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WARNER BROS. BRINGS STAR POWER, EXCITING MOTION PICTURE FOOTAGE TO NATO'S SHOWEST IN LAS VEGAS

 WARNER BROS. BRINGS STAR POWER, EXCITING MOTION PICTURE FOOTAGE
 TO NATO'S SHOWEST IN LAS VEGAS
 LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. brought magic and excitement to the NATO ShoWest '92 convention in Las Vegas today with the introduction of some of the entertainment industry's biggest stars and finest filmmakers at a Warner-sponsored luncheon at Bally's Hotel for 3,000 attendees.
 Representing the studio's upcoming motion pictures for 1992, which promise to be among the most exciting ever offered by Warner Bros. in a single year, were such superstars as Mel Gibson and Danny Glover accompanied by director Richard Donner and producer Joel Silver, all representing "Lethal Weapon 3," which will open May 15; Michael Keaton and producer Denise Di Novi from "Batman Returns," which also stars Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer and is slated to premiere June 19; Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman who will star with Gene Hackman and Richard Harris in the Western drama "Unforgiven," directed by Eastwood and opening Aug. 7; Denzel Washington, Spike Lee and Marvin Worth on behalf of "Malcolm X," a drama about the famed black leader filmed on location in New York and the Middle East and opening at the end of the year; and Oliver Stone, whose "JFK" today captured eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
 "JFK" has already garnered Stone a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and nominations as Best Director from the Directors Guild of America and Best Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America.
 A special highlight of today's events was the presentation to Stone of an unprecedented NATO Special Award for Meritorious Achievement in Filmmaking. The award was presented by Bill Kartozian, president of the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO).
 In addition, Steve Dorff, the young star of Warner Bros.' upcoming epic, "The Power of One," was named NATO Male Star of Tommorow.
 Joining the stellar talents on the dais were top Warner Bros. executives including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Daly; President and Chief Operating Officer Terry Semel; President of Domestic of Theatrical Distribution D. Barry Reardon; President of Worldwide Theatrical Production Bruce Berman; Executive Vice President of Marketing and Planning Sanford E. Reisenbach; and President of Worldwide Theatrical Advertising & Publicity Robert G. Friedman. In addition, New Regency President Steven Reuther and Morgan Creek's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James G. Robinson joined guests on the dais.
 During the luncheon, Warner Bros. exhibited a reel of film introducing the motion pictures the company will distribute in 1992: "JFK," "The Mambo Kings," "Memoirs of an Invisible Man," "The Power of One," "A Class Act," "White Sands," "Singles," "Lethal Weapon 3," "Batman Returns," "Unforgiven," "Last To Surrender," "Passenger 57," "This Boy's Life," "Malcolm X," "The Rest of Daniel" and "The Bodyguard."
 In a statement issued before the luncheon, distribution chief Reardon said, "We are pleased to bring these outstanding stars and filmmakers to ShoWest on behalf of Warner Bros.
 "They are here today in recognition of the fine work they have done for our studio and in anticipation of the unprecedented excitement they are generating for their 1992 films which we are releasing.
 "Warner Bros., which ended 1991 in first place in market share, and which has attained that position in five of the last 10 years, has had a long and enviable history of making popular and acclaimed motion pictures. Now, in 1992, we look forward to what may well be the greatest year in our history."
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