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- October 19, 2001
New Line Strikes
Distribution Deal with Warner Bros.
This output agreement
for all New Line titles released in the United States through 2003, calls
for Warner Bros. Pictures to handle the theatrical distribution and marketing
responsibilities and activities for current and future New Line films
in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as
for Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution
to handle the respective home video and television rights of these films
in the covered territories. The first title covered under the agreement
is the highly anticipated December release of Lord of the Rings, The
Fellowship of the Ring. Other titles include the remaining two installments
of Lord of the Rings, Rush Hour 2, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Blade
2, John Q, Life as a House and I am Sam.
Five Little Monkeys
Continues Festival Run
"Five Little Monkeys" illustrates the classic counting rhyme of monkeys who, one by one, fall off the bed they are jumping on and bump their head. Mama phones the Doctor after each mishap, interrupting him during his daily activities. Although the Doctor is stern in his advice, the remaining monkeys continue to jump on the bed and experience the same fate as their siblings.
The Burbank International Children's Film Festival (BCIFF) provides independent filmmakers, animators, writers, and young artists an unprecedented opportunity to showcase their talent and network with industry leaders. The mission of this event is to address the need for socially responsible children's entertainment, and to provide encouragement for new talent.
Christmas Opens at El Capitan
The run will conclude after October 31 and the theater will be prepped for Monsters, Inc. which begins playing at the El Capitan on November 2, 2001. For more information, call 1-800-DISNEY6.
News Link of the
Day - Sci-Fi or Sci-Future?
"We asked two of the world's top tech thinkers to cast judgement on concepts seen in some well-known films.
From memory implants
in Johnny Mnemonic to the paranoid ship's computer in 2001, from uploading
a virus to aliens in Independence Day to universal translators in Star
Trek, we asked for advice from Peter Cochrane, entrepreneur and former
CTO at BT, and Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurologist..."
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