Joan Okorodudu Makes Nigeria Proud at Washington, D.C. Fashion Week

Joan Okorodudu is fast becoming a top African fashion designer as shown by the most recent display of her latest designs at the 12th International Couture Collections Show that is popularly known as the DC Fashion Week held at the La Maison Francaise (Embassy of France) in Washington, D.C.

JOAN OKORODUDUJoan Okorodudu and one of her models

Nigeria is blessed with highly gifted fashion designers like the celebrated Deola Sagoe, Frank Osodi, Dakova, Mudi, Zizi Cardow, Hallero, Estella Ogbonna, Bayo Adegbe of Modela Couture and others who can walk tall among the best in the world.

HOUSE OF JOLADesign from Lagos-based fashion label House of Jola by designer Joan Isisoma Okorodudu

The last time I saw the ever beautiful and charming Joan Okorodudu was at Linda Ikeji’s Style Night held at the Jade Palace on Adeola Odeku Street on Victoria Island, Lagos. She was full of smiles and dimples as she admired the awesome designs of Bayo Adegbe of Modela Couture and other creative designers. She has been doing her best to promote Nigerian haute couture locally and internationally.

Joan Okorodudu was showcased with Corjor International, Andrew Nowell, Van Maela, Thinkking Hats, Cameron Gray, Kalaa and Destiny’s Creations & Designs, Saman Zar, Tatjana and other fashion designers who were from the US, Pakistan, Serbia, Nigeria and other countries.

HOUSE OF JOLA 3Design from Lagos-based fashion label House of Jola by designer Joan Isisoma Okorodudu

About Joan Okorodudu
Joan Okorodudu was born on October 28, 1958. She hails from Aniocha North Local Government Area in Delta State, Nigeria. She graduated from the prestigious Boston University with a political science degree in 1981, and returned to Nigeria to fulfill her Youth Service commitment. During that same year, she was named first runner-up and later Miss Nigeria. This was also the year she became a fashion designer. Okorodudu showcased her House of J’ola Clothing lines in many African nations’ fashion weeks. She is a well tested fashion designer and also the Chief Executive of House of J’ola Designs, which produces exotic designs for all ages and occasions. House of J’ola stocks original fabrics from Gucci and Roberto Cavalli, including silk and taffeta, French and original woodin. Her sojourn into fashion designing dates back to 1990 when she opened her first fashion house in Wilmington, Delaware, which she ran for three years before returning to Nigeria. Joan, or “Mama J” as she is fondly called by close friends and relatives, is a mother and wife of 26 years.
 
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, February 25, 2010.

Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island Tops the Box Office

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Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Shutter Island has already grossed over $41 million in less than one week of its release.

Leonardo DiCaprio is the hero of this thriller. If Paramount Pictures had not postponed the release from October 2, 2009 to February 19, 2010, the film would have been overwhelmed by the momentum of James Cameron’s Avatar. So, it was a smart move that has made Stutter Island the top movie at the box office with $41,062,440 from 2991 theatres so far.

1. Shutter Island
2. Valentine’s Day
3. Avatar
4. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
5. Wolfman
6. Dear John
7. Tooth Fairy
8. Crazy Heart
9. From Paris With Love
10. Edge of Darkness

Two Disney-Pixar Animated Classics Come to Life as They’ve Never Been Seen Before

I don’t get tired of viewing the Toy Story, because I am thrilled by the fantastic friendship of the toy cowboy Woody, and toy astronaut Buzz Lightyear, after a bitter encounter and they later become inseparable buddies leading other animated toys in different adventures. In between the lines of the Toy Story are lessons of our life on earth. I regard it as one of the best animated movies for children. I would love to see a production of the Toy Story with real people playing the roles of Woody and Buzz.

