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Monday, April 30, 2012

Dick Clark Productions CEO Issues Statement on Verdict in Lawsuit With Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Dick Clark Productions CEO Issues Statement on Verdict in Lawsuit With Hollywood Foreign Press Association

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are pleased the court affirmed our contract and look forward to working with the HFPA and NBC to nurture and expand the Golden Globes franchise for years to come."

Mark Shapiro
Dick Clark Productions

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VisionChina Media to Report First Quarter 2012 Financial Results on May 8, 2012

VisionChina Media to Report First Quarter 2012 Financial Results on May 8, 2012

NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionChina Media Inc. ("VisionChina Media" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: VISN), one of China's largest out-of-home digital television advertising networks on mass transportation systems, today announced that it will report its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 after the U.S. markets close on May 8, 2012. VisionChina Media's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on May 8, 2012 (8:00 a.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on May 9, 2012).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

U.S. Toll Free: +1-866-519-4004
U.S. Toll: +1-718-354-1231
Hong Kong Toll: +852-2475-0994
International Toll: +65-6723-9381
Passcode for all regions: VisionChina Earnings Call

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until June 8, 2012.

U.S. Toll Free: +1-866-214-5335
U.S. Toll: +1-718-354-1232
International Toll: +61-2-8235-5000
Passcode for all regions: 77154848

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of VisionChina Media's website at .

About VisionChina Media Inc.

VisionChina Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VISN) operates an out-of-home advertising network on mass transportation systems, including buses and subways. As of December 31, 2011, VisionChina Media's advertising network included 137,423 digital television displays on mass transportation systems in 20 of China's economically prosperous cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. VisionChina Media has the ability to deliver real-time, location-specific broadcasting, including news, stock quotes, weather and traffic reports, and other entertainment programming. For more information, please visit .

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Colin Wang
Investor Relations Director
VisionChina Media Inc.
Tel: +86-135-1001-0107

Mrs. Helen Plummer
Investor Relations Advisor
VisionChina Media Inc.
Tel: +86-139-1167-2124

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Tel: +1-646-460-9989

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'SHARK TANK' Season-to-date Investment Offers Now Total Over $2.9 Million

'SHARK TANK' Season-to-date Investment Offers Now Total Over $2.9 Million

"Shark Tank" Was #1 Among Adults 18-34

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During last Friday's episode of Sony Pictures Television's hit ABC reality series, SHARK TANK, the Tank heated up with another "made in the USA" debate when a husband and wife team from Pasadena, CA insisted that their sippy cups be made stateside. Another recurring theme of the night concerned the lengths entrepreneurs are willing to take to start a business, when the Sharks met a mom who sold her engagement ring to fund her innovative three-in-one nail polish product.


After a battle between venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary and guest Shark and prolific inventor of retail products Lori Greiner, entrepreneur Barbara Lampugnale, a mother of six girls from West Hartford, CT, received an offer from Greiner for $50,000 in exchange for 40% of Lampugnale's unique nail polish business, Nailpak. Additionally, after insisting that their unique sippy cups, Lollacup, be manufactured in the USA to maintain quality, Mark and Hanna Lim from Pasadena, CA, received an offer from billionaire Mark Cuban and technology innovator Robert Herjavec for $100,000 in exchange for 40% of their business.

Additionally, in a follow-up story, Talbott Teas' Shane Talbott and Steven Nakisher from Chicago, IL, talked about the deal they secured with Jamba Juice following their appearance on SHARK TANK earlier this season.

During the 8PM hour, SHARK TANK led the competition by double-digit percentages in Adults 18-34 and was #1 with Women 18-49. Continuing to grow year to year, SHARK TANK was up 17% in total viewers as well as with Adults 18-49.

Entrepreneurs who were unable to convince the Sharks to part with their money included a husband and wife team from Gardiner, NY, who tried to convince the Sharks that they had the next big thing in women's accessories; and two hockey moms from Finleyville, PA, who pitched their homegrown business of tank tops with interchangeable straps.

