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How to Obtain Credentials for the American Cinematheque Awards (Annual Event)

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(as of 11/20/08 at 10:10 PM. This document will be updated as information changes)

The American Cinematheque Presents

The 2008 PRESENTATION OF THE 23rd Annual AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE Award

Honoring Samuel L. Jackson

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS
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.

6:30 PM     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 press).

CAMERAS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BALLROOM ITSELF.

WHERE:    Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) -- International Ballroom. Self-Park.

PARKING:   $
12 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.

WHO BENEFITS:  
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 Smith 
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 917-542-6361.

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 "Cinema-teek."

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 andrea.collins@wireimage.com



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 publicity@americancinematheque.com


About AMC
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.

AMC Publicity Contact: Theano Apostolou, tapostolou@rainbow-media.com | 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.

Requests to Cover the Event: Credentials are closed for 2008. Give us your contact information if you want to be notified about future events in advance.

NOTE: Due to recent changes to Fire Marshall regulations, the red carpet area will be able to accommodate fewer members of the media than in previous years. Regrettably, we will not necessarily be able to grant you credentials.

In order to be considered for credentials, please make every effort to get your COMPLETE request in early.Broadcast crews will be limited to one or two persons due to space considerations. Please plan accordingly.

To obtain press credentials for this event, please send a FAX on Letterhead from your outlet to request an application form.

It is crucial that you fill out all paperwork completely. Priority will be given to outlets that have a specific run date for coverage.

Fax to Margot Gerber at 323 461 9737 by Monday, November 17, 2008. Credentials will be confirmed the week of November 24th.

Please, no e-mailed or verbal requests. These will not be honored.

HOW TO OBTAIN CREDENTIALS (click for detailed information on preparing and sending your request.

For Information about Covering the AMC TV Broadcast please contact::
AMC Publicity Contact: Theano Apostolou, tapostolou@rainbow-media.com | 917.542.6361

Press Release 2

Download Media Alert as a PDF

Download Tip Sheet as a PDF

Download a Clip Request Form
(broadcast media only)

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