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MGM honors 90 years of creativity and artistic filmmaking from United Artists

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment (MGMHE) will kick off an 18-month global celebration leading up to the 90th anniversary in 2009 to promote the largest catalog event in video industry history.

Rich in history and devoted to creating powerful, quality films, United Artists (UA) was formed in 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith to encourage progressive filmmaking, giving each star the authority and autonomy to create the films about which they were most passionate. The studio responsible for creating some of the finest films of all time including iconic film franchises ROCKY, PINK PANTHER and JAMES BOND and critically-acclaimed and award-winning features RAGING BULL, SOME LIKE IT HOT, WEST SIDE STORY, ANNIE HALL, MIDNIGHT COWBOY and RAIN MAN, contains a library of nearly 1,000 feature films and boasts more than 80 Academy Award-winning classics.

Launching in North America November 2007, the UA 90th Anniversary celebration kick-off coincides with the premiere of the new UA’s first release, directed by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, and starring Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, LIONS FOR LAMBS is a powerful and gripping story that digs behind the news, the politics and a nation divided to explore the human consequences of a complicated war.

“We are very respectful of the United Artists tradition and look forward to continuing the studio’s rich creative legacy,” noted Paula Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, UA. “LIONS FOR LAMBS is the first of a wide range of films that will revitalize UA and enable the next generation of filmmakers to thrive and see their visions realized.”

“The rebirth of UA spurred the greater MGM family to look at the breadth of films and the tremendous legacy of the studio,” said Rick Sands, Chief Operating Officer, MGM. “Our home entertainment group at Twentieth Century Fox saw this as an opportunity to bring back to the consumer consciousness the impact that this library has had on pop culture, entertainment and the artistry of filmmaking.”

Added Eric Doctorow, General Manager, MGM Worldwide, Home Entertainment, “The UA 90th Anniversary campaign was designed to provide retailers around the world with all of the tools necessary to take part in this extraordinary celebration – new packaging, collectible gift-sets, gift with purchase programs and unique promotional partnerships that provide consumer focused and retail-friendly execution opportunities as part of this landmark campaign.”

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MGM honors 90 years of creativity and artistic filmmaking from United Artists

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment (MGMHE) will kick off an 18-month global celebration leading up to the 90th anniversary in 2009 to promote the largest catalog event in video industry history.

Rich in history and devoted to creating powerful, quality films, United Artists (UA) was formed in 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith to encourage progressive filmmaking, giving each star the authority and autonomy to create the films about which they were most passionate. The studio responsible for creating some of the finest films of all time including iconic film franchises ROCKY, PINK PANTHER and JAMES BOND and critically-acclaimed and award-winning features RAGING BULL, SOME LIKE IT HOT, WEST SIDE STORY, ANNIE HALL, MIDNIGHT COWBOY and RAIN MAN, contains a library of nearly 1,000 feature films and boasts more than 80 Academy Award-winning classics.

Launching in North America November 2007, the UA 90th Anniversary celebration kick-off coincides with the premiere of the new UA’s first release, directed by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, and starring Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, LIONS FOR LAMBS is a powerful and gripping story that digs behind the news, the politics and a nation divided to explore the human consequences of a complicated war.

“We are very respectful of the United Artists tradition and look forward to continuing the studio’s rich creative legacy,” noted Paula Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, UA. “LIONS FOR LAMBS is the first of a wide range of films that will revitalize UA and enable the next generation of filmmakers to thrive and see their visions realized.”

“The rebirth of UA spurred the greater MGM family to look at the breadth of films and the tremendous legacy of the studio,” said Rick Sands, Chief Operating Officer, MGM. “Our home entertainment group at Twentieth Century Fox saw this as an opportunity to bring back to the consumer consciousness the impact that this library has had on pop culture, entertainment and the artistry of filmmaking.”

Added Eric Doctorow, General Manager, MGM Worldwide, Home Entertainment, “The UA 90th Anniversary campaign was designed to provide retailers around the world with all of the tools necessary to take part in this extraordinary celebration – new packaging, collectible gift-sets, gift with purchase programs and unique promotional partnerships that provide consumer focused and retail-friendly execution opportunities as part of this landmark campaign.”

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Headline, Industry News

MGM honors 90 years of creativity and artistic filmmaking from United Artists

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment (MGMHE) will kick off an 18-month global celebration leading up to the 90th anniversary in 2009 to promote the largest catalog event in video industry history.

Rich in history and devoted to creating powerful, quality films, United Artists (UA) was formed in 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith to encourage progressive filmmaking, giving each star the authority and autonomy to create the films about which they were most passionate. The studio responsible for creating some of the finest films of all time including iconic film franchises ROCKY, PINK PANTHER and JAMES BOND and critically-acclaimed and award-winning features RAGING BULL, SOME LIKE IT HOT, WEST SIDE STORY, ANNIE HALL, MIDNIGHT COWBOY and RAIN MAN, contains a library of nearly 1,000 feature films and boasts more than 80 Academy Award-winning classics.

Launching in North America November 2007, the UA 90th Anniversary celebration kick-off coincides with the premiere of the new UA’s first release, directed by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, and starring Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, LIONS FOR LAMBS is a powerful and gripping story that digs behind the news, the politics and a nation divided to explore the human consequences of a complicated war.

“We are very respectful of the United Artists tradition and look forward to continuing the studio’s rich creative legacy,” noted Paula Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, UA. “LIONS FOR LAMBS is the first of a wide range of films that will revitalize UA and enable the next generation of filmmakers to thrive and see their visions realized.”

“The rebirth of UA spurred the greater MGM family to look at the breadth of films and the tremendous legacy of the studio,” said Rick Sands, Chief Operating Officer, MGM. “Our home entertainment group at Twentieth Century Fox saw this as an opportunity to bring back to the consumer consciousness the impact that this library has had on pop culture, entertainment and the artistry of filmmaking.”

Added Eric Doctorow, General Manager, MGM Worldwide, Home Entertainment, “The UA 90th Anniversary campaign was designed to provide retailers around the world with all of the tools necessary to take part in this extraordinary celebration – new packaging, collectible gift-sets, gift with purchase programs and unique promotional partnerships that provide consumer focused and retail-friendly execution opportunities as part of this landmark campaign.”

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