Movie Premiere Press Release - The Original Kings of Comedy


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Thursday August 10, 4:52 pm Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: Paramount Pictures

Premiere Screening of 'The Original Kings of Comedy' - New Attendee Update

WHAT: Premiere Screening of "The Original Kings of Comedy"

Richard Pryor, the original king of comedy, to receive MTV

Films' Lifetime Achievement award, presented by the stars of

``The Original Kings of Comedy''

    WHO:       "The Original Kings of Comedy" cast members attending include:
               Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric "The Entertainer", and
               Bernie Mac.
               Filmmakers attending include: Spike Lee (Director/Producer),
               Walter Latham (Producer), David Gale (Producer), and Van
               Toffler (Executive Producer).

               Other guests include: Richard Pryor, Muhammad Ali, Prince,
               Michael Clarke Duncan, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, David
               Alan Grier, Forest Whitaker Jamie Foxx, Sinbad, Arsenio Hall,
               T-Boz, Usher, Sisqo, Al B. Sure, Derek Fisher of the LA Lakers,
               Ricky Watters of the Seattle Seahawks, Louie Anderson, Rodney
               Dangerfield, Paul Rodriguez, Pras, Dwayne Martin, Tisha
               Campbell, Erika Alexander, Elise Neal, Sean Patrick Thomas,
               John Henton, Jean Smart, Alan Thicke, Tia and Tamara Mowry,
               LaWanda Page, Demond Wilson, and Tamala Jones.

    WHEN:      Thursday, August 10, 2000 promptly at 7:00pm
               Arrivals to begin at 6:00pm

    WHERE:     Paramount Theatre
               5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

ABOUT ``The Original Kings of Comedy'': A cultural phenomenon for our time: Spike Lee captures the comic geniuses behind the successful ``Kings of Comedy'' tour as they bring the house down at The Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C.

In the concert feature film ``The Original Kings of Comedy,'' acclaimed director Spike Lee brings his aesthetic sensibility and distinct style to the comedy concert film genre, as he documents the individual talents of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and reveals the behind the scenes activities of a tour that continues to sell out arenas.

``The Original Kings of Comedy'' is an MTV Films and Latham Entertainment Presentation of and A 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Production being distributed by Paramount Pictures. A Spike Lee Joint, the film stars Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer and Bernie Mac. The film is directed by Spike Lee and produced by Walter Latham, David Gale and Lee. Van Toffler serves as executive producer and Butch Robinson is co-producer. Viacom Inc. is one of the world's largest entertainment and media companies, and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music.

     Release Date:            August 18, 2000-Nationwide
     Directed by:             Spike Lee
     Produced by:             Walter Latham & David Gale
     Executive Producer:      Van Toffler
     MPAA Rating:             R


For further information, please call:

Photo - Mary Beth Verhunce, 323-956-8815, TV - Tim Menke, 323-956-5503, Print/Radio/Online - Susan Indri, 323-956-5915, or International - Alfred Pignat, 323-956-5551

SOURCE: Paramount Pictures

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