Business Wire, March 14, 2002

Entertainment Editors & Film Writers


On Sunday, March 24th, 2002, the Beverly Hills Hotel will be the location for the arrival of 200 Academy stars who will again attend the hottest celebrity Oscar party in town with even bigger names than last year -- "The Night of 100 Stars Black Tie Oscar Dinner Gala."

Norby Walters, well-known super-agent, reprises his role as Producer and Dinner Chairman. Future Media Productions, a world-class DVD/CD replicator, and their president, Alex Sandel, will underwrite the evening.

This formal sit-down dinner viewing party will include past Oscar winners and nominees who will support Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation. The media has always rated this event as one of the top three parties.

The Daily News rated this party as "... the number one Oscar party, just for the number of celebrites attending ..."

Established in 1990, The Film Foundation has been committed to fostering greater awareness of the urgent need to preserve our motion picture history. The Foundation's mission is to encourage cooperation between film archives and the studios, and to ensure reliable preservation practices. Funds raised by the foundation go directly to the seven major film archives. Board members also include Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Altman, George Lucas, Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg.

Past Academy Award Winners & Nominees expected to attend again include: Peter Fonda, Danny Aiello, Lynn Redgrave, Cliff Robertson, Michael Lerner, Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Young, Karen Black, Edward James Olmos, Eddie Albert, James Cromwell, Red Buttons, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Forster, Shirley Jones, Elliott Gould, Tony Curtis, Cathy Moriarity, Martin Landau, Robert Loggia, Rod Steiger, James Whitmore, Shelly Winters, Randy Quaid, Gary Busey, Lesley Ann Warren, and Maximillian Schell and Eric Roberts.

Previous celebrity attendees expected are: Larry & Shawn King, Francis Fisher, Marg Helgenberger, John Spencer and Richard Schiff ("West Wing"), Brian Dennehy, Rob Schneider, Bridget Fonda, Viveca Fox, Miguel Ferrer ("Traffic"), David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Don Cheadle, Tom Arnold, Hector Elizondo, Sean Astin, Alec Baldwin, William Shatner, Stephen Collins, Dennis Hopper, Dwight Yoakam, Esai Morales, Ben Gazzara, Robert Davi, Dylan McDermott, Natalie Cole, Jason Alexander, Dom Deluise, Sharon Lawrence, Joely Fisher, Harry Hamlin, Jermaine Jackson, Ron Perlman, Bill Maher, Joe Pantoliano, George Segal, Damon Wayans, Neil Simon, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Chiklis, Milla Jovovich, Mark Hamill, Jacqueline Bissett, Tony Bennett, Jamie Foxx, Vanessa Williams, Charles Bronson, Lolita Davidovich, Paul Sorvino, Daniel Baldwin, Jane Seymour, John Savage, Jerry Stiller and Angie Dickenson.

Celebrity Arrivals begin at 4:30 p.m. on the Red Carpet: Media Desk opens at 3 p.m.

This is an Oscar viewing party -- not an after party. All 200+ celebrities will have arrived by 6 p.m. They will be available for interviews throughout the evening. Inside Access, monitors and press room provided.

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