Intertainment: UNICEF Gala

Munich, 12 May 2000 - Media group Intertainment AG is the sole sponsor of the traditional charity gala at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The German film company is jointly hosting the event at Château de la Napoule together with the prestigious movie magazine Moving Pictures. The international gala, which will be taking place on Friday, 19 May, will be attended by some 3,500 guests. Intertainment nominated the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, as the main recipient of the gala proceeds. The Children's Fund is to use the donation for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Intertainment has been working together with UNICEF for some time. The cartoon character "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," for example, has been the symbol of the joint campaign "Kids for Kids" since November 1999. Intertainment holds the rights to Rudolph for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The media group, which is listed at Frankfurt's Neuer Markt stock exchange, is also represented at Cannes by the movie "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her." The US production featuring Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter and Calista Flockhart in the main roles, will open the part of the programme called "Un Certain Regard." Intertainment holds European rights to this film.

Since 10 May, "The Whole Nine Yards" (French title "Mon Voisin Le Tueur"), a new film from Intertainment's archives, has been running in French cinemas. The action-packed comedy featuring Bruce Willis in the leading role, has been one of the most successful movies this year since its February release in US cinemas.

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Munich-based Intertainment AG is a media corporation specializing in film licensing and merchandising activities. Preliminary figures for the fiscal year 1999 show growth in revenues of 91.5 percent to DEM 56.1 million for the media group, which is listed on Frankfurt's New Market. This growth was accompanied by an increase in results from ordinary business activities of approximately 130 percent to DEM 20.2 million. In the current fiscal year, Intertainment is expecting a boost in revenues to approximately DEM 290 million and results from ordinary business activities totaling more than DEM 76 million. This jump in revenue will be generated in part by the expansion of business activities throughout Europe.

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