THE ROLLING STONES, MARTIN SCORSESE, AND IMAX THEATERS UNITE FOR THE MUSICAL FILM EVENT OF THE YEAR!
New York, NY - April 2nd, 2008- IMAX Corporation,Paramount Classics, Shangri-La Entertainment and Concert Productions International today announced that the highly anticipated Rolling Stonesconcert film Shine A Light, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakerMartin Scorsese, will be released in a record 93 IMAX(R) theatresdomestically on April 4, simultaneously with the film's wide release. The picture will also be released in IMAX theatres internationally during the
days and weeks following the domestic launch. Shine A Light has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.
"IMAX puts you right in the centre of every action and every move -it's as if you are right there on stage with the band," said Mr. Scorsese."I've always loved looking at IMAX, but to see these images of the Rolling Stones on the biggest canvas is something else all together."
"The highly positive exhibitor response to advance screenings of Mr.Scorsese's first IMAX release, combined with the growing IMAX theatre network has resulted in a new domestic day and date record," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We are thrilled that more moviegoers will have the chance to be immersed in the
premium sight and sound of The IMAX Experience - and with Shine A Light, that means audiences will feel as if they are literally in the front row at the concert."
Shine A Light: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play at the following New York IMAX Theatres:
Garden City - Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater
New York City - AMC Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square
New Rochelle - Regal New Roc City IMAX
Rochester - Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA
West Nyack - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains - IMAX Theatre at City Center: Cinema de lux
Williamsville - Regal Transit Center IMAX
On April 4, 2008, an Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker and the world's greatest rock n' roll band will unite to bring audiences the year's most extraordinary musical film event, "Shine a Light," to theaters everywhere.
Martin Scorsese's concert documentary "Shine a Light" will show the world the Rolling Stones as they've never been seen before. Filming at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York City in fall 2006, Scorsese assembled a
legendary team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of the legendary band.
Oscar(R)-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson ("The Aviator," "JFK") supervised the camera team comprised of several highly acclaimed directors of photography, including Oscar(R) winner John Toll ("The Last Samurai," "Braveheart") Oscar(R) winner Andrew Lesnie ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "King Kong"), Oscar(R) nominee Stuart Dryburgh ("The
Piano," "The Painted Veil"), Oscar(R) nominee Robert Elswit ("Magnolia," "Good Night and Good Luck"), Oscar(R) nominee Emmanuel Lubezki ("Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Sleepy Hollow") and Ellen Kuras ("Summer of Sam," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"). The film was edited by David Tedeschi, who most recently worked with Scorsese on the acclaimed Bob Dylan documentary "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan."
Financed by Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment and longtime Rolling Stones tour promoter Michael Cohl's Concert Promotions International, the film was produced by Victoria Pearman, Michael Cohl, Zane Weiner and Steve Bing. The executive producers are Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, with Jane Rose serving as co-executive producer.
About Paramount Classics:
Paramount Classics is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures Corporation, (PPC), a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). PPC is a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and DreamWorks Studios. PPC operations also
include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing, Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
About IMAX Corporation:
IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading digital entertainment and technology companies. The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX(R) 3D, and IMAX DMR technology. IMAX DMR is the Company's groundbreaking digital remastering technology that allows it to digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. IMAX's renowned projectors and new digital systems display crystal-clear images on the world's biggest screens. The IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of December 31, 2007, there were 299 IMAX theatres operating in 39 countries.