$1.50 from every DVD sale from Dec 2-24 to be donated
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to support RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES® (RMHC®) CANADA through the upcoming home entertainment release of ANGELS SING. Through this partnership, eOne will donate $1.50 from every DVD sale across Canada beginning with the movie's launch on December 2 through to December 24.
Featuring an all-star cast of Harry Connick, Jr., Willie Nelson, Connie Britton, Lyle Lovett andKris Kristofferson, ANGELS SING is a comedic, heartfelt story about the importance of family ties, the power of forgiveness and the undeniable magic of Christmas.
Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Michael Walker, who as a child wished every day was Christmas, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for Christmas, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Britton) and well-intentioned parents (Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with the past. Then, a mysterious man named Nick (Nelson) gives Michael a gift that instills in him the courage to find the Christmas joy that he lost.
ANGELS SING will be available through retail locations across Canada in time for the holiday season.
"We're thrilled to collaborate with the team at Ronald McDonald House Canada. They give amazing support to so many families during difficult times and we're proud to be involved with them. ANGELS SING is a film about family and hope which so perfectly aligns with RMHC's mission – the holiday season is certainly a fitting time to contribute to their work" said Kevin Hall, Executive Vice President, Home Entertainment.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Canada
In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada was founded to be the everlasting organization that would support Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away from home for out of town families with sick children being treated at a nearby hospital. This past year, the, 14 Ronald McDonald Houses served 23,409 families. By the end of 2014 that support will grow to serve over 27,000 families. Completing our circle of support for Canadian families are 11 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which provide an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of the pediatric children's hospital, as well as the 2 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile™ programs in Calgary, Alberta. As our largest donor, McDonald's® Restaurants of Canada and its Owner/Operators donate 10 cents from every Happy Meal® to Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada
Image with caption: "Angels Sing starring Harry Connick, Jr., Willie Nelson and Connie Britton available in stores December 2. (CNW Group/Entertainment One)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141125_C8051_PHOTO_EN_8448.jpg
SOURCE: Entertainment One
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