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Fast & Furious Donations for Paul Walker’s Charity

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Fast & Furious Donations for Paul Walker’s Charity

Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that a percentage of proceeds from the upcoming home entertainment release of Fast & Furious 6 will be donated to Paul Walker’s non-profit Reach Out WorldWide. It is a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Walker [...]

Universal Pictures Presents The Best Man Holiday

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Universal Pictures Presents The Best Man Holiday

Universal Pictures has announced the world premiere of its upcoming film The Best Man Holiday. The Best Man Holiday writer / director / producer Malcolm D. Lee; cast members Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa, Eddie Cibrian, John Michael Higgins; and producer [...]

Universal Pictures Brings Fast & Furious 6

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Universal Pictures Brings Fast & Furious 6

Universal Pictures has announced advance ticket sales for Memorial Day weekend’s Fast & Furious 6. Tickets will be available on Fandango, movietickets.com and major theater chain websites from Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 9:00 pm ET. As a bonus to encourage fans to grab friends and family and be among the first to see Fast [...]

Universal Pictures’ Blimp for Despicable Me 2

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Universal Pictures’ Blimp for Despicable Me 2

Universal Pictures says it is launching the enormous Despicable Me 2 “Despicablimp” in support of Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3D-CG comedy adventure, which will be released on July 3, 2013. According to Universal Pictures, the Despicablimp is one of the largest airships in the world at 165-feet long, 55-feet high and 46-feet wide, and [...]

Universal Pictures Searching for New Talent

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Universal Pictures Searching for New Talent

Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that it has begun the search for new talent to appear in “Starships,” the official music video for Pitch Perfect, the studio’s upcoming musical comedy that hits theaters on October 15. With the chance to join the film’s cast and Internet music sensation Mike Tompkins in the video, amateur musicians and [...]

Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Italy

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Italy

Universal Pictures, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of filmed entertainment, has acquired distribution rights in Italy to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the next installment of Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) blockbuster Hunger Games franchise. It was announced today, June 12, by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. The first [...]

Artists Invited for Snow White and the Huntsman

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Artists Invited for Snow White and the Huntsman

Universal Pictures announced Wednesday a call for artists to submit artwork inspired by the upcoming film Snow White and the Huntsman. The submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 11, and they will be showcased in a pop-up gallery located on the Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Artwork will be on display [...]

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Entering IMAX Theatres

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Entering IMAX Theatres

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax: An IMAX 3D Experience has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through proprietary IMAX DMR technology. IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Universal Pictures today announced that the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will be released in the immersive IMAX 3D format on Friday, [...]

The Lorax Speaks Campaign on Facebook

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The Lorax Speaks Campaign on Facebook

Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment and The Nature Conservancy announced Friday the launch of their environmental action campaign “The Lorax Speaks.” The project aims to start a movement that generates support and awareness to save one of the planet’s most endangered tropical forests. The Atlantic Forest in Brazil once spanned 330 million acres and has been [...]

Universal Getting Ready for its 100th Anniversary

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Universal Getting Ready for its 100th Anniversary

Universal Pictures will mark its 100th anniversary in 2012, and will commemorate its centennial with a yearlong celebration honoring the studio’s rich film history and cultural legacy. The campaign draws its inspiration from Universal’s diverse library of films, many of which will be highlighted throughout the year, and is designed to engage fans of all [...]

New Production Pact of Universal Pictures

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New Production Pact of Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures announced Monday that the studio has forged a three-year, first-look production agreement with Suzanne de Passe (pictured above) and Madison Jones’ de Passe Jones Entertainment (depassejones.com).  The announcement was made by Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson and co-chairman Donna Langley. “Suzanne and Madison are trailblazing producers who have great respect in multiple divisions [...]

Sara Bordo Sees Shakeout in Entertainment Markets

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Sara Bordo Sees Shakeout in Entertainment Markets

Universal Pictures’ Fast Five will open in theaters on April 29. But most know that the film has already taken the media evolution to the next step toward digital convergence that is poised to shuffle the deck for market leaders. By joining hands with entertainment technology company NowLive, the studio streamed the world premiere of [...]

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