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"Movies Rock" Falls Off Condé Nast's 2008 To-Do List

Condé Nast is not convinced that movies rock as much as fashion. The company, which first jumped into thematic concerts in 2004 with the first “Fashion Rocks,” has taken its fledgling Hollywood counterpart, “Movies Rock,” off of the 2008 schedule.

“Movies Rock,” like “Fashion Rocks,” attempted to tie an ad-heavy supplemental magazine (distributed to the subscribers of 14 Condé Nast titles) to televised performances and several private parties. Last year’s inaugural event brought the likes of Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood to the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles for a concert of celebrated movie tunes—broadcast a week later on CBS. And though Condé Nast Media Group president Richard Beckman insists it was never intended to be an annual event (despite being included in the 2008 budget), he told The New York Post that it’s not officially canceled, merely postponed.

No official plans for when “Movies Rock” might be rescheduled have been announced.


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