MOVIETICKETS.COM ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF ‘MADE IN HOLLYWOOD’
Deal Features MovieTickets.com Branded Segments On-Air with the Nationally Syndicated Weekly TV Series’ 4th Season; while Cross-Promoting “Made In Hollywood’s” Branded Content Online with the Internet Movie Ticketing Service
(Los Angeles, CA - September 24, 2008) – MovieTickets.com, the world’s most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, announces that it has signed an agreement with Connection III Entertainment Corp., to sponsor its weekly TV entertainment news magazine series, “Made in Hollywood.” The deal will integrate MovieTickets.com branded segments into each “Made in Hollywood” episode, while cross-promoting “Made In Hollywood” branded content with MovieTickets.com.
Currently in its fourth hit season in national syndication, “Made in Hollywood” features exclusive celebrity interviews and star profiles, on-set coverage with directors, writers and producers and previews of upcoming motion picture and DVD releases, focusing on “how” movies are “Made In Hollywood.” MovieTickets.com will center its branded segments around new theatrical releases. In addition, both brands will cross-promote each other on their respective Web sites at www.movietickets.com and www.madeinhollywood.tv.
“MovieTickets.com seeks to align ourselves with properties that are relevant and appropriate to our audience, and we’ve found that with ‘Made in Hollywood,’ said Walt Borchers, senior vice president, sales and marketing, for MovieTickets.com. “We look forward to the added exposure and cache that ‘Made in Hollywood’ will bring to our brand.”
“Made in Hollywood’ reaches 78.9 million homes with a Gross Average Audience of 4.4 million viewers. Connection III has sold its weekend series in over 75% of US television households, including 55 of the top 60 markets with stations in the CBS, ABC, Hearst-Argyle, Belo, McGraw Hill, Gannett, and Sinclair broadcast groups.
“We’re excited about ‘Made In Hollywood’s’ upcoming new season and the launch of our broadcast & online partnership with MovieTickets.com,” says Cleveland O’Neal, Founder, President & C.E.O. of Connection III Entertainment Corp. “Our brands complement each other perfectly, offering unlimited cross promotion, brand integration and strategic marketing potential.”
MovieTickets.com exhibitors include:
Academy 8 Theaters (P & G Theaters), Access Digital Theatres, Alco Theaters, All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre (Columbus Hospitality), Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters (Movies at Midway), Atlas Cinemas, B&B Theaters, Bank Street Theatre, Back Seat Conceptions (941 Theater), Bowtie Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad (Quad Cinema), Cinemagic Movies, Cinemagic Theatres (MN), Cinemall, Cineplex Odeon, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Cleveland Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Dickinson Theatres, Dipson Theatres, Discovery Theater, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores (O’Neil Theaters NE), Emagine Entertainment (Cinema Hollywood), Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Elvis Cinemas, Eveningstar Cinema, Famous Players, Film Forum, Fine Arts Theatre - Beverly Hills, Fox Bay Cinema Grill, Foxmoor Movies, Frank Theaters, Funasia Theaters, Galaxy Cinemas (Canada), Galaxy Cinemas (GA), Galaxy Cinemas (NC), Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas (Camelot Cinemas), Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, Harrisonville Cinema, HLB Entertainment (Palace 9, Majestic 10), Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, Howell Theater, IFC Center, Island Cinemas, Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center, Jarvis Conservatory, Kew Gardens (and Cobble Hill), K&G Theaters (Bloomfield 8), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres (and Ritz Theatres), M Park 4, Maiden Alley Cinema, Main Street Cinemas, Mall of America 14, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres , Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Mission Grove Theaters, Missouri Cinema 6, MJR Theatres, MnM Theatres, Moore Family Theaters, Movie Tavern, MovieMax Theatres, NAOS Entertainment, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Nelsonville Movies 10, North American Cinema, Oasis Cinema, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres (Louisiana), Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Penn Cinema, Phoenix Theatres (MI), Phoenix Theatres (TN), Pickwick Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Quarry Cinemas, Rail Road Square Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Regency 8 Cinema, Rio Entertainment, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Safari Cinema, Sayville Theatre, Scotiabank Theatres, Sea Turtle Cinemas, ShowBiz Cinemas, Showplace Cinemas, Showtime Cinema, Silver Screen Cinemas, Silver Screen Partners, Southern Theatres, Spotlight Theatres, Starplex Cinemas, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Syracuse Stadium 6,Tango Theaters, Tower Theaters, Trans-Lux Cinemas, United Entertainment Corp., UltraStar Cinemas, Village Theaters, Warren Theatres, Watson Theatre, Wellfleet Cinemas, and Westates Theatres.
MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com), the world’s most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, offers moviegoers a convenient way to buy movie tickets in advance. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States, as well as in Canada at MovieTickets.ca; in the U.K. at MovieTickets.co.uk; in Ireland at MovieTickets.ie; from any Internet-enabled wireless device at mobile.MovieTickets.com; and from any phone at 877-789-MOVIE. Formed in 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp. (NASDAQ: HOLL), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and America Online, and leverages the collective theater chain expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50 percent of the top 50 and over 50 percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend. The MovieTickets.com theater chain group, which includes 133 theater chains, is about five times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.
About Connection III Entertainment Corp.
Connection III Entertainment Corp. (www.connection3.com), is an Emmy-nominated media producer-syndicator whose global reach has expanded annually for the past 15 years. The multi-faceted media company has gained acclaim for the development and production of its original motion picture and television programming distributed across a variety of network, cable and major studio licensees including HBO, Lifetime, CBS-TV, Starz, ABC Family, UPN, BMG Video, MCA/Universal, Orion Pictures, and Lionsgate. Corporate sponsors and national advertisers of Connection III’s award-winning original media content include Procter & Gamble, Wal-Mart, Kraft and Johnson & Johnson.
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