|THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE
THE 2008 PRESENTATION OF THE
23RD ANNUAL AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE AWARD HONORING SAMUEL L. JACKSON
WHO: This year's
honoree is Samuel L. Jackson.
WHAT: The American Cinematheque
Award presentation is one of Hollywood's premier 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 are 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); Steve
Martin (2004); Al Pacino (2005);George Clooney (2006) and Julia Roberts (2007).
WHEN: Monday, December 1, 2008
5:30 PM Press Check-in opens on
Plaza level across from the valet entrance. The hotel respectfully asks
that media not arrive until check-in time. The area must be kept clear so as not to impede
set up of the carpet area. All places on the carpet will be marked ahead of time.
Arrivals begin. Red carpet is in the hotel lobby.
7:00 PM Photo Op (THE
INTERNATIONAL GALLERY ROOM) with George Lucas doing a mock presentation of the award to
Samuel L. Jackson.
(No 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 for guests is Black Tie Optional (not for
CAMERAS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BALLROOM ITSELF.
WHERE: Beverly Hilton Hotel
(9876 Wilshire Blvd.) -- International Ballroom. Self-Park.
Parking at Robinson's May. No parking in the Hilton's Hotel Self-Parking.
HOTEL POLICY: NO
lounge-chair like furniture to be placed within the press pit area. NO food or beverage on
the red carpet. The lobby bar is open if you wish to dine, but no orders can be placed and
brought onto the red carpet. These rules are in place for the safety of members of the
media and guests.
Funds raised go toward the American Cinematheque's operating costs for its year-round
public film and video programs.
EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Giorgio Armani, Peter Bart,
Jeffrey Berg, Charlie Collier, Dick Cook, John Davis, Jordan Davis, Toby Emmerich, William
Friedkin, Leonard Goldberg, Wendy Goldberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Golin, Brad Grey,
Andras Hamori, Alan Horn, Toni Howard, Cookie Johnson, Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Lisa
Kasteler, Deborah Klein, Sherry Lansing, James Lassiter, George Lucas, Ron Meyer, Frank
Miller, Rick Nicita, Joanna Poitier, Sidney Poitier, John Rigney, Jeff Robinov, James G.
Robinson, Joe Roth, Eli Selden, Robert Shaye, Chris Silberman, John Singleton, Cara
Tripicchio, Marco Weber, David Yarnell.
AWARD PRESENTATION BY: George Lucas
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: Diahann Carroll, Vin Diesel,
Andy Garcia, George Lopez, George Lucas, John Singleton, Sharon Stone, Justin Timberlake,
Denzel Washington, Kerry Washington (on tape)
Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and John Travolta.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Paul Flattery & Barbara
PRODUCER: Irene Crinita
DIRECTOR: Michael Dempsey
WRITER: Paul Flattery
& David Wild
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, AMC: Mary Conlon
EVENT PRODUCER: Mann Productions
BROADCAST: THE AWARD SHOW WILL BE TAPED FOR
BROADCAST ON AMC ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008, at 10 PM ET/PT. It will air as
"Hollywood Celebrates Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute." This
is the 7th year that the event is broadcast on AMC. Contact for AMC: Theano Apostolu
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 that 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. 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 also programs the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa
Monica. Cinematheque is pronounced "Cinema-tech" like discotheque, not
CLIPS: AMC will provide clips on tape. If
you would like to order clips, please contact Theano Apostolu at 917-542-6361. You can
download a clip form on our website.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Available upon request. Jackson
receiving the award from George Lucas; Rick Nicita (American Cinematheque Chairman); Henry
Shields Jr. (Cinematheque President) and Barbara Smith (American Cinematheque Executive
Director); plus arrivals. Available from all major photo agencies such as AP, Berliner
Studios, Getty, Reuters, WireImage, etc. Photos obtained from agencies will require a fee.
Contact Andrea Collins at WireImage - 323.202.4122 or
More Information at www.americancinematheque.com
WE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU TO MENTION THAT THIS EVENT IS A BENEFIT FOR THE AMERICAN
CINEMATHEQUE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR COVERAGE. PROVIDING US WITH COPIES OF YOUR COVERAGE,
AND KEEPING IN TOUCH BY COVERING OUR MANY OTHER EVENTS AT THE AERO AND EGYPTIAN THEATRES
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WILL HELP TO BUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CINEMATHEQUE. WE
WELCOME NEW FRIENDS!!!
Mail Coverage to: Margot Gerber, American
Cinematheque, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA 90028 or e-mail
AMC is a multi-platform network that celebrates
classic movies and high-quality scripted series. Among the elite services available in
nearly 93 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC defines what it means to be
a classic movie network today, creating a distinctive viewing experience that celebrates
all that is enduringly cool, personal and powerfully relevant about movies. AMC's
comprehensive library of popular movies strike a meaningful chord with its audience, and
its critically-acclaimed slate of originals all have a cinematic quality that allow them
to complement and be complemented by some of the best movies of all time. AMC is a
subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, WE tv and
Sundance Channel. AMC is THE FUTURE OF CLASSIC.
Publicity Contact: Theano Apostolou, firstname.lastname@example.org | 917.542.6361
Updates, Media Alerts, Tip
Sheets will be posted here as they become available: www.americancinematheque.com
To purchase tickets contact: 323 314 7000. Tickets start at $550. The publicity dept. does
not take client submissions.