MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - It was another successful fundraising event for Malco Theatres, with the wrap up of the annual Wrapped with Love campaign, which benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

This program, in its twelfth year, ran from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day at all 30 Malco Theatre locations inTennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Mississippi. This year over 73,000 bows were sold during the 4-week holiday campaign.

The bows were hand-made from actual film and sold by employees for $1.00 each. The materials and volunteer production hours for the bows were donated, so there was no cost to Malco Theatres; the true beneficiary was St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Since 1999, Malco Theatres has raised over $390,000 for St. Jude thru the annual Kids Summer Film Fest and Wrapped with Love campaigns.

A formal check presentation at the hospital is being planned for early spring.

Malco Theatres is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and is fourth-generation family-owned and operated. Malco operates over 300 screens at 30 locations in 5 states across the mid-south.

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It's worth noting that the winner of the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film award has matched the Oscar winner eight times over the last 10 years. The only exceptions are Rob Marshall for Chicago (Roman Polanski won the Oscar for The Pianist) and Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Steven Soderbergh won the Oscar for Traffic).

The official release:

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010.

"2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the DGA, making the celebration of this year's five nominees especially meaningful," said Hackford. "Their inspired films radiate the passion and unique vision of each of these filmmakers, who are about to become part of our Guild's rich history. My sincerest congratulations to all five nominees."

The winner will be named at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the Grand Ballroom of Hollywood and Highland.

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

DARREN ARONOFSKY

Black Swan

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Aronofsky's Directorial Team:

* Unit Production Manager: Jennifer Roth
* First Assistant Director: Joseph Reidy
* Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
* Second Second Assistant Director: Travis Rehwaldt
* Location Manager: Ronnie Kupferwasser

This is Mr. Aronofsky's first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination.

DAVID FINCHER

The Social Network

(Columbia Pictures)

Mr. Fincher's Directorial Team:

* Unit Production Manager: JoAnn Perritano
* First Assistant Director: Bob Wagner
* Second Assistant Director: Allen Kupetsky
* Second Second Assistant Director: Maileen Williams

This is Mr. Fincher's second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He was previously nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008. He previously won the DGA Commercial Award for Speed Chain (Nike), Gamebreakers (Nikegridiron.com), and Beauty for Sale (Xelibri Phones) in 2003 and was nominated in that category again in 2008.

TOM HOOPER

The King's Speech

(The Weinstein Co.)

Mr. Hooper's Directorial Team:

* Production Manager: Erica Bensly
* First Assistant Director: Martin Harrison
* Second Assistant Director: Chris Stoaling

This is Mr. Hooper's first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination. He was previously nominated for the DGA Award for Movies for Television/Miniseries for John Adams in 2008.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

Inception

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Nolan's Directorial Team:

* Unit Production Manager: Jan Foster
* First Assistant Director: Nilo Otero
* Second Assistant Director: Brandon Lambdin
* Second Second Assistant Director: Greg Pawlik
* Additional Second Assistant Director: Lauren Pasternack

This is Mr. Nolan's third DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He was previously nominated for The Dark Knight in 2008 and for Memento in 2001.

DAVID O. RUSSELL

The Fighter

(Paramount Pictures
and The Weinstein Co.)

Mr. Russell's Directorial Team:

* Unit Production Manager: Mark Kamine
* First Assistant Director: Michele Ziegler
* Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan
* Second Second Assistant Director: Timothy Blockburger

This is Mr. Russell's first DGA Feature Film Award nomination.

 

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announces the addition of four locations for the new giant screen all-digital format branded the Regal Premium ExperienceSM ("RPX"). Technicians will convert an existing auditorium at each theatre to accommodate the state-of-the-art experience in sight and sound. Construction will begin this month for RPX theatres in Newington, NH; Denver, CO; Everett, WA and Renton, WA.

