MEDIA ALERT

The American Cinematheque Presents

The 15th annual Moving Picture Ball

Honoring BRUCE WILLIS

Recipient of The 2000 American Cinematheque Award

WHO: This year's honoree is Bruce Willis

WHAT: The Moving Picture Ball, presented by the American Cinematheque, 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) and John Travolta (1997) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1998); and Jodie Foster (2000).

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2000

5:45 pm Press Check-in opens on Plaza level of hotel.

6:30 pm Arrivals begin.

7:00 pm Photo Op (EMPIRE ROOM) with Bruce Willis & award presenter Julia Roberts.

*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.

HONORARY CHAIRS: Arnold Rifkin & Joe Roth

HOST: Alan Rickman

AWARD PRESENTATION BY: Julia Roberts

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Glenn Gordon Caron, Michael Clarke Duncan, Linda Fiorentino, Melanie Griffith, Larry King, Haley Joel Osment, Matthew Perry, Kevin Pollak, Paul Reiser, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Billy Bob Thornton, Chris Tucker. Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed. *(taped messages from) Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, President George Bush, George Clooney, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Norman Jewison, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, Brad Pitt, Rob Reiner, William Sadler and Cybil Shepard.

EXEC. PRODUCERS: Paul Flattery/Robert Dalrymple PRODUCER: Irene Crinita

DIRECTOR: Morris Abraham WRITERS: Bruce Vilanch/Paul Flattery

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TNT: Sandy Shapiro

THE MOVING PICTURE BALL WILL BE TAPED FOR BROADCAST ON

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on TNT.

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. Cinematheque is pronounced "Cinema-tech" like discotheque not "Cinema-teek."

 

SATELLITE FEED: A satellite feed of clips of the show will be available: Sunday, Sept. 24 (1:00 –1:30 PM ET) & (10:00 – 10:30 AM PT). T46, Telstar 4, C-Band, Transponder 6. Technical contact: Globecast 310.45.3903. All clips are courtesy of TNT. For news usage only. Cleared for air through Oct. 31, 2000 at 12 midnight ET.

CLIPS: TNT will provide clips on tape. If you would like to order clips please contact Walter Ward (TNT) at 404.885.0298 or walter.ward@turner.com.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: Available upon request. Bruce Willis receiving his award from Julia Roberts, Peter Dekom & Mike Medavoy (American Cinematheque Co-Chairs) and Barbara Smith (American Cinematheque Executive Director); plus arrivals. Image Direct will have photos available immediately after the event. Contact Paul Melcher at 212.704.9675. Outlets must cover their own photo fees. The Cinematheque will have photos later. Contact: Margot Gerber at 323/461-2020, ext. 115.

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

*List subject to change.

 

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE

THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL MOVING PICTURE BALL

HONORING BRUCE WILLIS

September 23, 2000

 

Tip Sheet

(**Scheduled to participate in show)

Artists who worked with Bruce are indicated by film titles in ()'s.

(as of 9/20/00)

** Jennifer Aniston ("Friends")
**Cate Blanchett ("Outlaws" coming 2001) also in ELIZABETH
**Glenn Gordon Caron (Executive Producer, "Moonlighting")
**Michael Clarke Duncan (ARMAGEDDON, THE WHOLE NINE YARDS)
Peter Dekom (Cinematheque Co-Chairman)
**Linda Fiorentino
**Melanie Griffith (BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, NOBODY’S FOOL)
**Larry King (THE JACKAL, THE KID)
Shaquille O'Neal
**Haley Joel Osment  

(THE SIXTH SENSE)

Amanda Peet (THE WHOLE NINE YARDS)
**Matthew Perry ("Friends," THE WHOLE NINE YARDS)
**Kevin Pollack (THE WHOLE NINE YARDS)
**Paul Reiser ("Mad About You," THE STORY OF US)
**Alan Rickman (DIE HARD 2: WITH A VENGEANCE) Hosting Moving Picture Ball
**Julia Roberts (presenting the award to Willis; THE PLAYER, OCEAN’S 11 coming 2001)
**Chris Tucker (THE FIFTH ELEMENT)
Mike Medavoy (Cinematheque Co-Chairman)
Barbara Smith (American Cinematheque Executive Director)

Subject to change

 

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