VIENNA, VA (November 10, 2010) — Lani Hay, President & CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT) Inc., partnered with The Creative Coalition to host the Washington, DC premiere of Casino Jack. The screening was co-hosted with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Members of Congress and the Administration, government officials, the Washington press corps and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, who stars in the movie as super lobbyist Jack Abramoff, were in attendance. A Q&A panel session with Matthews and Spacey followed the screening.
Lani Hay stated, “As a person whose business solely supports the Federal Government, I have a vested interest in the government procurement process being fair and transparent. What this movie highlights is the consequences of how lines can become blurred and eventually crossed when trying to peddle influence in the world’s most powerful city.”
About Casino Jack (www.CasionJack-movie.com)
Inspired by true events, Casino Jack lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines. The film also stars Kelly Preston and Rachelle Lefevre and is produced by Gary Howsam, Bill Marks and George Zakk from an original screenplay by Norman Snider. Executive Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro, Lewin Webb, Donald Zuckerman, Dana Brunetti, Patricia Eberle, Warren Nimchuk, Angelo Paletta and Domenic Serafino. The Associate Producer is Rick Chad.
About The Creative Coalition and The Spotlight Initiative (www.thecreativecoalition.org)
The Creative Coalition is the premiere 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance. The Spotlight Initiative was launched in 2008 by The Creative Coalition to support the art and craft of independent filmmaking.
About Lanmark Technology Inc. (www.LMT-INC.com)
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, LMT is an SBA 8(a) certified, Woman-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business whose Subject Matter Experts bring cutting edge Scientific, Engineering, and high-level Program Development and Management Solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide in the areas of: Intelligence-Cyber Space/Network Operations/Biometrics/Weapons Technical Intelligence; Asymmetric Warfare-Counter IED/Homeland Defense; and Electronic Warfare.