"The Regal Premium Experience is a world-class entertainment environment," stated Greg Dunn, President and Chief Operating Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "RPX delivers the very best presentation with crystal clear pictures on a giant screen and a custom-built sound system. Our patrons will clearly see the difference when they choose the Regal Premium Experience. Regal is eager to continually expand the number of locations offering premium experiences like RPX."

RPX presents movies the way filmmakers intended with powerful, uncompressed surround sound and bright eye-popping images in 2D and RealD 3D. Patrons will enjoy the custom-built premium environment featuring elegant and luxurious seats with high-back headrests, a giant immersive screen illuminated by high-quality digital projectors and completed with a state-of-the-art sound system for the best picture you've ever heard!

Four newly announced RPX locations
Boston Market - Regal Fox Run Stadium 15 - Newington, NH
Denver Market - Regal Continental Stadium 10 - Denver, CO
Seattle Market - Regal Everett Mall Stadium 16 - Everett, WA
Seattle Market - Regal The Landing Stadium 14 - Renton, WA

Previously opened RPX locations
NYC - Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 - April 2010
Miami - Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 - May 2010
Boston - Regal Fenway Stadium 13 - November 2010
Greenville - Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 - November 2010
Atlanta - Regal Kennesaw Town Center Stadium 16 - November 2010
Seattle - Regal Alderwood Stadium 7 - November 2010
Anchorage - Regal Tikahtnu Stadium 16 - November 2010

 

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SANTA MONICA, CA -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) will present Quentin Tarantino with its first ever Critics' Choice Music+Film Award at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The all new Critics' Choice Music+Film Award was created to honor a single filmmaker who has not only inspired moviegoers with his cinematic storytelling, but has heightened the impact of film through the brilliant use of source and soundtrack music. Maroon 5 will perform a special musical tribute from one of Tarantino's most memorable movie scenes. The ceremony will air live on VH1 on Friday, January 14 at 9:00 PM ET/PT from the Hollywood Palladium.

The inaugural Critics' Choice Music+Film Award will honor director Quentin Tarantino who, throughout his career, has truly harnessed the power of a single song and created unforgettable, heart-breaking, exhilarating, and always dynamic moments that remain in the minds of his audience. His mastery of the artful integration of music and film can be seen in such classic movies as "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," "Kill Bill: Vol 1 & 2," and most recently, "Inglourious Basterds."

Counting down to the live premiere of the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, VH1 and MTV will air the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show live on Friday, January 14 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Covering the excitement of the celebrity arrivals on the red carpet will be co-hosts Tim Kash and La La Vazquez. The pre-show will also be available on CriticsChoice.VH1.com.

The 250 members of the BFCA, the largest film critics' organization in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of 25 categories. The awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2010. The accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab tallied the written ballots.

Historically, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. All four major acting category winners at the Academy Awards in 2010 were first Critics' Choice Movie Awards winners in the same categories and were present at the January 15, 2010 ceremony to graciously give their first acceptance speeches of the awards season. The BFCA also recognized "The Hurt Locker" for "Best Picture" and Kathryn Bigelow as "Best Director," making her the first female to win the award. "The Hurt Locker" and Bigelow also went on to win the Academy Award for "Best Picture" and "Best Director" but were both overlooked at the Golden Globes.

The 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, honoring the finest in cinematic achievement among 2010 film releases, announced its nominees on Monday, December 13, 2010. Final ballots will go out to the BFCA members today with the deadline for returning final ballots happening on January 12, 2011. For a full list of this year's nominees and information about the show visit CriticsChoice.VH1.com. The site also offers VH1.com's Award Season Twitter Tracker where users can see the awards show buzz that's happening on Twitter in real time and Quick Critic, an opportunity to share short film reviews for a prize that includes a trip for two to next year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Additionally, interviews with many of the acting nominees can be found on the BFCAs' site CriticsChoice.com .

The 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic for Den of Thieves, Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment and Lee Rolontz for VH1.

 

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