Tune in to ABC on Friday, May 4 at 8 PM ET/PT when investors Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec and Daymond John as they face a new round of entrepreneurs including a man from Buena Park, CA, who tries to convince the Sharks that there is a market for a custom made air mattress that fits in the back of a pickup truck; the inventor of Rollerblades from Waconia, MN, who hopes to get investment money to put toward his newest invention, an elevated mono-rail bike system; a businesswoman from Rochester, NY, who tries to strike a deal for her innovative shoe accessories that can turn any shoe into a boot; and a fashion designer from Dallas, TX, has over a billion reasons the Sharks should see the value in his customized cruiser bikes that can be designed on an interactive website. Additionally, there is a follow-up on Shelly Ehler from Ladera Ranch, CA, and her ShowNo, a unique towel design that provides coverage when changing out of a swimsuit in public places, which Lori Greiner invested in earlier this season.

The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of HDNet and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary. SHARK TANK airs Fridays at 8PM on ABC.

The panel of five Sharks hears pitches of the best business and product ideas from some of America's brightest entrepreneurs. When the Sharks hear a great idea, they're ready to fight each other for a piece of it. If and when the Sharks are confronted with a really top-notch idea, and more than one of them wants to sink their teeth into it, a war between them can erupt.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of SHARK TANK, based on the Japanese "Dragons' Den" format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The episode is directed by Ken Fuchs and Alan Carter. The series is from Sony Pictures Television.

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China Mass Media Files 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F

China Mass Media Files 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F

BEIJING, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Mass Media Corp. ("China Mass Media" or the "Company") (NYSE: CMM) today announced that it filed its annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 30, 2010. The Company's annual report on Form 20-F can be accessed through the SEC's website -, as well as the official website of the Company - under its Investor Relations section. The Company will provide, upon request and free of charge, any shareholder with a hard copy of the Company's 2011 annual report on Form 20-F, including its complete audited financial statements. Such requests should be directed to Julie Sun, Chief Financial Officer, by email at

About China Mass Media Corp.

As a television advertising company in China, the Company provides a full range of advertising services, including advertising agency services, creative production services, public service announcement sponsorship services, and other value added services.

For further information, contact:

China Mass Media Corp.
Julie Sun
6/F, Tower B, Corporate Square,
35 Finance Street Xicheng District
Beijing, 100033
P. R. China
Phone: +86-10-8809-1099

Tip Fleming
Phone: +852-2117-0861

Teal Willingham
Phone: +86-131-2179-3446

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ViendoMovies Celebrates "Cinco de Mayo" Programming 29 Contemporary Mexican Cinema Films

ViendoMovies Celebrates "Cinco de Mayo" Programming 29 Contemporary Mexican Cinema Films

MIAMI, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViendoMovies, the 24 hours originally in Spanish film channel, without commercial breaks, produced and distributed by SOMOSTV, offers for the "Cinco de Mayo" week (26th of April to 5th of May) 29 films representative of the best of the Mexican contemporary cinema, in tribute to this important community of the United States Hispanic market. This collection of films includes two new openings "La ultima y nos vamos" ("One for the road", directed by Eva Lopez Sanchez and and starring Maria of Los Angeles Ayuso, Antonio Bassols and Rossana Camhi) that narrates the occurrences of a Friday night in Mexico City for people of different social classes and "Travesia del Desierto" ("Passage from the Desert", directed by Mauritius Walerstin and starred by Humberto Zurita, Claudia the Gatta, Monica Dionne, Enoc Leano, Carlos Camera, Gabriela Goldsmith), the history of the turn that the life of an entrepreneur obsessed by an indigenous legend takes facing the death of his wife.

The "Cinco de Mayo" commemorates the Battle of Puebla and it is a festivity that is celebrated in all the United States. In that date in 1862, the French, with one of the best armies at the time were defeated by the Mexican army, fighting with a disadvantage of 2 to 1. "We in ViendoMovies," the President and CEO of SOMOSTV, Luis Villanueva declared, "celebrate the festivities of all the nationalities of the Latino market and we could not pass the importance that the 5th of May has for the biggest community in our market."

