Proudly Present

                 “FOREVER PLAID”
                            20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
              Exclusive LIVE In-Theater Event
      Only One Night - Thursday, July 9th at Club Nokia
      Digitally Broadcast to over 375 Theatres Nationwide
 Los Angeles, CA – May 11th – ―FOREVER PLAID‖, one of Off-
 Broadway‘s most popular and critically acclaimed musicals will
 return for a One Night Event, not to the stage, but to the big screen!
 NCM Fathom and Forever Plaid Productions partner to present a
 hilarious and irresistible event featuring a LIVE red carpet
 appearance and introduction by the cast with special celebrity
 guests followed by a pre-taped 20th Anniversary performance of
 the musical, ―FOREVER PLAID‖, starring members of the original
 Off-Broadway cast. The exclusive event will conclude with a LIVE
 performance by The Plaids who will perform numbers never before sung in the show, a mix of ―swinging standards‖
 and contemporary songs which The Plaids will ―swing‖ in their close harmony style, and even a few strikingly
 original medleys of the old and the new. Audiences across the country will experience a memorable evening,
 combining the 20th Anniversary event classic production with new and interactive twists, including a first-ever
 LIVE, coast-to-coast in-theater sing-a-long with The Plaids. Be there when two chart topping musical questions
 collide as ―How Much is That Doggy in the Window?‖ meets ―Who Let the Dogs Out?‖ No, really! And please do
 practice your own ―me-me-me‘s‖ for a bouncing ball sing-a-long where you join in the joy! Buy your local tickets
 now at www.FathomEvents.com for this sensational musical event to be digitally broadcast worldwide on Thursday,
 July 9th at 8:00pmET / 7:00pmCT / 6:00pmMT and 8:00pmPT (tape delay). Tickets to the Los Angeles Worldwide
 Premiere at Club Nokia are available now at www.foreverplaid.com/tickets.

 The ―FOREVER PLAID‖ 20th Anniversary Special appears on the big screen in high-definition with Cinema
 Surround Sound in 375 select AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview
 Cinemas, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, National Amusements
 and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as El Raton Theatre (Raton, NM), Hollywood 14 (Asheville,
 NC), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM‘s exclusive Digital
 Broadcast Network.

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―FOREVER PLAID‖ is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony ‗guy groups‘ that reached the height
of their popularity during the 1950s. One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this
deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash on February 9th 1964 on the
way to their first big gig, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and
perform the show that never was.

Amassing loyal followers around the world, the Plaid fan base has been constantly growing for nearly twenty years.
All these fans have now become part of the "Frequent Plaid" program. 'Plaid Heads' (a term coined by Jay Leno)
have seen the show upwards of 700 times! 'Plaid Head' celebrities include Joanne Woodward, Goldie Hawn, Liza
Minnelli, Garry Marshall, Jason Alexander, Elaine Stritch, Rosie O'Donnell, Tommy Hilfiger, Bette Midler, Joan
Baez and Robert Reich. The film features cameos by Fred Willard, Loni Anderson, Rose Marie, Kate Linder, and
Melissa Manchester.

―FOREVER PLAID‖ has won acclaim from audiences in every demographic. Kids, teens, young adults and their
parents, grandparents and their great-grandparents have been smiling at this quirky off-beat tribute to the love of
music, entertainment and the power of following your dream.

―FOREVER PLAID‖ has played the East Room of the White House (under the first Bush administration), and The
Plaids have also sung for President Clinton at both his Democratic Conventions. In London ―FOREVER PLAID‖
gave a command performance for HRH Queen Elizabeth. In Japan, the show was sponsored by the government and
was honored with performances for Japanese dignitaries. The current worldwide total box office gross is now over
$300,000,000. The show has played non-stop, worldwide for nearly twenty years.

―FOREVER PLAID‖ is an affectionate revue of the close-harmony ‗guy groups‘ (e.g. The Four Aces, The Four
Freshmen) that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. They personified the clean-cut genre. This
quartet of high-school chums' earnest dreams of recording an album ended in death in a collision with a bus filled
with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins
with The Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory.

