The “official” release
Those of you following this blog know most of this already, but thought I would repost the more “official” announcement of it. (I prefer to think of it as more “stiff” but that’s just me. :-))
One new bit of info is the POSTERS they’ll be giving out there. Who besides me wants the first Dead of Night poster?!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Platinum Studios and Omnilab Media Group bring a Sneak Peek of “Dead of Night” to the San Diego International Comic-Con
Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington, Anita Briem and director Kevin Munroe to participate
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 16, 2009 – Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Platinum Studios Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS) and Omnilab Media Group have announced that they will bring a sneak peek of their new action thriller comedy, “Dead of Night” to San Diego Comic Con International on Thursday, July 23 at 10:00am during the “Masters of the Web” Panel. This panel combines the most popular genre and movie websites to discuss how new media have affected movie making, what it takes to run a popular site, and much more in a panel discussion and Q&A session.
“Dead of Night” stars Brandon Routh (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Superman Returns”), Sam Huntington (“Fanboys” and “Superman Returns”) and Anita Briem (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”) will participate in a discussion on the making of “Dead of Night” and present an exclusive sneak peek of their new film “Dead of Night”, based on the Dylan Dog comic books.
“Dead of Night” director Kevin Munroe (“TMNT”) will moderate this third annual IESB.net panel with participants that include Robert Sanchez (IESB.net), Ryan Rotten (Shocktilyoudrop.com), Mike Sampson (Joblo.com), Jeremy Smith (Aintitcoolnews.com), Brad Miska(Bloody-Disgusting.com), Drew McWeeny (Hitfix.com), Devin Faraci (CHUD.com), Paul Christensen (Movieweb.com), Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com/AOL Black Voices), Vic Holtreman (Screenrant.com) and George Roush (Latinoreview.com).
The panel takes place in Room 32AB on Thursday, July 23rd at 10am.
An autograph signing session for “DEAD OF NIGHT” will follow the panel at 12Noon and will include Routh, Huntington, Briem and Munroe in the San Diego Comic Con International Autograph Alley where an exclusive “DEAD OF NIGHT” poster will be given away.
Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Hyde Parks’ Amritraj are producing with Gilbert Adler (“Valkyrie”, “Superman Returns” and “Constantine”). Executive Producers include Omnilab Media’s Christopher Mapp, Matthew Street and David Whealy, Cinemarket’s Peter Graves, The Greenberg Group’s Randy Greenberg, who brought all of the parties together, Hyde Park’s Patrick Aiello, Kevin Munroe, Lars Sylvest and Film Production Capital LLC’s Will French and Stephen Roberts. Platinum Studios’ Brian Altounian and Rich Marincic are co-producing along with Hyde Park’s Manu Gargi.
Hyde Park and Platinum Studios completed the financing for the picture with Omnilab Media, and Hong Kong-based Standard Chartered Bank. Omnilab Media will play a key role in securing and/or overseeing North American distribution for the picture as it recently has for “The Bank Job,” “W,” and “The Messenger”
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About Hyde Park Entertainment Group
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group has produced several box office hits such as BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, starring Steve Martin and Academy Award-nominee Queen Latifah, PREMONITION, starring Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon, DREAMER, starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning through DreamWorks SKG, SHOPGIRL starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes through The Walt Disney Company, which opened to rave reviews, and TRAITOR, starring Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce. Additionally, Hyde Park Entertainment enjoyed a successful box office with the Kate Hudson feature RAISING HELEN, which was directed by Hollywood legend Garry Marshall, the critically acclaimed drama/romance MOONLIGHT MILE, directed by Brad Silberling, starring Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Holly Hunter and the Golden Globe nominated BANDITS, directed by Barry Levinson starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett. Hyde Park Entertainment Group has grown into a cutting-edge option to the traditional Hollywood studio system for filmmakers by making it one of the few progressive global independent companies that encompasses most elements of a full-fledged studio. The Company, which includes live-action, animation and cross-cultural cinema, is capable of developing, producing and financing projects as well as handling their international sales and marketing through the mini-major’s foreign arm, Hyde Park International. Amritraj’s Hyde Park has produced or executive-produced over 100 films around the world and has recently engineered a strategic production financing deal with Abu Dhabi’s ImageNation for $250 million over seven years.
About Platinum Studios, Inc.
Platinum Studios (OTCBB: PDOS) is an entertainment company that controls an international library of over 5,000 U.S. and international comic book characters, which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media including print, film, online, mobile / wireless, gaming, and merchandising. Platinum Studios’ film and TV division is developing “Cowboys & Aliens” with producers Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Kurtzman/Orci (the writing team behind the “Transformers” franchise and the resurrected “Star Trek” franchise) . In addition, Platinum is developing with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, “Unique” at Walt Disney Pictures, “The Witchblade” with “Wanted” executive producer Marc Silvestri, Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Arclight Films, “Atlantis Rising” with DreamWorks, Kurtzman/Orci and director Len Wiseman (“Underworld” and “Live Free and Die Hard”) , and an untitled project at Sony Pictures Animation.
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Omnilab Media is an Australian and New Zealand based globally focused vertically integrated entertainment company involved in the production, visual effects, post production and financing of a diverse range of film and television properties. Amongst the funding deals recently concluded by Omnilab Media are Oliver Stone’s W, and The Bank Job, and The Messenger. Omnilab Media has also created a new digital film company with Kennedy Miller Mitchell (Dr.D Studios) to use groundbreaking digital storytelling, animation and visual effects. The first production will be HAPPY FEET 2, with a range of other blue-chip properties in development. Christopher Mapp is Managing Director, Matthew Street is Executive Director and David Whealy is Executive Producer of Omnilab Media.
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