LOS ANGELES, CA -- Relativity Media's Rogue and AMC Theatres® announce today the launch of the "Big Break Movie Contest," which will provide filmmakers with previously undistributed feature-length films the opportunity to obtain exclusive on-screen distribution. Submissions will be accepted Aug. 16 through Oct. 15, 2010. Five finalists will be selected, professional trailers will be created for them by the Rogue team and debuted online at iamrogue.com where the general public can vote. The winning film will be released across the country in 50 AMC theatres for at least one week as part of the AMC independent (AMCi) program. The winning movie will be announced Dec 20, 2010 and will tentatively be released in spring 2011.

The esteemed panel of judges includes actress Kate Bosworth, Relativity's CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, AMC Theatres' Vice President of Specialty and Alternative Content Nikkole Denson-Randolph, Relativity President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley, iamrogue.com's Editor-In-Chief Jimmy O, and Youtube's "Beyond the Trailer" creator, Grace Randolph.

"Rogue has always stood for doing it your way, breaking the mold" said Kavanaugh. "We are always looking for ways to support and embrace new and inspired talent, who dare to do it their way. That's exactly what this contest is about."

"AMC Theatres is proud to bring together a talented and diverse judging panel for this contest," said Denson-Randolph. "Through our AMCi program, we exhibit our passion for bringing independent movies to the big screen and we are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to bring a great film to our guests."

"I am thrilled to be a part of the Rogue/AMCi Big Break Movie contest and look forward to seeing the films," said Bosworth. "It is always exciting to witness and support fresh and original talent."

The contest will be hosted at iamrogue.com/bigbreak. Contestants must first submit a DVD with the finished film and a short trailer, or a 2-minute excerpt from the film. Filmmakers should then visit iamrogue.com beginning Aug. 16 to create a User Profile and upload trailers or excerpts.

Rogue will support the finalists with further editing and production, creating a professional trailer, as well as handling the marketing and logistics of the release for the winning title.

Entries are to be submitted to:
Big Break Movie Contest
c/o Rogue Life
PO Box 46247
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Contest Steps:
Step 1.
MAIL in a DVD containing your finished movie and a short trailer or 2 minute excerpt from the movie, to:
Big Break Movie Contest
c/o Rogue Life
PO Box 46247
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Step 2.
GO to iamrogue.com from August 16, create a USER PROFILE and UPLOAD your trailer or excerpt from your movie.
Key dates
Submissions: Aug. 16th through Oct. 15th

5 finalists will be chosen. Relativity's team will create professional trailers for each finalist. . These will be posted online at iamrogue.com/big break for movie fans to review and give comments.

The judges will announce the winner on December 20, with release occurring sometime in spring 2011.


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Opening Night
The Social Network, David Fincher, 2010, USA, 120 min

The Tempest, Julie Taymor, 2010, USA, 110 min

Closing Night
Hereafter, Clint Eastwood, 2010, USA, 126 min

Another Year, Mike Leigh, 2010, UK, 129 min

Aurora, Cristi Puiu, 2010, Romania, 181 min

Black Venus, (Venus noire), Abdellatif Kechiche, France, 166 min

Carlos, Olivier Assayas, 2010, France, 319 min

Certified Copy (Copie conformé), Abbas Kiarostami, 2010, France/Italy, 106 min

Film Socialisme, Jean-Luc Godard, 2010, Switzerland, 101 min

Inside Job, Charles Ferguson, 2010, USA, 120 min

Le Quattro Volte, Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010, Italy, 88 min

Lennon NYC, Michael Epstein, 2010, USA, 115 min

Meek's Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt, 2010, USA, 104 min

My Joy (Schastye moe), Sergei Loznitsa, 2010, Ukraine/Germany, 127 min

Mysteries of Lisbon (Misterios de Lisboa), Raul Ruiz, Portugal/France, 272 min

Of Gods and Men (Des homes et des dieux), Xavier Beauvois, 2010,
France, 120 min

Oki's Movie (Ok hui ui yeonghwa), Hong Sang-soo, 2010, South Korea, 80 min

Old Cats (Gatos viejos), Sebastian Silva, 2010, Chile, 88 min

Poetry (Shi), Lee Chang-dong, 2010, South Korea, 139 min

Post Mortem, Pablo Larrain, 2010, Chile/Mexico/Germany, 98 min

Revolucion, Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Embecke, Amat Escalante, Gael Garcia
Bernal, Rodrigo Garcia, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas,
Patricia Riggen, 2010, Mexico, 110 min

The Robber (Der Räuber), Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria/Germany, 90 min

Robinson in Ruins, Patrick Keiller, 2010, UK, 101 min

Silent Souls (Ovsyanki), Alexei Fedorchenko, Russia, 75 min

The Strange Case of Angelica (O estranho caso de Angélica), Manoel de Oliveira,
Portugal, 97 min

Tuesday After Christmas (Marti, dupa craciun), Radu Muntean,
Romania, 99 min

Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall Past Lives (Lung Boonmee raluek chat),
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010, UK/Thailand, 113 min

We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay), Jorge Michel Grau, Mexico, 90 min


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Inception was able to rake in another $35.9 million from 4.5 million admissions on 7,400 screens in 62 markets. Christopher Nolan's mind-bender has reached $314 million abroad.

Toy Story 3
brought in another $22.7 million from 49 territories representing 97% of the international marketplace. The Disney/Pixar effort has tallied a staggering $539.3 million abroad.

Key grosses for Inception:


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