Toy Story 3 coming out on the 18th of June, 2010 will be one of the must see films in summer.
~ Michael Chima, Supple Magazine

00:56 24 Feb 2010

Two Disney-Pixar Animated Classics Come to Life as They’ve Never Been Seen Before
TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2

Blasting Off For the First Time Ever in High Definition On Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack

Special Edition DVDs Available May 11, 2010

BURBANK, Calif., February 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — This Spring, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly presents the eagerly awaited high definition debuts of Disney•Pixar’s original animated classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2. In 1995, Toy Story made history as the first feature-length computer animated film and, together with its beloved sequel Toy Story 2, helped establish Disney•Pixar as creators of unrivaled quality family entertainment. Now, viewers can rediscover these wondrous tales of what happens when humans leave the room – and toys come to life – as Toy Story and Toy Story 2 debut on Disney Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack, followed seven weeks later by the Special Edition DVDs.

For the first time ever, these two groundbreaking films will be presented with eye-popping 1080p high definition picture and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound, along with hours of innovative new bonus features. Also included are exclusive sneak peeks at Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, hitting U.S. theaters on June 18, 2010.

Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter (1996, Special Achievement Award, Toy Story), directs these two action-packed, laugh-filled animated favorites featuring the superstar voice talents of Tom Hanks (Angels & Demons) and Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), along with Don Rickles (Casino), Annie Potts (Ghostbusters), Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride) and, of course, Pixar favorite John Ratzenberger (TV’s “Cheers”). Together, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 launched the Disney•Pixar label and sent audiences to the infinity of family entertainment fun and beyond…as they’re sure to do once again on Blu-ray™.

TOY STORY

TOY STORY Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features

The Story: An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Toy Story 3
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs:
Episode One: Blast Off – Buzz reports back about his adventure to the International Space Station.
Paths to Pixar: Artists – In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their career path and share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.
Studio Stories: A series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at Pixar.
“John’s Car” recounts how Toy Story director John Lasseter refused to stop driving his beat-up car even after the film’s success.
“Baby AJ” tells the hilarious story of how important Halloween is to the Pixar team and how one Pixar employee dressed up as the oversized baby from the short Tin Toy to win a prize.
“Scooter Races” takes the audience on a rousing scooter race around the studio with John Lasseter and other employees.
Buzz Takes Manhattan – Spectacular footage from Buzz Lightyear’s premiere as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
Black Friday: The Toy Story You Never Saw – The Toy Story filmmakers discuss the early cut of the film that very nearly shut down production entirely.
TOY STORY 2 Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack All-New Bonus Features

Characters: An Exclusive Sneak Peek At Toy Story 3
Director Commentary
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs:
Episode Two: International Space Station – Buzz reports back about his adventure to the International Space Station.
Paths to Pixar: Technical Artists – In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their career path and share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.
Studio Stories: A series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at Pixar.
“Toy Story 2 Sleep Deprivation Lab” gives audiences an inside peek into the intense time pressures under which the Toy Story 2 editors found themselves.
“Studio Stories: Pinocchio” shows an impromptu competition between the animators to decorate their workspace by throwing toys into the ceiling.
“Studio Stories: The Movie Vanishes” tells how a mischievous technical error almost erased all of Toy Story 2 from the computer system.
Pixar’s Zoetrope – A look at the creation of the live-action zoetrope that Pixar created to capture the principles of animation in a live sculpture.
Celebrating our Friend Joe Ranft – A tribute to beloved Disney and Pixar story man Joe Ranft, regarded as one of the industry’s most gifted story artists.
Toy Story Synopsis:
Toy Story, the first full-length computer-animated feature film, is “a wonder to behold.” – People Magazine. Experience a hilarious fantasy about the lives toys lead when they’re left alone. Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), an old-fashioned cowboy doll, is Andy’s favorite. But when Andy gets Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) for his birthday, the flashy new space hero takes Andy’s room by storm! Their rivalry leaves them lost with a toy’s worst nightmare — Sid, the toy-torturing boy next door. Woody and Buzz must work together to escape, realizing along the way that they’ve got a friend … in each other!

