Monday, October 16, 2017

DAY OF ROMERO in Los Angeles -- October 25, 2017 -- Details and more

 

Chris Roe's Statement:

 

“It has been a very long journey to make this day happen and so many have given their support.  With George’s star ceremony on Hollywood Blvd., the reception that follows and the well-deserved tribute that evening at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, there is no doubt that October 25, 2017 WILL be the DAY OF ROMERO in Los Angeles,” commented Chris Roe, Manager of George A. Romero & Director of the Romero Star Campaign.

 

Information regarding The George A. Romero Official Memorial and Tribute:

 

              Below is the artwork for The George A. Romero Official Memorial and Tribute.

 

              Additionally, below is a link to the Alex Theatre website to purchase tickets for this event.

 

              Bitly Link

              http://bit.ly/2xzCnI9

 

              Full Link

              http://www.alextheatre.org/event/prospect-house-entertainment-presents-the-george-a-romero-official-tribute-memorial

 

Hollywood Walk of Fame Info:

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                        For Immediate Release:   October 12, 2017

                        Media Contact: Ana Martinez

                        Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame

                        Main: (323) 469-8311


HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR THE LATE 

GEORGE A. ROMERO

GODFATHER OF THE MODERN ZOMBIE FILM GENRE WITH POSTHUMOUS 

WALK OF FAME STAR   

 

WHO:         Honoree: George A. Romero

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speaker: Filmmaker Edgar Wright and special effects make-up artist/producer, Greg Nicotero.  Accepting the star on behalf of the family will be Romero’s wife Suzanne Desrocher-Romero

 

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,621st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 
in the category of Motion Pictures

 

WHERE:    6604 Hollywood Boulevard in front the Hollywood Toy & Costume Store

 

WHEN:      Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that filmmaker George A. Romero will be honored posthumously with the 2,621st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6604 Hollywood Boulevard in front the Hollywood Toy & Costume Store.“The fact that fans nominated Mr. Romero for the Walk of Fame star speaks volumes of how loved he was for his work in the horror film genre and for being the person he was. Fortunately, prior to his passing he learned that he was selected for a star, and we are saddened that he won’t be here with us for his special day,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame.

Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be guest speakers: Filmmaker Edgar Wright and special effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero.  Accepting the star will be Romero’s wife Suzanne Desrocher-Romero. 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Born on Feb. 4, 1940 in New York City, Romero became interested in filmmaking at a young age when he borrowed an 8mm camera from a wealthy uncle. Inspired by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s musical opera, “Tales of Hoffmann” (1951), Romero began making his own short films and was arrested at 14 years old after he threw a flaming dummy off the roof of a building while making “Man from the Meteor” (1954). While attending Suffield Academy in Connecticut, Romero made two 8mm shorts, “Gorilla” (1956) and “Earth Bottom” (1956); the latter being a geology documentary that won him a Future Scientists of America award. After graduating high school, he attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where he earned his Bachelor’s in Art, Theater and Design in 1960. Romero continued making shorts such as “Curly” (1958) and graduated to 16mm films with “Slant” (1958), both of which he made with sometime collaborator Rudolph Ricci. Following work as a grip on Alfred Hitchcock's “North by Northwest” (1958), Romero shot the feature-length “Expostulations” (1962), a satirical anthology of loosely-connected shorts that showed hints of his later social consciousness.

After forming the commercial and industrial production company, Latent Image, in 1963, Romero cobbled together $114,000 in order to direct his first feature film, “Night of the Flesh Eaters.” Renamed “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) after landing a distributor, the unrelenting film - which was criticized at the time for its onscreen excesses - became a landmark cult film and significant social barometer that forever changed the horror genre. With no heroes or redemptive meaning - only unstoppable nihilistic evil rampaging through small town America - the movie popularized the zombie apocalypse subgenre of horror, spawning numerous imitators throughout the ensuing decades. Though decidedly cheap in production values, “Night of the Living Dead” nonetheless stood the test of time as an innovative cult film that attracted new fans every generation and became Romero’s signature work.

