Charles Schwab Increases Support of Frameline Film Festival and LGBT Community

Schwab Sponsors Popular Bay Area Film Festival for Third Consecutive Year

Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:09 am PDT

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SAN FRANCISCO

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NYSE:
SCHW
"Schwab is excited to support the festival and celebrate the success of the filmmakers featured at this year’s event alongside fellow fans."

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab is proud to announce its Premier level sponsorship of this year’s Frameline34 event in San Francisco. This marks the third consecutive year Schwab has sponsored the international LGBT film festival and an increase in sponsorship level over the past two years. Headquartered in San Francisco, Schwab has a longstanding commitment to inclusion, embracing the diversity reflected within its workforce, clients, business partners and the communities it serves.

“We are energized by Frameline’s mission of strengthening the diverse LGBT community and promoting the community’s artistic expression through film,” said San Francisco Branch Manager Eric Ethington. “Schwab is excited to support the festival and celebrate the success of the filmmakers featured at this year’s event alongside fellow fans.”

To kick off the festivities, Schwab will be co-hosting the invitation-only Pre-Festival Soiree for Frameline donors, Schwab clients, and community members at Schwab’s corporate headquarters. The party will offer a sneak peek of the festival’s films. Local directors will be on hand to talk about their inspiration and experience creating their films. Schwab will also be hosting a client event on opening night, June 17, before the curtain is raised on “The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister.”

Frameline34 will take place from June 17–27, 2010, and will showcase landmark lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world and Bay Area. For more information, please visit www.frameline.org.

About Frameline

Frameline, the world’s largest resource for LGBT media and film, is proud to present Frameline34 - the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. This year’s internationally renowned showcase for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cinema runs June 17-27, with San Francisco screenings at the historic Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street), Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street) and the Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street), and in Berkeley at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood (2966 College Avenue).

During the 11 days of the Frameline34 Film Festival, tens of thousands of people from the Bay Area and all across the globe will come together to see the best of the 500+ films submitted this past year from more than 20 countries including Brazil, Norway, Tunisia, and the Bahamas. Tickets for Frameline34 will be on sale through www.frameline.org to members on Friday, May 28, 2010 and to the general public on Friday, June 4, 2010.

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 7.9 million client brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 783,000 banking accounts, and $1.5 trillion in client assets. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Named "Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Self-Directed Services" by J.D. Power and Associates in 2009, its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab (member SIPC, www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and mortgage services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com. (0510-3102)

Contact:

Charles Schwab
Matt Hurwitz, 415-667-0480
matt.hurwitz@schwab.com
or
Edelman
Pablo Rodriguez, 415-486-3267
pablo.rodriguez@edelman.com

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