Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cast Appears at WonderCon 2014

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Press Release:

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes cast members Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight) and Keri Russell (The Americans, Felicity), along with film director Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Felicity), will make an exclusive signing appearance at the BOOM! Studios booth during WonderCon in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 19. BOOM! Studios is the official publisher of Planet of the Apes comics.

Limited-edition WonderCon exclusive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prints illustrated by Garry Brown (The Massive, Sons of Anarchy) will be available for purchase for $20, and the cast will be available to sign them from 2:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the BOOM! Studios booth, #319, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The signing will be ticketed and a print purchase is required for the signing.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is about a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar that is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Twentieth Century Fox will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes worldwide July 11th, 2014. For more information, visit dawnofapes.com.

For tickets and information for WonderCon, visit comic-con.org/wca.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

NM – The Prestige Screening

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Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, brother to the director Chris Nolan,appears at the Cocteau for a live discussion with George R. R. Martin. They will get comfy and talk of the many mysteries involved in The Prestige. Come to the 4:00 PM show on Sunday February 23rd and bring your own questions for Jonathan.

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501

NYC – Batman at 75: To All a Dark Knight

Batman-TASKevin Conroy, Chip Kidd, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Kevin Smith, and Michael Uslan appear on a panel moderated by USA Today’s Whitney Matheson at the Paley Center for Media on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm! Celebrate 75 years of Batman!

Press Release:

Kevin Conroy, Voice of Batman, Batman: The Animated Series; The New Batman Adventures; Batman Beyond
Chip Kidd, Designer, Batman: The Complete History; Author, Batman: Death by Design
Marc Tyler Nobleman, Author, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
Kevin Smith, Filmmaker; Writer, Batman comic books; Host, Fat Man on Batman podcast
Michael Uslan, Executive Producer, The Dark Knight film trilogy; Author, The Boy Who Loved Batman
Moderator: Whitney Matheson, Columnist, USA Today’s “Pop Candy

Even your grandmother could name Batman’s sidekick or home base (or maybe both). The Dark Knight is arguably the world’s most popular superhero and one of the most iconic and influential fictional characters of all time. Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of his first appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), with this panel of influential creators and interpreters of Batman entertainment, all of whom were fans first. (Bring your grandmother.)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Paley Supporting and Patron Members: Tickets on Sale Now
Paley General Members: On Sale Friday, February 21 at noon
General Public: On Sale Monday, February 24 at noon

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

NJ – The Boy Who Loved Batman Signing

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Michael Uslan appears at Rutgers University on April 18th at 8:00 pm as part of Geek Week! RSVP on Facebook!

Join the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and Geek Week for an in depth conversation with one of the key people behind the masterpieces of the Batman films, Michael Uslan. Come and listen as he speaks about his journey to bring Batman to the big screen.

The Bat Signal Search Sweepstakes Offers One Winner at SDCC 2012 A Private, Hometown Advanced Screening of The Dark Knight Rises

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In you are in San Diego tonight, be on the lookout for the bat signal being projected into the sky between 8 PM PT and 11:59 PM for a chance to enter the Bat Signal Search Sweepstakes via Twitter. The Grand Prize winner will get a private, advanced screening of the The Dark Knight Rises in his or her town.

Here is how to participate:

At separate and independent times throughout the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will Tweet from the @BatSignalSearch Twitter account, the location where Sponsor will project an image of the Batman bat signal in or around the San Diego, California area for a period of twenty-five (25) minutes from the time of the Tweet announcement of the bat signal’s location. To receive an entry, individuals must: (i) find and visit the location where the Batman bat signal is being projected by Sponsor; (ii) take a photograph of the projected image of the bat signal at the location; and (iii) Tweet their photograph of the projected bat signal from their Twitter Account and include either: @BatSignalSearch or the hashtag #batsignalsearch in the Tweet message. Although not required to receive an entry in this Sweepstakes, to the extent that an entrant includes a comment on the film “The Dark Knight Rises” or about the Sweepstakes in their Tweet message, entrants are required to include a disclosure that he/she received an entry into the Sweepstakes as part of your Tweet message. Once the projection of the Batman bat signal ends, the entry period for submitting entries for that location concludes and no further entries will be accepted by Sponsor for that location. Additionally, Sponsor may send a Tweet message from the @BatSignalSearch Twitter account that entries for a given location have concluded. The vehicle that projects the image of the bat signal will visit five (5) different locations in and around San Diego, California during the Sweepstakes Period, each of which will be an independent promotion and a separate opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes.

Read the full Bat Signal Search Sweepstakes details.

Warner Bros. Pictures Giving Out The Dark Knight Rises Bat Decals at SDCC 2012

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Legendary Entertainment Bringing The Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Pacific Rim, and Comics to SDCC 2012

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Press Release:

LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS FILM AND COMICS TALENT, PREVIEWS AND FAN ACTION  TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2012

LG Electronics Bring Fans Exclusive Content And A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Watch Never-Before-Seen Footage From Upcoming Film Releases – Hosted By Some of Hollywood’s Top Talent While IMAX Will Showcase One Of The Cameras Used To Film The Dark Knight Rises In The Legendary Booth

Burbank, CA – July 10, 2012 –Legendary Entertainment is prepared to deliver to fans an intimate look at its upcoming movie and comic releases during the upcoming Comic-Con International 2012. With a strong lineup of talent, and an unforgettable viewing experience in 3D and HD, Legendary’s booth is the hub for fans to be part of the action with panel sessions, autograph signings, and giveaways – all surrounding the company’s high-profile film and comic releases.

