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THE 18th ANNUAL AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE AWARD

HONORING NICOLE KIDMAN

 

MEDIA ALERT

The American Cinematheque Presents

The 2003 PRESENTATION OF THE 18th ANNUAL AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE Award

Honoring NICOLE KIDMAN

WHO: This year's honoree is Nicole Kidman.

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 and fashion industries. 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); and Denzel Washington (2002).

WHEN: Friday, November 14, 2003

5:30 pm Press Check-in opens on Plaza level of hotel

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

7:10 pm Photo Op (EMPIRE ROOM) with Nicole Kidman. (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. 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, Nicola Bulgari, Graydon Carter, Dick Cook, Jonathan Dolgen, Tom Ford, Jim Gianopulos, Alan Horn, Kevin Huvane, Arie L. Kopelman, Sherry Lansing, Michael Lynne, Chris McGurk, Ron Meyer, Anthony Minghella, Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Rick Nicita, Mark Ordesky, Amy Pascal, Sydney Pollack, Miuccia Prada, Tom Rosenberg, Tom Rothman, Scott Rudin, Robert Shaye, Stacey Snider, Steven Spielberg, Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour

AWARD PRESENTATION BY: Adrien Brody

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Maxwell

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: Lauren Bacall, Robert Benton, Stockard Channing, Stephen Daldry, Matt Dillon, Danny Huston, Allison Janney, Michael Keaton, Wayne Knight, Baz Luhrmann, Anthony Minghella, Chris O’Donnell, Sydney Pollack, Natalie Portman, ChloŽ Sevigny, Naomi Watts, Harvey Weinstein. Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed. *(taped messages from) Russell Crowe, Dame Edna, Anthony Hopkins, George Miller and Meryl Streep.

EXEC. PRODUCERS: Paul Flattery & Barbara Smith PRODUCER: Irene Crinita

DIRECTOR: Michael Dempsey WRITER: Paul Flattery

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AMC: Rob Sorcher and Dave Ladik

BROADCAST: THE AWARD SHOW WILL BE TAPED FOR BROADCAST ON AMC ON DEC. 1, 2003.

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 Fenot Tekle (AMC) at 310.998.9308 or FTEKLE@rainbow-media.com.

SATELLITE COORDINATES:

November 14: November 15:

9:00 - 9:15 PM PT 10-10:30 am PT

Telstar 5, TR 25 (KU-Band) AMC 1, TR 9 (C-band)

11:30 PM - Midnight PT

Telstar 5, TR 25 (KU-Band)

PHOTOGRAPHS: Available upon request. Nicole Kidman receiving her award from Adrien Brody; Rick Nicita (American Cinematheque Chairman); Henry Shields, Jr. (Cinematheque President) and Barbara Smith (American Cinematheque Executive Director); plus arrivals. Berliner will have photos available immediately after the event. Contact Linda Pimpare at 323/857-1282 or Linda Pimpare [lindap@berlinerstudio.com]. 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

Hosts and presenters will receive a luxurious gift basket from Unilever Cosmetics International's Vera Wang and Calvin Klein fragrance collections as a thank you for their participation.

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: 1800 N. Highland Avenue, Suite 717, LA, CA 90028