Relativity Media’s Immortals Will Receive Unprecedented Trailer Launch Through its Promotional Partnership with Clear Channel Radio
(Beverly Hills, CA) June 23, 2011 – Relativity Media’s theatrical trailer for its highly-anticipated epic adventure Immortals will debut in theaters on Wednesday, June 29 with the opening of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but audiences will be given a unique sneak preview through its innovative promotional partnership with Clear Channel Radio via its on-air and online network, as well as on iHeartRadio, its industry-leading digital radio service, which streams music from Clear Channel’s 750 digital radio stations from 150 cities.
On Monday, June 27, Ryan Seacrest will lead this effort by kicking off the Immortals trailer debut on his KIIS-FM radio show “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” to his audience in the 6:00 am hour and will also feature the trailer through his social media and digital platforms including: Facebook, Twitter and ryanseacrest.com. Seacrest will also tease the sneak preview on-air on Friday before Monday’s debut.
Also on Monday, June 27, Clear Channel’s on-air personalities, on approximately 400 stations in 150 markets, will promote the trailer debut and will direct listeners to a constellation of digital networks including iHeartRadio, individual station websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts. The trailer will receive prominent placement within the dynamic lead on the stations’ homepages, as well as on the stations’ Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.
The digital integration and on-air chatter will promote the trailer launch while also offering listeners the chance to win a trip for two to the World Premiere of Immortals, which features a powerful cast including: Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2), Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies) and John Hurt (Hellboy).
Relativity Media and Clear Channel Radio announced their promotional partnership in April 2011 and allows Relativity to cross-promote their films utilizing Clear Channel’s unmatched multi-media assets in the U.S. by leveraging its vast reach that captures 237 million listeners a month, 18 million social media followers, and a digital footprint that harnesses 30 million uniques.
Relativity’s President, Theatrical Marketing, Terry Curtin said, “We are fortunate to have a unique partnership with Clear Channel that has allowed us to collaborate on such an impactful and innovative marketing initiative for this incredible film. The Immortals trailer launch is unprecedented, and we are thrilled to tap into Clear Channel’s loyal fan base, and receive such valued personal endorsement from Ryan Seacrest and Clear Channel’s vast stable of renowned on-air talent.”
Clear Channel CEO John Hogan said, “Clear Channel is focused on delivering exciting music and entertainment experiences to fans wherever they are and has the promotional power to reach listeners in 150 markets across the country. Our partnership with Relativity Media is another clear indication that Clear Channel can provide its listeners exciting, unique content that no other company can.”
The extraordinary Greek epic Immortals, releasing in theaters November 11, 2011, is a stylish and visually spectacular 3D action adventure by visionary director Tarsem Singh, and is written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides.
From the producers of 300, Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, and Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Immortals tells the story of the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke), who leads his bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a deadly weapon that will destroy humanity. A mortal chosen by Zeus named Theseus (Cavill) must lead the fight against Hyperion and his evil army with the fate of mankind and the Gods at Stake.
Looking ahead, Relativity will release David Ellis’ Shark Night 3D on September 2, 2011. The studio is in production on its Untitled Snow White Project (in theatres March 16, 2012), starring Lily Collins as Snow White, Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen, Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. Relativity’s expansive 2012 slate also includes its Haywire (in theaters January 20, 2012), Untitled Raven Project (in theatres March 9, 2012), Untitled Farrelly/Wessler Project (in theatres April 13, 2012), House at the End of the Street (in theatres April 20, 2012), Safe Haven (in theatres June 1, 2012) and Hunter Killer (in theatres December 21, 2012). The studio recently announced the groundbreaking action-thriller Act of Valor will join its 2012 slate, with an exact date to be announced.
ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA, LLC
Relativity Media is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment including full-scale film and television production and distribution, the co-financing of major studio film slates, music publishing, sports management, and digital media. Additionally, the company makes strategic partnerships with, and investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets.
To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 motion pictures. Released films have accumulated more than $15 billion in worldwide box office receipts. Relativity’s recent films include: Bridesmaids, Hop, Limitless, Battle: Los Angeles, Season of The Witch, Little Fockers, The Fighter, The Social Network, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Dear John, It’s Complicated, Couples Retreat, and Zombieland. Upcoming films for Relativity include: Shark Night 3D, Immortals, Anonymous, and Cowboys & Aliens. Thirty-six of the company’s films have opened to No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 60 Oscar® nominations, including nods for The Fighter, The Social Network, The Wolfman, Nine, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. Fifty-eight of Relativity’s films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.
Relativity also owns and operates Rogue Pictures, a company that specializes in films targeted to the 13-25 year old audience, and RogueLife, Relativity’s digital studio which is developing original content for the Web, and creating sustainable online platforms and communities. RelativityREAL, Relativity’s television arm, is currently producing 14 series and more than 20 pilots including Police Women for TLC, Coming Home for Lifetime, and The Great Food Truck Race for Food Network.
ABOUT CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO
With 237 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Radio has the largest reach of any media company in America. Clear Channel radio serves 150 cities through 850 radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet, at iheartradio.com, and on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smart phones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.