "Christie's full 2K-resolution triple flash projectors are everything they said they would be. High brightness is critical to a satisfying 3D experience, and the light output on the Christie projectors is excellent. On 52' wide screens, for example, the Christie CP2000-ZX projector with the CDXL30SD bulb reaches 4.5fL in 3D mode - the brightest in the industry - and this is without the light doublers. With the assistance of their technical services staff, we got most of the 35 projectors up and running to premier Walt Disney's Jonas Brothers 3D concert movie."

Craig Sholder, vice-president of Entertainment Solutions at Christie, observed, "Christie Brilliant3D with triple flash technology is the latest in a series of enhancements to the world's most popular Christie CP2000 series of digital cinema projectors and sets the new standard in 3D. With audiences willing to pay premium ticket prices and studies showing increased sales at the concession stand, 3D is also one of the best value propositions for theatres."

He added, "We look forward to working with Kerasotes Theatres as it continues to convert to the latest generation of digital cinema technology. We have the right solution for every size screen and the ability to resolve every installation challenge at the fastest timetable because we bring 80 years of experience working with exhibitors, anticipating and meeting their needs."

The industry's first technological breakthrough for 3D, Christie Brilliant3D is available on the world's brightest 2K DLP Cinema® projectors - the Christie CP2000-SB and Christie CP2000-XB. Brilliant3D is also available on the Christie CP2000-ZX and the Christie CP2000-M compact digital cinema projector, which is based on the .98" DMD chip. Christie also offers a full range of zoom lenses that facilitate convenient and cost-effective, single lens solution for 2D and 3D content regardless of format that help to keep operating costs down.

To see a demonstration of Christie's latest digital cinema innovations, and for more information, visit Christie booth #1705 at ShoWest 2009.

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LOS ANGELES - Zac Efron will receive the ShoWest 2009 Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award, 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. Efron will be presented with the ShoWest Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award at ShoWest's Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 2nd, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

"When Zac Efron made his debut, with the cast of Hairspray at ShoWest 2007, many in attendance took notice of this young actor's incredible talent," said Neuhauser. "His undeniable onscreen presence and charm have connected with fans around the world, and with the impending release of the comedy 17 Again, Zac Efron is poised to break out as a true Hollywood star. We are so pleased to be able to present him with the ShoWest 2009 Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award."

In 17 Again, opening April 17th, Efron stars as Mike O'Donnell, a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting. Almost 20 years later, Mike's (Matthew Perry) glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett (Leslie Mann) has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend Ned (Thomas Lennon). But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his thirtysomething outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him.

Efron first gained attention as a standout star in the Emmy Award-winning High School Musical, later reprising the role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2, which broke cable TV records with 17.5 million viewers, and, most recently, in the 2008 feature High School Musical 3: Senior Year, which set a box office record for the highest-grossing opening weekend for a musical. In the summer of 2007, Efron joined an all-star ensemble cast in the box office smash hit musical Hairspray, in which he starred as the popular and lovable Link Larkin. Efron also co-starred with Ben Chaplin and Claire Danes in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. On the stage, Efron has starred in the musical Gypsy and appeared in productions of Peter Pan, Mame, Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man.

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