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Singapore Brings More Than 80 Titles Covering Some 400 Hours of Factual, Drama and Animation Content to MIPCOM 2013

Singapore Brings More Than 80 Titles Covering Some 400 Hours of Factual, Drama and Animation Content to MIPCOM 2013

SINGAPORE, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will lead a delegation of 24 Singapore media companies to MIPCOM 2013 held in Cannes from 7 - 10 October 2013. This marks Singapore's 13th expedition to one of the world's largest audiovisual and digital content markets, which is expected to attract over 13,000 participants from more than 100 countries this year.

Over 80 quality Singapore TV and animation programme titles will be offered for international sale and distribution at MIPCOM 2013, covering more than 400 hours of factual, drama and animation content.

Compared to MIPCOM 2012, the participation rate of Singapore companies has increased 20% this year. They include a good mix of TV production, animation and content distribution companies such as August Media Holdings, Infinite Studios, Monstrou Studios, TVS Asia/Sunrise Entertainment, Very! and Widescreen Media.

The 120-square metre Singapore Pavilion is located at 05.20 - 07.19 Palais des Festivals.


1. M2B announces launch of WOWtv Premium on LG Smart TV, and foray into China's market

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-- Singapore-based M2B (M2B World Asia Pacific) has partnered with LG Electronics Inc to distribute rich media and entertainment content to Asia Pacific countries through LG's 2012 and 2013 Smart TVs models. Users will be able to enjoy a broad range of entertainment content such as Hollywood Buzz, e-Stars and Kids Flix easily at home through the WOWtv Premium app pre-loaded in their LG Smart TVs.

-- In a similar arrangement, M2B has also signed an agreement with Opera to provide the same broad range of entertainment content for the Opera TV Store, which is now available on SONY TV.

-- In addition, M2B is working with China production company Beijing Bellamind on a slate of TV shows and feature films to be released over the next five years. The shows will be produced in China and Singapore. The first show, The Legend of the Heroes, is targeted for release as a 22-episode TV series in December 2013, and for release as a feature film in October 2014. The Legend of the Heroes is a story about a group of youngsters who transcend matter and time, and try valiantly to save Earth from an alien invasion.

-- Singapore-based M2B is a subsidiary of Amaru Inc, USA. It is one of Asia's leading broadband content providers, and owns perpetual worldwide rights for over 5,000 movie titles across all platforms, including recently-acquired dive-related content from The Dive Channel. Beyond the myriad of movies available for selection, WOWtv also has the latest in Hollywood entertainment news that is refreshed daily.

2. Expensive Eats, a 8x30min luxury lifestyle info-educational series produced by Filmat36, clinches international distribution deal by UK-based Passion Distribution.

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-- Featuring the world's most sought-after ingredients in high-end dishes fit for royalty, Expensive Eats explores the journey of rare foods in Asia and Europe, from their inception through to the moment they reach our taste buds. Together with charismatic host James Wong (Grow Your Own Drugs; James Wong and the Malaysian Garden), viewers will learn first-hand about the fascinating processes involved in the journeys of these precious ingredients - Saffron, Pule Cheese, Jamon Iberico de bellota, Bird's Nest, Black Ivory Coffee, Truffle, Wagyu Beef and Yubari Melon.

-- The series, produced with support from MDA, adds to Passion's extensive catalogue of food programming. It is also set to premiere on Channel NewsAsia in the last quarter of 2013.

-- An established content production company in Singapore, Filmat36 has produced numerous works which have captivated audiences from both Singapore and international markets, including award-winning documentary Dining With Death.

-- UK-based Passion Distribution is known for carrying some of the most recognisable and popular lifestyle programmes in the US in collaboration with Scripps Networks International, including Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living Network.

3. Quality Singapore Content and Talent at MIPCOM 2013

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-- Among the slate of titles from Singapore is Serangoon Road, a 10-episode detective television drama co-produced by Great Western Entertainment and Singapore's Infinite Studios, together with ABC TV, MDA, HBO Asia and ScreenWest, and distributed by Content Media. The series, shot on location in Singapore, features a stellar cast including Joan Chen (The Home Song Stories; Red Rose, White Rose), Don Hany (Offspring; East West 101), Russell Wong (Romeo Must Die;The Joy Luck Club) and Singapore's very own Chin Han (The Dark Knight; Contagion). Infinite Studios is an established Singapore media company which specialises in areas of production, post-production, visual effects, animation and distribution services for the global film and TV industry.

-- Popular children's entertainment programme Hi-5 will also be featured under the Singapore Pavilion. Produced by Hi-5 Operations and Singapore's Oak3 Films, the latest season of the show Hi-5 House Season 1 was filmed at the new Infinite Studios soundstage at Mediapolis in Singapore. This is the first time the 14-year-old show is being produced outside of Australia. The new 25-part season is slated to air in Australia from 15 Oct 2013, and from 1 Nov 2013 on Disney Junior and MediaCorp's okto Channel, and will be available on MediaCorp's Over-The-Top platform Toggle as well.

-- Award-winning animation studio One Animation is putting up new content for distribution and sale by releasing The Insectibles and Oddbods for market debut at MIPCOM. The Insectibles is a comedy action mystery for kids aged 6 - 9, which takes place in a bug-sized world, with four extraordinary bug detectives. Oddbods is an original 3D animated comedy series designed for gaming, mobile devices and digital distribution through IPTV, which features fur suited characters which find humour (and frustration) in everyday situations.

-- In addition, Singapore's national broadcaster MediaCorp will be bringing up 15 titles to MIPCOM, including four documentaries which will make their market debut -- 24/7 Billion, a series which delves into how a single event can shape the world; One In A Million, a travel series hosted by Nikki Muller about unique festivals in India, Indonesia and the Philippines; Living In The Shadow, which discusses actions by the Chinese government to alleviate the plight of the mentally-ill; and Living In A Bubble, a one-hour documentary which examines how China's property bubble affects the life of citizens and the social fabric.

-- Other market debut titles include documentary A Dozen Blows: A Story of the Master & His Ram, a two-part seriesby Media Reel which chronicles the grit and glory of ram masters and how ram fights have evolved in modern Bandung. Also debuting are two Malay dramas by Shortman Films, namely Yakin, a drama on how a widow struggles to cope with life as a single mother but is troubled by a recurring dream about her dead husband; and Celup, about a young Malay girl brought up in the United States who goes home to Singapore and learns how to be a Malay girl.

-- Beyond the quality content showcased, visitors to the Singapore Pavilion will also be able to meet the creative brains behind popular and award-winning titles.

-- Catch Angeline Swee, the co-founder of Very!, the company behind factual entertainment series Chasing Happiness which won a Rockie at the BANFF World Media Festival this year. The investigative series examines the science behind happiness.

