Celebrity Media Alert at Int'L Family Film Festival today Wed. 5/1/13 at 6pm at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood

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Celebrities appearances include: William Atherton (Die Hard), Agnes Bruckner (upcoming Anna Nicole Story), Cary Elwes (Princess Bride, Saw), J.G. Quintel (Regular Show, Cartoon Network), Aaron Landon (DisneyXD's Crash & Bernstein), and Charles Floyd Johnson (N.C.I.S.)

The International Family Film Festival is please to announce its 18th Annual Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood located at 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038. Unspooling on 3 screens, the 5-day fest features over 110 films representing 27 U.S. states, 31 countries, and 17 professionally accredited film schools.

The Festival is hosting its pre-fest Press Conference today, Wednesday May 1, 2013 at 1:00pm in Chaplin Theater at Raleigh Studios where we will unveil the following:

  • Opening Night Gala & Special Screening of The Citizen announcing numerous celebrities in attendance
  • Highlights of Screening Schedule over 110 films
  • Numerous film panels with industry leaders & working professionals
  • Present special film galas and receptions
  • Announce the 2013 YouthFest! screening youth produced films (ages 8-18) and workshops for youth
  • Present a Screenwriters’ Showcase – screenplay finalists hear excerpts from their screenplays read by professional actors before a live audience
  • Showcase our annual Foreign Film Block – 4th Annual China Film Block in collaboration with Consulate & several cultural agencies!
  • Host wonderful Black-Tie Awards Ceremony/Dinner

At tonight's Opening Night Gala and Screening of "The Citizen" we will host numerous celebrities. Please join us for our Reception at 6:00pm followed by a Screening at 7:00pm.

More information about the The Citizen - http://www.thecitizenmovie.com

Personal Appearances:  
William Atherton (Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Real Genius, Ghostbusters

Agnes Bruckner (upcoming "The Anna Nicole Story", Blood and Chocolate, Murder By Numbers, The Woods

Cary Elwes (Princess Bride, Saw, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory)

On Saturday, Saturday May 4th at 10am, please join us for a Meet & Greet with Aaron Landon who plays "Pesto" in newly renewed Disney XD hit "Crash and Bernstein". Raleigh's Chaplin Theater

At 12:30pm, we will host a Meet & Greet with legendary Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy)

Finally, on Sunday May 5th, please join us for the 18th Annual IFFF Awards Ceremony & Dinner. Reception begins at 6:00pm and the Awards Ceremony is at 7:30pm in Chaplin Theatre

This year's Honorees include:

J.G. Quintel & numerous members of the cast! Creator, "Regular Show", Cartoon Network 2013 Friz Award for Animation Excellence (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Phineas and Ferb)

Charles Floyd Johnson 2013 Film Excellence Award (N.C.I.S., Red Tails, Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files, Quantum Leap)

Please find below some important information to help smooth out your arrival. 

Location:
Raleigh Studios 
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

Parking:
Available for members of the press. The entrance to Raleigh Studios is right across the street from the parking structure. Enter the lot through the Van Ness Gate. Upon arrival at the gate, please mention to Security "International Family Film Festival" for easy entrance approval.

Press Check-In:
Upon entry through the Van Ness Gate, proceed straight past Stage 14 & 10 to stage 2. Proceed left and continue to our Reception Tent for our Check-in Area adjacent to Stage 8. Press passes can be picked up starting at 11:30am on Wed 5/1 and throughout the festival.

Publicity
Please notify PR Director Jeremy Broekman of any pending interviews and the festival press department will provide background, resources, fact sheets and any requested information on a per film basis.

About International Family Film Festival
Founded in 1995, The International Family Film Festival is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Chris Shoemaker, Suzanne Shoemaker and Patte Dee McKee to exhibit and advocate for the production of family films. Originally established in the City of Santa Clarita, a suburb of north Los Angeles County that is rich with film history and lore dating back to the silent picture era, the International Family Film Festival has spent 7 years being hosted at Raleigh Studios in the heart of Hollywood. IFFF strives to deliver stories and films that are engaging and appropriate for all members of the family with themes that help define and challenge the definition of family. For more information, please visit http://www.iffilmfest.org.

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