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World Water Day, The Informant

  • Expect a tie-in promotion with Pepsi and the H20 Africa Foundation on World Water Day - details at

    PepsiCo will make a splash around World Water Day (March 22) by leveraging its relationship with Matt Damon. The film star will promote his H20 Africa clean water initiative, to which PepsiCo donated $2.5 million, in a print pitch next month, sources said. The star of the Bourne series also is expected to trumpet the mission of Ethos bottled water. Details were not yet finalized.

    PepsiCo will begin national distribution of Ethos later this month under its North American Coffee Partnership with Starbucks. Formerly, Ethos was just sold at Starbucks locations. For every bottle sold, a nickel goes to helping children around the world get clean drinking water. The goal is to raise $10 million by 2010.

  • More details are slowly becoming available regarding the filming of The Informant around Decatur and Springfield in Illinois from April. The information below is from the Springfield Film Commission website, which is currently seeking cast and crew:

    Warner Brothers Productions is coming to Central Illinois to shoot scenes for a movie titled ″The Informant″. They will be shooting from May 1, thru May 28, 2008.The Star of the movie is Matt Damon. The director is Steven Soderbergh. The production manager is Michael Polaire. They will be shooting at Decatur and other locations. They are in need of a crew, especially grips, electricians, sound men, production assistants, etc.

  • Very sad news for Matt's friend and producing partner Marc Joubert - details in a new children's fund at the OneXOne site: A letter for Olivia.

  • Bourne Ultimatum editor Christopher Rouse has won another key award - details here.

    "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Sweeney Todd" were honored tonight as the best-edited feature films of 2007.

    Christopher Rouse was given the American Cinema Editors' highest honor -- the Eddie Award -- in the dramatic category for the spy thriller while Chris Lebenzon took home an Eddie in the comedy or musical category.

  • And Ultimatum won an 'award' at Esquire's Alternative Oscars for the Best Action Sequence in Which Almost Nothing Actually Happens.
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