-- Also onsite is Kenneth Goh, the business development director at Monstrou Studio, who led his team to produce and distribute original live-action TV and 3D animation content. Titles such as Salam Ramadhan, an info-ed series on how people in Turkey, Spain and China observed the holy month, and animated series Tritans about three superhero kids saving the planet, have connected with audiences around the world.

-- Industry veteran Jyotirmoy Saha, founder and CEO of August Media Holdings, will be bringing to MIPCOM popular and well-loved animated content such as George Of The Jungle, which stars George, the undisputed king of the jungle in the wild Mbebwe packed with quirky creatures and creepy villains;and Ella Bella Bingo, which is about a little girl named Ella who uses her boundless creativity and infectious enthusiasm to solve every problem she encounters.

-- Catch highlights of Singapore content at this year's MIPCOM at

About Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)

The Media Development Authority of Singapore ( promotes the growth of globally competitive film, television, radio, publishing, music, games, animation and interactive digital media industries. It also regulates the media sector to safeguard the interests of consumers, and promotes a connected society. MDA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Communications and Information (

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Mobile: +65-9276-3170

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Guthy-Renker Commemorates 25 Years Of Innovation And Success

Guthy-Renker Commemorates 25 Years Of Innovation And Success

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Guthy-Renker(TM), one of the largest and most respected direct marketing companies in the world today marked its 25th anniversary, commemorating a quarter of a century of creating, marketing and distributing trusted products that transform, inspire, entertain, and enrich millions of customers' lives worldwide.

Co-founders and Co-chairmen Bill Guthy and Greg Renker created Guthy-Renker in 1988, setting the gold standard in infomercial marketing. Combining top-quality products and A-list celebrity customers as endorsers with Hollywood quality production values established Guthy-Renker as a television direct response pioneer. Guthy-Renker continues to innovate its model across digital media, in print, on the radio and in social media platforms.

What began with an infomercial for Tony Robbins to help inspire millions to reinvent their lives with "Personal Power(®)" in 1988 grew to a thriving replenishment shipment skin care business with the launches of Principal Secret(® )in 1990, Proactiv(®)( )Solution in 1995 and Meaningful Beauty(® )in 2004. With recent additions of WEN(® )Haircare, Proactiv+ and Sheer Cover(® )Studio as well, Guthy-Renker continues to discover, develop and market well-loved, high quality consumer products.

"Guthy-Renker has transformed from a small, aspiring infomercial company into one of the largest direct-to-consumer businesses globally. We take pride in knowing that we only market and distribute products that we believe in and that can deliver real results to customers," said Renker. "The last 25 years have allowed us to establish tremendous brand loyalty so when someone hears or reads that the commercial or ad was brought to them by Guthy-Renker, they know they are hearing about a proven product and service that can help them change for the better."

Information on Guthy-Renker and the diverse portfolio of product offerings, past and present, is available at

About Guthy-Renker, LLC

Guthy-Renker is one of the world's largest and most respected direct marketing companies, with distribution in more than 68 countries. Since 1988, Guthy-Renker has discovered and developed dozens of well-loved, high quality consumer products in the beauty, skincare, entertainment and wellness categories. Known for moving, award-winning productions and marketing campaigns featuring some of today's leading celebrities, the Company has been credited with transforming the broadcast direct marketing industry.

Co-Founders and Co-Chairmen Bill Guthy and Greg Renker have set industry standards for trust, integrity and best practices and along the way, have helped shape industry governing policies. Greg Renker is a founding member of leading industry trade organization, the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA). He was elected the first chairman of the ERA's Executive Committee /Board of Directors and now serves as Chairman Emeritus.

More than sixteen years ago, Guthy-Renker introduced Proactiv Solution leveraging its unique style of marketing to bring a revolutionary new approach to acne treatment direct to consumers. Proactiv has become the world's best-selling acne treatment product, helping millions to achieve the goal of clear skin.

Guthy-Renker has a superior track record of customer satisfaction. Its direct to consumer model allows consumers to purchase products at a guaranteed low monthly price with generous extended return policies.

Guthy-Renker is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA with offices in Palm Desert, CA; San Francisco, CA; London, England; Malmo, Sweden; Wiesbaden, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Hong Kong; and Gurgaon, India.

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New Online Store to Give 10% of All Profits to Support Australian Literacy Charities

New Online Store to Give 10% of All Profits to Support Australian Literacy Charities

SYDNEY, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

OOdals is a new Australian online store selling Books, DVDs, Vinyl, DVDs and Blu-ray
with large discounts on all products with FREE delivery within Australia.

As a UK-based company, OOdals is exempt from having to pay Australian GST. This
advantage over similar Australian-owned online stores could lead to a lack of jobs, money
and choice within Australia. As a socially aware company OOdals has decided to donate the
GST equivalent of all purchases to a variety of Australian literacy charities to
counteract this advantage.

Three charities were carefully selected to participate in this scheme: Books in Homes
Australia, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation (ALNF), and The Indigenous
Literacy Foundation (ILF).

Customers will be shown a list of the three charities during the check-out stage on
OOdals store where they can decide what organisation should receive their donation. "This
is a win win situation for everybody," said Gregg Lander, MD of OOdals, "customers
purchase items at greatly discounted prices, our charity partners receive badly needed
funding and we get the opportunity to help the communities that are supporting our young

"Books in Homes Australia thanks OOdals for this wonderful opportunity to raise our
global profile. This partnership will go a long way in helping us to realise our vision:
to create an Australia where every child and family has access to books of choice at
home." Kim Kingston, Books in Homes Australia

"This unique partnership with OOdals will help to create much needed funds and
awareness to help close the Indigenous literacy gap. We are very proud to be involved."

Kim Kelly, The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation

"The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is proud to partner with OOdals on this project.
We appreciate their support in helping us put books into the hands of children and
families in over 200 remote Indigenous communities across Australia." Karen Williams,
Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Company overview:

OOdals was founded in 2010 and has established stores on eBay and Amazon with a
turnover last year of AU$3.4 million. OOdals is the trading name of Landabooks Ltd.

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Songs for a Healthier America Debut Album and Live Event Kicks Off in New York City; Performances from Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh, DMC, Ryan Beatty, Matisyahu, Nils Lofgren and More

Songs for a Healthier America Debut Album and Live Event Kicks Off in New York City; Performances from Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh, DMC, Ryan Beatty, Matisyahu, Nils Lofgren and More


NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marked the debut release of a boisterous new album aimed at amplifying the benefits of healthier child nutritional and exercise choices. The release of Songs for a Healthier America, co-produced by Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America, was celebrated with a special, star-studded live event, presented by WAT-AAH!, premium water for kids and teens. The concert included performances from contributing artists and special guests including Ashanti, Ryan Beatty, Doug E. Fresh, DMC of Run DMC, Matisyahu, and Nils Lofgren at New York City's Symphony Space.

