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October 13, 2011

 

MEDIA ALERT

The American Cinematheque Presents

The 2010 PRESENTATION OF THE 25th ANNUAL AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE award

Honoring ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

WHO: This year's honoree is Robert Downey Jr.

WHAT: The American Cinematheque Award presentation is one of Hollywood's premier annual events. The benefit dinner and live show are 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), Julia Roberts (2007), Samuel L. Jackson (2008) and Matt Damon (2010).

WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2011

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. 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 Robert Downey Jr. and the American Cinematheque Award.

*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. (No sound or picture feed.)

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

 

PARKING: $12 Parking at the Hilton Hotel’s Self-Parking. $16 at valet. Mention you were there for the American Cinematheque Award Show when you leave.

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: Bruce Berman, David Dobkin, Toby Emmerich, Jon Favreau, Kevin Feige, Adam Fogelson, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Mel Gibson, Adam Goodman, Brad Grey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hansen, Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg, Sue Kroll, Donna Langley, Jude Law, Bryan Lourd, Barry Meyer, Ron Meyer, Rick Nicita, Gwyneth Paltrow, Todd Phillips, Guy Ritchie, Jeff Robinov, James G. Robinson, Rich Ross, Ted Sarandos, Garry Shandling, Joel Silver, Ben Stiller, Trudie Styler, Jim Toth, Thomas Tull, Joss Whedon.

AWARD PRESENTATION BY: Surprise Guest

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: Jennifer Aniston, Jack Black, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Sr., Jon Favreau, Jodie Foster, Anthony Michael Hall, Jared Harris, Guy Ritchie, Garry Shandling, Joel Silver, Robin Wright. (on tape) Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephen Fry and Ben Stiller.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Paul Flattery & Barbara Smith WRITERS: Paul Flattery

DIRECTOR: Leslie Wilson EVENT PRODUCER: Mann Productions

PRODUCER: Irene Crinita

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE: Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a nonprofit, 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 cinema 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."

MULT-BOX: No Mult Box.

CLIPS: Clips will be available for download from an FTP site on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The URL for this information was e-mailed to credentialed press in their confirmation letters.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Available upon request. Robert Downey Jr. with the American Cinematheque 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 agencies such as AP, Getty, Reuters, WireImage, etc. Photos obtained from agencies will require a fee.

More Information at www.americancinematheque.com

Attending talent list is subject to change at any time.

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., Los Angeles, CA 90028 or e-mail: publicity.png (27678 bytes)

 

Press Credentials are Closed for 2011. Press credential information.

Join our mailing list on the home page of our website to find out about future events.

 

CONTACTS:

 

Margot Gerber, American Cinematheque Publicist (Press Request Inquiries)

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