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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 17, 2005
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

MEDIA ALERT

The American Cinematheque Presents

The 2005 PRESENTATION OF THE 20th annual amERICAN CINEMATHEQUE award

Honoring AL PACINO

WHO: This year's honoree is Al Pacino.

WHAT: The American Cinematheque Award presentation is one of Hollywood's premiere annual events. The benefit dinner and live show is attended by prominent leaders in the entertainment industry. Each year The American Cinematheque Award honors "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry currently making a significant contribution to the Art of the Moving Picture." Past honorees include: Eddie Murphy (1986), Bette Midler (1987), Robin Williams (1988), Steven Spielberg (1989), Ron Howard (1990), Martin Scorsese (1991), Sean Connery (1992), Michael Douglas (1993), Rob Reiner (1994), Mel Gibson (1995), Tom Cruise (1996); John Travolta (1997) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1998); Jodie Foster (1999); Bruce Willis (2000); Nicolas Cage (2001); Denzel Washington (2002); Nicole Kidman (2003); and Steve Martin (2004).

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2005

5:30 pm Press Check-in opens on the far west Plaza level of hotel (near self-parking entrance)

6:30 pm Arrivals begin. Red carpet is in the hotel lobby.

7:00 pm Photo Op (THE GALLERY) with Al Pacino. (there will not be a sound or picture feed)

*ALL ATTENDEES WILL BE ASKED TO DISPLAY PHOTO ID (CA Driver’s License or passport) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT. Attire is Black Tie Optional for the guests. There is no dress code for working press. No Parking validations.

Cameras are not allowed in the Ballroom itself.

 

WHERE: Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) -- International Ballroom. Self Park. No validation.

WHO BENEFITS:

Funds raised go towards the American Cinematheque's operating costs for its year round public film and video programs.

EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Peter Bart, Gail Berman, Martin Bregman, Colin Callender, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Garbus, Jim Gianopulos, Brad Grey, Taylor Hackford, Alan Horn, Michael Lynne, Michael Mann, Garry Marshall, Ron Meyer, Rick Nicita, Sydney Pollack, Edward R. Pressman, Rob Reiner, James Robinson, Tom Rothman, Robert Shaye, Stacey Snider, Oliver Stone and Irwin Winkler.

 

AWARD PRESENTATION BY: Bruce Willis

HOST: Jeremy Piven

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: James Caan, Andy Garcia, John Goodman, Ed Harris, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Marisa Tomei and Jon Voight will appear in person to pay tribute to Al Pacino. Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed. Taped messages from: Robert DeNiro, Colin Farrell and Meryl Streep.

EXEC. PRODUCERS: Paul Flattery & Barbara Smith

PRODUCER: Irene Crinita

DIRECTOR: Michael Dempsey

WRITER: Paul Flattery & David Wild

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AMC: Rob Sorcher and Dave Ladik

BROADCAST: THE AWARD SHOW WILL BE TAPED FOR BROADCAST ON AMC ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2006 at 10 PM ET/PT. It will air as "Hollywood Celebrates Al Pacino: An American Cinematheque Tribute. This is the 4th year that the event is broadcast on AMC.

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE: Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents film and video programming which ranges from the classics and world cinemas to the outer frontiers of the art form. Exhibition of rare works, special prints within our series, etc. are a Cinematheque tradition that keep the avid film lover coming back for once-in-a-lifetime cinema experiences. We also treat our audiences to fascinating post-screening discussions with the filmmakers who created the work. In 2000, the Cinematheque launched its own DVD and video label, "American Cinematheque Presents," to broaden the availability of its critically acclaimed programming. The American Cinematheque owns and operates the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The building has won every major preservation award since the completion of its renovation in 1998. The Cinematheque will begin programming the Aero Theatre in 2004. Cinematheque is pronounced "Cinema-tech" like discotheque not "Cinema-teek."

CLIPS: AMC will provide clips on tape as well as a satellite feed. If you would like to order clips please contact

Lynn Weiss (AMC) at 310.998.9307 or llweiss@rainbow-media.com.

You can download a request form at: http://www.americancinematheque.com/ball/2005/2005alpacino.htm

Also available is a clip reel of excepts from the past 20 years of this event. Please allow 24 hours to obtain this reel.

SATELLITE COORDINATES:

Friday, October 21

930 - 10 pm (Red Carpet Arrivals feed)

Satellite: AMC9/ Transponder 04/ Ku-band
Downlk Freq: 11780MHz (V)

1130 - midnight (full feed)

Satellite: AMC9/ Transponder 04/ Ku-band
Downlk Freq: 11780MHz (V)

Saturday, October 22 (Full feed)

10 - 1030 am re-feed of entire package

Satellite: IA5/ transponder 23/ C-band
Downlk Freq: 4160MHz (V)

PHOTOGRAPHS: Available upon request. Pacino receiving his award; Rick Nicita (American Cinematheque Chairman); Henry Shields, Jr. (Cinematheque President) and Barbara Smith (American Cinematheque Executive Director); plus arrivals. Available from all major photo agency such as: Getty, Reuters, WireImage, etc. Outlets must cover their own photo fees. The Cinematheque will have photos later. Contact: Margot Gerber at 323/461-2020, ext. 115. More Info. at: www.egyptiantheatre.com

 

WE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU TO MENTION THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE IN CONNECTION WITH

YOUR COVERAGE OF THE EVENT. BY PROVIDING US WITH COPIES OF YOUR COVERAGE, YOU WILL INSURE

YOUR CREDENTIALS FOR NEXT YEAR!

Mail to us at: Margot Gerber, American Cinematheque, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA 90028

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