Songs for a Healthier America is being offered to children across the U.S. for free. Today's debut marks the first time that iTunes is making an entirely downloadable album featured on its music service available at no charge.

The new album features 19 health-themed songs. Contributing artists include legendary rap icons Doug E. Fresh, VP of Entertainment for Hip Hop Public Health and DMC of Run DMC. Other artists include Matisyahu, Travis Barker, Ryan Beatty, Ashanti, Ariana Grande, Paul Burch and Brady Rymer among others; songs include "You Are What You Eat," "Just Believe," and "Jump Up," among others.

The project is produced by Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), an organization that works with the private sector to help end the childhood obesity epidemic, and Hip Hop Public Health, guided by The Hip Hop Doc and founder Dr. Olajide Williams. It is supported by noted surgeon, author and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show.

Artists that performed for an audience of 600 New York City school kids, included Doug E. Fresh with Dr. Oz, DMC of Run DMC, Ryan Beatty, Ashanti, Matisyahu, Monifah and J Rome, Brady Rymer, Ashthon Jones, Our Time, Nils Lofgren, Artie Green and The Ailey School Dancers among others.

Presenters and speakers included Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition; Tina Charles, WNBA's MVP 2012; Rose Cameron CEO/Founder of WAT-AAH!; Inez Dickens, District 9 New York Council Member along with others.

A 10-minute "Instant Recess" style video engaging youth in fun physical activity also debuted. The video, created for the compilation's next single, 'Let's Move,' features talented young dancers from The Ailey School (the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) along with Iman Shumpert from the NY Knicks.

About Hip Hop Public Health
(HHPH) was founded by Dr. Olajide Williams, Associate Professor and Chief of Staff of Neurology at Columbia University, in response to the need he saw for innovative and culturally-tailored health literacy programs in high-risk communities. For more information about HHPH, please visit, follow on Twitter @hhphorg or on at

About the Partnership for a Healthier America
(PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation's youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with - but independent from - First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation's most respected health and childhood obesity experts. For more information about PHA, please visit and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.

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Local Hampton Roads Youth to Participate in Anti-Bullying Roundtable

Local Hampton Roads Youth to Participate in Anti-Bullying Roundtable

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's digital world, bullying does not just take place in the school yard or hallways. Increasingly, harassment and intimidation are taking place online. The first step to curbing this trend is open communication, especially among our youth.

Such is the impetus for the TakeCharge! of Online Bullying Roundtable, to be held Thursday, October 3 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Dara Pomerantz, a senior at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake will be among 12 youth from across the country participating. Hosted by Cox Communications and USA Network's Characters Unite, the youth will talk about the impact of cyberbullying on their lives and steps they can take to curb the trend.

"The average family uses five Internet-enabled devices at home, and not all of these devices have parental controls like computers," said Gary McCollum, senior vice president and general manager for Cox Virginia. "Therefore, youth of today have a greater chance of being exposed to some form of bullying during their adolescence. Fortunately, there are resources available to help prevent bullying and support for those confronted by it, such as the resources available through TakeCharge!."

Take Charge! is a community outreach campaign developed by Cox to empower parents and caregivers to manage their children's access to mass media content. Now in its tenth year, this initiative strives to increase customers' awareness and use of the parental controls and filtering tools already available on cable, Internet and wireless services.

The Take Charge! Roundtable is being hosted in conjunction with the #UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying. Presented by USA Network's Characters Unite, R&R Partners Foundations Flip the Script and Cox, the concert will be headlined by GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen. Jepsen is also being featured in a Characters Unite "I Won't Stand For..." public service announcement being aired on USA Network and on throughout October, which is national bullying prevention month. Pomerantz will meet Jepsen at a VIP receipt prior to the concert.

About Characters Unite

Characters Unite, USA Network's award-winning public service campaign, was created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society. Inspired by USA Network's iconic "Characters Welcome" brand and with the support of leading national nonprofit organizations, the ongoing campaign is dedicated to combating prejudice, discrimination and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance -- on-air, online and in communities around the country. Please log on to for more information on the initiative and what you can do to make a difference.

About USA Network

The #1 network in all of basic cable for seven consecutive years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. Viewers come to USA to find television's best in critically-acclaimed and award-winning original programming, such as BURN NOTICE, ROYAL PAINS,WHITE COLLAR, COVERT AFFAIRS, PSYCH, SUITS, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS and WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, as well as the highest-rated acquired originals, including HOUSE, NCIS, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT and CSI. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at Characters Welcome.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

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Netflix to Announce Third-Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Netflix to Announce Third-Quarter 2013 Financial Results

LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced it will post its third-quarter 2013 financial results and business outlook on its investor relations website at on Monday, October 21, 2013, at approximately 1:05 p.m. Pacific Time. At that time the company will issue a brief advisory release via newswire containing a link to the third-quarter 2013 financial results and letter to shareholders on its website.


Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings, Chief Financial Officer David Wells and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will host a live video discussion about the Company's financial results and business outlook at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The discussion will be moderated by Doug Anmuth, JP Morgan and Rich Greenfield, BTIG Research, with questions submitted via email or Twitter. Questions from investors should be submitted as well in advance as possible for inclusion to or /@RichBTIG.

The live broadcast and archive of the discussion can be accessed on the Netflix Investor Relations YouTube channel at

About Netflix, Inc.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 37 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending Sept. 22, 2013

Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending Sept. 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending Sept. 22, 2013.


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2 Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount (NYSE: VIA and
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3 Now You See Me Summit Ent. (NYSE: LGF) 3
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4 Arrow: The Complete First
Season Warner Bros. (NYSE TWX) 1
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5 The Big Bang Theory: The
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6 Grimm: Season Two Universal (NYSE: GE) 1
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7 The Walking Dead: Season 3 Anchor Bay (NASDAQ: LSTZA) 4
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8 Epic FOX (NASDAQ: NWS) 5
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9 The Great Gatsby (2013) Warner Bros. (NYSE TWX) 4
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10 Sofia the First: Ready to Be a
Princess Disney (NYSE: DIS) 1
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*Week ended Sept. 21, 2013


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5 Pain & Gain Paramount (NYSE: VIA and
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6 Epic (2013)** FOX (NASDAQ: NWS) 5
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7 Olympus Has Fallen Sony (NYSE: SNE) 6
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8 Peeples Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 2
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9 The Place Beyond The
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10 Empire State Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 3
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**Titles have delayed availability at certain rental outlets.

