SOURCE: Hollywood Studios International

September 15, 2009 09:00 ET

Artist International Joins Plum Pictures to Produce "The Kids Are All Right"

Project Stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice from "Alice in Wonderland"), Three-Time Oscar Nominee Annette Bening ("The Grifters," "American Beauty" and "Being Julia"), Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo and Is Directed by Lisa Cholodenko

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Hollywood Studios International (PINKSHEETS: HYWS) CEO Sir Steven Saxton announced today that Artist International is co-producing the upcoming feature film "The Kids Are All Right," starring Mia Wasikowska, three-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The film centers around two teenagers conceived by artificial insemination who seek out the identity of their biological father. The critically-acclaimed Lisa Cholodenko ("High Art," "Laurel Canyon") is directing the script she co-wrote with Stuart Blumberg. Principal photography was shot in the greater Los Angeles area and the film is currently in post-production.

Sir Steven Saxton, an Executive Producer on the film, noted, "Hollywood Studios International is so pleased to be involved with these talented individuals. This is a terrific script, an amazing cast and an acclaimed director. It's a great opportunity for Artist International to be working with Plum Pictures on a film of this caliber."

Plum Pictures' Celine Rattray and Daniela Taplin-Lundberg are producing the film, along with Jeffrey Levy-Hinte of Antidote Films, UGC PH's Philippe Hellmann and Gilbert Films' Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz. Chuck Bush of Hollywood Studios International and Joel Newton of Artist International also join as co-producers of the film.

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Hollywood Studios International ( (PINKSHEETS: HYWS), an entertainment holding company, exists to create award-winning entertainment which succeeds both artistically and commercially through the inherent synergies of combining elements of a traditional studio system with the structure of artist management. Upon completion of the current round of private funding, the Company intends to complete the requirements to trade on a NASDAQ exchange.

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Artist International ( is a management/production company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Studios International with offices in Beverly Hills and New York. Artist International manages the careers of writers, directors, actors, athletes, and entertainers. The company is also actively involved in the development and production of entertainment content.

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