Additionally, a select group of lucky fans will get taken behind-the-scenes for an opportunity to see exclusive footage from upcoming movies presented by Legendary and LG – hosted by Legendary’s directors and producers. For a complete list of Legendary activities at the convention, please see below:

Comics

Comic-Con International will be a true coming out party for Legendary’s Comic division. In addition to providing new details on the label’s fall release – The Tower Chronicles – Legendary will unveil a parade of the top names in the industry who be announcing all new IPs. The talent will be hosting a Legendary Comics panel on Thursday, July 12 at 5 pm in Room 6A. Additionally, each of them will be signing in Legendary’s booth throughout the convention.

The build-up to the release of Legendary’s first original IP, The Tower Chronicles, continues as Comic-Con will be the venue for the reveal of compelling assets and information. Telling the story of supernatural bounty hunter John Tower, the three-part series features a story created by Legendary Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull. The book is beingwritten by Matt Wagner (Grendel) and drawn by Simon Bisley (2000 AD).

Film

On the film side, Legendary’s booth will feature the Mini Tumbler from The Dark Knight Rises, two costumes from Pacific Rim, both of which have never been seen, and artwork from future films like Man of Steel. Additionally, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro will be signing in the booth on Friday. Legendary will also give attendees a peek inside the company’s upcoming projects with exclusive content on LG 3D and HD TVs and smartphones. For fans who want to find out the most up-to-date details and insider information on Legendary’s film slate, the company will have a presence in Hall H on Saturday.

LG Partnership

In addition to the activities at the Legendary booth and Hall H, the company, along with consumer electronics giant LG, will be offering lucky fans an opportunity win The Pass. By following Legendary’s social media platforms or visiting the booth during the show fans will get the chance to come to the Legendary booth at a specified time each day to win a T-shirt. A group of randomly selected fans will have a bonus wrapped in their shirts – a pass to one of two special behind-closed-doors screenings to show exclusive never-been-seen content. Taking place on Saturday night and on Sunday afternoon, these screenings will provide Pass recipients the chance to watch never-before seen footage from a selection of upcoming films (although the actual films are not being announced they will be selected from a group of high-profile releases that could include, but is not limited to, Pacific RimSeventh Son, and more). Each screening, which will be shown on top of the line LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs with 3D and True HD displays, will be hosted by esteemed talent associated with upcoming Legendary features.

IMAX Partnership

Through a partnership with IMAX, the booth will showcase one of the IMAX cameras used on the production of The Dark Knight Rises. An IMAX representative on hand to answer visitors’ questions about the technology and filming process.

 

ABOUT LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT

Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television (Legendary Television) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic.  Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary is building a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property.  Among the wholly-owned projects that Legendary Pictures is currently developing in-house are the upcoming Seventh Son, directed by Sergei Bodrov; the Jackie Robinson biopic 42; an adaptation of the phenomenally successful interactive game universe WarcraftGodzilla, based on Toho Company’s famed character; Warren Ellis’Gravel; and Mass Effect, based on Electronic Arts’ and BioWare’s hit videogame franchise. Upcoming Legendary releases with partner Warner Bros. include the highly anticipated Pacific Rimas well as Hangover 3, Man of Steel, Jack the Giant Killer, 300: Battle of Artemisium, and this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises.  Previous successful Legendary and Warner Bros. releases include the critically acclaimed Inception, which has been a box office smash grossing more than $823 million worldwide, as well as the global blockbusters The HangoverParts I and II (over $1 billion worldwide total), Clash of the Titans ($493 million worldwide), The Dark Knight ($1 billion worldwide), and 300 ($456 million worldwide).

“The Dark Knight Rises” Super Fans Prepare: Mountain Dew Serves Up An All Access Pass To Gotham City

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“The Dark Knight Rises” Super Fans Prepare: Mountain Dew® Serves Up An All Access Pass To Gotham City With DEWGothamCity.com (via PR Newswire)

PURCHASE, N.Y., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For super fans eagerly awaiting a taste of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises,” the wait is over. Today, Mountain Dew® launched the highly anticipated DEWGothamCity.com, a hub including never-before-seen Dark Knight…

NYC – The Boy Who Loved Batman Signing

Michael Uslan signs at Midtown Comics on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

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More about The Boy Who Loved Batman:

Is any superhero cooler than Batman? He’s a crime-fighting vigilante with a tragic past, a lawless attitude, and a seemingly endless supply of high-tech gadgetry. In this fully illustrated memoir, author Michael Uslan recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart. Uslan’s story traces his path from the wilds of New Jersey to the limelight of Hollywood, following his work as Executive Producer on every Batman film from Tim Burton’s 1989 re-envisioning to 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises. Through it all, he helped to create one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY

NYC – The Boy Who Loved Batman

Michael Uslan signs on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM!

Meet The Author
Michael Uslan is a film producer with numerous award winning projects to his credit. He is Executive Producer of all of the Batman features from Batman to The Dark Knight Rises and won an Emmy Award for TV’s “Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?” He has been a speaker at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Smithsonian Institution, and taught the world’s first accredited college course on comic books.

Barnes & Noble – Greenwich Village
396 Ave of the Americas at 8th Str., New York, NY 10011
212-674-8780