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Documentary on U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye Sponsored by Nitto Tire Selected for Inflight Showing by All Nippon Airways and Hawaiian Airlines

Documentary on U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye Sponsored by Nitto Tire Selected for Inflight Showing by All Nippon Airways and Hawaiian Airlines

CYPRESS, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A documentary on the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (Hawaii), sponsored by Nitto Tire, has been selected for inflight showing by All Nippon Airways and Hawaiian Airlines beginning on Oct. 1, 2013. Inouye served in the U.S. House of Representatives from August 1959 to January 1963 and in the U.S. Senate from January 1963 until his death in December 2012, at which time he became the highest ranking (Senate President Pro Tem) Asian-American politician and second-longest serving Senator in U.S. history.

Entitled "Journey to Washington," the film follows the path of Sen. Inouye, a pioneer in the Japanese-American community who led a vibrant and tumultuous life. It includes interviews with the senator himself as well as people from across the nation whose lives he enriched and was produced by Fujisankei Communications International and made possible by Nitto Tire. The film received a very positive reception when it aired in the United States earlier this year on terrestrial TV stations in Los Angeles, New York and Hawaii and on the TV Japan cable network.

"As a Japanese company doing business in the U.S., we believe that it is very important to do our best to contribute and give back to the U.S. community," said Tomo Mizutani, President of Nitto Tire U.S.A. "Senator Inouye was an exceptional role model and devoted supporter of the Japanese-American community, and he exemplified the highest values in a lifelong commitment to public service."

"Journey to Washington" looks back at an extraordinary man who was born in the U.S. as a Japanese-American, witnessed Imperial Japan's life-changing attack on Pearl Harbor, and experienced the pain of being labeled as an enemy alien despite his American citizenship. During WWII, Sen. Inouye joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team to prove his loyalty to the United States along with many other second-generation Japanese-Americans, losing his right arm in combat. He went on to become the first Japanese-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and later the first in the U.S. Senate.

Nitto Tire has achieved a positive position in the U.S. automotive market in terms of market awareness, product sales and customer engagement built on Nitto Tire's advances in performance tire engineering, high quality standards, sponsorships in a range of motorsports activities, creative enthusiast community building strategies, and a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking. As just one gauge of that success, Nitto Tire U.S.A. has surpassed 4.5 million fans on Facebook to rank among the top social media communities among all Japanese companies.

Information on Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. and its products can be found on the web at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @NittoTire.

About Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.
Nitto Tire ( develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information, visit the company's website or contact the company directly. Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, Calif., 90630.


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Actor Hal Sparks And Actress, Singer And Dancer Coco Jones Added As Judges To "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" Nationwide Costume Competition

Actor Hal Sparks And Actress, Singer And Dancer Coco Jones Added As Judges To "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" Nationwide Costume Competition

Jones and Sparks Join Halloween-Expert Judge Martha Stewart on the Star-Studded Special To Be Broadcast Oct. 26

Celebratory Event To Be Hosted by SNL's Kenan Thompson, Featuring a Performance by Pop-Star Cody Simpson, Including Celebrity Presenters Bailee Madison, Rico Rodriguez, Keean Johnson, Todd Newton and More

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Hal Sparks and actress, singer and dancer Coco Jones are set to join Halloween-expert Martha Stewart as judges of the first-ever nationwide 50-state costume competition at the star-studded "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" airing Saturday, October 26, 8-10 p.m. ET/5-7 p.m. PT on the Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families. "Saturday Night Live" actor and comedian, Kenan Thompson, is host of the one-of-a-kind two-hour special.





Hal Sparks is an actor, comedian and musician whose credits include the feature films "Spider-Man 2," "Slip Away" and "Extract" with actress Mila Kunis. Sparks is currently a lead actor on the popular live-action series "Lab Rats" and has appeared on "Talk Soup" "Celebrity Duet" and "Queer as Folk."

Jones' video for "Holla at the DJ" has over 2.8 million video views and garnered praise from MTV News, which likened Jones' video performance to a "young Beyonce." Jones' most recent hit, "Made Of," was released in March, and she is currently in the studio co-writing and recording all-new original music for her Hollywood Records album debut, expected to release in 2014. Most recently, Jones took home her first Radio Disney Music Award for the "Funniest Celebrity Take" and also performed her popular song "World Is Dancing." This summer, Jones toured the U.S. with boy band Mindless Behavior and then with Austin Mahone in August and September. Jones appeared as herself in the TV show, "Good Luck Charlie." Recent acclaim includes her feature on in "35 Under 35: Young, Black, and Amazing," which places her among the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Beyonce.

In preparation for the "Halloween Bash," the Hub Network launched a nationwide costume competition. Fifty semi-finalists representing each state in America will win a trip to Los Angeles to be a part of the two-hour star-studded event. One lucky winner will take home $25,000 and will have a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub Network's Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series." Viewers can visit to learn more and to view all of the Halloween costume submissions.

The special will also include chart-topping musical performances, celebrity presenters and lots of entertaining tricks and treats for kids and their families. The "Halloween Bash" will take place at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. Bob Bain serves as executive producer and Paul Flattery is producer for Bob Bain Productions. Additional presenters and chart-topping musical acts will also be announced shortly.

Sponsors of the "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" include Activision's Skylanders SWAP Force, Hasbro's Furby Boom!, Party City and Sparkle® Paper Towels.

About the Hub Network
The HubNetwork is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network's lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in over 73 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

To find the channel in your area, please visit and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

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AFCEA Partners With DHS Stop.Think.Connect.(TM) Campaign

AFCEA Partners With DHS Stop.Think.Connect.(TM) Campaign

AFCEA International and its Chapters promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month through Webinars, Events and Radio Shows

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA is honored to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect.(TM) Campaign's National Network and recognize this October's National Cyber Security Awareness Month.


Stop.Think.Connect. is an awareness effort designed to help Americans practice safer online habits. DHS, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), leads the Campaign. The Campaign's National Network is an alliance of non-profit organizations that promote cybersecurity awareness within their organizations and to their stakeholders.

In October 2013, AFCEA will promote this campaign through webinars, events and radio shows. Four free webinars feature subject matter experts addressing constructing a secure cyber future, practical cryptography, cloud security, and continuous monitoring. On October 8, AFCEA's corporate member only forum will feature a panel on "Ensuring Your Workforce is Cyber Savvy". The Wasatch Chapter will present a cyber and technology expo at Hill Air Force Base on October 9.

In addition, two radio shows will promote the cyber security theme in October. AFCEA Answers, a bi-weekly radio show on Federal News Radio, will present "Cyber Security: Safeguarding the Grid" on October 11. The AFCEA Alamo Chapter's Saturday radio show, Military City USA Radio, will focus its October episodes on cyber security with San Antonio military, government, and veteran leaders.

