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Buena Vista Earns 24 Nominations at DVD Awards

'Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers' captures six nominations (August 27, 2004)

The Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, from New Line Home Entertainment, is the top contender in the 7th Annual DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin, leading all entries with six nominations.

Mr. Maltin will preside for the fifth consecutive year at the DVD Awards Ceremony, the August 30 opening night event of the new Entertainment Media Expo (EMX), at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel here, August 30 through September 1.


In addition to Leonard Maltin - "The Most Watched Film Critic in America" on TV's Entertainment Tonight -- guest presenters at The DVD Awards are scheduled to include filmmaker Mario Van Peebles of "Baadasssss!", Traci Bingham of Baywatch, female wrestling star Chyna, and director Eli Roth of Lions Gate Entertainment's Cabin Fever.

Sponsored by CMP Information and International Recording Media Association (IRMA), EMX includes the DVD Entertainment Conference, Media-Tech Conference, Surround 2004, Entertainment Packaging Summit and Entertainment Asset Management Conference, all of which combine to make it the nation's #1trade event for packaged media professionals. The Expo is expected to attract 120 exhibitors and 3,000 attendees.

The DVD Awards nominees and winners are selected by a blue-ribbon jury of technologists and journalists.

The Walt Disney Company's Buena Vista Home Entertainment by far claimed the most nominations at 24, with five each for Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean, and another seven between Lion King 1-1/2 and Lion King Platinum Edition. In all, nearly 150 DVD titles were entered in 300+ categories.

There are 16 categories plus, new this year, Netflix Viewers Choice Award, based on a poll of the online DVD rental company's members, and Best of Show, conferred by the jury.

A major addition to the Ceremony is the first annual Leonard Maltin Award, with George Feltenstein of Warner Home Video the inaugural recipient of the eponymous honor personally chosen by the DVD Awards' emcee.

Fast rising filmmaker Brett Ratner will be presented the DVD Content Pioneer Award by DEG: the Digital Entertainment Group. The director of both Rush Hour films, Family Man and Red Dragon is in post production on his new romantic adventure due this November, After the Sunset, with Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Woody Harrelson.

Pioneer Awards are being presented at the EMX opening business session Tuesday morning (Aug. 31) to Netflix and its founding CEO Reed Hastings, for retail innovation in being the first online DVD rental service; and to Microsoft Corp. and Lions Gate Entertainment, for technology innovation, releasing high-definition DVDs for playback on selected computers.

Also new is a separate category called Blockbuster Theatrical, defined for the Awards as films grossing more than $200 million at the U.S. box office. For all other releases, there's the Major Theatrical, mainly big Hollywood films, and Independent Theatrical classifications, for which all independently financed productions, including those distributed through major studios, are eligible.


DVD Mark of Excellence Joins Ceremony
Administered by the International Recording Media Association and CMP Information, Inc., the DVD Entertainment Awards reinforces its pre-eminence as the definitive arbiter of digital disc quality by teaming this year with another prestigious competition, the DVD Mark of Excellence presented by the DVD Association. The worldwide organization of professional disc producers will announce its own distinguished honors in a special segment during the August 30 Awards Ceremony.

For more information on EMX and The DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin, visit www.entertainmentmediaexpo.com.


'The Most Watched Film Critic in America'
Leonard Maltin is in his 21st season with television's Entertainment Tonight, and co-hosts the weekend movie review show Hot Ticket. His annual paperback Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide is a standard reference, first published when he was 18 years old. A daily radio program, Leonard Maltin's Video View, is heard throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Maltin is a regular contributor to Playboy and other periodicals and often appears as a film expert and historian on DVD collector's edition sets released by major Hollywood studios. He also teaches film at the University of Southern California.

Executive producer of the DVD Entertainment Awards is industry veteran Bruce Apar of Mediapar, who is editor-in-chief and publisher of Mediaware Magazine, the professional journal of IRMA, and a business communications consultant with more than 25 years in the media market. Chairing the jury is noted digital media consultant and trainer Douglas Dixon, author of "DVD Desktop Authoring" and previously with the Sarnoff Corporation. The jurors for the 2004 DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin are T.K. Arnold, Video Store Magazine; Bruce Nazarian, Gnome Digital Media; James Rocchi, Netflix; Jeff Sauer, Video Systems Magazine; Ralph Tribbey, DVD Release Report; and Ben Waggoner, DV Magazine. Mr. Maltin does not participate in selecting the nominees or winners.