Toy Story 2 Synopsis:
A Golden Globe® Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical, Toy Story 2 has become a favorite all across the world, garnering praise from fans and critics everywhere. It’s “an instant classic,” raved New York Magazine. While Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is toynapped by Al McWhiggin, a greedy collector who needs Andy’s favorite toy to complete his “Woody’s Roundup” collection. Together with Jessie (voiced by Joan Cusack), Bullseye, and the Prospector, Woody is on his way to a museum where he’ll spend the rest of his life behind glass. It’s up to Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex, and Slinky Dog to rescue their friend and remind him what being a toy is all about.

The Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Packsare priced at an SRP of $39.99. The Special Edition DVDs are priced at an SRP of $29.99.

TOY STORY BD & DVD COMBO PACK PRODUCT DETAILS:
STREET DATE March 23, 2010
Direct pre-book: 1/26/10
Distributor pre-book: 2/09/10
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99
Feature run time: Approximately 81 Minutes
Rated: USA: G
The following technical specifications may only apply to feature:
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Video: 1080p, Widescreen
Sound: 5.1 DTS-HD ES, English 2.0 DTS-HD, English DVS 2.0 Dolby; French 5.1 Dolby EX; Spanish 5:1 Dolby EX
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

TOY STORY 2 BD & DVD COMBO PACK PRODUCT DETAILS:
STREET DATE March 23, 2010
Direct pre-book: 1/26/10
Distributor pre-book: 2/09/10
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99
Feature run time: Approximately 92 Minutes
Rated: USA: G
The following technical specifications may only apply to feature:
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Video: 1080p, Widescreen
Sound: 5.1 DTS-HD ES, English 2.0 DTS-HD, English DVS 2.0 Dolby; French 5.1 Dolby EX; Spanish 5:1 Dolby EX
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

TOY STORY SPECIAL EDITION DVD PRODUCT DETAILS:
STREET DATE May 11, 2010
Direct pre-book: 3/16/10
Distributor pre-book: 3/30/10
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
Feature run time: Approximately 81 Minutes
Rated: USA: G
The following technical specifications may only apply to feature:
Aspect Ratio: 1:78:1
Sound: 5.1 EX and 2.0 Dolby Digital English, French (Canadian only), Dedicated Spanish Language SKU
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

TOY STORY 2 SPECIAL EDITION DVD PRODUCT DETAILS:
STREET DATE May 11, 2010
Direct pre-book: 3/16/10
Distributor pre-book: 3/30/10
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
Feature run time: Approximately 92 Minutes
Rated: USA: G
The following technical specifications may only apply to feature:
Aspect Ratio: 1:78:1
Sound: 5.1 EX and 2.0 Dolby Digital English, French (Canadian only), Dedicated Spanish Language SKU
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

About Disney’s Combo Pack:
To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney movies, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray Disc™ plus a DVD and a DisneyFile Digital Copy of the film in a single package. Current Disney-branded titles available as Combo Packs include High School Musical 3, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bolt, Bedtime Stories, Race To Witch Mountain, Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana The Movie.

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New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Recording of Newly Released Motion Pictures In Movie Theater

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New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Recording of Newly Released Motion Pictures In Movie Theater

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Keshawn Deron Wilson of Asbury Park, N.J., pleaded guilty today in Tampa, Fla., to federal charges of using a video camera to record then newly-released motion pictures in a New Jersey theater, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida A. Brian Albritton.

Keshawn Wilson, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III to two counts of unauthorized recording of motion pictures in a motion picture exhibition facility. According to information presented in court, Wilson was arrested on Sept. 13, 2008, by Ocean Township, N.J., police officers, while he was in the process of recording Picturehouse Entertainment’s then newly-released motion picture “The Women” at the Middlebrook Galleria 10 Clearview Cinemas in Ocean, N.J. At the time he was arrested, officers seized a high definition video camera with a 30 gigabyte hard drive from Wilson. A subsequent search of the camera’s hard drive revealed a copy of the then newly-released movie “The Women” and a copy of Universal Studios’ then newly-released movie “Burn After Reading,” which Wilson admitted he recorded the previous day at the same theater.