"AFCEA is excited to participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month," said MCPOCG Vince Patton, USCG (Ret.), Vice President for Homeland Security Programs, AFCEA International. "This is an excellent way to support the DHS Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign and showcase the breadth of AFCEA's cyber programs and activities."

AFCEA offers numerous other cyber security resources throughout the year, including SIGNAL Media articles and interviews, white papers, scholarship information, professional development courses, and corporate member directories. More information on AFCEA's cyber-related activites is available at More information on the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is available at

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. For more information, please visit

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Experts at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Applaud National Spotlight on Parkinson's Disease

Experts at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Applaud National Spotlight on Parkinson's Disease

PHOENIX, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions around the nation recently watched the NBC premier of "The Michael J. Fox Show." Leading experts at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix say they are delighted to see national exposure for this often misunderstood disease.

The new television series stars Michael J. Fox as a news anchor who returns to work five years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which affects as many as 1.5 million Americans.

"Our patients face many of the same life challenges as Michael J. Fox, so we are all excited to see him return to national television, bringing awareness to the disease," says Abraham Lieberman, MD, medical director of the Ali center. "Like Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox continues to be a champion for Parkinson's awareness and research."

Parkinson's disease experts from the Ali center at St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix are hopeful that Fox's character will both inspire patients and educate the general public about everyday struggles and successes for someone living with the disease.

"It's important for a figure like Michael J. Fox to show the world that people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can still live quality lives," says Arshia Sadreddin, MD, neurologist at the Ali center.

Since its founding in 1997, the Ali center has understood that medicine is only part of the treatment for Parkinson's disease. Last year, experts at the Ali center greeted more than 3,000 participants in their unique exercise, education and support programs which are now being emulated at other Parkinson's centers around the nation.

"Our unique community programs and the outstanding medical care are what make the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center truly innovative and a leader in the nation," says Margaret Anne Coles, the Ali center's program manager. "Over the years, we've added unconventional programs such as expressive art classes, exercise classes which include Tai Chi and Yoga, a music club, a choir, and recreation therapy activities including a golf clinic."

Research suggests about 60 percent of Parkinson's patients experience depression, anxiety or apathy. Specially designed for people with Parkinson's by experts at the Ali Center, these community programs help improve patients' quality of life by managing more than the physical effects of Parkinson's disease.

"Patients with Parkinson's often need more than just a doctor," says Coles. "At the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, we pride ourselves in helping patients learn how to maintain both their independence as well as a positive outlook on life."

About Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix is one of the most comprehensive Parkinson's treatment centers in the world, coordinating patient care, physical therapy, pharmaceutical and surgical care, research, and patient education and outreach. The Ali center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation. Website:

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"22 Jump Street" Begins Shooting For Sony Pictures Entertainment And Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

"22 Jump Street" Begins Shooting For Sony Pictures Entertainment And Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures


NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography began September 28(th), 2013 on Columbia Pictures' and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster 21 Jump Street, which took in more than $200 million at the worldwide box office.

22 Jump Street reunites Jonah Hill (upcoming Wolf of Wall Street and True Story) and Channing Tatum (upcoming Foxcatcher and Jupiter Ascending) as they return to their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko; they are also re-teaming with 21 Jump Street producer Neal H. Moritz (Fast and Furious franchise) and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, upcoming The LegoMovie). Alongside Hill and Tatum, Ice Cube (21 Jump Street, upcoming Ride Along) reprises his role as Captain Dickson.

Neal H. Moritz produces through the Original Film banner, along with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Executive producers are Brian Bell (Cedar Rapids, upcoming Neighbors), Tania Landau (21 Jump Street, Vantage Point), Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Reid Carolin (Magic Mike, Earth Made Of Glass), and Stephen J. Cannell. The screenplay is by Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), Oren Uziel (upcoming Kitchen Sink) and Rodney Rothman (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, upcoming Grudge Match), from a story by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill, based on the television series "21 Jump Street" created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell. The production films in New Orleans and Puerto Rico.

In the action-comedy 22 Jump Street, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Says producer Neal H. Moritz, "We were all so thrilled by the irreverent humor and the chemistry between Channing and Jonah as we sent them back to high school in the first film. So, of course, we just had to send them to college. It's also great to have Chris and Phil back at the helm. From the get go they have had the perfect pulse on the material, and have created an unforgettable cop buddy team in Schmidt and Jenko."

Continue directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, "Buddies who work together is a topic that is close to home for us. We're looking forward to working with Channing and Jonah, Neal and our friends at Sony again to take these guys' relationship to the next level."

Hill and Tatum add, "We are grateful to our friends at Sony and MGM for letting us do another one. We're proud to be working alongside Phil, Chris, Neal, Ice Cube, Korean Jesus and the rest of our amazing crew and cast. As we all know, sequels are ALWAYS better than the original. Every single time. This will be no exception. How are we still saying the exact same words at the same time? This is crazy! Jump Street!"

Lord and Miller's creative team includes director of photography Barry Peterson (21Jump Street, We're The Millers), production designer Steve Saklad (The Muppets, Juno), editor David Rennie (Office Space, upcoming Last Vegas), and costume designer Leesa Evans (Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall).

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels. For more information, visit

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Nickelodeon And Clear Channel Media And Entertainment Launch First Ever Nick-Branded Radio Station On iHeartRadio And

Nickelodeon And Clear Channel Media And Entertainment Launch First Ever Nick-Branded Radio Station On iHeartRadio And

Ariana Grande, Big Time Rush and Austin Mahone to Kick-off Nick Radio's Series Of Celebrity Guest DJs

Relativity and Reel FX's Animated Family Film Free Birds Onboard as Exclusive Launch Partner

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America, with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, announced today the launch of Nick Radio, where listeners will get "All the Hits, All the Slime," on iHeartRadio -- Clear Channel's industry-leading digital radio platform. Nick Radio will feature today's hit music; guest DJ stints by Nickelodeon stars, kicking off with Sam & Cat star Ariana Grande, Big Time Rush and Austin Mahone; and Nick-branded entertainment and celebrity interviews, all which will reflect Nickelodeon's personality and surprise-filled brand of humor. The brand-new family-targeted station will be programmed by Sharon Dastur, Program Director for the world-famous Z100 -- New York's Hit Music Station, and will stream on, and the iHeartRadio digital app. Additionally, Relativity and Reel FX's Free Birds, which hits theaters nationwide November 1, has signed on as Nick Radio's exclusive launch partner.


"Nick Radio is the perfect place for Nickelodeon to serve kids with the music they love and entertain them with our great characters and funny content," said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group. "Our partnership with Clear Channel's iHeartRadio will allow us to further deepen our relationship with kids across this great platform."