For this week, aside from the openings already mentioned, ViendoMovies, shows a collection of recent Mexican films in a variety of genres: 7 SOLES (drama, immigration), ACOSADA (suspense), ALAMAR (family), ANZUELO (comedy), AUGUST EVENING (drama), CARTONEO Y NOPALITOS (drama), CHICOGRANDE (history), CORAZON DEL TIEMPO (romance), CUMBIA CALLERA (urban, romance), DEMASIADO AMOR (drama), DESAFIO (action), ESPERAME EN EL OTRO MUNDO (drama), ESPIRAL (drama), HILITO DE SANGRE (drama), LA BESTIA (documentary), LA FRONTERA INFINITA (documentary), MAREA DE ARENA (suspense), NESIO (urban), NORTEADO (immigration), OCEAN BLUES (romance, youth), OTRO TIPO DE MUSICA (romance, youth), PRETENDIENDO (comedy), REVOLUCION (history), TODOS HEMOS PECADO (comedy), UNA PARED PARA CECILIA (drama), VAHO Y VICTORIO (urban).

"We are sure," Luis Villanueva declared, "that this film offering is the most complete of all the channels in Spanish commemorating this date. We hope that our audience enjoys it and we are grateful by the loyalty showed and good commentaries we constantly receive from them. This is the greatest satisfaction we obtain from our work." In celebration of the "Cinco de Mayo," the logo of the channel will wear a Mexican hat.

ViendoMovies is present in the most important telecommunication and cable companies of the United States, having a strong preference in Puerto Rico and the company is in negotiations to extend the channel to satellite television. The channel is offered with an attractive selection of films for Free Video on demand.

SOMOSTV, a company dedicated to the businesses of pay television in the Hispanic market of the United States and Puerto Rico, besides producing and distributing ViendoMovies, also produces and distributes "Semillitas", a channel for toddlers and preschoolers, dedicated to support parents in the preservation of the Hispanic language and heritage.

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Listen now! Social Security's trust fund discussed on "Inside Government"

Listen now! Social Security's trust fund discussed on "Inside Government"

Listen Now!

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for an analysis of the Social Security trust fund. The show, which originally aired on Friday, April 27, is now available on demand.

Economic Policy Institute Economist Monique Morrissey discussed the recent government report on Social Security's trust fund and the program's long-term outlook.

But first, AFGE 14th District National Representative Johnnie Walker detailed a new affordable housing program available to D.C. government workers and union members.

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Public Policy Director Tanya Clay House then addressed voter protection efforts ahead of the 2012 election season and the importance of all Americans having an opportunity to vote.

Lastly, GovLoop Founder and President Steve Ressler previewed the Next Generation of Government Summit July 26 - 27 and also discussed GovLoop's career guide and mentors program.

Listen LIVE on Fridays at 10 a.m. on 1500 AM WFED in the D.C. area or online at

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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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NAMM Announces Activities in Sixth Annual National Wanna Play Music Week (May 7-13)

NAMM Announces Activities in Sixth Annual National Wanna Play Music Week (May 7-13)

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is calling on all aspiring musicians to pick up a musical instrument and play during its sixth annual National Wanna Play Music Week (May 7-13, 2012).

"People spend too much time regretting the fact that they don't already play a musical instrument, when it's as simple as picking up an instrument and playing for the pure enjoyment of it," says Joe Lamond, President and CEO, NAMM. "National Wanna Play Music Week is about finding the inspiration to strum that old guitar or play a keyboard at your local music store. Now's the time to experience the fun, life-changing benefits of playing a musical instrument."

Starting May 7, people of all ages and backgrounds can join in celebrating the benefits of playing music through various activities, including:

Monday, May 7: Music Monday-Music Monday kicks off National Wanna Play Music Week with nearly 600,000 students across Canada and the United States joining together by singing and playing instruments in a collaborative show of support for school music education and the fun and benefits of making music. This year, the cities of San Diego and Carlsbad, Calif. will join NAMM staff and special guests at NAMM's Carlsbad headquarters to proclaim May 7, 2012 as Music Monday and join in the fun of playing music with their community.

Tuesday, May 8: Tech Tuesday-NAMM salutes the leading digital apps, websites and tech products that inspire people to learn how to play a musical instrument. From interactive video games to your personal pocket music teacher, learning to play a musical instrument has never been easier or more fun. Visit on May 8 to see which apps, sites and products top the list!

