SOURCE: Hollywood Studios International

July 09, 2010 09:00 ET

Hollywood Studios International -- Artist International's "The Kids Are All Right" in Theatres Today; Film Predicted as "Summer's Likeliest Breakout" Hit

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2010) - Declared "hilarious and heartfelt," by Rolling Stone and predicted as "the summer's likeliest breakout hit" by Vogue, "The Kids Are All Right" is out today in select theaters across the country, including on platform release in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto. The most talked-about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the winner for the Teddy Award for Best Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, the film, distributed by Focus Features, was produced in association with Artist International and executive produced by Steven Saxton, CEO of Hollywood Studios International (OTCBB: HYWS), the parent company of Artist International. Joel Newton, AI's Managing Director, was on the project as a Co-Producer.

Since making its debut at Sundance, which resulted in an intense bidding war, the film directed by Lisa Cholodenko ("Laurel Canyon," "High Art") and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg ("Keeping the Faith"), has garnered near unanimous praise from everyone from Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, Vanity Fair and the Chicago Tribune for its comedic and heartfelt portrayal of a lesbian couple whose teenage children decide to search out and bring their biological sperm donor father into their life.

Starring four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore ("A Single Man," "Magnolia"), three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening ("American Beauty," "Being Julia"), Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland"), Josh Hutcherson (starring in the upcoming "Red Dawn") and Mark Ruffalo ("Shutter Island," "Date Night," "Zodiac"), the movie combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth resulting in a funny, refreshing, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.

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Artist International is a management/production company with offices in Beverly Hills and New York. The company provides professional representation to actors, writers, directors, athletes, music performers, artists, and other entertainment properties. Its four divisions -- music, literary, sports, and talent -- operate with the singular focus of understanding the goals, passions and talents of clients and maximizing their potential. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Studios International, Artist International is positioned to partner with artists to bring new content to life, whether by internal means or external partnerships.

Hollywood Studios International (OTCBB: HYWS) is a privately held media holding company focused on the intelligent deployment of capital in the entertainment industry. The company has developed a portfolio of fee-based businesses ranging from talent representation to international distribution. Following the current round of private funding, the Company intends to file with the SEC to be a publicly traded company.

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