"It is such a great opportunity to work with Nickelodeon and create the first ever Nick Radio," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel. "The combination of Clear Channel's reach and programming expertise with the fun and dedicated audience of Nickelodeon is unique in the digital and on-air space. Introducing a family focused station like Nick Radio to the iHeartRadio platform and supporting it with an industry expert from Z100, one of the nation's top radio stations, is destined to be a homerun with both our listeners and Nick's viewers."

Rising pop music sensation and co-star of Nickelodeon's hit live-action series Sam & Cat, Ariana Grande, will take over Nick Radio as guest DJ during the station's first day, playing a selection of the current hits she loves most. Joining her as guest DJs for Nick Radio's debut will also be Austin Mahone and Big Time Rush. Post-launch, Nick Radio will also feature guest DJ stints by Nick Cannon, Cody Simpson and Jennette McCurdy, co-star of Sam & Cat.

Nick Radio will feature some of the most popular DJs in America including Mo' Bounce of New York's hit music station Z100, Maxwell of Q102 Philadelphia, and Wendy Wild of 103.5 KTU , the beat of New York, who will host the station's three dayparts, with Z100's Erica America on weekends. Nickelodeon will roll out additional programming, showcasing the network's talent and content, including:

-- On the Set With...- featuring interviews with Nickelodeon's live-action
stars from the sets of their hit shows.
-- Nick Radio Top 10 Countdown - a radio version of the weekly top ten
video show that airs on TeenNick, Nick's 24-hour digital channel for and
about teens.
-- Nick Radio Dance Party - hosted by Nickelodeon's own J. Boogie, this
two-hour mix of the best in Top 40 music will air every Friday and
Saturday night to get listeners up on their feet and dancing.
-- Nick Radio Top 10 - a daily hour-long countdown of the most popular
songs on the airwaves.
-- Hangin' With... - celebrity interviews with some of the biggest music,
TV, film and sports stars.
Additionally, on October 24, Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio will celebrate the new Nick Radio station with an event at the iHeartRadio Theatre presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York City, featuring live performances by Syco Music and Epic Records recording artists Fifth Harmony and Atlantic Records recording artist Cody Simpson. Fans can enter for a chance to win tickets by listening to Z100, 103.5 WKTU and 106.7 Lite fm and listeners who follow iHeartRadio on Twitter or Facebook will also have a chance to win tickets to the exclusive Nick Radio event on October 24. A live stream of the event will be available through

Nick Radio's family-focused digital station will be promoted across Clear Channel's Top 40, HOT AC and AC stations across the country, including Z100 New York, KISS-FM LA and Chicago, as well as across Nickelodeon's multiple platforms, including on-air, Nick's social media platforms and, where Nick Radio will also stream.

iHeartRadio, the No. 1 all-in-one digital service, reached 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from more than 150 cities, mood-related stations "Perfect For" any activity and user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. With a library of more than 16 million songs and 400,000 artists, iHeartRadio's Custom Station feature offers listeners more music than any other service available. Plus, the new iHeartRadio Talk feature gives users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today.

iHeartRadio is available across all major platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television and gaming devices. Visit for a complete list of app availability and to download.

Relativity will distribute Free Birds, produced by Reel FX and Relativity and starring Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Woody Harrelson, nationwide on November 1. The film is a story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the track who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the menu for good.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.

The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at

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Relativity ( is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including film production; financing and distribution; television; sports management; music publishing and digital media.

The studio has produced, distributed or structured financing for nearly 200 motion pictures, generating more than $22 billion in worldwide box office revenue and earning 73 Oscar(®) nominations. Recent films include: Safe Haven, Act of Valor and Immortals, the latter both opening number one at the box office in their debut. Relativity's other films include the eight-time Oscar(®) nominee The Social Network as well as Limitless and two-time Oscar(®) winner The Fighter. Upcoming films include the irreverent 3D animated buddy-comedy Free Birds, starring Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Oscar(®) nominee Woody Harrelson and Scott Cooper's gritty dramatic thriller Out of the Furnace, starring Oscar(® )winner Christian Bale, Oscar(®) nominee Casey Affleck and Oscar(®) nominee Woody Harrelson.

Relativity Sports is the industry's fastest growing sports agency, providing more than 400 NBA, NFL and MLB athletes with services ranging from contract negotiation to custom film and television content production. Relativity Television is one of the country's largest suppliers of unscripted television and has recently expanded to produce scripted series.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 34(th) year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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HIATUS KAIYOTE Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

HIATUS KAIYOTE Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates





"...worthy of four-star acclaim." - WALL STREET JOURNAL

"They're rooted primarily in decades-old forms of jazz, funk, and soul, yet they sound modern through abstract hip-hop twists and delightful weirdness." - ALL MUSIC, 4 ½ STARS

"A sexy, bewildering collection of truly original songwriting and virtuosic playing. This band is INCREDIBLE." - PASTE MAGAZINE

"dreamadelic soul" - THE GUARDIAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off a 'tweet' heard around the world from the enigmatic PRINCE @3rdeyegirl who gave a simple directive to "DON'T WORRY...JUST CLICK" and watch the impactful video for HIATUS KAIYOTE's adored record "Nakamarra" - the internationally acclaimed future soul band announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates in support of their debut album Tawk Tomahawk via Sony Masterworks' imprint Flying Buddha.

HIATUS KAIYOTEbrings their "slinky grooves," as detailed by Time Out NY to The Arsenio Hall Show on October 28 and KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on October 30, before kicking off theirFall tour that day at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA, followed by stops in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia. Melbourne's HIATUS KAIYOTE, recently deemed "worthy of four-star acclaim" by the Wall Street Journal also shares the cover of the September issue of Wax Poetics alongside Swedish electronic band Little Dragon.

In a little under two years, the buzz band has gained legions of fans from all over the world including highly-respected artists like ?uestlove, Flying Lotus and Erykah Badu, plus tastemakers and audiophiles like London-based DJ Gilles Peterson, Stereogum and KCRW. The band attracts such a diverse following because the music doesn't fit within the boundaries of a single genre. Each track is like a key ingredient in the listening experience that adds to a fusion of jazz, hip-hop, electronic, opera, rock and soul.

"Music has always been medication to us," lead singer Nai Palm explains. "It's a force for self-healing that we're ready to share with the world." Through a musical symbiosis, the band has created its own lane and Tawk Tomahawk showcases the breadth of their talent and love for music lyric by lyric, beat by beat.

Experience HIATUS KAIYOTElive and visit for new tour date announcements.

