Official Press Release
Norwalk, CT, February 16, 2006: New York Comic-Con has today announced that the noted model and actress Milla Jovovich will appear at the convention where she will appear publicly for a ticketed autographing session, followed by a short presentation and Q & A. The actress will appear at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, February 25th beginning at 4:15pm. She will be there on behalf of Sony Screen Gems and the release of ULTRAVIOLET, the new film starring Ms. Jovovich in the title role. New York Comic-Con is a new trade and consumer event for comics, games, anime and other related industries and will take place in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Center, February 24th – 26th. Tickets for the event are now on sale www.nycomiccon.com
Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans has emerged who have been genetically modified, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. To the government’s dismay, more and more of the population are transformed, and they have set out to rid the world of this new subculture that they deem a menace to society.
One rogue warrior is bent on protecting her race – and seeking revenge on those who have fierce fighting skills and chameleon-like abilities, Violet (MILLA JOVOVICH) sets out to destroy a government-designed time bomb that will eliminate them all. ULTRAVIOLET opens in theatres nationwide on March 3, 2006.
Ms. Jovovich was born in 1975 in Kiev, Soviet Union (now Ukraine). She began modeling at the age of 9 and her screen debut was in Return to the Blue Lagoon in 1991. Some of her other film credits include Dazed and Confused, The Fifth Element, and Resident Evil. Ms. Jovovich has been on the cover of more than one hundred magazines worldwide.
“I am honored that Ms. Jovovich will appear at New York Comic-Con,” states Greg Topalian, Group Vice President in charge of Launch Pad for Reed Exhibitions. “Her presence certainly underscores the value that the movie industry places in our convention and I am extremely grateful to her, as well as Sony Screen Gems, for giving us their time and support.”
New York Comic-Con is managed by Reed Exhibitions (RX), a division of Reed Elsevier plc. Reed Exhibitions, the world’s largest organizer of business-to-business events. Each year Reed events assemble over 90,000 suppliers and over 5 million buyers from around the world. Today, Reed events are held in over 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific, and are organized by 26 fully staffed offices. Reed’s portfolio of events serves 49 industries in 12 key sectors.
BEA is one many Reed Elsevier properties within the Reed Global Book Publishing Network, whose trade events include the Asia International Book Fair, London International Book Fair, Salon du Livre: Paris Book Fair, Tokyo International Book Fair and BookExpo Canada, and whose Reed Business Information (RBI) properties include Publishers Weekly, Variety Magazine, Playthings, Video Business, Library Journal, and School Library Journal. As a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group, a world-leading business and information provider, Reed offers integrated market access programs covering exhibitions, trade publications, direct marketing and the Internet over a database of more than 9 million.
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