Wednesday, May 9:America's Favorite Unexpected Musician-It's surprising how many actors, athletes and politicians also play a musical instrument for fun. Find out which of these "Unexpected Musicians" are America's favorites on May 9 when NAMM announces the annual public poll results at

Thursday, May 10: Pledge to Play-Found at, NAMM's "Pledge to Play" is dedicated to empowering those who have always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument or sing to take the first step. Starting on May 10, each pledge taker will receive monthly inspirational videos with insightful tips for staying motivated, focused and on a clear path to learning how to play music.

Friday, May 11: National Music Store Weekend-This weekend is designated to start the musical journey with a visit to a local music store. NAMM thanks the thousands of local community music stores who serve as music making's biggest champions. To find local music retailers, visit:

About NAMM's Wanna Play? Public Awareness Campaign

NAMM's national Wanna Play? public awareness campaign is dedicated to increasing awareness of the proven benefits of playing musical instruments for people of all ages. Since the campaign's launch in November 2006, the key messages about the fun and many proven benefits of playing music have reached millions of people through national public relations efforts. In addition, Wanna Play? has the support of more than 100 celebrities, including John Stamos, Jack Black, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Band from TV, Orianthi, and Gary Sinise. For more information and to get involved, interested parties can visit

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 52 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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Public Relations | Phone: 213-623-4200 or

Kymberly Drake - NAMM
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FBC Holdings CEO, Chris Leclerc Exclusive Interview on Stock Traders Talk Radio

FBC Holdings CEO, Chris Leclerc Exclusive Interview on Stock Traders Talk Radio

NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FBC Holdings (OTCMARKETS: FBCD) will be a featured guest for an exclusive, live interview on Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 8pm EDT and can be heard live at the IHub Auditorium . Additionally, the show can be heard live directly from our STT Live Page at (refresh when show starts) or at You may also call into the show to listen at #(347)215-7181 and follow the prompts to listen live. All questions will be taken at the conclusion of the interview. An archived recorded version of the interview can be found and heard on the homepage of STT at indefinitely following the live interview.

This interview will discuss the company's current and future plans as its business model is evolving. We will also discuss the details of our new website, and how it will be the primary vehicle in driving company revenues. We want to use this medium as a way to reconnect with shareholders and take time to explain why we are so excited about our new website. We will also discuss a number of other projects, including the flow board and the addition of Mike Kern and Todd Wahnish.

Stock Traders Talk (i.e. STT) and STT Radio are centralized portals for investors. STT specializes in exclusive, LIVE radio interviews, where we strongly believe a CEO and/or other company affiliate has the ultimate delivery platform to demonstrate their passion and determination in making their company successful, not to mention distributing key information related to company achievements, current developments, and future plans. General press release routes do offer value; however, they lack a personal connection with current and potential investors, and being in the investor realm for many years ourselves has proven to us that personal connections between a company and investor base is critical to a company's success in the public markets. STT Radio is a comprehensive, uncensored approach to analyzing OTC stocks, with additional foci on penny stocks in play, world markets, SEC and Regulations, and interesting ROI opportunities.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of management and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect the company's current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. A more extensive listing of risks and factors that may affect the company's business prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the reports and other documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Jon Bon Jovi Helps Tiger Woods Raise Approximately $1 Million For the Tiger Woods Foundation

Jon Bon Jovi Helps Tiger Woods Raise Approximately $1 Million For the Tiger Woods Foundation

The 2012 Tiger Jam Featured an Exclusive Poker Tournament, a Sold-Out Concert from Jon Bon Jovi & Friends and a Private Golf Exhibition with Host Tiger Woods

LAS VEGAS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen years later, and Tiger Jam has yet to skip a beat! This past Saturday, Tiger Jam 2012 again rocked the Las Vegas strip, bringing host Tiger Woods and talents including Jon Bon Jovi and Friends and American Idol winner David Cook to the stage for an incredible performance. Held at the renowned Mandalay Bay Events Center, the sold-out concert and accompanying attractions raised approximately $1 million for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Kicking off the weekend, VIP Tiger Jam guests were treated to a day of golf at Cascata Golf Club, which included a private exhibition with Woods followed by a round of golf. Next, guests went head-to-head for an exclusive night of poker, competing against some of the game's biggest names. Tiger's Poker Night, held Friday, April 27, featured such legends as Phil Hellmuth, Jr., who emceed the event and took second place; Ben Lamb who finished fourth; and Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, won first place. Proceeds from the Texas Hold 'em style charity poker tournament went directly to the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation, while the winner of the tournament received a foursome of golf with Tiger Woods. Following poker, VIP guests gathered at Moorea Beach Club for a performance from The Bravery.

