Technicolor Provides Host of Services for Nominated Features at the 2010 Oscars®

Share
Share to Google+Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to LinkedIn
March 02, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Technicolor today announced that its industry-leading services were instrumental to 30 of the Academy Award nominated theatrical features at the 2010 Oscars

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - March 2, 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) today announced that its industry-leading services were instrumental to 30 of the Academy Award nominated theatrical features at the 2010 Oscars.

Of the 10 theatrical feature films nominated for Best Motion Picture in 2009, Technicolor provided key services to eight features, including Avatar, The Blind Side, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up and Up in the Air. Technicolor also served four of the five nominated films for the Best Animated Feature, including: Coraline, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog and Up.

Frederic Rose, CEO of Technicolor commented, “Technicolor continually challenges itself to redefine its relevance to the creative community; and the awards season is always a barometer of how we’re doing. Through this year’s Academy Awards nominations, Technicolor proves again being meaningful to its customers, and we are proud to see their confidence over these most honored films of the year”

Technicolor also provided large format 70mm theatrical release printing for the 3-D IMAX presentation of Avatar, and Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. The company provided services to two of the most highly regarded theatrical documentaries of 2009, The Cove, and Food, Inc., and to the most highly touted “independently” produced theatrical feature of the year, Precious: Based on the novel Push, by Sapphire. As the industry migrates further into the realm of 3-D, Technicolor’s provided its industry leading 3-D mastering services for a number of the nominated features.

***

Technicolor is a company listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and NYSE stock exchanges, and this press release may contain certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors beyond Technicolor’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed, forecasted or implied by such forward-looking statements due to changes in global economic and business conditions, risks related to its debt restructuring, and risks related to its operations in general. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Technicolor’s Form 20-F (formerly Thomson) and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Technicolor’s Rapport Annuel and other filings with the French Autorité des marchés financiers.

***

About Technicolor
With more than 95 years of experience in entertainment innovation, Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, and gaming customers. The company is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services to content creators and distributors. Technicolor is one of the world’s largest film processors; the largest independent manufacturer and distributor of DVDs (including Blu-ray Disc); and a leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways. The company also operates an Intellectual Property and Licensing business unit. For more information:  www.technicolor.com

Press Contacts:
Season Skuro, Technicolor +1 818 371 0006 season.skuro@technicolor.com
Julie Mathis, Hill & Knowlton  +1 415 281 7189  julie.mathis@hillandknowlton.com