Wilson faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison, a $500,000 fine, two years of supervised release following the prison term and an order of restitution. A sentencing date has not yet been set by the court.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Donald Hansen of the Middle District of Florida and Seth Kosto of the District of New Jersey, as well as Assistant Deputy Chief for Litigation Clement McGovern of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. This case was investigated by the FBI. The Motion Picture Association of America, an industry trade group that represents major producers and distributors of entertainment, including motion picture studios, provided assistance in this case.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

CONTACT: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs,
+1-202-514-2008, TDD: +1-202-514-1888

Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/

‘IT’S COMPLICATED’

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23 Feb 2010 14:30 Africa/Lagos

Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in the Newest Blockbuster Comedy from Director Nancy Meyers ‘IT’S COMPLICATED’

Coming to Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def, DVD and Digital Download on April 27, 2010 – Just in Time for Mother’s Day! ‘A smart, sophisticated and downright hilarious comedy’ — Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Long forgotten passion and hidden emotions unexpectedly reignite with hilarious results in It’s Complicated, coming to Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def, DVD and Download to Own on April 27, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (nominated again this year for Julie and Julia), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock,” The Departed) and Emmy® winner Steve Martin (The Pink Panther, Baby Mama) star in the latest smart, funny, feel-good comedy that’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day from Oscar® nominated writer and director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, What Women Want).

It’s Complicated also features John Krasinski (“The Office”), Lake Bell (“Boston Legal”), Mary Kay Place (Youth in Revolt), Rita Wilson (Big Dogs), Alexandra Wentworth (“Head Case”), Hunter Parrish (17 Again) and Zoe Kazan (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) in this light-hearted story of a woman whose life has it all – and then some – when she finds herself in an unexpected, if not exactly unenjoyable, love triangle with her still sexy ex-husband and an attractive new suitor. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and filmmaker commentary.

BONUS FEATURES
— The Making of It’s Complicated – Go behind the scenes of the year’s
most original comedy for grown-ups with the stars and filmmakers.
— Feature Commentary with writer, director and producer Nancy Meyers,
executive producer Suzanne McNeill Farwell, director of photography
John Toll and editor Joseph Hutshing.

It’s Complicated is priced at $36.98 SRP on Blu-ray Hi-Def and $29.98 SRP on DVD. Preorder close is March 9, 2010.

For further information, go to www.itscomplicatedmovie.com

Synopsis

Two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this hilarious look at marriage, divorce and everything in between. Jane (Streep) has three grown kids, a thriving Santa Barbara bakery and is on surprisingly amicable terms with her ex-husband Jake (Baldwin). Finally, a decade after her divorce, life’s options seem endless – until a few bottles of wine with Jake turns their cordial relationship into an impulsive affair. Caught in the middle of their rekindled romance is Jake’s young wife and Adam (Martin), a recently divorced architect who’s fallen hard for Jane. Could love be sweeter the second time around? It’s… complicated! From writer/director Nancy Meyers comes the comedy that critics call “laugh-out-loud funny” (Rex Reed, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER).

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.

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Music By: Heitor Pereira, Hans Zimmer
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Cast: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski, Lake
Bell, Mary Kay Place, Rita Wilson, Alexandra Wentworth, Hunter
Parrish, Zoe Kazan, Caitlin Fitzgerald
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Street Date: April 27, 2010
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French Dolby Digital 5.1, English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
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CONTACTS:
Evan Fong
Vice-President, Publicity
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
818-777-5540
Evan.fong@nbcuni.com

Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

CONTACT: Evan Fong, Vice-President, Publicity of Universal Studios Home
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Web Site: http://www.universalstudios.com/

Antichrist: Lars von Trier’s Kafkaesque Nightmare

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I read Knud Romer’s riveting interview with Lars von Trier on his
gothic melodrama Antichrist in The Film # 66/Cannes issue.

I see the Antichrist more as an expressionist art film, even if it
provokes widespread controversy among the public, only the literati
and aficionados of the genre would be convinced to appreciate the
psychoanalytic themes of Trier’s Kafkaesque nightmare.

~ From the fourth edition of Supple magazine print edition.