Romero’s other films include: “Season of the Witch,” “The Crazies, “Knight Riders,” “Creep Show,” “Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear,” “Two Evil Eyes.” 

Romero secured his cult status with two remarkable films: “Martin” and “Dawn of the Dead”.   He later went on to write “Day of the Dead, the ostensible conclusion to the “Living Dead” trilogy which emerged as one Romero’s strongest horror films to date.

Romero also worked in television as the creator, co-executive producer and occasional writer of “Tales from the Dark Side.”  Romero teamed up with Stephen King again for his adaptation of King’s novel, “The Dark Half.”

In 2004, Romero returned to familiar territory with “Land of the Dead,” a continuation of his zombie franchise long thought to be finished with “Day of the Dead.” This time, however, Romero increased the energy with a fast-paced actioner that was not shy on the gore and violence, pleasing both fans and the uninitiated. “Land of the Dead” ended up being one of the best reviewed films of the 2005 summer! He continued his zombie revitalization with “Diary of the Dead,” which was more of a reboot than a sequel to the other four movies in the “Dead” series. He then made the sixth in the series, “Survival of the Dead” (2010), which saw the inhabitants of an isolated island off the coast of North America conflicted whether to kill their own relatives rising from the grave, or try to find a cure. Romero’s “Dead” films continue to inspire such hits as “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and “Zombieland” (2009).

In 2013, Romero’s “Empire of the Dead” was announced by Marvel Comics. It was a 15-issue limited comic book series which began publication in 2014, and ended in late 2015. “Empire” features zombies similar to those in his “Living Dead” film series, but differs slightly because vampires are also part of the story.

Dubbed the “Godfather of Zombie Films,” George A. Romero was a pivotal figure in the development of the contemporary horror film and the progenitor of the zombie apocalypse subgenre.  

Filmmakers who consider Romero as one of their influences include Frank Darabont, Guillermo Del Toro, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino to name just few!

Sadly, Romero passed away on July 16, 2017 from a brief, but aggressive battle with lung cancer. He slipped away listening to the score of “The Quite Man,” one of his all-time favorite films, with his family by his side. He leaves behind a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

THE GEORGE A. ROMERO OFFICIAL TRIBUTE AND MEMORIAL AT THE ALEX THEATRE - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

WHAT:                      

Join Prospect House Entertainment, Glendale Arts and Chris Roe Management, along with George A. Romero's close family and friends, as we celebrate the life and career of the legendary horror filmmaker, who passed away on July 16th, 2017 at the age of 77. 

Romero, who pioneered the zombie film genre with the 1968 feature, Night of the Living Dead, made an indelible imprint on the industry and inspired a multitude of influential directors and actors.

Help us celebrate his legacy with a Q&A with celebrity fans and friends, followed by a screening of George’s classic Warner Bros. film Creepshow, starring Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Stephen King, Hal Holbrook, and Adrienne Barbeau, among others. 

WHEN:                      

Red Carpet and VIP Reception – 7 p.m.
Q&A and Screening – 8 p.m. 
 
WHERE:                    

The Alex Theatre  

TICKETS:                  

VIP tickets are $50 per person and include a VIP reception at 7 p.m. and preferred seating. GA tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.alextheatre.org.

ABOUT:                    

Based in Las Vegas, Prospect House Entertainment specializes in high quality Feature Films, Stage Musicals, and Documentaries.

Prospect House Entertainment’s goal is to produce projects of distinction and innovation that maintain integrity and excellence. The company strives for originality, seeking out true and untold stories of social relevance to bring to the screen from around the globe. The team understands the power of the media and the images and messages it can instill worldwide.

Prospect House Entertainment answers the demands for entertainment, attracting top, inspirational talent, and taking responsibility for its content

Found Footage 3D on Shudder- in 2D TODAY and 3D on 10/26!