The score consists of musical favorites, including: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Undecided," "Gotta Be This or
That," "Moments to Remember," "Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby," "No, Not Much," "Sixteen Tons," "Chain Gang,"
"Perfidia," "Cry," "Heart and Soul," "Lady of Spain," "Scotland the Brave," "Shangri-La," "Rags to Riches," "Love
is a Many-Splendored Thing" and a surprising rendition of the Beatles, ―She Loves You.‖

Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, ―FOREVER PLAID‖ has been the #1 Off-Broadway show for two decades,
generating over $300,000,000 in ticket sales. This show has a large niche following of fans in three major
demographics: the deeply religious / Christian demographic, the greater LGBT community, and finally the now
largest demographic in America – Baby Boomers surfing the Silver Tsunami.

―FOREVER PLAID‖ is a musical comedy revue interspersed with witty and insightful banter about the love of
music, growing up, and ―making one‘s mark.‖ It is also about the everyday courage we need to face life, a kind of a
swinging American version of ―Happy Days‖ meets ―The Full Monty‖ meets Tony Bennett, chock full of all those
―retro‖ songs that are cool again.

SYNOPSIS—The story is a simple one of four young men struggling to ―make it‖ as a swing & standards ―close
harmony‖ group in those pre-Beatles, pre-―grassy knoll‖ days of our Perry Como innocence. So what‘s the
problem? They‘re dead! Wiped out by a bus full of Catholic schoolgirls while the lads were driving in their now
iconic cherry red ‘54 Mercury convertible to their first real gig (at the ―Fusel-Lounge‖ in a local Pennsylvania
airport). The schoolgirls, by the by, were okay.

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But a second opportunity is now heaven sent to The Plaids. They‘ve returned to Earth nearly 50 years later to put on
the show they never performed in life. There are problems of course, not least of which is that they are dead. And
there are the more prosaic challenges, such as remembering lyrics and moves that they haven‘t sung or danced in
over 40 years.

As The Plaids mount the stage, a disembodied voice, heavenly in cadence, tells us about astral planes and harmonics
and, in general, lays down the stakes. There is a perfect harmonic chord, buried in the song ―Love is a Many
Splendored Thing,‖ a chord The Plaids never fully hit in life, but now need to hit it for their visit to Earth. Nerves are
raw, mistakes are made, but bit-by-bit, with confidence growing, they attack with increasing gusto the celestial
musical opportunity they‘ve been given, for each one of the four to achieve the happy resolution of his redemptive
arc, and for the quartet to reach the perfect chord and achieve perfect harmony. This harmonic chord is finally found
and sung. It resonates with the harmony we all want, in our lives and in our worldview, all across America and
around the world. It is the epicenter of the ―feel good‖ explosion that is ―FOREVER PLAID.‖ It is meant to be a
lesson to us all.

STUART ROSS, Creator, Writer, Director —In addition to directing the original New York production of
―FOREVER PLAID,‖ Stuart Ross has directed PLAID in major cities in the U.S. and around the world, including
Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, London-West End, Washington D.C, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Tokyo, and
Las Vegas—currently in its 12th year, among many others. Stuart also holds the name of Creator and Director of the
holiday sequel PLAID TIDINGS—which is currently in its 7th year of Christmas chicanery.

