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Con-Con 2011: An Official LEVERAGE Event Returns to Portland this June

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ATTENTION GRIFTERS: CON-CON 2011: AN OFFICAL “LEVERAGE” EVENT RETURNS TO PORTLAND, OR, THIS JUNE

FANS CAN JOIN THE “LEVERAGE” CREW FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - SUNDAY, JUNE 5, TO GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE HIT TNT SERIES

                                 “LEVERAGE” SEASON 4 PREMIERES JUNE 26 ON TNT

 

Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2011) – Calling all grifters! Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2010, Dean Devlin and his team at Electric Entertainment look forward to hosting Con-Con 2011: An Official “Leverage” Event in Portland, OR, from Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5. “Leverage” fans from around the world will descend on the city for the opportunity to meet the team behind TNT’s hit caper series at the show’s one-and-only official fan convention.

 

Last year’s Con-Con drew hundreds of enthusiasts for a series of events at the historic Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. This year’s events will include Q&As with some of the cast; autograph and photo sessions; an evening reception hosted by TNT and an official banquet, to name a few. The fourth season of “Leverage” is currently in production in the Portland area and will premiere on TNT Sunday, June 26.  

Con-Con 2011 returns to the Governor Hotel, which has been used as a location for several episodes of “Leverage.” Cast members – including Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton (Nathan Ford), Beth Riesgraf (Parker), Gina Bellman (Sophie Deveraux) and Aldis Hodge (Alec Hardison) – are scheduled to attend. In addition, executive producer Dean Devlin (producer ofIndependence Day, The Patriot and The Librarian trilogy) and creators/executive producers John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens), the creative minds behind the series, are set to be on hand to take part in panel discussions and Q&A sessions. More guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Ticket packages are currently available for purchase. Autograph and photo op tickets are also available at a separate cost. For the latest updates and news about guests, event schedule and location, and also to purchase tickets, please visitwww.leveragefans.com. Follow the official Con-Con 2011 on Twitter @ConCon2011.

 

Con-Con 2011: An Official “Leverage” Event is brought to you by Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment.

 

About TNT

 

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; HawthoRNe, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee;Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER); as well as the upcoming Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as BonesSupernaturalLas VegasLaw & OrderCSI: NY,Cold Case and, starting in late 2011, The Mentalist; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as theScreen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition. TNT is a part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

About Electric Entertainment:

 

Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin, along with partners Kearie Peak, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.

 

Electric recently finished production on the pilot “Brain Trust” for TNT/TBS. The company has also recently started production on the fourth season of TNT’s action-packed drama “Leverage,” starring Academy Award Winner Timothy Hutton and Executive Produced by Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Chris Downey. Also in pre-production is the feature Ghosting, a paranormal thriller which Devlin is directing, as well as several other film and television projects including a 3-D animated feature.

 

Electric’s most recent film projects include MGM’s Flyboys, Sony Picture Classics’ politically-charged documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, which was nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for Best Documentary Feature, New Line’s Fall 2004 release Cellular starring Kim Basinger, and Eight Legged Freaks, released by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow in July 2002.

 

Electric’s television credits include “The Librarian" starring Noah Wyle, which aired on TNT network in December 2004 and was the highest rated movie on cable that year; its sequel, “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines;” and the third installment of the franchise, “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.” Along with Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced SyFy Channel’s “The Triangle,” which won an Emmy for its Visual Effects and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since “Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN” (2002).

 

Electric recently launched Electric Post, the in-house, state of the art digital effects and post-production facility, which allows filmmakers they work with to stretch their dollars way beyond traditional budget boundaries. The company first created effects for the Devlin produced feature  length “The Librarian: Quest for The Spear” for TNT. The small effects crew for that project was assembled from industry veterans Devlin had previously collaborated with on his global box-office hits including Independence DayGodzillaThe Patriot and Eight Legged Freaks. Electric Post is headed by veteran visual effects producer Mark Franco, whose career spans over 25 years and includes productions such as Titanic, Batman & Robin, Armageddon and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among others.

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