On Saturday, headliners Jon Bon Jovi and Friends took the stage, delivering a rocking performance that included some of Jon's greatest hits such as: Livin' on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name and Wanted Dead or Alive. Opening the show was singer, songwriter and American Idol season seven winner David Cook.

Live and silent auctions preceded Saturday night's event. VIP guests mixed and mingled over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Tiger Jam reception. During the live auction, a Lindsey Vonn skiing weekend package that included a skiing lesson from the Olympian, went for $20,000; a Maui Jim Fishing Excursion went for $10,000; a getaway to Turtle Island, Fiji raised $19,000; and the Ultimate Gastronomic Golf Getaway With Mario Batali in NYC, went to the highest bidder for $10,000.

After the main concert event, guests returned to the House of Blues for the after-party hosted by M.C. Hammer.

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Men In Black 3 Inspired Frozen Treats Land At Baskin-Robbins Shops Nationwide

Men In Black 3 Inspired Frozen Treats Land At Baskin-Robbins Shops Nationwide

Movie Partnership Brings Out of this World New Menu Items to Baskin-Robbins and Inspires the Return of Lunar Cheesecake as its May Flavor of the Month

Agent 31 Instant Win Game Launches to Give Guests the Chance to Win Fantastic Prizes, Including a Trip to the Men In Black 3 World Premiere in New York City

CANTON, Mass., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is ready for the arrival of Men In Black(TM) 3 to the big screen on May 25. Beginning May 1, Baskin-Robbins, in partnership with Sony Pictures, brings the spirit of Men In Black 3 into participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide with a host of delicious frozen treats and promotions inspired by the blockbuster film franchise.

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"This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the buzz and excitement of Men In Black 3 to Baskin-Robbins guests," said John Costello, Chief Global Marketing and Innovation Officer at Dunkin' Brands, parent company of Baskin-Robbins. "This highly anticipated film is a great way to kick off the busy Baskin-Robbins summer ice cream season. We're delighted to work with Sony Pictures on this endeavor and celebrate the movie in fun and delicious ways."

Out of this World Menu Items

To tie into the Men In Black 3 space theme, Baskin-Robbins is offering guests the following out of this world menu items at participating shops nationwide for a limited time only:

-- Pink Surprise Cake - Straight out of one of the most pivotal scenes in
Men In Black 3, the Pink Surprise Cake is a delicious triple layer ice
cream cake made of Oreo® Cookies 'n Cream ice cream sandwiched between
two layers of Devil's Food Cake and adorned with pink frosting roses.
This custom cake is sure to capture the imaginations of ice cream lovers
and "MIBelievers" alike!
-- Lunar Cheesecake Flavor of the Month - Lunar Cheesecake is making its
way back into Baskin-Robbins shops as the May Flavor of the Month to
celebrate the time traveling theme of Men In Black 3! Originally
introduced in 1969 to commemorate the first spaceflight to land on the
moon, this classic flavor features green and white cheesecake ice cream
loaded with cheesecake bits and wrapped up in a crunchy graham cracker
-- Spacey Sundaes and New Cappuccino Blast® Flavor - Baskin-Robbins is
also offering three additional limited time only menu items: the Lunar
Lander and Agent 31 sundaes, as well as the Triple Mocha Cappuccino
Blast® beverage. The Lunar Lander sundae features Lunar Cheesecake ice
cream topped with marshmallow, moist white cake pieces, crunchy graham
crackers, caramel, whipped cream and a cherry. In the Agent 31 sundae,
guests can enjoy Chocolate Fudge ice cream topped with moist brownie
pieces, hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, whipped cream and a cherry. The
Triple Mocha Cappuccino Blast is a rich combination of cappuccino flavor
base, milk, Chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup all blended with ice
and finished with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.