Aside from his contributions to the Plaid cosmos, his list of accomplishments is unremitting. In New York, this past
MUSICAL, AND MINNIE‘S BOYS all at the York Theatre Company. In addition, Stuart wrote the script and co-
wrote the lyrics for The New York Public Theatre's production of RADIANT BABY, directed by George C. Wolfe.
This musical, based on the life of artist Keith Haring, received Drama Desk Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel
award nominations for ―Best Musical.‖ He also co-wrote and directed THE BOSWELL SISTERS, a musical
performed at San Diego‘s Old Globe Theatre and at the Eugene O‘Neil Theatre Center where the National Music
Theatre Conference was held. Last Spring he wrote and directed THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DIAHANN
CARROLL, which played to sold out crowds at Feinstein‘s in NYC and on tour. The New York Times called the
presentation, ―historic.‖ Stuart has also directed IT‘S A WONDERFUL LIFE, BREAKING UP, BRIGADOON,
AND PROMISES PROMISES. Stuart has also directed for television including episodes of FRASIER and
VERONICA'S CLOSET. He has also staged and created special material for the PBS Great Performances, AN
EVENING AT THE POPS, starring Jason Alexander. Stuart has written countless sketches for stage and has created
many industrial shows and nightclub performances. In this field, he has worked with such great performers as Mary
Martin, Diahann Carroll, Joan Rivers, Faith Prince, Jason Alexander, and Jaye P. Morgan. In addition, for eight
seasons Stuart has worked as a Director/Dramaturg and/or writer at the National Music Theatre Conference and
Eugene O‘Neill Theatre Center. For the past nine years he has been a panelist for the ASCAP Foundation/Disney
Musical Theatre Workshop. Currently Mr. Ross is doing a new adaptation of SILK STOCKINGS for the Cole
Porter estate, creating ONE BLOCK AT A TIME, a site-specific musical for New York City, and penning the book
for BILL AND TED‘S EXCELLENT/BOGUS MUSICAL for MGM. He is also the Artistic Director for a Music
Theatre Development Program at The Garage, a company dedicated to the nurturing and guiding of creators of
Musical Theatre. Mr. Ross is the recipient of the JOSEPH JEFFERSON AWARD, the NBC NEW

STAN CHANDLER, Jinx — Stan Chandler claims, ―I am in love with and married to the coolest woman on the
planet, Kirsten.‖ Together, they have performed in concert at New York's Town Hall, Disney Hall (with the
California Philharmonic), and in many other prestigious venues. They have produced a critically acclaimed album
"A Quiet Thing", a beautiful four-year-old son Addie (―a noisy thing‖), and are expecting a new production in
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February (―a crying thing‖). On a side note, Stan made his Broadway debut singing "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" in
the Hal Prince revival of CABARET, starring Joel Grey. But he is perhaps best known for creating the role of Jinx in
the Off-Broadway smash hit ―FOREVER PLAID.‖ He can be heard on the original cast album, and has gone on to
direct the show for many regional theatres across the country. He also recently reprised his role as Jinx in the holiday
offering, PLAID TIDINGS. Southern California audiences have seen Stan in a wide variety of roles: Lawrence
Andrews with fellow Plaids, Larry and David, in THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, Nikos in ZORBA, Tom in the
West coast premiere of THE THING ABOUT MEN, Fred/Petruchio in KISS ME KATE, Younger Brother in
RAGTIME, Kodaly in SHE LOVES ME, the Baker in INTO THE WOODs, Edward Rutledge in 1776, the Duke of
Windsor in the world premiere of ONLY A KINGDOM, Tony in WEST SIDE STORY, and a cornucopia of
characters in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (with Jason Alexander), JACQUES BREL…, and I LOVE YOU,