The Day Angelina Jolie Took My Breath Away

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Day Angelina Jolie Took My Breath Away is the cover story of the latest edition of the Supple magazine print edition. You can read it online with a selection of other special features on the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.

Day Angelina Jolie Took My Breath Away

By Hope Obioma Opara

She has the heart of a lioness, the compassion of a mother and the peace of a dove.

I came all the way from Nigeria to France to attend the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. It was my first time. I was one of over 5, 000 journalists crawling all over the place with pens, notepads, cameras, laptops, cell phones and whatever tool was necessary to record and report the best news and highlights of the prestigious film festival.
I’m overwhelmed by the awesome atmosphere of the most celebrated film festival in the world – with a parade of the most glamorous film stars and other celebrities on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals. Angelina Jolie is on my wishlist and I’m sniffing for any news on her.

Brad Pitt arrived earlier on the French Riviera and Jolie came later on Tuesday evening, straight from the trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga at The Hague, arraigned for engaging child soldiers. Jolie’s passion for children is legendary as she has demonstrated by adopting children from different continents and going to Africa to care for children in refugee camps. I came to Cannes to see if I could interview her and seeing her with my very eyes would be overwhelming.

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My excitement reached fever-pitch on Wednesday May 20, when the whole place went agog over the arrival of the screen goddess, Angelina Jolie, and her beau, Brad Pitt. The paparazzi pack thronged the Grand Theatre Lumiere — venue of the premiere of Pitt’s Inglourious Bastards — like a swarm of bees and I could not even come near the edge of the red carpet, because the paparazzi from America and Europe were already overcrowding the borders. It was the most dramatic and colourful moment as Pitt and Angelina walked arm in arm with so much gaiety and passion like a scene from an opera. Pitt played the dashing gentleman in a black suit, white shirt and black bow-tie and Jolie’s dress was wow! She was a spectacular sight in a tea rose Versace Atelier draped gown. She was absolutely gorgeous in the backless chiffon gown with a plunging neckline and a slit showing us all her smooth and spotless right leg, thigh and all. Her diamond earrings and awesome dress were not what kept me gazing at her, but her unique tattoos. The most interesting were the ones on her upper arm showing some numbers which those who knew her well said were indicating the geographical coordinates (longitudes and latitudes) from the locations where her children first entered her life. She has the heart of a lioness, the compassion of a mother and the peace of a dove. These are the qualities making Angelina Jolie a unique personality, besides being the most powerful woman in the world today.

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1. N11° 33′ 00″ E104° 51′ 00″: the place in Cambodia where Angelina Jolie’s eldest son Maddox was born.
2. N09° 02′ 00″ E038° 45′ 00″: the place in Ethiopia where her daughter Zahara was born.
3. S22° 40′ 26″ E014° 31′ 40″: the place in Namibia (Swakopmund) where Angelina gave birth to her biological daughter with Brad Pitt Shiloh (Hebrew for “the peaceful one”) was born.
4. N10° 46′ 00″ E106° 41′ 40″: the place in Vietnam where Angelina’s son Pax Thien was born.

Excitement Surrounding “Unveil Your Pink” Mounts!

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Excitement Surrounding “Unveil Your Pink” Mounts!