Wed. Oct. 30 - Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, CA
Fri. Nov. 1 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Tue. Nov. 5 - Brooklyn Masonic Temple - Brooklyn, NY
Wed. Nov. 6 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Fri. Nov. 8 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
Sat. Nov. 9 - North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA


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Sony Movie Channel Gets Into The Halloween Spirit With Themed Films Leading Up To And Celebrating All Hallows Eve

Sony Movie Channel Gets Into The Halloween Spirit With Themed Films Leading Up To And Celebrating All Hallows Eve


CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Movie Channel will have many sweet treats for movie fans in its October lineup with spooky, scary and campy Halloween-themed films as well as sci-fi classics and milestone anniversaries.

Continuing the tradition of showcasing some of the prestigious films in the history of the Industry, the movie channel will commemorate many special anniversaries including those of Oscar® classics THE WAY WE WERE, which premiered 40 years ago and THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, which hit theaters 20 years ago.

The month of October, featuring 75 films, 41 of which are making their debuts on the network, kicks its special events off with the 20(th) anniversary of THE AGE OF INNOCENCE on Tuesday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET /7 p.m. PT. In this award-winning drama director Martin Scorsese takes us back to 1870s New York and tells the tale of a wealthy aristocrat (Daniel Day-Lewis), who is torn between two women (Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder) and two worlds.

The centerpiece of the month, however, is the 40(th) anniversary of the 1973 Sydney Pollack classic, THE WAY WE WERE, which will be shown at 10 p.m. ET/ 7p.m. PT on Wednesday, October 16. Set against the backdrop of World War II and McCarthyism, the love story focuses on a diametrically opposed couple (Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford) who cross religious and political lines to be together. Marvin Hamlisch's music for the feature won Academy Awards for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song ("The Way We Were.").

And not be forgotten, on Friday, October 11, SMC is celebrating the 30(th) anniversaries of sci-fi cult classics from 1983 - KRULL at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE at 10 p.m. ET / 7p.m. PT and SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE at 11:35 p.m. ET / 8:35 p.m. PT.


The hit-packed month culminates with a celebration of Halloween with a week of programming, including horror dramas on October 31. At 10 p.m. ET /7p.m. PT, grab that leftover candy and a seat on the sofa to enjoy WOLF, the Mike Nichols horror film that follows a publishing house editor-in-chief in Vermont (Jack Nicholson), who is bitten by a wolf and goes through drastic physical and psychological changes. At 12:15 a.m. ET / 9:15 pm. PT (November 1), Sting and Jennifer Beal star in THE BRIDE, a romantic take on the legend of Frankenstein. Other Halloween programming includes a night of horror sequels on Friday, October 25 showcasing HOSTEL: PART III at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, THE GRUDGE 3 at 11:35 p.m. ET / 8:35 p.m. PT and MESSENGERS 2: THE SCARECROW at 1:15 a.m. ET / 10:15 p.m. PT. (October 26). The theme week continues on Monday, October 28 with vampire movies RISE: BLOOD HUNTER at 10 p.m. ET / 7p.m. PT, followed by THE BREED at 11:45 p.m. ET / 8:45 p.m. PT. Wednesday, October 30 brings campy Hollywood horror with THE CREEPING FLESH at 10 p.m. ET / 7p.m. PT, A REFLECTION OF FEAR at 11:40 p.m. ET /8:40 p.m. PT and THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN at 1:15 a.m. ET (October 31) / 10:15 p.m. PT.


In addition to the 30(th) anniversary films, Jack Nicholson double bill and horror sequels, the Friday Feature lineup will also include modern westerns. On Friday, October 4, the film THEQUICK AND THE DEAD (1995) will be shown at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT. The picture, directed by Sam Raimi, stars Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio and focuses on "The Lady" (Stone), a gunfighter who rides into the 1878 western town of Redemption, controlled by the ruthless John Herod (Hackman). The Lady joins a deadly dueling competition in an attempt to exact revenge for her father's death. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD will be followed at 11:50 p.m. ET/8:50 p.m. PT, by SILVERADO (1985), featuring an ensemble cast including Kevin Kline, Scott Glennon, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Jeff Goldblum, Linda Hunt and Brian Dennehy.



-Demi Moore Marathon - Sunday, Oct. 20 - NO SMALL AFFAIR at 6:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. PT; ST. ELMO'S FIRE at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, ABOUT LAST NIGHT at 10 p.m. ET| 7p.m. PT and MORTAL THOUGHTS at midnight ET /9 p.m. PT.
-Jack Nicholson Night - Friday, Oct. 18 - FIVE EASY PIECES at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT and EASY RIDER at 11:45 p.m. ET / 8:45 p.m. PT.
-Kim Basinger Films - Tuesday, Oct. 15 - BLIND DATE at 10 pm. ET/ 7 p.m. PT and NADINE at 11:40 p.m. ET/ 8:40 p.m. PT.
-Carmen Electra Features - Tuesday, Oct. 22 - MARDI GRAS: SPRING BREAK at 10 pm. ET/ 7 p.m. PT and MATING HABITS OF THE EARTHBOUND HUMAN at 11:35 p.m. ET/ 8:35 p.m. PT.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit

In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

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Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, uncensored theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. For more information, visit, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

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Nickelodeon And Johnny Cupcakes Release Limited-Edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Apparel And Accessories Line

Nickelodeon And Johnny Cupcakes Release Limited-Edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Apparel And Accessories Line

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nickelodeon and Johnny Cupcakes today announced the launch of a brand-new adult apparel and accessories collection inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new line features four limited-edition t-shirt designs, a sweatshirt and a variety of accessories available for men, women and even one for kids! All four designs are custom, with one-of-a-kind graphics that feature Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and a caricature Shredder in the unique Johnny Cupcakes "culinary" style. The line can be purchased in Johnny Cupcakes retail shops (Boston, Los Angeles, London, and Hull, MA) and to fans around the world on the company's website, beginning today.


Johnny Cupcakes is a clothing company largely focused on graphic t-shirts that playfully address pop-culture with a culinary twist. Over the past 10 years, Johnny Cupcakes has amassed an international following of customers, die-hard collectors who camp outside the bakery-themed stores for up to two weeks in anticipation for exclusive product.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on four mutant turtles - Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo - trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted on Nickelodeon in 2012 and ranked as the number-one new boy series for the year in the United States. Season two of the series premieres Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2013 TOTY Award winner for Property of the Year and 'Best Boy Toy' of the Year.

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Discovery Communications Named To Interbrand's Annual 'Best Global Brands' Report

Discovery Communications Named To Interbrand's Annual 'Best Global Brands' Report

-- Discovery Communications is highest ranked debut brand for 2013; One of only three global programmers on the list --

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interbrand, the world's leading brand consultancy, has named Discovery Communications to its annual report on the "Best Global Brands." Ranking 70(th) in its first appearance in the report, Discovery is the highest ranked new entrant for 2013. Discovery Communications is one of only three global programmers on the list.