Agent 31 Instant Win Game

To sweeten the offer, Baskin-Robbins is giving guests a chance to win great prizes including a trip to the Men In Black 3 World Premiere in New York City, Men In Black 3 movie tickets and Baskin-Robbins gift cards through its Agent 31 Instant Win Game. Guests can check into their local Baskin-Robbins shops all month long using either Facebook or Foursquare to earn badges and enter for the chance to instantly win prizes. Guests can begin registering to win on May 1 at midnight at

For more information about Baskin-Robbins and its range of exclusive Men In Black 3 offerings, visit or follow us on Facebook ( or on Twitter ( For more information about Men In Black 3, visit

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop and soft serve ice cream, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 6,700 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. For the full-year 2011, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.8 billion. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit

About Men In Black 3

In "Men In Black 3," Agents J and K are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. Barry Sonnenfeld directs the film. The film's screenplay is written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald produce, and Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown are the executive producers.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at


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The Beatles' Restored Yellow Submarine Feature Film Set For Theatrical Release In May

The Beatles' Restored Yellow Submarine Feature Film Set For Theatrical Release In May

Once upon a time...or maybe twice...there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland...

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beatles' classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored and will be presented on the big screen in select theaters across the United States in May. EMI and Apple Corps Ltd. have teamed with D&E Entertainment ( to give Beatles fans of all ages the opportunity to come together and share in this visually stunning movie and soundtrack. On May 5 at the famed Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, Yellow Submarine will start its theatrical campaign with an 8pm screening.


Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution for the first time by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film's restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame. The restored film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 5 (June 4 internationally), and the film's songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date.

Yellow Submarine aficionado John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios) wrote in his essay for the DVD and Blu-ray packages, "As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of Yellow Submarine, whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today."

"We are ecstatic and honored to have been selected and entrusted to give Yellow Submarine a theatrical campaign," stated Evan Saxon and Doug Kluthe from D&E Entertainment. "We're setting up matinee screenings so parents can share with their children as well as evening screenings for all to enjoy. The digital cinema presentation will be the absolute best viewing experience and representation of the hard work put into the film."

Yellow Submarine's confirmed theatrical screening dates, cities and theaters have been posted at and

Directed by George Dunning, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal, Yellow Submarine began its voyage to the screen when Brodax, who had previously produced nearly 40 episodes of ABC's animated Beatles TV series, approached The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein with a unique vision for a full-length animated feature.

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including "Eleanor Rigby," "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "All You Need Is Love," and "It's All Too Much." When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.

Inspired by the generation's new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann, Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema, featuring the creative work of animation directors Robert Balser and Jack Stokes with a team of animators and technical artists.

"I thought from the very beginning that the film should be a series of interconnected shorts," remembered Edelmann. "The style should vary every five minutes or so to keep the interest going until the end." These styles included melding live-action photography with animation, 3-dimensional sequences and kaleidoscopic "rotoscoping" where film is traced frame by frame into drawings. The entire process took nearly two years, 14 different scripts, 40 animators and 140 technical artists, ultimately producing a groundbreaking triumph of animation.

Yellow Submarine synopsis:
Once upon a time... or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humor, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.

Production credits
Running Time: 89 minutes
Director - George Dunning
Producer - Al Brodax
Screen story - Lee Minoff
Screenplay - Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, and Erich Segal
Art Director - Heinz Edelmann
Animation directors - Robert Balser and Jack Stokes
Production Executive - John Coates
Music Producer and Supervisor - George Martin

Story based on a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Featuring music by The Beatles

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Jewish American Heritage Month Kicks Off May 1, 2012

Jewish American Heritage Month Kicks Off May 1, 2012

CINCINNATI, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), a national commemoration of the contributions that Jewish Americans have made to the fabric of American history, culture, and society, announces expanded plans for its 2012 celebration. The main priority of JAHM, observed annually in May, is to raise the national consciousness regarding contributions by Jewish Americans to our country's heritage through a variety of events and programs nationwide. JAHM's objective is to highlight history and culture across all 50 states.

