GET READY FOR NATIONAL LAMPOON’S PLEDGE THIS! PARIS HILTON STARS AS SORORITY QUEEN
LOS ANGELES, October 30, 2006 Vivendi Visual Entertainment (V V E) distributes National Lampoon’s Pledge This! starring Paris Hilton. The announcement was made today by Tom O’Malley, General Manager, V V E along with Jack Utsick Presents, Ckrush Entertainment, Inc., and English Distribution LLC. The film will open nationwide in November. Paris Hilton said of the film I hope people have as much fun watching it as I had making it.
At South Beach University, getting into the right sorority is the golden ticket to good times. This year’s sexy freshman pledges quickly experience a whirlwind tour of sorority row where anything goes. Once accepted as Gamma pledges, they are put through a series of hilarious trials and embarrassing adventures. But the worst is yet to come as Victoria, the queen of mean (Paris Hilton, TV’s The Simple Life) secretly plots to expel them from the sorority. Soon an all out war of boyfriend stealing and sabotage ensue. Pledge This! is a hilarious comedy in the over-the-top tradition of National Lampoon comedies like Animal House and Van Wilder.
We’re excited about the theatrical release of the film, and the opportunity to bring to fans yet another hilarious National Lampoon film. said O’Malley. Paris Hilton’s popularity makes this film a must-see.
Co-starring in the film are Paula Garces, Holly Valance, Simon Rex, Geoffrey Arend, Kerry Kenney, Sarai Howard, and Sarah Carter. Also featured are Amanda Lee Aday, Bianca Lawson, Noureen Dewulf, Diva Zappa, Rick Najera, Alex Thorpe, Amanda Rowan, Sofia Vergara, Carmen Electra and Randy Spelling.
The film is directed by William Heins, who began his career at MTV Networks and was produced by Jack Utsick and Juan Carlos Zapata. The film is executive produced by Paris Hilton, Chester English, Jim DiLorenzo, Gary Gittelsohn, Gregory Cohen, Jeremy Dallow, Ash Shah, Angad Paul and Wayne Mogul.
About Vivendi Visual Entertainment
Vivendi Visual Entertainment (V V E), a division of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), has become a leading force in home entertainment and a favorite choice among independent producers of films and top independent studios. The company’s goal is to provide the highest quality of marketing, sales and distribution services. V V E’s select product line features family, comedy, foreign, Latin, urban, fitness and theatrical releases. Studio partners include Bauer Martinez Distribution, Bodywisdom Media, Code Black, Film Mates, First Independent Pictures, Freestyle Home Entertainment, Lightning Home Entertainment, Melee Entertainment, New Light Entertainment, Palm Pictures, Rising Entertainment, RuffNation Films, Salient Media, Uwe Boll Productions, Voy Pictures, Walter Mercado and Xenon Pictures. V V E benefits from UMGD’s award winning team and customer-centric culture. UMGD’s recent awards include American Business Awards, three consecutive NARM awards for Distribution Company of the Year and numerous retail awards. V V E’s website can be found at www.vivendivisualentertainment.com.