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May 29, 2015, 16:00 ET
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UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED SIX-NETWORK NBCUNIVERSAL ROADBLOCK BROADCAST OF JURASSIC PARK WILL BE HOSTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG AND CHRIS PRATT AND FEATURE AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF JURASSIC WORLD

A roadblock broadcast of the original Jurassic Park will be hosted by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg and Chris Pratt, the...

May 28, 2015, 23:00 ET
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Universal Pictures makes historic commitment to its Silent Films, Honoring the Studio's rich history and cultural legacy

 Building on its 2012 Centennial celebration, Universal Pictures announced today its continued commitment to honor the Studio's rich film...

May 26, 2015, 09:00 ET
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

 SYNOPSIS: Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone's favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the...

May 19, 2015, 09:00 ET
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success

 American Girl's 2015 Girl of the Year™, Grace Thomas, finds success in an all-new charming and inspirational movie when An American...

May 14, 2015, 21:57 ET
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Universal Pictures And CrowdRise Launch "The Trainwreck Comedy Tour," Featuring Brilliant Talent From The New Comedy Starring And Written By Amy Schumer And Directed By Judd Apatow

 Universal Pictures and CrowdRise today announced the launch of the upcoming "The Trainwreck Comedy Tour," presented by Live Nation, a tour of...

May 14, 2015, 13:40 ET
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UNIVERSAL PICTURES BEGINS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON TOP SECRET UNTITLED LONELY ISLAND MOVIE

 Universal Pictures today announced that production begins this week on Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, starring digital-shorts...

May 04, 2015, 14:14 ET
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UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND GOLD CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF PITCH PERFECT 2

WHAT: The world premiere of PITCH PERFECT 2 WHO: PITCH PERFECT 2 director/cast member/producer Elizabeth Banks; cast members...

Apr 29, 2015, 14:44 ET

Universal Pictures Film Music and NBCUniversal Music Announce the Launch of Its New Music Site, NBCUniversalMusic.com

 Universal Pictures Film Music and NBCUniversal Music announced today the launch of NBCUniversalMusic.com.  The site is designed to make...

Apr 29, 2015, 12:34 ET
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UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND GOLD CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF PITCH PERFECT 2

WHAT:     The world premiere of PITCH PERFECT 2 WHO:       PITCH PERFECT 2...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:00 ET
THE GUNMAN IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD JUNE 16TH AND ON BLU-RAY & DVD JUNE 30TH FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT.

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: The Gunman

Two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) is the object of a deadly international manhunt in the pulse-pounding thriller...

Apr 16, 2015, 15:00 ET
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: A Few Best Men

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: A Few Best Men

 A dream destination wedding becomes a Down Under disaster in A Few Best Men, a hilarious comedy from director Stephan Elliot (The Adventures...

Apr 15, 2015, 09:00 ET
Pitch Perfect Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition is available May 5th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Pitch Perfect Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition

 Fans of the fabulous Bellas of Barden University won't be able to stop belting out their favorite songs when Pitch Perfect Sing-Along...

Mar 30, 2015, 12:51 ET
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Black Sea

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Black Sea

 Black Sea is a gripping adventure that takes audiences to the depths of human greed in a suspenseful underwater search for sunken treasure...

Mar 26, 2015, 17:10 ET
From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Seventh Son

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Seventh Son

 A young apprentice must rise up against an evil queen in the action- packed fantasy film Seventh Son on Digital HD May 12, 2015, On Demand on...

Mar 25, 2015, 09:00 ET
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Maps to the Stars

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Maps to the Stars

 Director David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, A History of Violence) returns with a provocative satire about the Hollywood film industry and...

Mar 24, 2015, 17:48 ET
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UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCES AN OPEN INVITATION FOR EXTRAS TO FILM A SCENE FOR STEVE JOBS, ITS UPCOMING MOVIE ABOUT THE PIONEERING FOUNDER OF APPLE

WHO: Men and women ages 18 and above. WHAT: Universal Pictures' STEVE JOBS is currently filming in San Francisco and is...

Mar 24, 2015, 08:00 ET
From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Fifty Shades of Grey

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Fifty Shades of Grey

 The story of a searing love affair between a naïve college student and a billionaire entrepreneur, Fifty Shades of Grey, will have women...

Mar 18, 2015, 21:45 ET
Vin Diesel welcomes Etihad Airways Flight 171 as it arrives at LAX from Abu Dhabi on the afternoon of March 18. The Fast & Furious 777 airliner's arrival kicks off the global junket and world premiere of Furious 7. (Credit: Alex J. Berliner)

ETIHAD AIRWAYS AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES UNVEIL NEWLY-DECALED"FAST & FURIOUS" PLANE

 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Universal Pictures today unveiled the luxury Fast & Furious 777...

Mar 17, 2015, 09:00 ET
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: The Loft

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: The Loft

 Five married men share a secret that will turn their friendship into a web of betrayal, paranoia and violence in The Loft, debuting on Digital...