Par winds up ‘Clock’

Breakdancing, Tony Hawk part of preem

HOLLYWOOD — Tweeners were well-served Sunday at Paramount’s preem of the Nickelodeon pic “Clockstoppers.”

Breakdancing, stunt bikes, high ropes and an appearance by skateboard icon Tony Hawk were just a few of the attractions on the menu.

Co-producer Gale Anne Hurd said since her daughter couldn’t see a lot of the films she’s worked on, she was especially happy to be involved with a film targeted to this age group.

The script was acquired seven years ago, Hurd noted, well ahead of the “Spy Kids” phenomenon, “but the concept has started to reach critical mass,” she said.

Exec producer Albie Hecht said Nickelodeon will concentrate on developing more pics tailored to the 9-14 aud, particularly big live-action movies the whole family can watch together.

Paramount’s Sherry Lansing, munching on a mini turkeyburger, (no bun, of course), said she is thankful for Par’s relationship with Nickelodeon Movies, which supplies pics for smaller tots as well as the burgeoning tween moviegoing demo.

“Clockstoppers” director Jonathan Frakes mingled with cast members Michael Biehn, French Stewart, Julia Sweeney, Paula Garces and Garikayi Mutambirwa and the pic’s star Jesse Bradford, who is now looking forward to moving on to adult roles after building a healthy career as a highschool heartthrob.

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