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In his proclamation of April 30, 2010, President Barack Obama declared: "As leaders in every facet of American life ... Jewish Americans have shaped our Nation and helped steer the course of our history." The first-ever White House reception in honor of JAHM was hosted by the President and First Lady Michelle Obama on May 27, 2010. The President has supported JAHM annually through events and proclamations. It was President George W. Bush who declared in 2006 that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month.

"As one who has been part of JAHM since its inception, we could not be happier that it is headquartered in Cincinnati. The Jewish contributions to our country have manifested themselves in diverse locations across the nation. Cincinnati, Ohio is a place in which significant portions of our history culminate. This includes the beginning of Manischewitz, the home of Reform Judaism and the contributions of Isaac Wise," noted Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of The American Jewish Archives (AJA) at Hebrew Union College­­-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).

"We are proud to commence efforts for JAHM 2012. JAHM's objective increases tolerance and understanding and decreases anti-Semitism. We thank our major benefactors, including Empire Kosher Poultry Inc., Manischewitz and The Biography (BIO) Channel. JAHM is historically rich due to the high-level involvement of some of our nation's leading historians and their continued commitment," said JAHM national coordinator Jennifer Mooney, executive communications director for Northlich, a Cincinnati advertising agency.

JAHM 2012 is anticipated to be even more comprehensive in scope than previous years. A&E Networks' BIOChannel will feature profiles of well-known Jewish personalities. The five confirmed segments, airing 7/ 6c AM are:

-- May 1: Ben & Jerry. They both had a passion for food. In 1977 they took
a $5 correspondence course to learn about ice-cream making. From there,
Ben & Jerry's brand ice cream was born.
-- May 8: Jon Stewart. The New York native began his career as a stand-up
comic, but transitioned into television as the hosts of MTV's first ever
talk show. Stewart began hosting The Daily Show, which has become an
icon for young people worldwide.
-- May 15: Dustin Hoffman. Clips from The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Rain
Man and other classics, plus an early 20th Century Fox screen test,
highlight this portrait of screen legend Dustin Hoffman.
-- May 22: Billy Crystal. An in-depth look at the comic's life, from his
childhood in New York as the son of a jazz concert promoter to his
career on the comedy club circuit, which eventually led to a part in the
small-screen hit Soap. Watch as Crystal follows his dreams to a role on
Saturday Night Live and a series of memorable films.
-- May 29: Albert Einstein. Learn more about the man behind the theories:
from his early years as a passionate young physicist to his move to the
United States. This program covers Einstein's key theories and explores
his work for international peace in his later years.
"We are excited to partner with JAHM for the third year in a row," said Libby O'Connell, senior vice president and chief historian at A&E Networks. "BIO's objective is to inform and engage viewers by giving them an insider's looks at the lives of exceptional people. We are pleased to expand this concept by educating teachers and students across America about the contributions of Jewish Americans."

BIO Classroom will air the JAHM profiles every Tuesday morning at 7/6c during the month of May in schools across the country. Additionally, BIO will support JAHM with cross-promotion between the organizations' websites.

JAHM is seeking additional corporate and foundation support to ensure the longevity of its mission. JAHM 2012 plans include increased educational outreach and resources; a PSA and media campaign; a national speakers' bureau; a traveling exhibition of Jewish American history; a national writing contest for middle-school students; expansion of the JAHM website ( and a national infrastructure for JAHM, including point persons in each state.

The JAHM Advisory Committee consists of leaders from major national organizations whose mission is the preservation of Jewish American history: the American Jewish Archives, the American Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Women's Archive, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Council of American Jewish Museums, the Jewish Historical Society of Washington, D. C., and the Jewish Museum of Florida. The advisory committee also includes representatives from Manischewitz and Empire Kosher.

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture, celebrated in May. JAHM acknowledges the achievements of Jewish Americans in fields ranging from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government and military service.

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Nigel Hall Appointed Global Head of TV for Syco Entertainment

Nigel Hall Appointed Global Head of TV for Syco Entertainment

LONDON, April 30, 2012/PRNewswire/ --

Simon Cowell and Charles Garland are delighted to announce that Nigel Hall has been
appointed as Global Head of TV for Syco Entertainment.