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ — As March 20th grows near, excitement surrounding the upcoming charity fundraiser, “Unveil Your Pink”, mounts. “Unveil Your Pink” is being organized by South Florida-based women’s networking organization, Women On The Move, founded by Leslie Harris. The Charity Event, that benefits The South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure, features Real Housewife Of Atlanta, Lisa Wu Hartwell and DJ Cassidy. When asked why she thought the response to the event has been so positive, founder Leslie Harris simply stated: “People go above and beyond for Susan G. Komen for The Cure, because Susan G. Komen For The Cure goes above and beyond for people”. The people going above and beyond for this cause reads like a who’s who: Versace, MAC Cosmetics, GL Homes, Prime 112, and Barefoot wines are just a few of the companies that have reached out during tough economic times to help raise funds for The Global Leader in Breast Cancer Research and Program funding. Women On The Move is not only putting a new and innovative spin on the way Women are networking these days, they are also putting a new and innovative spin on fundraising. “By networking together, Women can make fundraisers fun, chic, and still be very affective,” said Harris. Chic and Fun are understatements when you look at the things being auctioned for “Unveil Your Pink.” Attending the final rounds of The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA, attending the finals of both the Men and Women Tennis tournament at The US Open, attending Fashion Week in the fall, and The NCAA Final Four are just a few once-in-a lifetime experiences that are being offered up to help raise funds. Autographed memorabilia such as a Rolling Stones Guitar, Michael Jackson Thriller Album, Bruce Springsteen Guitar, and even a President Barack Obama baseball are only a few of the things being offered on Women On The Move’s website, www.mywomenonthemove.com, as well as on Charitybuzz.com, where you can find things like a Versace Internship. “Breast Cancer Affects everyone. I believe that everyone should play a part in the fight to find a cure, no matter how small or large. Every bit counts.” Said Harris. Lisa Wu Hartwell, who will be appearing on an episode of Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns” Feb. 24th, also feels strongly about supporting this great cause: “I have a family member, as well as a very close friend who are fighting this fight. I am committed to doing what I can do to help.” Mrs. Wu-Hartwell will be starting the filming of the third season of the highly rated Bravo series, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta next month, during the “Unveil Your Pink” event.

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Pinewood Studios and Studio Hamburg to Encourage More International Feature Film Production in Germany

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Pinewood Studios and Studio Hamburg Announce a Joint Venture to Encourage More International Feature Film Production in Germany

BERLIN and LONDON, February 17, 2010/PRNewswire/ — Pinewood Studios and Studio Hamburg are today launching a Joint Venture that will allow European and International filmmakers to take advantage of their joint infrastructure and skills when producing feature films in Germany. The newly created “Pinewood Studio Berlin Film Services” will allow filmmakers to benefit from Studio Hamburg’s production and studio services in Berlin and Hamburg, as well as from Pinewood Studios’ extensive experience gained by being at the forefront of the creative industries for nearly 75 years.

Dr. Robin Houcken, managing director of Studio Hamburg said: “The joint venture offers international film producers new and cost effective solutions for filming in Germany.”

Ivan Dunleavy, CEO, Pinewood Studios Group, added: “Studio Hamburg’s excellent stages in Berlin, coupled with Pinewood’s expertise and reputation in the film industry, will undoubtedly be an attractive offering to many European and International producers that favour the excellent skills base, varied locations and incentives available.”

Pinewood Studios Group is the leading European provider of studio and related services to the worldwide film and television industries. Synonymous with world class British and international productions, the impressive heritage of its UK-based Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington Studios date back to the early 20th Century and are home to some of the most successful features films and TV shows ever made (Slumdog Millionaire; Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; James Bond).

Studio Hamburg Group will offer filmmakers the most modern, designated, open-plan film studios in Europe. The Group also incorporates Studio Hamburg Post Production and Studio Hamburg Filmtechnik (Film technology), as well as the Studio Hamburg Media Consult International (MCI) workshops. Studio Hamburg’s offering will give producers easy access to a range of world class services including post production, set construction and scenography.

Press contact:

UK
Andrew M Smith
Group Director Corporate Affairs, Pinewood Studios,
andrew.smith@pinewoodgroup.com
+44-1753656732

Germany
Ingrid Meyer-Bosse
Director Corporate Communication, Studio Hamburg,
imeyer-bosse@studio-hamburg.de
+49-40-66882240

http://www.pinewoodstudioberlin.com

http://www.pinewoodgroup.com

http://www.studio-hamburg.de

Source: Studio Hamburg GmbH

Press contact: UK: Andrew M Smith, Group Director Corporate Affairs, Pinewood Studios, andrew.smith@pinewoodgroup.com, +44-1753656732; Germany: Ingrid Meyer-Bosse, Director Corporate Communication, Studio Hamburg, imeyer-bosse@studio-hamburg.de, +49-40-66882240