Washington, DC (November 3, 2010): Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey will be the distinguished guest at The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative premiere of Casino Jack starring Mr. Spacey in the title role and directed by the late George Hickenlooper. Chris Matthews hosts the evening and will moderate a Q and A with Mr. Spacey following the screening. The premiere is co-hosted by Lanmark Technology, Inc. The film will be released theatrically by ATO pictures on December 17th.
Inspired by true events, Casino Jack lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world’s most powerful men. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines. The film also stars Kelly Preston and Rachelle Lefevre and is produced by Gary Howsam, Bill Marks and George Zakk from an original screenplay by Norman Snider. Executive Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro, Lewin Webb, Donald Zuckerman, Dana Brunetti, Patricia Eberle, Warren Nimchuk, Angelo Paletta and Domenic Serafino. The Associate Producer is Rick Chad.
Details are as follows:
WHO: Kevin Spacey, Chris Matthews
WHAT: The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative Premiere of Casino Jack
hosted by Chris Matthews and Lanmark Technology
WHEN: Wednesday evening, November 10, 2010
6:00 pm Press Check–In
6:30 pm Red Carpet Arrivals
7:00 pm Screening Begins
Q & A with Mr. Spacey moderated by Mr. Matthews immediately following screening
Where: Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street N.W. (E Street between 10th and 11th St. NW)
Washington, D.C. 20004
***All press must be credentialed. For credentialing, please contact: Dennis St. Rose, The Creative Coalition, DStRose@TheCreativeCoalition.org; Tracy Pendleton, FMPR, Tracy@FMPR.tv; Liza Burnett Fefferman, ATO Pictures, Liza@IDPFilm.com; Erika Paola Gutierrrez, epg PR,Erika@epgPR.com***
About The Creative Coalition and The Spotlight Initiative(www.thecreativecoalition.org)
The Creative Coalition is the premiere 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance. The Spotlight Initiative was launched in 2008 by The Creative Coalition to support the art and craft of independent filmmaking.
About Lanmark Technology, Inc.(www.LMT-INC.com)
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, LMT is an SBA 8(a) certified, Woman-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business providing highly specialized Professional Services including the full range of Information Technology Services, Program Management Oversight, Electronic and Asymmetric Warfare Program Support, and Administrative Support to clients in the government and commercial sectors. LMT’s support services are multi-disciplinary in nature and can meet a wide range of challenging and complex client requirements. LMT strives to create a symbiotic partnership among Industry, Government, and Community.
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Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition