Microspace Beams DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid” to Theaters Nationwide
Microspace announced on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, the satellite distribution of DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Heartbreak Kid” to theaters nationwide.
The film, which stars Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan and Malin Akerman, follows the hilarious story of Eddie Cantrow (Stiller) as he discovers his new bride (Akerman) is a nightmare, while simultaneously falling in love with another woman (Monaghan), during his honeymoon.
“Paramount (which is distributing “The Heartbreak Kid”) is at the forefront of changing the movie-going experience, leveraging digital delivery as a key element for the highest level of quality,” said Jim Tharp, President, Distribution, Paramount. “By tapping Microspace to deliver our films to theaters, we ensure that they will arrive securely and provide the true digital-quality discerning moviegoers demand.”
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. 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 Studios, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
About DreamWorks Pictures
DreamWorks Studios was formed in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen. The company won three consecutive Best Picture Academy Awards® with “American Beauty,” “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind” (both co-produced with Universal.) Among the company’s other successes have been such films as “Saving Private Ryan,” “War of the Worlds,” “Dreamgirls” “TRANSFORMERS” (all co-produced with Paramount), “Blades of Glory” and “Things We Lost in the Fire.” Upcoming releases include “The Kite Runner (distributed by Paramount Classics) and “Sweeney Todd” (co-produced with Warner Bros.).
Microspace delivered “The Heartbreak Kid” to nine theaters starting October 5, 2007.
“Now is the time for both studios and exhibitors to utilize satellite distribution for the highest quality presentation the first time and every time,” said Joe Amor, general manager of Microspace. “Microspace has delivered 16 movies in the last year and a half and continues to work closely with the movie industry to ensure the most advanced satellite distribution capabilities.”
Microspace collaborates with studios, content preparation companies and exhibitors to utilize satellite distribution and its benefits. The proven workflow and electronic delivery of Microspace’s satellite distribution provides the industry with a turn-key solution for content delivery and minimizes the potential issues and costs associated with physical delivery. Through the use of two discrete satellite systems, movies and keys are delivered on-time, every-time at Microspace connected theatres.
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