Movie Premiere Press Release - The Score



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Press Release

SOURCE: Paramount Pictures

Premiere of 'THE SCORE' to Benefit The Music Center of Los Angeles County

WHAT: Premiere of "THE SCORE" Benefiting The Music Center of Los Angeles County

WHO: ``THE SCORE'' filmmakers attending include: Director Frank Oz, Gary

Foster, Lee Rich, Kario Salem, Lem Dobbs, Scott Marshall Smith,

Daniel E. Taylor

            Cast members attending include: Robert De Niro, Angela Bassett

            Other guests attending include: Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents"),
            Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Martin, Steve Harvey ("The Original Kings
            of Comedy"), Elisa Donovan ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch"), Courtney
            Vance ... and more to follow

    WHEN:   Monday, July 9, 2001, 7:30pm   (Arrivals begin at 6:30pm)

    WHERE:  Paramount Pictures; 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood


Nick Wells (Robert De Niro) is ready to retire from crime. He'll settle down with his girlfriend, Diane (Angela Bassett), and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max (Marlon Brando), his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him. Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules -- always work alone and never operate in the city where you live. A contemporary crime thriller, ``The Score'' is directed by Frank Oz and stars Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Oscar® nominee Edward Norton, Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett and Academy Award® winner Marlon Brando. Kario Salem and Lem Dobbs and Scott Marshall Smith wrote the screenplay for the Paramount Pictures and Mandalay Pictures presentation from a story by Daniel E. Taylor and Kario Salem. The producers of the Horseshoe Bay/Lee Rich production are Gary Foster and Lee Rich, and the executive producers are Bernie Williams and Adam Platnick.

            Release Date:   July 13, 2001
            Directed by:    Frank Oz
            Produced by:    Gary Foster and Lee Rich
            Starring:       Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando,
                            Angela Bassett
            Screenplay by:  Kario Salem and Lem Dobbs and Scott Marshall Smith
            Story by:       Daniel E. Taylor and Kario Salem
            MPAA Rating:    The film is rated "R" by the MPAA for language.

The Music Center is one of the world's premier centers for the performing arts and one of the community's most important cultural resources. For more than three decades, audiences have experienced the finest in symphonic music, drama, opera, choral music and dance on the Center's stages. Since 1979, the nationally recognized Music Center Education Division has provided comprehensive arts education services to millions of young people in schools throughout Southern California.


For further information, please contact: TV, Gail Silverman, 323-956-4721, Photo, Mike Berman, 323-956-4602, Print/Radio, Soni Ede, 323-956-8975, Int'l/DDA, Kerryn Negus, 323-692-2314, or Int'l/Paramount, Alfred Pignat, 323-956-5551, all for Paramount Pictures 

SOURCE: Paramount Pictures

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