DAVID ENGEL, Smudge — David Engel is a five-time winner of the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award. He has
appeared on Broadway opposite Carol Burnett in PUTTING IT TOGETHER, and as the Bass Wickersham in
SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL. Also on Broadway, David created the role of Hanna from Hamburg in the original
production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and played an Aggie in both the stage and the film versions of THE BEST
LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. David created the role of Smudge in the original New York production of
―FOREVER PLAID‖ and subsequent London and Los Angeles productions (LA Drama Critics, Drama-Logue, and
Ovation Awards). He then recreated the role of Smudge in PLAID TIDINGS at the Pasadena Playhouse. Other stage
credits include starring roles in CRAZY FOR YOU, THE FULL MONTY, LA CAGE, KISS ME KATE, SINGIN‘
and playing the villain in The Pasadena Playhouse‘s newly re-envisioned CAN-CAN. Career highlights include a
guest spot on THE TONIGHT SHOW, a command performance before Queen Elizabeth II in THE ROYAL
VARIETY SHOW at London's Dominion Theatre followed by a private audience with the queen, and co-hosting the
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL GALA at the Kennedy Center, preceded by dinner at the White House with the
President and 1st Lady. Recently Mr. Engel starred in a new musical short film called ZOMBIE PROM and shared
an onscreen romance with RuPaul. In addition to his acting career, David has directed the original commercials for
―FOREVER PLAID‖ and THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, and created and directed the MGM/UA HOME VIDEO
"Logo-Fanfare" which heads every video release. He produced and directed a documentary as a companion to
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III, and recently served as the Film Sequence Director for JUDY GARLAND: A
TRIBUTE at Carnegie Hall, THE BUSBY BERKELEY SUITE with The Boston Pops, and CARNEGIE HALL

LARRY RABEN, Sparky — Larry Raben is honored to return to ―FOREVER PLAID‖ after appearing in the
original Off-Broadway company with David Engel and Stan Chandler. He subsequently appeared with them as
Sparky in the runaway hit production at LA‘s Canon Theatre (Ovation and LA Drama-Critics and Drama-Logue
Awards) and also on the West End in London. While in London he performed in The Royal Variety show for
Queen Elizabeth II. In 2002, Larry reunited with director Stuart Ross to reprise his role as Sparky in the holiday
sequel, PLAID TIDINGS at The Pasadena Playhouse. Larry spent the past year starring as Leo Bloom in the Las
Vegas production of Mel Brook‘s mega-musical, THE PRODUCERS, a role he also played on Broadway. Other
major NY credits include the Off-Broadway hit I LOVE YOU, YOU‘RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (also at LA‘s
Coronet Theatre) and two performances at Carnegie Hall. Film & Television credits include: LOST & FOUND,
include: Ens. Pulver in MR. ROBERTS (The Old Globe Theatre), Ross in BRIGHT IDEAS (Laguna Playhouse),
Patrick in THE ANDREWS BROTHERS (Musical Theatre West), Hysterium in FORUM (SBCLO), Cornelius
Hackl in HELLO, DOLLY (Pittsburgh CLO), Bryce in THE BIG BANG (The Norris), Jerry/Daphne in SUGAR!,

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accomplished director, Larry has directed numerous stagings of ―FOREVER PLAID‖ from New York to LA to
Anchorage to Tokyo. Larry has also directed many works in the Los Angeles area, including: SINGIN‘ IN THE
YOU‘RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, CYRANNO, and his production of SWEET CHARITY in Buenos Aires‘
―Broadway‖ district which was recently nominated for best direction, best musical, and best production.

DANIEL REICHARD, Francis — Daniel Reichard, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is best known for his portrayal of
songwriter and one of the original Four Seasons, Bob Gaudio in the box-office smash JERSEY BOYS, a role he
originated both on Broadway and in the show‘s La Jolla Playhouse premiere. He followed JERSEY BOYS with a
critically acclaimed performance as Candide in Leonard Bernstein‘s CANDIDE at the New York City Opera. Daniel
made his New York City debut with the original cast in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: 20th Anniversary Celebration.
Shortly after, he had the honor of playing artist Keith Haring in the Public Theater‘s RADIANT BABY directed by
George C. Wolfe. Daniel then created a dozen characters for his role in THE THING ABOUT MEN at the
Promenade Theatre (cast album). Regional credits include the Goodspeed Opera House (Charlie in BRIGADOON),
Weston Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, O‘Neill Center, and St. Louis‘ MUNY. As a concert singer, he has
had sold-out engagements at Joe‘s Pub, the Metropolitan Room, and Ars Nova. Other concert appearances include
three performances at Carnegie Hall, Dick Clark‘s Rockin‘ New Year‘s Eve—which had an attendance of 100
million guests, Radio City Music Hall, Symphony Space, BB Kings, Town Hall, Firebird, and the Cutting Room, as
well as with the Arkansas Symphony.

