CHICAGO, IL, October 24, 2019 – Holiday Heroes, a 501(c)(3) organization, partnered with Entertanment Studios for a special VIP Preview of their animated motion picture ARCTIC DOGS. Together, they provided a day of play, including a box of movie-themed craft projects and supplies, movie merchandise, decorations and gift cards at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on October 22, 2019.
Heidi Klum, who voices characters Jade and Bertha, joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul Viviano to introduce the movie to patients.
Felicia Winiecki, Executive Director of Holiday Heroes shared, “It is because of partnerships like these and the generous donations of our supporters – that for over a decade Holiday Heroes has been able to provide a day of joy and entertainment to the kids that need it most.”
Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, Byron Allen said, “Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is very special to me. We support them with our annual Oscar Gala, and we feel everyone should help their life-saving mission. Together with Holiday Heroes, we’ve created a VIP preview for pediatric patients to see ARCTIC DOGS before it opens in theaters on Friday, November 1st. The kids will love it. It’s a fun family movie!”
About Holiday Heroes
The mission of Holiday Heroes is to provide joy and entertainment to children who are critically, chronically or terminally ill by hosting themed hospital parties. Over the last decade, Holiday Heroes has become an established partner for children’s hospitals across the country with a growing national footprint.
Holiday Heroes delivers a little fun with a big impact – making every day a holiday through play. Holiday Heroes provides pediatric hospital patients a day of play to include items such as craft boxes, catered meals, specialty merchandise, gift cards and costumed characters.
About Entertainment Studios
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, which delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. Entertainment Studios also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 64 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations.
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company specializing in wide release commercial content. ESMP released 2017’s highest- grossing independent movie, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which grossed over $44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Western HOSTILES, the historic mystery-thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED. Upcoming releases include the animated feature ARCTIC DOGS starring Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum, Alec Baldwin, and Anjelica Huston. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films.
In 2016, Entertainment Studios purchased TheGrio, a digital video-centric news community platform devoted to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio features aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics that include breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was then purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has more than 20 million annual visitors.