Nigel was one of the pioneers of Syco eight years ago and has helped develop The X
Factor and Britain's Got Talent, which is currently the No.1 television format in the
world, into the hugely successful brands they have become.

Nigel's appointment is an important step in securing Syco as one of the world's most
successful media companies, with creative focus at its heart.

He has been a key figure in developing recently commissioned new formats and will also
oversee plans for the development of Syco's US expansion.

Simon Cowell said: 'Nigel's earnt this role, the company now needs a global head of TV
and I am absolutely thrilled he has accepted the position. He is one of the most talented
TV executives I have ever met.'

Nigel Hall said: 'Having started at Syco eight years ago with Simon, we are now the
custodians of two of the world's most successful brands. Now, I look forward to further
enhancing our position as one of the world's leading media companies.'

Worldwide CEO Charles Garland said: 'Since my arrival last year, we have put
considerable investment into the development of new shows, with Red Or Black? being the
first of these to emerge. Nigel will spearhead this continued expansion.'


Syco Entertainment is a leading global music, television, film and digital production
company. Syco is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, with
offices in London and Los Angeles. Syco's television and music assets include leading
global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent, as well as artists such as Leona Lewis,
Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, One Direction & Labrinth.

The X Factor launched in 2004 in the UK. Airing on ITV1, The X Factor has been the
number one show in the UK for eight years, with the 2010 finale achieving a peak of 21.2
million viewers, and a 65% share. The 2011 finale, held at Wembley Arena in front of a
live audience of 12,000, was the most watched TV show of the year with a bigger audience
than the Royal Wedding. The X Factor launched in the US in the fall of 2011 on Fox,
immediately becoming the number one unscripted show of the season. The X Factor also gave
Fox victory in the November "sweep" among adults aged 18 to 49 for only the second time in
the network's history. The US version airs in 162 countries.

Local versions of The X Factor are now produced in more than 35 territories.

Around the world, The X Factor has increased the average demographic for many
broadcasters by up to 250%. In Denmark, it has been the number one show for the last four
years, peaking with an 80% share of the audience. In Colombia, it has consistently ranked
number one, with a 75% share of the audience. In countries such as Greece, Hungary, The
Netherlands, France and Italy, The X Factor consistently delivers a 50% to 65% share of
viewing audiences.

Artists discovered by The X Factor format have sold more than 100 million records
worldwide, including 110 number ones, 270 top 10 records, and 501 top 50 releases.

Got Talent launched in the USA in 2006, as America's Got Talent, reawakening the
nation's passion for variety entertainment and becoming an award-winning ratings hit
across the globe. In the US, America's Got Talent has been the highest-rated series on NBC
for the last four seasons, reaching average audiences of up to 16.4 million viewers. The
2011 series achieved the highest-rated launch of the show's six seasons so far. The US
version airs in 125 countries.

Britain's Got Talent launched in the UK in 2007, on ITV1, immediately becoming the
nation's highest-rated new entertainment programme of the year, with a peak audience of
11.6 million viewers. The show has consistently beaten ITV1's prime time average audience
by up to 120% for all viewers, and by up to 191% for young adults. A peak audience of 18.3
million viewers saw Susan Boyle finish a narrow second to dance troupe Diversity in the
2009 final of Britain's Got Talent. The event ranked as the UK's number one entertainment
programme of the decade and the highest-rated show of 2009. The 2011 series ranked as the
number one show in its time slot, beating its nearest competitor by an astonishing 500%
for all viewers.

Local versions of the show have been produced in 49 territories so far. Around the
world, China's Got Talent delivered a record-breaking 575 million viewers for the 2011
final, while Australia's Got Talent was the most watched show on Australian television in
2011. In countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and The Netherlands, Got Talent has
boosted broadcasters' prime time audience shares by as much as 304%.

Source: Syco Entertainment

Media enquiries: Ann-Marie Thomson, Global Head of Media, Syco Entertainment, +1-310-435-1034 (US) +44(0)7849894877 (UK). Ben Todd, Head of Media UK, Syco Entertainment, +44(0)7792158016.

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