DAVID HYDE PIERCE, Narrator — An All American actor, David Hyde Pierce has had many successful roles in
the television and film industry. David‘s breakthrough role was playing Niles Crane on the CHEERS spin-off,
FRASIER, which brought him Emmy nominations for ―Best Supporting Actor‖ for a record eleven consecutive
years along with four wins, as well as five Golden Globe nominations. David has also appeared in LITTLE MAN
TATE with Jodie Foster, Oliver Stone‘s NIXON, DOWN WITH LOVE, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and many
others. David also has a very established stage career. He joined Tim Curry in SPAMALOT, and then starred in
CURTAINS, which opened on Broadway in March 2007. David was recently honored with the ―Tony Award for
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical‖ at the 61st Tony Awards for his lead role in CURTAINS.

DAVID SNYDER, Musical Director, Pianist — David‘s multi-faceted career has taken him from the scoring stages
of Hollywood to Carnegie Hall. Active on both coasts, he has enjoyed working as a composer, arranger/orchestrator,
pianist, vocalist, songwriter and musical director for today‘s top talent. Recently, David arranged, conducted and co-
produced ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME, the debut solo CD for The Manhattan Transfer baritone Alan Paul. In
2002, he scored the award-winning documentary feature, A TRADITION OF HONOR. Currently, he serves as
musical director for Alexander Kariotis‘ Rock Opera Orchestra and as Associate Conductor for the Broadway-bound
musical, PIRATES! He has served as musical director and pianist for Tony Award winners Christine Ebersole and
Nell Carter, and has made two appearances with Broadway veteran Vicki Lewis at Carnegie Hall, performing his
own arrangements with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops. David has composed, arranged and/or
orchestrated material for Clay Aiken, The Manhattan Transfer, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Turner Network
Television, the NY Pops and the Ice Capades, and has also worked closely with clients such as Francis Ford
Coppola, Jason Alexander, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Debbie Reynolds, Davis Gaines, Andy Williams, Cybil Shepard,
Nanette Fabray, Lee Lessack and John McDaniel. With singer Terri Cerritto, David created FIGHTING THE OLD
ENNUI: THE MUSIC OF NOEL AND COLE, which played to capacity crowds at New York‘s Metropolitan Room
and The Gardenia in Los Angeles. David‘s theatre credits include ―FOREVER PLAID,‖ on which he served as
musical director for the original New York cast for part of their initial Los Angeles run. His long-standing
association with Plaid creator Stuart Ross has since involved him with productions of the show in Tokyo, San Diego,
and Denver. Its Christmas-themed sequel, PLAID TIDINGS, earned him a 2003 LA Ovation Award nomination for

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musical direction. In 2006, he won a Backstage Bistro Award for his work as musical director and arranger for
worked with Broadway composer Larry Grossman and director Stuart Ross to create a new revue of Grossman‘s
work, entitled COMPOSE YOURSELF! for the York Theatre in NYC. His regional theatre credits include
MCHUGH & HAROLD ADAMSON, and ETHEL MERMAN‘S BROADWAY starring Rita McKenzie, for which
he also did the orchestrations. Other shows he has orchestrated include A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES, THE
LANDSCAPES MUSIC label and others, David has produced and arranged recordings for dozens of artists,
including The Manhattan Transfer, Christine Ebersole, Faith Prince, Jason Warner, Lisa Bowman, Mark deVille
Jobson, Jon Philip Alman, Larry Stevens and Bobbie Norman. His instrumental releases COLORS OF THE WIND
and O HOLY NIGHT, featuring flutist Karen Smith, are currently enjoying international radio airplay.

