NYC – Being Human Panel

Join the Cast for a Preview Screening and Discussion on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm ET

Sam Witwer
, “Aiden”
Meaghan Rath, “Sally Malik”
Sam Huntington, “Josh”
Mark Stern, President of Original Programming, Syfy

This re-imagined version of the same-titled hit Brit series follows three twenty-something Bostonians as they navigate the demands of contemporary urban life, which in their case is just a wee bit harder due to certain existential complications: one’s a ghost, one’s a vampire, and one’s a werewolf. And you thought you had angst! The metaphorical possibilities are endless, and the series has won praise for explicating the humanity of its characters, in addition to their preternatural qualities. Among its fans is the Atlantic’s Alyssa Rosenberg, who lauds the series as a “sharp, charming twist on the supernatural that also deftly explores that most important of twenty-something relationships, being roommates.”

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Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

NYC – Mad Men Star Appears at All-Star Superman Premiere

Press Release

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, who provides the voice of Lois Lane in the highly-anticipated All-Star Superman, will attend the film’s World Premiere Monday, February 14 at The Paley Center for Media in New York. Hosted by Warner Home Video and ComicBookResources.com, the evening will include red carpet interviews and a post-premiere panel discussion surrounding the first public screening of All-Star Superman, the exciting 10th entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

Red carpet interviews will begin at the Paley Center in New York City (25 West 52nd Street) at 5:00 p.m. with the screening commencing at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, Hendricks will be joined by noted comics & screenwriter Dwayne McDuffie and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano for a panel discussion.

A limited number of free tickets were initially available for the general public, but this event is now completely sold out.

On Thursday, February 17, All-Star Superman will also screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) with media interviews starting at 5:30 p.m. and screening commencing at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring Desperate Housewives’ James Denton (the voice of Superman), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Sam Liu, writer Dwayne McDuffie and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants, including voice cast members, will be announced as confirmed.

In All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthor’s perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act.

Based on the Eisner Award-winning DC Comics series/graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison with illustration by Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman is executive produced by animation guru Bruce Timm and directed by Sam Liu (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by acclaimed comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths).

The celebrity-packed voice cast is headed by James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor. The stellar cast includes seven-time Emmy® Award winner Ed Asner (Up) as Perry White, Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Jimmy Olsen and Linda Cardellini (ER) as Nasty.

ComicBookResources.com will act as media partner for the events, providing updates and special prizing opportunities throughout its many multimedia outlets.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, All-Star Superman will be distributed February 22, 2011 by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, as well as single disc DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

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CA/NYC – Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Premieres

The Paley Center for Media Hosts the Premieres for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse on Sept. 21 in Los Angeles & Sept. 23 in New York;

Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis
Presented by Warner Home Video & UGO
 
Warner Home Video, UGO.com and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the bi-coastal World Premieres of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, in Los Angeles on September 21 and New York on September 23. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend both events for red carpet media interviews and post-screening panel discussions.
 
On Tuesday, September 21, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) with media interviews starting at 5:30 p.m. and screening commencing at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion moderated by UGO movie editors will follow the screening featuring executive producer Bruce Timm, director Lauren Montgomery, writer Tab Murphy and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants, including voice cast members, will be announced as confirmed.
 
On Thursday, September 23, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will screen at the Paley Center in New York City (25 West 52nd Street) with media interviews starting at 5:00 p.m. and screening commencing at 6:30 p.m.  Following the screening, Kevin Conroy, the fan-favorite voice of Batman, and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano will lead a panel discussion moderated by UGO movie editors. Additional participants, including voice cast members, will be announced as confirmed.
 
A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on Sept. 21 must RSVP via email to SupermanBatmanLA@gmail.com. Fans in New York City wishing to receive free tickets to the NY event on Sept. 23 must RSVP via email to SupermanBatmanNY@gmail.com.
 
Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.
 
Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist).
 
In Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor — leading Batman and Superman to encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.
 
Fan favorites Tim Daly (Private Practice) and Kevin Conroy (China Beach) return to their seminal roles as Superman and Batman, respectively. The celebrity-laden guest cast is headed by Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as the daunting Darkseid. Sci-Fi heroine Summer Glau (Serenity/Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) provides the voice of Supergirl, and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up) reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness.
 
Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 28, 2010.

CA – Community Panel

Joel McHale and Chevy Chase speak about NBC’s Community

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
7:00 pm PT
Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills 

Joel McHale, “Jeff Winger”
Chevy Chase, “Pierce”
And additional members of the cast and creative team. 

