Departure Date Red Carpet OpportunityPR Newswire
VIRGIN AMERICA, VIRGIN ATLANTIC, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA & VIRGIN PRODUCED SHOOT SHORT FILM AT 35,000 FEET, AN INDUSTRY FIRST
Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia and Virgin Group's entertainment arm, Virgin Produced, are world premiering, Departure Date, the first ever short narrative filmed at 35,000 feet across three continents and on three commercial Virgin flights. Departure Date was written and directed by award-winning writer and director, Kat Coiro (L!fe Happens, While We Were Here and A Case of You) and stars Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Nicky Whelan (Hall Pass), Philip Baker Hall, Luis Guzman, Janeane Garofalo and Max Brown. The scenes were shot in Virgin America's First Class and Main Cabin, Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class cabin, Economy cabin and Onboard Bar and Virgin Australia's International Business cabin which featuredthe sit-down bar, Ladies-Only bathroom and exclusive Row Five. The cast of Departure Date will be joined by LA Film Fest Director Stephanie Allain, Artistic Director David Ansen and Film Independent Co Presidents Sean McManus and Josh Welsh. This exclusive premiere will take place at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 as part of the official kick-off for Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival hosted by the three Virgin airlines, Virgin Produced, LA Film Fest, and AEG.
WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, June 11, 2012
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
6:00pm - Press Check-in
Parking available in the West Garage, Gate B - $8 cash
Check in at Level G1
7:00pm Red carpet opens
Regal Cinemas Premiere House 1
Departure Date official trailer & behind the scenes
Philip Baker Hall
RSVP & PRESS
Laura Kilroy, Virgin Atlantic
Melissa Kubrin, Fingerprint CommunicationsMelissa@Fingerprintcom.net
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MORE INFORMATION: www.flyvirgin.com
**All members of the press must RSVP beforehand to gain access to the red carpet. Press will be required to present photo ID/press credentials upon arrival at media check-in**
ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: Now in its eighteenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival, supported by L.A. LIVE and The Los Angeles Times, is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world. The Festival features unique signature programs including the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more. Additionally, the Festival screens short films created by high school students and has a special section devoted to music videos. Nearly 200 features, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, make up the main body of the Festival.
The Festival hosts juried cash awards for best narrative and documentary features, best narrative, documentary and animated short film, and a jury award for best performance in the narrative competition. Audience awards are also presented to best documentary, narrative and international feature, short film and music video.
The Los Angeles Film Festival is presented in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, Premier and Opening Night Sponsor Virgin America and Platinum sponsors Kodak, Stella Artois, Melrose MAC, Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and EFILM, HBO, Volkswagen, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Nokia and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Special support is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and FOCUS FORWARD a partnership between GE and CINELAN. The Official Screening Venue is Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14. The Los Angeles Athletic Club is the Official Host Hotel and Virgin America is the Official Airline Partner. WireImage is the Official Photography Agency and PR Newswire is the Official Breaking News Service of Film Independent. More information can be found at www.LAFilmFest.com
About Virgin America: Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. In just over four years flying, Virgin America was named "Best Domestic Airline" in the Conde Nast Traveler 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 'Readers' Choice' Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 'World's Best' Awards. The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)'s sleek and sustainable new Terminal 2. The airline's new aircraft offer interactive inflight entertainment systems and power outlets near every seat. Virgin America offers Gogo WiFi on every flight and hosts the largest inflight entertainment library in the North American skies via the touchscreen Red platform.As the only California-based airline and with an unrivalled in-flight entertainment film and content library, Virgin America has become the airline of choice for film lovers across North America - Virgin America will help this year's LA film festival goers arrive entertained and in style as the official airline and a Premier Sponsor. For more, visit: www.virginamerica.com
About Virgin Atlantic Airways: Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, was founded in 1984, and currently has 38 aircraft in its fleet. Virgin Atlantic offers service from 10 US cities and Vancouver, BC to London and onto a range of long-haul destinations worldwide. From its main base at London Heathrow and Gatwick, Virgin Atlantic services destinations as far apart as Las Vegas, Tokyo, Delhi, Boston and Shanghai. Even with Virgin Atlantic's continued growth, the service still remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation ensuring flying Virgin Atlantic is always an event. Pioneering many air travel innovations, Virgin Atlantic received a number of 2010 travel trade awards including for the third consecutive year, Travel Weekly's "Best International Airline," Global Traveler's "Best Airline for Premium Economy Class," Business Traveler's "Best Premium Economy Class in the World" and for the first time, "Best Airport Clubs/Lounges." To book travel contact 800-862-8621. For additional information, visit www.virgin-atlantic.com
About Virgin Australia: Virgin Australia group of airlines (ASX: VAH), formerly the Virgin Blue group of airlines, was launched in 2000 as the first sustainable low-fare airline in Australian skies. It has established a global reputation as an innovator and leader in the aviation industry; renowned for the warmth of its people and the quality of the service they provide. Starting out as a single airline operating a single route with just 200 team members, today the group employs over 7,000 people and includes Virgin Australia international and domestic airlines and Virgin Samoa, a joint venture with the Government of Samoa. Virgin Australia operates a fleet of modern Boeing 737, Boeing 777, Airbus A330, ATR-72 Turboprop and Embraer E-Jet aircraft flying to Australian and international destinations including the USA, UAE, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands. Velocity is the global frequent flyer program of Virgin Australia, providing members with many easy, everyday ways to earn Velocity Points and enjoy fantastic rewards sooner.
About Virgin Produced: Virgin Produced is the film and television development, packaging and production arm of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. Led by CEO Jason Felts and CCO Justin Berfield, Virgin Produced is breaking the corrosive models of old Hollywood by providing a collaborative environment that embraces talent so they can best create and inspire while utilizing the marketing platforms of the brand's airline, mobile, hotel, retail, and social media power to reach over 60 million Virgin consumer 'brand fans' worldwide. Launched in 2010, Virgin Produced, along with studio partner Relativity, claimed back to back #1 film releases with LIMITLESS and IMMORTALS grossing over $350M combined in worldwide box office receipts. With an equal focus on film and television, Virgin Produced also recently launched a dedicated network channel available onboard Virgin America.
/PRNewswire -- June 5, 2012/
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