SOURCE: Big Screen Entertainment Group

Big Screen Entertainment Group

October 20, 2009 15:37 ET

Big Screen Entertainment Group Proud to Announce "William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet" Wins Best Documentary

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Big Screen Entertainment Group (PINKSHEETS: BSEG) is proud to announce that its new documentary, "William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet," has won the Best Documentary award at the prestigious Marbella International Film Festival in Marbella, Spain. "Gonzo Ballet" won over an impressive field of documentaries from all over the world.

The film received a red carpet premiere at Cines Gran Marbella, and an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from fans, international press and governmental officials. The festival describes "Gonzo Ballet" as an "avant-garde documentary that chronicles the quest to create a new ballet based upon Mr. Shatner's critically acclaimed album, 'Has Been;' an aesthetically beautiful piece that seamlessly unites classical dance and contemporary music in our own post-modern culture." The film also features an interesting array of musicians, including Ben Folds, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson and Brad Paisley. Produced by Big Screen, Melis Productions and Special Entertainment.

The Best Documentary award was announced at a gala awards dinner at Novelli's, owned by famed chef Jean Christophe Novelli, in the Lorcrimar Hotel on Sunday, October 4th. In attendance were William Shatner, his wife Elizabeth (whose digital photography is featured in the film) and Big Screen's president, David Zappone.

Next up for "Gonzo Ballet" is the Canadian premiere, sponsored by A&E Television Networks, at DocFest Stratford. The film will open the festival on Thursday, October 22nd, at the Avon Theatre. Ticket information is available at Mr. Shatner began his career in the festival city of Stratford, appearing with the Shakespeare Company there over 50 years ago.

Big Screen Entertainment is currently in negotiations for the North American release of the film.

About Big Screen Entertainment:

Big Screen Entertainment Group (BSEG) is a media conglomerate with divisions in film, television, music, cell phones and gaming. Headquartered at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California, BSEG's films have premiered at the world's most prestigious independent film festivals, played at the country's largest theatrical chains and can be found in America's top retail outlets. In addition BSEG, under its distribution banner, distributes its film library directly to buyers internationally.