Discovery makes its 2013 debut on the Best Global Brands list after a record-breaking year. Discovery-branded channels are available in more than 220 countries and territories and in 45 languages, reaching more than 1.5 billion subscribers outside the US. Since David Zaslav joined as CEO, the company has grown from making an estimated USD $720 million in total profits to making USD $721 million from its international business alone. Acclaimed programming including the Deadliest Catch series and Shark Week, has allowed Discovery to connect with viewers on a global scale. These moves have positioned the brand as a leader in its sector and have earned it a firm position in Interbrand's 2013 Best Global Brands report.

"Being recognized by Interbrand as one of the best global brands is an honor and a testament to the passion, loyalty and trust that Discovery has ignited in viewers around the world for more than 28 years," said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. "It is also a validation of Discovery Communications' ongoing strategy of investing in our family of brands to provide viewers with the highest quality programming featuring the best storytelling and the most compelling characters."

"In today's global and social media-obsessed marketplace, brand leaders recognize the need to be highly collaborative," said Jez Frampton, Interbrand's Global Chief Executive Officer. "The top 100 most valuable global brands are unlocking their value by participating, listening, learning, and sharing - and not just with leaders from within their organization, but with consumers too. Brands that learn to think differently about the role they play in consumers' lives - and how to fulfill that role - have an opportunity to change the world in ways they never imagined."

Launched in 1985 to just 156,000 U.S. households, Discovery Channel today is one of the world's most distributed media brands, reaching more than 430 million households in over 220 countries and territories. It is the flagship of Discovery Communications' global family of more than 30 television brands, which also include TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Investigation Discovery, among others.

The Interbrand Best Global Brands report is compiled using an ISO-certified methodology that analyzes the many ways a brand touches and benefits an organization, from driving bottom-line business results to delivering on customer expectations. Key criteria include a company's financial performance, how the brand influences consumer choice, and the strength the brand has to command a premium price or secure earnings for the company.

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About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 2 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is the leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit

About Interbrand
Founded in 1974, Interbrand is one of the world's largest branding consultancies. With nearly 40 offices in 25 countries, Interbrand's combination of rigorous strategy, analytics and world-class design creativity enables it to assist clients in creating and managing brand value effectively across all touchpoints in all market dynamics. Interbrand is widely recognized for its Best Global Brands report, the definitive guide to the world's most valuable brands. It is also known for having created a broader platform for the discussion on brands in the Webby-award winning website For more information on Interbrand, visit

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"America's Got Talent" Finalist Forte Signs With Syco/Columbia Records

"America's Got Talent" Finalist Forte Signs With Syco/Columbia Records



NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forte, the multicultural, operatic tenor trio whose performances on America's Got Talent captivated millions and launched the group into the national spotlight, has signed with Syco/Columbia Records.

Forte is pleased to announce the release of their self-titled debut album, available everywhere November 12. The lead single "Caruso" is available digitally today: Pre-order the album here: In addition, the album features "The Prayer," a duet with fellow America's Got Talent finalist Cami Bradley, as well as several songs the group performed on the show including "My Heart Will Go On," "Unchained Melody," and "Pie Jesu." See below for track listing, and listen to "Caruso" on SoundCloud now.

"We are excited to be joining one of the most prestigious labels in the entire music industry," the group said. "To go from complete strangers to a bona fide group on the same label as the top names in music is simply incredible. We can't wait to share this album with our fans."

Forte are gearing up for a very special New Year's in Las Vegas. The New Tropicana Las Vegas will play host to three very special New Year's weekend headline performances by the group, taking place December 28, 29, and 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Forte will also headline New York City's famed Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 16 as part of a benefit concert for Kate Winslet's Golden Hat Foundation, which supports those living with autism. Tickets are available starting Friday, October 18. Visit for more.

It's hard to imagine the members of Forte were complete strangers a few months ago. Having met just days before their first audition for America's Got Talent, the trio mesmerized millions on the eighth season of the reality competition series. Solo artists in their own right, Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela combine their individual talents to create one incredible, multicultural vocal force.

Josh Page answered his musical calling in 2011, after randomly being pulled on stage by Josh Groban to duet with the superstar at New York City's Madison Square Garden. He has since been invited to fill in for Andrea Bocelli at rehearsals and joined former America's Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho on tour as a guest. Sean Panikkar, whose parents are from Sri Lanka, never dreamed of a career in opera. In fact, he enrolled in the engineering program at the University of Michigan. Opera gradually became a bigger part of Panikkar's life, and after college, the singer performed with several prestigious institutions, including the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera. Raised in Puerto Rico, Fernando Varela was discovered on YouTube by hitmaker David Foster and ultimately won Foster's "Born To Sing" contest. Varela's global performances span some 31 countries, including a performance in Monte Carlo, Monaco with Maestro Giancarlo Chiaramello (conductor for the late Luciano Pavarotti), the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in Canada and the National Symphony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Forte track listing:
1. The Prayer
2. Pie Jesu
3. Somewhere
4. Unchained Melody
5. My Heart Will Go On
6. Caruso
7. Nessun Dorma
8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
9. Something
10. O Holy Night
11. Silent Night

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America's Got Talent returned this past summer with the hottest performers from across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show's eighth season. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars -- singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages. While each contestant has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum, the eventual winner is chosen by the television viewing audience. Since launching in 2006, America's Got Talent has been sold in 177 countries, with localized versions of the hit being produced in more than 54 countries around the world.

Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world's most successful global TV and music franchises. Syco Entertainment is also the world's most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the record label home for such diverse international recording artists as One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, Labrinth, IL Divo, Jonathan and Charlotte, Tate Stevens, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, James Arthur, Ella Henderson and the Loveable Rogues. Syco's television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 42 territories and the US version of The X Factor airs in over 205 countries. Got Talent first launched in the US as America's Got Talent and remains the No. 1 summer entertainment show. America's Got Talent airs in 193 countries with original versions of the format now produced in 56 territories around the world, making it the world's biggest selling TV format. Britain's Got Talent remains the highest rated entertainment series since it launched. The 2013 series finale of BGT had a peak audience of 17.4 million, the highest peak since the 2009 final. Britain's Got Talent in 2009 discovered the global singing career of Susan Boyle, who has sold 19 million records to date. Got Talent has boosted broadcasters' prime time audience shares by more than 300%.

Syco is co-producing an autobiographical 3D film centered upon the lives of global pop sensation One Direction. Morgan Spurlock will direct the film, giving fans a snapshot look into the lives of the band as they embark on the sold out world-wide tour. Additionally, Simon Cowell is Executive Producing with Harvey Weinstein to create a film centered around the remarkable success story of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, with James Corden taking the role of Potts.

One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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CONTACT: Catharine McNelly | Columbia Records, | 212-833-4731, or Russell Eslamifar | Syco Entertainment, | 310-467-5704

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