ALAN HEIM, Supervising Editor — Oscar and Emmy winner, Alan Heim, is one of the greatest living film editors
still actively working in the entertainment industry. As past president and current vice president of the American
Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) Alan Heim continues to work on the cutting edge of film as an Academy Award winning
editor. Alan Heim was born in The Bronx, N.Y. and, after serving on the projection squad at P.S. 20, had his first
paid job as a projectionist for the Police Athletic League. Later he attended the Film School at C.C.N.Y. where he
received a degree in social science with a major in film. After college he was drafted and stationed at the Army
Pictorial Center (now the Kauffman-Astoria Stages) where he polished his skills as a music and sound editor. Heim
moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and worked on projects such as ―Copycat‖, ―American History X‖, ―The Notebook‖
―Alpha Dog‖, ―The Last Mimzy‖, and ―Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.‖ Mr. Heim received an Oscar for editing
―All That Jazz‖ and a nomination for ―Network‖, as well as an Emmy for ―The Holocaust‖ (a TV miniseries) and
two other Emmy nominations for ―Liza With a Z‖ and ―Dorothy Dandridge‖, along with several ACE Eddie awards.
He is currently the vice president of the American Cinema Editors and has co-produced a prize-winning film on the
craft of editing: ―The Cutting Edge.‖ He is currently working on feature films ―Grey Gardens‖ and ―My Sister‘s

NEIL PETER JAMPOLIS, Scenic and Set Designer — Neil Peter Jampolis has a busy career as a set, lighting and
costume designer for Broadway, where he has the honor of four Tony Nominations and a Tony Award. Not only do
Neil‘s talents grace Broadway, but also Off-Broadway, Dance, Regional Theatre, and Opera, where he also does a
lot of direction. His designs, large and small, have appeared on every continent. As scenic designer for the original
―FOREVER PLAID‖ in New York City, he has gone on to design at least 30 productions from London to Tokyo,
and across the United States and Canada.

His opera designs have been seen at the MET, Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Deutsche Opera Berlin, New York City
Opera, Seattle Opera, and dozens of other venues comprising over 150 productions. He has been principal designer
for the dance company Pilobolus since 1975, creating more than 50 new works for them, including three in 2007-
2008. His most recent New York outing was lighting the Metropolitan Opera‘s IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE in
November of 2007. Currently, Mr. Jampolis is a Professor of Theatre at UCLA, where he teaches Design and

CHRISTOPHER GOSCH, Director of Photography, Producer — Christopher Gosch has been in show business his
whole life, working as a child actor before moving behind the camera as a Stedicam operator and then moving up to
director of photography on over 20 films and television series. Most recently, Chris shot the debut hit HBO TV
series ―Zane‘s Sex Chronicles‖ which will be returning for a second season this year. He was nominated for the
Gerald Hirschfeld A.S.C. Cinematography Award in 2005 for the film ―Zen Noir,‖ which he also won. He has

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worked as director of photography on the TV series, ―Silk Stalkings,‖ ―Pensacola: Wings of Gold,‖ ―18 Wheels of
Justice,‖ ―Push,‖ ―The Invisible Man,‖ ―Renegade,‖ and the mini-series ―Pirate Tales.‖

BARNEY COHEN, Producer — Barney Cohen has been writing and producing movies and television shows for
over twenty years. He is the creator of FOREVER KNIGHT, which is now one of the TV Guide ―25 Top Cult
Shows Ever!‖ He was also the originating writer/producer of SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, which ran even
longer on ABC. In addition, he wrote and produced DOOM RUNNERS, Nickelodeon's first-ever television movie.
His motion picture work includes the screenplay for FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER, which was
actually planned to be the last of Jason but set a box office record that spawned six sequels…with more to come.
Leonard Maltin gave Barney Cohen‘s very first movie, FRENCH QUARTER, three stars, and called it "an
undiscovered drive-in classic." Cohen's writing/producing work also includes major television movies like NEXT
DOOR—for Showtime, with James Woods and Randy Quaid directed by Oscar winner Tony Bill, and SAHARA, a
Showtime re-make of the classic WW2 film with James Belushi in the Bogart role, which The New York Times
called, "a stunning exception to the usual rule about TV re-makes.‖ Barney‘s other television movies have aired on
CBS and ABC. His animation credits include THUNDER CATS and HE MAN AND THE MASTER'S OF THE
UNIVERSE. In fact, his episode, ―Evil Seed‖, was voted #1 by HE-MAN fans and is credited as such on the
recently released ―Collector's Edition" home video of the ten best episodes of the show.

