Universal City, California -- The funniest and most entertaining installment of one of the most popular comedic franchises in history, Little Fockers, comes to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand April 5, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For more than a decade, the antics of the extended Focker-Byrnes family have kept audiences laughing and generated combined worldwide movie ticket sales of nearly $1 billion. Now the latest chapter in this hilarious family saga turns an eye toward another of life's milestones - raising kids.

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro) but one important test still lies ahead: can Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family's next ‘Godfocker?' The sequel to the comedy blockbusters Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers reunites De Niro (Everybody's Fine) and Stiller (Night at the Museum franchise) with Oscar® winners Dustin Hoffman (Kung Fu Panda) and Barbra Streisand (The Prince of Tides), Blythe Danner (Paul), Teri Polo (Beyond Borders) and Owen Wilson (How Do You Know). Jessica Alba (Machete), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) and Harvey Keitel (The Piano) also join the cast in the funniest Focker family story yet.

Both the Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and the DVD are packed with extras, including deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Little Fockers and a never-before-seen alternate opening and ending not shown in theaters! The two-disc Blu-rayTM Combo Pack offers fans three different ways to catch up with the Focker family. The set includes a Blu-rayTM and DVD copy of film; and for a limited time only, a digital copy of the movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere.

Not only will Blu-rayTM purchasers be able to experience Little Fockers in spectacular high definition and with the purest sound available, they can also watch exciting Blu-rayTM exclusive featurettes with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Blu-ray TM consumers can also access MY MOVIESTM, an exclusive feature that allows consumers to stream a bonus movie of their choice instantly to their television through any Internet-connected Blu-ray TM player via BD-LiveTM or to their Smartphone and iPadTM using the free pocket BLUTM app. The bonus movie will be available for a limited time only.

Also available through MY MOVIESTM, Blu-ray TM owners can instantly rent a selection of Universal film favorites on their television, Smartphone, computer or iPadTM including hits such as Meet the Parents, Fast and Furious, Mamma Mia! and Coraline, at a price of $2.99. Visit UniversalHiDef.com for information on how to get started.

 

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Los Angeles, CA -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) is pleased to announce that David Gajda has returned to Cinedigm as Chairman of Cinedigm Software. In this advisory role, Gajda will work alongside Jim Miller, President of Cinedigm Software, to enhance and expand the Company's vision and strategic direction in developing the next generation of software products and services.

A well-known and respected leader in the entertainment technology sector, Gajda has helped many of the top entertainment companies, including Sony Pictures, MGM Studios, EMI Music, Universal Music, and others, develop long term technology strategies. Gajda was a co-founder of Hollywood Software (which was acquired by Cinedigm in 2003).

"David is one of the most innovative executives in the entertainment software business and we are pleased to have him back," said Chris McGurk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cinedigm. "He is the latest in a string of strong additions to our leadership team, including Peter Brown, former Chairman of AMC Entertainment, joining our Board and the investment and Board participation of Sageview Capital LP. We are poised for the next phase of Cinedigm's evolution, which includes an increased international focus, as well as identifying business development opportunities, partnerships and potential acquisitions in the entertainment software arena. David is the perfect addition to help us achieve our growth objectives in these areas."

"I'm glad to be back at a time when the industry has achieved critical mass with digital cinema installations and is now able to take advantage of the technology innovations and cost saving opportunities from the platform that Cinedigm has been developing," said Gajda.

On the international front, Cinedigm Software has already had tremendous success, including securing a multi-year contract for its end-to-end booking, delivery, information and theatre management software platform to serve as the backbone of an India-based media exchange project. Additionally, Cinedigm is currently engaged in numerous pilot programs to license its Theatre Command Center ("TCC") software in five countries throughout the world as part of an overall global expansion strategy.

Domestically, Cinedigm Software has added several new theatrical distribution software customers and is deploying TCC software on over 1,700 screens.

Other products from Cinedigm Software include:
o RTS: software solution for owners and licensees of IP to manage rights, licensing and royalties
o TDS: software to plan and manage movie releases, operational workflow and accounts receivable for movie distributors
o EMS: software solution for movie exhibitors to manage movie bookings, cinema revenues and film rental payments
o TCC: software to manage in-theatre digital cinema operations
o Enterprise: software to consolidate data and operations of digital theatres using TCC

 

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Sony has announced that director Marc Webb's take on the Spider-Man franchise will be called The Amazing Spider-Man. The film is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2012.

A new pic has also been released:

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- MGM has appointed Ken Schapiro to the post of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum.

Schapiro is the co-founder and a managing principal of Qualia Capital LLC, a private investment management company focused on the media and entertainment industries with an emphasis on intellectual property asset portfolios. His MGM appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Barber and Birnbaum.

"Ken's background, experience and proven track record make him an undeniable asset to MGM. We believe his skills and energy will be integral in helping us build the new MGM," said Barber and Birnbaum.

"While it is difficult to leave the business I co-founded with my partner Amir Malin, returning to an operating role to work with Gary and Roger at the new MGM from this early stage is too exciting a challenge to pass up," said Schapiro.

Prior to co-founding Qualia Capital LLC in 2003, Ken Schapiro served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Artisan Entertainment. During his tenure at Artisan, from 1998 to 2003, the company more than tripled the size of its film library to become one of the largest content libraries in the world with over 6000 titles. Schapiro and his co-founding partner in Qualia, Amir Malin, oversaw Artisan's transformation from a struggling publicly held home video distributor into a leading privately held independent film company, home to such projects as "The Blair Witch Project," "The Punisher" and the "Barbie®" series of direct-to-video features.

Schapiro also served as executive vice president for Morgan Creek Productions and was involved in the development, production, financing and distribution of over 30 feature films including "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and the highly successful "Ace Ventura®" series of films.

 

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Burbank, CA -- Get ready for an adventure with everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear when, Yogi Bear heads onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on March 22nd from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Follow Yogi and Boo Boo in this new journey, filmed in 3D, which combines live action with computer animation.

When Yogi finds out that Jellystone Park is being sold, tossing him, Boo Boo, and all their friends out of the only home they've ever known, he and Boo Boo join forces with his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. They must find a way to save the park from closing forever! Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi, Jellystone Park's notorious troublemaker, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-conspirator in his never-ending schemes.

Directed by Eric Brevig, Yogi Bear features the voices of Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters), Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), and stars Anna Faris (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel), Tom Cavanagh (TV's Ed) in the film's live-action cast.

Yogi Bear will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, featuring a 3D hi-definition, a 2D 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 March 22, Yogi Bear will be available for rent ON DEMAND in 3D and HD 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 April 19th.

 

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