Just in time for Halloween, Shudder, the premium thriller, horror, and supernatural streaming service backed by AMC Networks, releases the 2D version of the upcoming Shudder Exclusive film FOUND FOOTAGE 3D!Following last week’s premiere of Seoul Station, the animated prequel to Train to BusanFOUND FOOTAGE 3D is the latest Shudder Exclusive to premiere in October.

In FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (trailer), a group of filmmakers traveling to a remote cabin in Central Texas find themselves in a real-life horror film as the evil entity from their first-ever 3D movie begins to show up in behind-the-scenes footage.

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In anticipation of the 10/26 premiere,today marks the launch of Shudder’s free 3D glasses promotion.

 

      Participants can visithttps://try.shudder.com/foundfootage/ to enter

      The first 1,000 to enter will receive glasses in the mail before the 3D 10/26 premiere

      The film will premiere in anaglyph 3D and 3DTV versions on the 26th, and Shudder will also post instructions on how to make your own 3D glasses,? so all viewers can enjoy 3D from the comfort of their home 

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Launch 10/10: Stance x Legends of Horror

Stance Debuts Legends of Horror Collection for Halloween

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (October 10th, 2017) – Stance in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, presents theLegends of Horror collection just in time for Halloween. The collection features Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th and Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street on Stance’s classic styles and signature caricature designs.

 

The Jason Voorhees style features the iconic hockey mask with red blood-like splatters on a white base while the Freddy Krueger style takes on the army green, red, and grey palette of Freddy’s iconic attire. Both styles are made on Stance’s 200 needle construction and retails for $18. 

 

The Legends of Horror collection is available today at stance.com, Stance’s flagship location in Soho, NY, and select retailers globally.  To keep up with Stance, follow @stancesocks on Instagram for the latest news.

 

@stancesocks #theuncommonthread

 

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ABOUT STANCE

Embracing “The Uncommon Thread” as its mantra, Stance turned one of the world’s most boring accessories into its most exciting in less than five years. Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, looked over, dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand – a group they call the Punks & Poets. And by underpinning its creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, Stance is now found in over 60 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different.

 

ABOUT WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home d├ęcor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

 

FRIDAY THE 13TH and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s17)

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s17)

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Countdown Begins: SAMURAI JACK Hits Theaters 10/16 & Arrives on Blu-ray 10/17

Movie Event,Brings Critically Acclaimed Series to Big Screens Nationwide on October 16 Only

The First Look at the Show’s Epic Season One Movie Remastered in High Definition, Exclusive Extras From Samurai Jack: The Complete Series Box Set and Special Surprises for Fans

DENVER September 18, 2017 Created by famed animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, the fully remastered EmmyTM nominated premiere movie from acclaimed Season 1 of the Adult Swim series, Samurai Jack, will debut for the first time in remastered HD when Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Eventarrives in movie theaters nationwide.

Presented by Fathom Events and Adult Swim, Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Eventwill be shown in U.S. cinemas for one night on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Offering fans the ultimate Samurai Jack experience, the exclusive one-night cinema event will captivate audiences with special content filmed for this exclusive event and never-before-seen bonus material from the highly anticipated complete series box set prior to its release on October 17, alongside other special surprises.

Tickets for Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Eventcan be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

 “Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” follows a young Samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. Determined to undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. Gathering allies and combatting other villains along the way, Jack battles to accomplish his mission and restore the peace of the past.

Although the beloved Samurai Jack series has concluded, the action-packed fun isn’t over yet,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Our partnership with Adult Swim was created to ensure that audiences have the opportunity to get the ultimate Samurai Jack experience alongside other fans in a community setting.”

“We’re excited to partner with Fathom Events to bring Samurai Jack fans an event they’ll never forget,” Erik Resnick, SVP, business development and commercial strategy for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang said. “Not only will they be able to relive the action-packed premiere that ignited their love for the series, but they’ll be able to experience Samurai Jack like never before, alongside others who share their excitement.”