MEDIA ALERT

The American Cinematheque Presents

The 2002 PRESENTATION OF THE 17th annual amERICAN CINEMATHEQUE award

Honoring DENZEL WASHINGTON

WHO: This year's honoree is Denzel Washington.

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 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); John Travolta (1997) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1998); Jodie Foster (1999); Bruce Willis (2000); and Nicolas Cage (2001).

WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2002

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

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

7:00 pm     Photo Op (EMPIRE ROOM) with Denzel Washington. (there will not be a sound 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.

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 CO-CHAIRS: Jeffrey Berg, Peter Chernin, Dick Cook, Jonathan Dolgen, Alan Horn, Sherry Lansing, Ed Limato, Chris McGurk, Ron Meyer, Amy Pascal

HOST: Jamie Foxx

AWARD PRESENTATION BY: Tom Hanks

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Barry Bonds, Cedric "The Entertainer", Robert Downey, Jr., Ethan Hawke, Keanu Reeves, Bruce Willis. Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed. *(taped messages from) Mel Gibson, Spike Lee.

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

DIRECTOR: Michael Dempsey WRITER: Paul Flattery

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AMC: Nancy McKenna

THE AWARD SHOW WILL BE TAPED FOR BROADCAST ON AMC IN MARCH 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. 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 Fenot Tekle (AMC) at 310.998.9308 or FTEKLE@rainbow-media.com.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Available upon request. Denzel Washington receiving his award from Tom Hanks; Peter Dekom & Mike Medavoy (American Cinematheque Co-Chairs); Henry Shields, Jr. (Cinematheque President) and Barbara Smith (American Cinematheque Executive Director); plus arrivals. Wireimage will have photos available immediately after the event. Contact Herb Hemming at 323.817.3221 or herb@wireimage.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

 

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

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