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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ: PRSS), announces a new partnership with independent film
Weinstein Company for the film adaptation of the acclaimed book The
CafePress announces a new partnership with independent film studio, The Weinstein Company for the film adaptation of the acclaimed book The Giver. (Photo: Business Wire)
The shop, launched on anticipation of the August 15, 2014 release,
features official and fan generated designs on a robust selection of
merchandise that pays tribute to the best-selling novel by notable
author Lois Lowry.
"We're excited to partner with The Weinstein Company on ‘The Giver'
given the success of the book," says Ty Simpson, Vice President of
Business Development. "CafePress is thrilled to establish partnerships
that offer fans products that aren't sold anywhere else."
The Giver joins other premiere licensed entertainment properties
that have sought to diversify merchandising through CafePress, a company
recognized for fostering partnerships with major global entertainment
companies. The customization leader is already highly regarded for its
broad collection of partnerships that include an immense selection of
wildly popular film, television and animated properties.
By providing a selection of user-generated designs and wide array of
unique products such as apparel, drinkware, totes, and phone cases, fans
are given the opportunity to further engage with the film even after the
credits roll. These products include:
The film is based on the best-selling book The Giver by Lois
Lowry, the haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas, a young
man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity
and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with "The Giver" who is
the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to
discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. The
movie is quickly gaining popularity with praise reviews and its A-list
cast like Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, Meryl Streep as Chief Elder, Jeff
Bridges as The Giver, Katie Holmes as Jonas's mother, and Alexander
Skarsgard as Jonas's father.
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About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution
company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the
brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses
Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein.
During Harvey and Bob's tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received
348 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY
CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS:
THE IRON LADY; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS
PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER;
PHILOMENA and BEGIN AGAIN. Upcoming releases include THE GIVER; FRANK
MILLER'S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR
RIGBY; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and BIG EYES.
TWC boasts an active television production division led by former
Miramax Films Co-President of Production Meryl Poster. TWC garnered nine
Emmy nominations in 2013. The Weinstein Company Television produces the
reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project
Runway All Stars and Project Runway Under The Gunn. TWC series that were
produced in 2013 include Mob Wives for VH1, Million Dollar Shoppers for
Lifetime, Rodeo Girls for A&E and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Season 2 for TLC. Scripted projects currently include production John
Fusco'sMarco Polo. Announced scripted projects in development include
Ten Commandments and an adaptation of Daniel Stashower's The Hour Of
Peril. TWC also developed Amy Sherman Palladino's The Nanny Diaries for
ABC and produced the Peabody award-winning HBO series The No. 1 Ladies'
Detective Agency, directed by Anthony Minghella.
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