Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres

PRESS RELEASE


Friday November 2, 2:57 pm Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: Warner Bros. Films

ADVISORY/`Harry Potter' Worldwide Premiere Nov. 4 at London's Leicester Square

Celebrity Guests Join Author, Stars & Filmmakers for the Worldwide Premiere of `Harry Potter' Sunday, Nov. 4


Author J.K. Rowling joins the stars and filmmakers of ``Harry Potter'' including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Fiona Shaw, Dame Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Geraldine Sommerville, Chris Rankin, James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton, Jamie Waylett, Joshua Herdmann, Devon Murray, Alfie Enoch, David Bradley, Luke Youngblood, Sean Biggerstaff, Adrian Rawlins; the Film's Director Chris Columbus, Producer David Heyman, Executive Producers Mark Radcliffe and Duncan Henderson.

Special guests expected from the worlds of film, theatre, music, media and sport for this spectacular premiere screening. A partial list includes: David Hare and Nicole Fahri, Elle MacPherson, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham-Carter, Hugh Grant, Hugh Jackman, Joan Collins, Joely Richardson, Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Jerry Hall, Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh, Madonna, Michael Caine, Mick Jagger, Minnie Driver, Pete Townsend, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Branson, Rod Stewart, Rupert Everett, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Simon and Yasmin Le Bon, David Copperfield and others.

Based on the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, the film tells the story of a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001
      Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
      Screening commences at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Odeon Leicester Square, London WC2.

                     PRESS PENS OPEN AT 12:00 NOON
             ACCESS TO PRESS PENS CLOSES AT 2:00 PM SHARP.
              All PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED IN ADVANCE.
                PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR MEDIA VALIDATION.

                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
                    UK media outlets: 020 7984 5200
      USA media outlets: 818 954 6705 (CA); or 212 636 5085 (NY)
                 Canadian media outlets: 416 730 6212


Satellite feed will be available as follows on Sunday 4th November:

Description      London Time       NY Time              LA Time

Live 90 mins     3.30pm-5.00pm     10.30am-12.00pm      7.30am-9.00am
 premiere feed(a)

Note: (a) 90-mins. Live Feed delivery in U.S. and Canada encoding the
PAL signal to NTSC (no scramble code) as follows:

Telstar7  @ 129 degrees west           Telstar7 @ 129 degrees west
Transponder: 15                        Transponder: 13
Uplink Frequency: 14300H               Uplink Frequency: 6185V
Downlink Frequency: 12000V             Downlink Frequency: 6185V
FEC: N/A                               FEC: N/A
Symbol Rate:  N/A                      Symbol Rate: N/A
Band Width: 36 MHz                     Band Width: 36MHz
Encoding:  KU band analogue            Encoding: C band analogue

Telstar6
TRP: 19A
Downlink Frequency: 12044 MHz
Symbol Rate: 6.111319
FEC:  3/ 4

Note: (a) 90-mins. Live Feed delivery in Europe (PAL with scramble
code) as follows:
                      Intelsat707 @ 1 degree west
                         Transponder: Digi 9b
                       Uplink Frequency: 14396V
                      Downlink Frequency: 11596H
                               FEC: 3/ 4
                          Symbol Rate: 56320
                          Encoding NDS 4:2:0
                      Raz Encryption No: 0001608


Description        London Time          NY Time          LA Time

Taped 15 mins      9:15pm-9:30pm        4.15pm-4.30pm    1.15pm-1.30pm
 B-Roll feed (b)
Re-feed of 15 mins 11:45 pm-12.00am     6:45pm-7.00pm    3:45pm-4.00pm
 taped B-Roll(b)


Note: (b)Taped 15 mins. Feed and Re-feed delivery in U.S. and Canada
only (not to Europe) encoding the PAL signal to NTSC (no scramble
code) as follows:

Telstar6                            Telstar7
Transponder: 12B                    K-20 slot 1
D/L Frequency: 11935.5              D/L Frequency: 12086.5
Pol: Horizontal                     Pol: Vertical
FEC 3/ 4                            FEC 3/ 4
Date Rate 8.448                     Symbol Rate: 6.111319
KU Band                             Data Rate: 8.448
                                    KU Band


          HARRY POTTER OPENS IN THE U.K., U.S. AND CANADA ON
                      FRIDAY, 16TH NOVEMBER 2001

        The World Premiere will be web-cast live worldwide on
                         www.warnerbros.co.uk

                And in the U.S. on www.harrypotter.com

                       www.harrypotter.co.uk/com
                      AOL keyword : HARRY POTTER
 





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