Boasting a crack ensemble cast led by Joel McHale as wisecracking disgraced lawyer Jeff Winger, Community follows the misadventures of a quirky group of students at Greendale Community College, an institute of less than higher learning. Creator Dan Harmon’s cult credentials are impeccable—he’s behind Channel 101 and The Sarah Silverman Program, among other alt-comedy favorites—and Community is an intriguing and wholly successful move into mainstream, ready-for-primetime entertainment. A critical and popular success, Community delights with its rapid-fire, off-kilter comedy, its fundamentally humane heart, and a perfectly deployed Chevy Chase as ragingly inappropriate moist towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne.

Community is produced by Universal Media Studios and Sony Pictures Television. Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 

http://www.paleycenter.org/paleyfest2010/ 

CA – Family Guy Panel

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 – 7:00 pm

Seth MacFarlane,
Mila Kunis, “Meg Griffin, Family Guy
Steve Marmel, Writer/Producer
Dan Palladino, Producer, Family Guy
Danny Smith, Executive Producer, Family Guy
Mike Barker, Executive Producer, American Dad
Rich Appel, Executive Producer, The Cleveland Show
Kara Vallow, Producer, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show
Plus additional guests.  

Although he carries on the tradition of hand-drawn animation, producer-writer-director-actor-animator Seth MacFarlane’s satirical view of life is anything but old fashioned. He pushes the envelope as far as possible when it comes to roasting sacred cows, frequently evoking the ire of various religious and parental watchdog groups, much to his delight. MacFarlane reigns over the current Sunday night Fox schedule, with his career-defining Family Guy, only the second animated program ever nominated for the Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series; American Dad!, a send-up of jingoism; and The Cleveland Show, which proves his humor can cross racial barriers as it depicts a black family as dysfunctional and hilarious as any he has created.

Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

http://www.paleycenter.org/paleyfest2010/

NYC/CA – Additions to Planet Hulk Events

Blair Butler, Joe Quesada & more added to Planet Hulk events

JOE QUESADA ADDED TO NY PLANET HULK EVENT MODERATED BY WWE’s MATT STRIKER; G4′s BLAIR BUTLER TO MODERATE L.A. EVENT

Earlier Tuesday Newsarama and New York Comic-Con invited websites from around the world to share in the world premiere of the first extended clip from the upcoming Planet Hulk animated feature along with exclusive live coverage of the bi-coastal Planet Hulk events on Thursday evening Jan. 14. Now we have further details on the talent and creators featured at each event, co-sponsored by Newsarama and New York Comic Con.

Following the East Coast exclusive first screening of Lionsgate and Marvel Animation’s Planet Hulk, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada will join Greg Pak – the award-winning film director, screenwriter, and fan favorite comic book writer of the original “Planet Hulk” story, along with Marvel Publishing’s Hulk editor Mark Paniccia and President of Marvel Animation’s Eric Rollman in an interactive panel discussion about the original “Planet Hulk” comic book storyline, its transition to an animated feature, as well as the current Hulk comic book storyline “Fall of the Hulks” and this summer’s Hulk event “World War Hulks”.
 

The panel will be moderated by WWE wrestler and Friday Night Smackdown color commentator Matt Striker.
 
Later Thursday evening, following the West Coast exclusive first screening of Planet Hulk, Emmy Award-nominated and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeph Loeb (current writer of Marvel’s Hulk series), Planet Hulk screenwriter Greg Johnson, actor Rick D. Wasserman (voice of the “Hulk”), Planet Hulk Supervising Director Frank Paur and Supervising Producer Josh Fine will participate in an interactive discussion focusing on the production of the highly-anticipated animated film, scheduled for DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release on February 2, 2010.
 

The panel will be moderated by Blair Butler, host of the “Fresh Ink” comic book segment on G4′s Attack of the Show and writer/producer of the show’s “Slasher School” series of animated shorts.
 
Click here for more details about the Planet Hulk event. Website editors, webmasters, and owners click here to learn how your site can participate in the premiere of the first extended clip from Planet Hulk, and live coverage of both panels.

The world premiere of the Planet Hulk clip premieres at Newsarama and NYComicCom.com (or your favorite genre website) at 8pm EST/5pm PST Thursday, Jan. 14, followed by live Planet Hulk NYC event coverage. Live coverage of Planet Hulk L.A. begins at 11pm EST/8pm PST that same night.

