Summit Entertainment, OddLot Entertainment and Chartoff Productions present a PG-13, 114 minute, action, adventure, sci-fi, directed and written by Gavin Hood, based on the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card with a theater release date of November 1, 2013.
Warner Bros. Pictures, Esperanto Filmoj and Heyday Films present a PG-13, 90 minute, drama, mystery, sci-fi, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, written by Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron with a theater release date of October 4, 2013.
TriStar Pictures, Media Rights Capital and QED International present an R rated, 109 minutes, sci-fi, action, drama, directed and written by Neill Blomkamp with a theater release date of August 9, 2013.
Columbia Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment and Blinding Edge Pictures present a 100 minute, PG-13, action, adventure, sci-fi, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, written by Shyamalan and Gary Whitta with a theater release date of May 31. 2013.
Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Bad Robot present a PG-13, 132 minute, 3D, action, adventure, sci-fi, directed by J.J. Abrams, written by Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman with a theater release date of May 16, 2013.
WHAT: Charitybuzz, the leading destination for online charity auctions, will host the bidding for a four-pack of VIP tickets to attend the “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” premiere in Los Angeles. The winners will walk the red carpet, meet director J.J. Abrams and the cast, and attend the premiere after-party. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot will match the winning bid, up to $25,000. Proceeds will benefit The Mission Continues and its work to empower post-9/11 veterans on their new missions here at home. WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 14TH, 2013 Bidding is open now through Thursday, May 9th at www.Charitybuzz.Com/StarTrek<http://www.charitybuzz.com/StarTrek> ABOUT “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As the heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” opens nationwide May 17th, 2013. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers. ABOUT CHARITYBUZZ.COM Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online auctions with the world’s most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring access to acclaimed actors and musicians, business and political leaders, sports stars, luxury travel, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. Since launching, Charitybuzz has raised more than $75 million for charity. To learn more, visit www.Charitybuzz.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Charitybuzz or follow us on Twitter at @Charitybuzz. ABOUT THE MISSION CONTINUES Mission Continues is a community service organization that helps post-9/11 veterans transition from the military to leadership roles at home. The Mission Continues benefits veterans and communities in equal measure. The organization sponsors veterans’ enrollment in a 6-month service and leadership program. These veterans dedicate themselves to serving in their community, volunteering for at least 20 hours a week in community organizations to address issues like homelessness, illiteracy and unemployment. The Mission Continues provides the tools, the direction, and a living stipend to these veterans, while the veterans deploy their experience, their skills, and their desire against our communities' most pressing problems. Since its inception, The Mission Continues has awarded more than 600 fellowships and engaged thousands of volunteers at more than 350 community organizations. For more information, please visit www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter: @missioncontinue
Nov. 8, 2012 , Los Angeles - NASA call to animal researchers condemned by animal protection group
Taking one giant leap backwards, NASA has called on researchers to submit funding applications for projects which may involve the use of primates, dogs, cats and other animals, provoking condemnation from Animal Defenders International (ADI).
The purpose of the research is to study how the environment in space affects biological processes, enabling NASA to develop “a safe, productive human presence in space for extended periods”.
Two years ago, following a concerted campaign by ADI and other groups, NASA cancelled a research program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory which would have involved the irradiation of 36 squirrel monkeys.
As part of the campaign, ADI distributed a DVD entitled ‘Space Experiments on Monkeys – One Giant Leap Backwards’ to Members of Congress which:
· Revealed the horrific nature of the monkey experiments
· Outlined how the tests were scientifically flawed
· Included quotes from: the European Space Agency; Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev, who set a world record for time in space; Jim Bates, NASA retired, formerly Co-Chairman of the JSC Space Radiation Environment Group; and ex-ESA astronaut and former MEP, Umberto Guidoni
· Included an extensive interview with aerospace engineer April Evans, who worked as aspace architect on the International Space Station andresigned in protest over the tests.
ADI President Jan Creamer: “Animal Defenders International is horrified at the thought that NASA may recommence their research on primates who, alongside any other animals used, would needlessly suffer for this project. We call on NASA to do the right thing, scientifically and ethically, and ensure that NO animals are used.”
In their research guidelines, NASA state “If procedures (e.g., pharmacological or surgical) might lead to severe discomfort, distress, pain or injury, indicators for humane endpoints and euthanasia (e.g., severe infection, respiratory distress, failure to eat, tumor size) should be described.” identifying the potential for severe animal suffering to occur.
Calls for research proposals for the project opened on September 30th and the deadline for submissions was October 31st. The selection of proposals is expected to be announced on April 30th, 2013.
Research Opportunities in Space Biology
Documents concerning NASA’s call for research proposals can be viewed athttp://bit.ly/RziHDR
Space Experiments on Monkeys – One Giant Leap Backwards
The video produced by ADI for the campaign against Brookhaven National Laboratory can be viewed athttp://bit.ly/RvSutn
Animal Defenders International
With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, ADI campaigns across the globe on animals in entertainment, providing technical advice to governments, securing progressive animal protection legislation, drafting regulations and rescuing animals in distress. ADI has a worldwide reputation for providing video and photographic evidence exposing the behind-the-scenes suffering in industry and supporting this evidence with scientific research on captive wildlife and transport. ADI rescues animals all over the world, educates the public on animals and environmental issues. ad-international.org
Universal Pictures, Bluegrass Films, Film 44, Hasbro and Battleship Delta Productions present a PG-13, 131 minute, action, sci-fi, thriller, directed by Peter Berg, written by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber with a theatre release date of May 18, 2012.
Film District, Digital Factory and Europa Corporation present a 95 minute, surprisingly rated PG-13, action, thriller, sci-fi with a touch of humor, directed and written by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger with a theatre release date of April 13, 2012.