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THE SAMUEL GOLDWYN CO.'S 'PETER'S FRIENDS' DEC. 15 PREMIERE TO BENEFIT COMIC RELIEF

 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 ~PRNewswire~ -- The Samuel Goldwyn Co. and Comic Relief have teamed to present the Dec. 15 premiere of Kenneth Branagh's "Peter's Friends" to benefit the charitable organization.
 The pairing is a natural. Comedienne Rita Rudner, who co-wrote and also stars in the film, has been a long-time supporter of Comic Relief and its annual telethon. And she will attend the premiere along with co-star Emma Thompson.
 The benefit premiere, to be held at the Writers Guild of America theater, followed by a party at the new club Tatou in Beverly Hills, is supported by a benefit committee that includes Comic Relief founding members Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Whoopi e?rg, as well as Louie Anderson, Andy Garcia, Dennis Miller, Keanu Reeves, Joan Rivers, Pauly Shore, Lily Tomlin, Denzel Washington and Treat Williams.
 Directed by Oscar-nominated Branagh, written by Rudner and Martin Bergman and starring an ensemble cast including Branagh, Rudner, Thompson and Stephen Fry, the comedy tells the story of six college friends who reunite over New Year's 10 years later. The film opens Dec. 25 in selected theaters across the country.
 Funds generated by Comic Relief are designated to the National Health Care for the Homeless Program, which provides medical care and social services to the homeless.
 The Writers Guild of America is located at 135 S. Doheny and Tatou is located at 233 N. Beverly Drive. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased by calling Levy, Pazanti & Associates at 213-386-8014.
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 ~CONTACT: Richard Bornstein, VP-publicity of The Samuel Goldwyn Co., 310-284-9289~


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