NYC & CA – Planet Hulk Coast-to-Coast

Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak sign on Jan 14th

Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak sign on Jan 14th

NEWSARAMA & NEW YORK COMIC CON SPONSOR PLANET HULK EVENT FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST SCREENING OF THE UPCOMING ANIMATED FEATURE

In Association with Marvel Animation and Lionsgate Home Entertainment, The Paley Center for Media Will Host Top Film and Publishing Talent In Bicoastal Event in NYC and LA On January 14th, 2010

Norwalk, CT, December 22, 2009 — New York Comic Con (NYCC) and Newsarama.com have today announced a bicoastal event to take place on January 14th, 2010 at The Paley Center for Media in New York and in Los Angeles centered around Marvel Animation’s critically lauded and top-selling Planet Hulk saga that originally debuted to comic book fans in 2006.  The event will feature an exclusive first screening of the upcoming animated film of the same name from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Marvel Animated Features as well as an opportunity to meet the talent behind both the popular comic book and the animated film during an evening that will also include limited-edition giveaways and creator signings.

Planet Hulk is the highly anticipated animated feature scheduled for DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release on February 2, 2010 that follows the Incredible Hulk as he’s sent into exile on a strange alien world after being banished from Earth.  But will he be the champion of this new planet?  Or the destroyer of it?

Marvel Animation panelists include the forces behind the story and production plus the green-guy himself.  On the West Coast, Supervising Director Frank Paur, Supervising Producer  Josh Fine, and the writer of the screenplay Greg Johnson will be on hand to discuss bringing one of Marvel’s most legendary tales to film.  Rick D. Wasserman, the voice of  the “Hulk,” will be sharing his experience in bringing this iconic character to life.  In New York, the panel will include President of Marvel Animation Eric Rollman who is responsible for all animated television and film properties including: , The Invincible Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Hulk Vs. and Wolverine and the X-Men.

Two of the architects behind the red-hot Fall of The Hulks Marvel Comics event, Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak, will attend the screenings to interact with fans and talk about major upcoming changes to the Hulk Family! For fans in LA, meet the Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated Jeph Loeb as he reveals what’s in plan for the popular Red Hulk and talks about the shocking twists ahead for Hulk. Meanwhile, in NYC, fans can meet author Greg Pak, whose acclaimed work on the Planet Hulk comics inspired the animated feature, as well as Amrvel Comics editor Mark Paniccia!

Taking place at the Paley Center in both New York and Los Angeles, Newsarama and New York Comic Con will present Planet Hulk in its entirety at 6:30 PM local time, followed by panel discussions and signings with special guests at 8:00 PM.  The NYC premiere will focus on the talent and creative process that first brought the Planet Hulk story to life in comics, while the Los Angeles event will showcase the cast and crew of the new Planet Hulk Animated Feature.

There are a limited number of tickets available to both the New York and Los Angeles Planet Hulk events. Tickets are free and will be distributed via Newsarama.com, NewYorkComicCon.com, and select comic book retailers beginning on December 23rd, timed to the comic book release of Fall of the Hulks: Gamma, the next legendary chapter for Marvel’s Incredible Hulk.  Details about online and in-store ticket distribution will appear on Newsarama.com and NewYorkComicCon.com.  Also, a limited number of free tickets will be available first come, first serve at paleycenter.org.

Fans should also keep their eyes on Newsarama.com and NewYorkComicCon.com for announcements including guest moderators, exclusive clips from the upcoming film, inside interviews with the panelists and more.

For more information about the upcoming animated film, please go to: http://www.planethulkdvd.com

ABOUT NEWSARAMA:
Newsarama.com provides comprehensive coverage and commentary of comics and genre-related entertainment. It won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism. Entertainment Weekly included Newsarama in its list of “100 Greatest Websites,” and the American Library Association lists it as a research resource in the field of comics. Newsarama is part of TechMediaNetwork, a network of technology and entertainment sites, which include TopTenREVIEWS.com, SPACE.com and LiveScience.com.

ABOUT NEW YORK COMIC CON:
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture event.  An enormous show floor plays host to top entertainment industry leaders showcasing the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, television, and more.  New York Comic Con gives attendees access to top entertainment industry talent, panels, and autograph sessions as well as sneak peaks and at upcoming television shows and motion pictures.  And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market, bringing together the major players in the worlds of comics, film, and television.  New York Comic Con is the biggest popular culture event on the East Coast and the only one that puts attendees and professionals in the core of pop culture, media, and licensing in the most exciting city in the US — the birth place of comics — Gotham City.  Further information can be found at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.  The next New York Comic Con is October 8-10, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Center.

ABOUT LIONSGATE:
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel platform assets.  Its most recent release, PRECIOUS, has already generated remarkable per screen averages at the box office in limited release and expanded to 629 screens on November 20.  The Company’s home entertainment business has grown to more than 7% market share and is an industry leader in its box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate.  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.:

Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online.

ABOUT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA:
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.