Nominees for 2004 DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin
Genre Categories
* Best DVD production in genre
* Based on total user experience: Including creative design, technical quality
* Taking advantage of the capabilities of the platform

Blockbuster Theatrical (Over $200 million in U.S. box office gross)

Finding Nemo - Buena Vista
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Buena Vista
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition - New Line and Laser Pacific
X2: X-Men - United Fox

Major Theatrical (Up to $200 million in U.S. box office gross)

Big Fish - Sony Digital Authoring
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - Fox
Miracle - Buena Vista
Mystic River - Warner
Panic Room - Special Edition - Sony Digital Authoring
School of Rock - Paramount
Seabiscuit - Universal
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Platinum Series - New Line

Independent Theatrical (Not produced by a major Hollywood studio)

American Splendor - HBO and Laser Pacific
Cabin Fever - Lions Gate
Lost in Translation - Universal
Touching the Void - MGM
Wonderland - Lions Gate

Multi-Disc Collection (Boxed set, excluding television series)

Alien Quadrilogy - Fox
Elvis: '68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD - BMG
Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 1 - Warner
Scarface - Two-Disc Anniversary Edition Gift Box - Universal
The Adventures of Indiana Jones: Complete Collection - Paramount
The Pink Panther Film Collection - Special Edition - MGM

Television Series (Weekly, miniseries or specials)

Alias: The Complete Second Season - Buena Vista
Battlestar Gallactica - The Complete Epic Series - Universal
Boomtown: Season 1 - Lions Gate
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season - HBO
Taken - DreamWorks
The Simpsons - The Complete Fourth Season - Fox
The West Wing: The Complete First Season - Warner

Direct-to-Disc (First release on DVD (no prior release window)

Barbie of Swan Lake - Lions Gate
Bionicle Mask of Light - The Movie - Buena Vista
Texhnolyze Volume 1 - Inhumane & Beautiful - Geneon
The Lion King 1 1/2 - Buena Vista
Bring It On Again - Universal

Foreign Language (Non-English production, subtitled or dubbed in English)
Man on the Train - Paramount
The Ingmar Bergman Collection - MGM
Millennium Actress - DreamWorks
Onmyoji - Special Edition - Geneon

Documentary (Educational and informative presentation)

Bowling for Columbine - MGM
Capturing The Friedmans - Blink Digital
Ghosts of the Abyss - Buena Vista
Step Into Liquid - Lions Gate
The History of Rock 'N' Roll - Warner
The West - PBS

Special Interest (Non-feature film, i.e., educational, sports, hobby)

Apollo 15: Man Must Explore - Fox
Lilo & Stitch's Island of Adventures - Buena Vista
Manchester United: Play Like Champions - Warner
NBA Dynasty Series: Chicago Bulls - The 1990's - Warner
NFL Films SuperBowl Collection - SuperBowls I-X - Warner
Step Into Liquid - Lions Gate

Product Categories
* Based on total user experience: Including creative design, technical quality
* Taking advantage of the capabilities of the platform

AUTHORING DESIGN (Use of DVD features for overall disc, set-top & ROM)

Big Fish - Sony Digital Authoring
Finding Nemo - Buena Vista
Panic Room - Special Edition - Sony Digital Authoring
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Buena Vista
The Lion King - Platinum Edition - Buena Vista
The Lion King 1 1/2 - Buena Vista
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition - Laser Pacific

MENU DESIGN (Menu look and interaction )

Brother Bear - Buena Vista
Finding Nemo - Buena Vista
Kill Bill Volume 1 - Buena Vista
Panic Room - Special Edition - Sony Digital Author
The Lion King - Platinum Edition - Buena Vista
The Lion King 1 1/2 - Buena Vista
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition - New Line

VIDEO PRESENTATION (Video quality, transfer to compression)

Digital Video Essentials: Optimize Your System - DVD International
Finding Nemo - Buena Vista
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Buena Vista
Schindler's List - Universal
Sleeping Beauty: Special Edition - Buena Vista
Spy Kids3D: Game Over - Buena Vista
The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection - Paramount
The Lion King - Platinum Edition - Buena Vista
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition - New Line
Winged Migration - Columbia TriStar

AUDIO PRESENTATION (Audio quality, transfer to compression)

Blue Man Group - The Complex Rock Tour Live - Blue Man Group Records
Finding Nemo - Buena Vista
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Buena Vista
The Lion King - Platinum Edition - Buena Vista
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition - New Line
The Rolling Stones - Four Flicks - TGA
The Who: The Kids Are Alright - Geneon

Music Production (DVD-Video) (Music performance published on DVD-Video)

Elvis: '68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD - BMG
Grateful Dead - The Closing of Winterland - Grateful Dead Productions and Monterey Media
The Rolling Stones - Four Flicks - TGA
The Who: The Kids Are Alright - Geneon

Restoration (Visual and sonic restoration of a film for DVD release)

Alice in Wonderland: The Masterpiece Edition - Buena Vista
Once Upon a Time in the West - Paramount
Scarface - Two-Disc Anniversary Edition - Universal
Sleeping Beauty: Special Edition - Buena Vista
The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection - Paramount
The Adventures of Robin Hood - Warner
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - MGM

PC Support (ROM Features; additional features playable on a computer, including bonus games)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Buena Vista
School of Rock - Paramount
Step Into Liquid - Lions Gate
The Haunted Mansion - Buena Vista
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition - New Line

 


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