BENNI KORZEN, Producer — Since moving to The United States from his native Denmark, Benni has produced,
line-produced and Executive produced over 24 feature films on budgets ranging from under $1,000,000 to over
$20,000,000, including the Oscar-winner BABETTE‘S FEAST. In addition, Benni has produced five movies for the
New York producers Rankin & Bass. Benni has also served as the General Partner in two Limited Partnerships that
invested in six feature films distributed by New Line Cinema. Currently, Benni Korzen has his hands full as he is
developing a scope of feature films with partner Josi Konski. Credits include: GIRL IN A SWING, Miramax; MR.
New Line Cinema; DOKTOR GLAS, 20th Century Fox.

SUREN M. SERON, Producer — Suren M. Seron is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has been
with ―FOREVER PLAID‖ from the beginning of its journey. As an original option investor, Suren helped develop
the project from its initial inception and has continued to shepherd the film with Barney Cohen and Benni Korzen all
the way through financing, physical production, post, and distribution. Suren is currently engaged with his company,
Stray Angel Films, which is in production on three reality television pilots and is also developing a slate of high
budget feature films with various production partners.

ERMANNO BARONE, Executive Producer — Ermanno Barone is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He
was a member of several Canadian National Football Championship teams and was recently inducted into the
Manitoba Football Hall of Fame. He has also served as the VP of the Palm Springs Celebrity Golf Classic, and was a
Founder and former Director of the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Ermanno is also a published author. In addition to
being an executive producer on FOREVER PLAID, Ermanno‘s previous films include SAVAGE LAND (1995),
THE ROAD HOME (1996), THUNDERING 8th (2000), and NEOWOLF (2006). Ermanno is currently building a
western town back lot in Winnipeg known as Barone Ranch Studios which is part of Barone Entertainment. He is
also a film advisor for the Shanghai International Film Festival, as well as a real estate developer. Ermanno‘s newest
namesake project, Barona Beach Resort, located in Kelowna, British Columbia has just been completed. His son,
Robert Barone, is a former teacher as well a graduate of UCSD, and currently handles the day-to-day operations of
Barone Entertainment.

About National CineMedia — National CineMedia (NCM) LLC operates the largest digital in-theater network in
North America through long-term agreements with its founding members, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark
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Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest theater operators in
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and event services and other entertainment programming content. NCM LLC‘s national network includes
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at www.ncm.com.

About Forever Plaid Productions — Forever Plaid Productions is a production company created by producers
Benni Korzen, Barney Cohen, Suren M. Seron and Christopher Gosch to hold the rights to as well as produce
―FOREVER PLAID‖ for the screen, home entertainment market, and beyond. Visit the brand‘s website at

About Club Nokia — L.A. LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment campus and genuine world-class sports and
entertainment destination. Located in the center of the entertainment capital of the world, the 5.6 million square foot
development is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles and the event capitol of the world
hosting the GRAMMYs, EMMYs, American Music Awards, ESPYs, American Idol Finals and hundreds of other
events. L.A. LIVE was created to give its guests an unforgettable experience. Club Nokia is the perfect venue for
emerging music acts and cultural shows while also providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties.
Located in the theatre is an innovative interactive experience embedded in foot-controlled floor interfaces, touch
screens, and a large LED installation within the lobby of the Club Nokia space. Visit www.clubnokia.com for
more information.

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        (303) 792-8651                                                                       (323) 954-7510 x17
        michelle.portillo@ncm.com                                                            h.boll@dcpublicity.com

                                  ―FOREVER PLAID‖ 20th Anniversary Special Press Kit Page 8 of 8

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