CBS Films' 'The Back-up Plan' and the American Humane Association Team Up on Nationwide Pet Adoptions

Apr 12, 2010, 20:42 ET from CBS Films

LOS ANGELES, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of the upcoming release "The Back-up Plan," CBS Films (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) announced today that it is teaming with the American Humane Association to host a nationwide pet adoption event.  "The Back-up Plan," a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin, will debut in US theaters on April 23, 2010.


In the film, Zoe (Lopez) owns Hudson Mutts, a hip Greenwich Village pet boutique that caters to pet adoptions and environmentally friendly, healthy pet care. Her decision to create a socially conscious pet store was inspired by her dog Nuts – a featured character in the film.

CBS Films and American Humane are working with a targeted American Humane member shelter in each of the 12 selected markets to organize the pet adoption events.  Details specific to each market are listed below.  Promotional items tied to the film, including advance screening passes, will be distributed to attendees.

*Times will vary by market.  Please contact local shelters for further details.


Date: April 17

Animal Rescue League of Boston

10 Chandler St

Boston, MA 02116

Contact: Jaqui Norton

Phone: 617-692-9443

Pine Ridge Animal Center

55 Anna's Place at 238 Pine St.

Dedham, MA 02026

Contact: Jaqui Norton

Phone: 617-692-9443


Date: April 17 & 18

Pennsylvania SPCA

350 E Erie Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19134

Contact: Jesse Cute

Phone: 215-861-0265

111 W. Hunting Park Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Contact: Jesse Cute

Phone: 215-861-0265

Washington, DC

Date: April 17

Animal Welfare League of


2650 South Arlington Mill Dr.

Arlington, VA 22206

Contact: Monica Costa

Phone: 202-464-8507

Kansas City

Date: April 10

Wayside Waifs

Humane Society

3901 Martha Truman Rd

Kansas City, MO 64137

Contact: Jody Rovick

Phone: 816-531-0994 ext. 27


Date: April 17

Wisconsin Humane Society

4500 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53208

Contact: Janet Hillebrand

Phone: 312-284-2384


Date: April 18

Animal Friends

562 Camp Horne Rd

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Contact: Jesse Cute

Phone: 215-861-0265

Los Angeles

Date: April 17

Los Angeles East Valley

14409 VanOwen St.

Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact: Therese Yousssoufian

Phone: 818-260-6963

San Diego

Date: April 17

San Diego Central Shelter

5480 Gaines Street

San Diego, CA 92110-2887

Contact: Nahir Wold

Phone: 619-240-3644


Date: April 17

SPCA of Texas

2400 Lone Star Dr

Dallas, TX 75212

Contact: Ashley Hess

Phone: 214-932-6097


Date: April 17

Houston SPCA

900 Portway Dr

Houston, TX 77024

Contact: Ashley Hess

Phone: 214-932-6097

St. Louis

Date: April 17 & April 18

Humane Society of  Missouri

1201 Macklind Ave

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact: Janet Hillebrand

Phone: 312-284-2384

2400 Drilling Service Rd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Contact: Janet Hillebrand

Phone: 312-284-2384

17537 Edison Ave.

Chesterfield, MO 63005

Contact: Janet Hillebrand

Phone: 312-284-2384


Date: April 17

Denver Dumb Friends League

2080 S Quebec St.

Denver, CO 80231

Contact: Nahir Wold

Phone: 619-240-3644

The film is directed by Alan Poul ("Swingtown," "Six Feet Under") from a screenplay written by Kate Angelo ("Will & Grace," "What About Brian"). Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch ("The Pursuit of Happyness," "The Taking of Pelham 123")  are producing through their Escape Artists banner.  Rodney Liber and David Bloomfield are executive producers.

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CBS Films is currently in post-production on the edgy teen romance Beastly which is set to debut in theaters on July 30, 2010.  The film stars Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, and is written and directed by Daniel Barnz.  Beastly is based on the Alex Flinn novel of the same name.  The studio is in production on the revenge thriller Faster, a co-production with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group, starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and newcomer Oliver Jackson-Cohen.  The film, which started production in February 2010, is directed by George Tillman, Jr. from a screenplay by Tony and Joe Gayton.  The company's development slate includes Consent To Kill, an action-thriller based on the Mitch Rapp character from the best-selling Vince Flynn novels; the romantic thriller The Eternals written by Chris Hauty and directed by Jeff Wadlow; The Station, a thriller set against the International Space Station and based on a popular Boom! Studios comic book series; a remake of My Fair Lady, based on the classic musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, which is being co-developed with Columbia Pictures; and an action-adventure feature adaptation of the long-running TV show "Gunsmoke". For more information, log on to

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