Archive for January 19th, 2011

Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Picardo and producer/director/writer Dr. Harry Kloor will host the U.S. premiere of Quantum Quest, the 3-D computer animated Large Format adventure film, at the gala preview party of “Science With A Twist: An Evening Aboard The Enterprise” on Saturday night, January 22nd at the Louisville Science Center museum.

Quantum Quest interweaves animated sequences with stunning, actual space imagery captured from seven ongoing NASA and NASA/ESA space missions. In addition to Picardo, the film boasts an A-list voice cast including two Captain Kirks (veteran William Shatner and Chris Pine), two Jedi Knights (Mark Hamill and Samuel L. Jackson) and two Darth Vaders (James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen) – a first for Hollywood and the galaxy. Quantum Quest will be released in Large Format and conventional theaters in spring, 2011.

Quantum Quest is the first time that NASA’s iconic Jet Propulsion Laboratory has ever initiated a film project and the first time that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the surface of the Moon, has participated in a feature film, lending his voice to one of the characters.

Combining solid, “real” science with Hollywood-style narrative story-telling, Quantum Quest is designed to communicate the excitement of space exploration and science discovery to students K through 12.  Quantum Quest will provide more free educational materials, prepared by leading educators, scientists, space and science organizations (including the Fleet Museum and the Planetary Society), than any previous Large Screen film.

“This is a stealth science education film disguised as fun Hollywood entertainment,” says Dr. Kloor. “Whenever we talk about science, it’s exact, but QQ’s message is to tell kids – and grownups of all ages – that science is cool.”

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Paley Fest 2011 Lineup Announced

The Paley Center for Media Announces PaleyFest2011: Twenty-Eighth Annual William S. Paley Television Festival to honor the Casts and Creators of Community, Eastbound & Down,

Hot in Cleveland, Parks & Recreation, Supernatural, Raising Hope,True Blood, The Walking Dead, and White Collar

Also special evening celebrations with Jimmy Fallon and American Idol: Ten Seasons, plus a Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared reunion event

Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media will present the twenty-eighth annual PaleyFest: William S. Paley Television Festival (PaleyFest2011) from March 4 to 17, 2011, returning to the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. PaleyFest2011 is an extraordinary interactive pop culture event, connecting fans with the casts and creators of their favorite series as well as the icons who have changed or are changing the face of media. Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, PaleyFest continues its twenty-eight year tradition of celebrating the collaborative creativity behind making great entertainment content—from the genesis of an idea to that vital connection with audiences the world over. During each PaleyFest evening, the audience views episodes or highlights of the featured work followed by a panel discussion with the cast and creative team and then has the opportunity to ask questions of those involved in its production.

“From zombies to vampires, from high school geeks to singing sensations, PaleyFest continues to celebrate the breadth of pop culture influencing our lives today. At this ultimate TV fanfest in the heart of the entertainment industry here in Los Angeles, we offer television enthusiasts an unrivaled connection with the casts and crews of their favorite series as well as the opportunity to honor media icons and innovators,” said Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media.

During the Festival, PaleyFest panels from the last twenty-seven years will be screened at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. Previously recorded discussions with the cast and creative teams will be shown including True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion, Modern Family, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Angel, Alias, Battlestar Galatica, Pushing Daisies, and many others. This screening series will run from March 2 to March 20, 2011. Numerous PaleyFest events are also available at amazon.com.

Since the first Festival in 1984, the Paley Center has honored nearly three hundred programs, including 24, 90210, Alias, Beverly Hills 90210, The Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Dexter, Entourage, Family Guy, Friends, Glee, The Golden Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Gunsmoke, The Honeymooners, House, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Lost, Mad Men, M*A*S*H, Modern Family, NCIS, The Office, Roots, Route 66, Sábado Gigante, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Six Feet Under, South Park, thirtysomething, Ugly Betty, The Untouchables, The West Wing, and The X-Files, along with such personalities as Judd Apatow, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, John Frankenheimer, Jim Henson, Bob Hope, Angela Lansbury, Jack Lemmon, Mary Martin, Seth McFarlane, Carl Reiner, Garry Shandling, Flip Wilson, Jonathan Winters, and many others. PaleyFest panels are recorded and are available for viewing at the Paley Center in New York and Los Angeles.

The PaleyFest2011 schedule is as follows—­please note that events/participants are subject to change:

Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.                       The Walking Dead

Evening Sponsor: Microsoft Zune

Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.                   True Blood

Evening Sponsor: Netflix

Monday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.                    White Collar

Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.                    Hot in Cleveland

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.               Parks and Recreation

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.                Eastbound & Down

Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. An Evening with Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. PaleyFest Reunion: Freaks & Geeks

and Undeclared

Evening Sponsor: Microsoft Zune

*Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m.      Supernatural

*different event start time

Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.                  American Idol: Celebrating Ten Seasons

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.                  Community

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. DARK

Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.                Raising Hope

TICKETS

PaleyFest2011 Festival Pass ($1200 for one ticket to each night plus more) and three PaleyFest2010 Premium Ticket Packages ($750 for two tickets for four shows plus more per package) are on sale now at ticketweb.com.

Individual tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members on Friday, January 21, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. PT. Individual tickets will become available to the general public beginning the following Sunday, January 23, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. PT. For Paley Center Members, ticket prices are $60/$35/$25/$15 per event. For the general public, tickets are $75/$45/$35/$25 per event. All PaleyFest2011 tickets are available only via TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com or call TicketWeb toll-free at (866) 468-3399 (service charges apply).

If you are not already a Paley Center Member and would like to qualify for the Member discount, you may purchase Memberships when buying PaleyFest2011 tickets via TicketWeb (service charges apply to phone and Internet sales) now through the end of Festival.

Please note: There is a four-ticket limit per person per event. For sold-out evenings, tickets may become available at the Saban Theatre box office at showtime. There are no refunds or exchanges on memberships or tickets. There are no on-site tickets sales at the Paley Center. Events and participants are subject to change.

FESTIVAL HOTLINE

Information about PaleyFest2011 is available through the recorded Festival hotline: 310.786.1010 as well as at www.paleycenter.org.

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