Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Untitled Project from Veena Sud,
Formerly Known As The Killing

Mireille Enos (Big Love) to Star

New York, NY August 11, 2010 - AMC announced today a full series order for the pilot that was formerly known as The Killing, from writer and executive producer Veena Sud (Cold Case). Sud has signed on to also serve as the showrunner for the series, which is currently untitled. Set in Seattle, the series is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl and the subsequent police investigation. Produced by Fox Television Studios, it is executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) for Fuse Entertainment. Fuses Kristen Campo co-produces. AMC first announced the pilot order in January 2010 with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing the pilot. Production on the series begins this fall in Vancouver and season one consists of 13, one-hour episodes. The series is slated to premiere in 2011 on AMC.
Todays announcement marks the fifth original series greenlight for AMC. The first four were Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Rubicon and The Walking Dead.

We are thrilled to be moving forward with this stunning piece of television. It is a crime drama, but it is also a gripping character based story that pulls you in and doesn't let go. The storytelling is completely compelling, and the show is visually breathtaking. Veena, Patty, Fuse, FTVS and the cast did a phenomenal job of bringing it to life. said Joel Stillerman, AMCs senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content.

"Ever since Mikkel Bondesen brought us this remarkable Danish mini-series, we were determined to bring it to American television, said David Madden, Executive Vice President, Fox Television Studios. "We are so proud to be working with AMC and our extraordinary cast on this very special series."

As Sarah, Mireille Enos (Big Love) portrays the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen. Other previously announced castings include: Billy Campbell (Once and Again, Enough) as Darren Richmond, Seattles City Council President, running for Mayor; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Mitch Larsen, the victims mother; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie Larsens killer; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Stan Larsen, the victims father.

The series ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victims grieving family and the suspects. The story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As it unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think theyve moved on, their past isnt done with them.

AMCs Joel Stillerman, senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content and Susie Fitzgerald, senior vice president of scripted development and current programming, oversee development and production for the network.

AMC, which recently received 26 Emmy nominations, is the only network in television history to win three consecutive Golden Globe awards for best dramatic series for Mad Men (2008, 2009, 2010). Now in its fourth season, the series is garnering its highest ratings to date. The first two seasons of Breaking Bad awarded the outstanding lead actor Emmy award to Bryan Cranston for his portrayal of lead character Walt White. Rubicon, a conspiracy thriller starring James Badge Dale (HBOs The Pacific), premiered August 1st. The Walking Dead premieres in October.

About AMC
AMC reigns as the only network to ever win the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama three years in a row and the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade from the most comprehensive library or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy® Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 95 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.
Image Comics announces same-day sellout of MORNING GLORIES #1 at distribution level

Berkeley, CA - 11 August 2010 - Image Comics proudly announces the distribution-level sellout of the first issue of Nick Spencer's MORNING GLORIES, drawn by Joe Eisma with covers by Rodin Esquejo. The second printing of the book Newsarama calls "a trippy, foreboding read that is definitely something unique on the stands" will be available September 1.

"I feel so lucky that MORNING GLORIES has gotten such stupendous support," exclaims Spencer. "Joe and Rodin are doing a bang up job with the art and covers, and the response is beyond compare. I hope that readers stick with the series -- I promise an abundance of electrifying twists and turns!"

MORNING GLORIES: Morning Glory Academy is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. But behind its hallowed doors, something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers in a place where nothing is what it seems to be!

MORNING GLORIES #1 Second Printing, a 44-page full-color comic book for $3.99, will be available September 1, 2010.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Tuesday, August 10, 2010



Original Shorts COLLECTION


BURBANK, CA (August 10, 2010) – Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video have expanded the realm of superhero storytelling beyond the popular DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies with the introduction of the DC Showcase, a series of animated shorts featuring characters from the celebrated DC Comics vault. On November 9, 2010, Warner Home Video will distribute the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection, the first quartet of animated adventures featuring the never-before-seen Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, as a Special Edition Blu-Ray™ for $29.99 (SRP) and single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).The DC Showcase will also be available OnDemand and for Download.

DC Showcase animated shorts initially appeared as special bonus content on the 2010 slate of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The 10- to 12-minute films include The Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow. All three titles will be presented in extended formats along with the first-ever release of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam.

In Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, Clark Kent’s latest interview subject is street kid Billy Batson. What Clark doesn’t know is that Billy is more than a feisty kid with a lot of heart – he has been chosen by an ancient wizard to represent the good of man as the World’s Mightiest Mortal just by invoking the name of the wizard, "Shazam!" Billy's powers come none-too-soon, as he also discovers he's being pursued by a centuries' old, murderous villain, Black Adam – a foe so powerful, even Superman can’t stop him alone. The all-star cast of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam is led by Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan) as Captain Marvel, George Newbern reprising his Justice League role as Superman, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Black Adam and two-time Emmy Award® winner James Garner (8 Simple Rules) as The Wizard.

Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday) is executive producer and Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender) is director of the first series of DC Showcase titles. Michael Jelenic (Wonder Woman) wrote the 22-minute script.

Other shorts included on the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection:

The Spectre – A detective story with an ethereal twist featuring an otherworldly character. The short is written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), and the voice cast includes Gary Cole (Entourage) and Alyssa Milano (Charmed).

Jonah Hex – The tough-as-nails bounty hunter always gets his man - until someone else gets to him first - in this case a murderous madam who wants to steal more than just his bounty from Jonah Hex. Based on a story from the award-winning Jonah Hex comic series, and scripted by world-renowned author Joe Lansdale. The voice cast is led by Thomas Jane (Hung), Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), Michelle Trachtenberg (Mercy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Michael Rooker (Days of Thunder).

Green Arrow – At the Star City International Airport to pick up his girlfriend, Oliver Queen is forced into action as Green Arrow to protect the 10-year-old Princess of Vlatava from his old nemesis Merlyn the Magnificent and the League of Assassins. Greg Weisman (Young Justice) pens this action-packed tale, which features the voices of Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) as the title character and Malcolm McDowell (Entourage) as his foe.


“The DC Showcase once again combines the respective creative talents of DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video to provide fans with

vivid, new experiences alongside characters from within the vast resources of DC Comics,” said Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.

“The DC Showcase allows us to expand the DC Universe with short stories based on intriguing characters – from a 1940s comics sensation like The Spectre to a creation of the 1970s like Jonah Hex – just begging to be presented to a very worthy fan base,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.

“Whereas DC Universe films have given fans the broad strokes of superhero entertainment, we know devout comics fans will enjoy seeing the characters in the DC Showcase come to animated life – some for the very first time – and we believe this presentation will open a window for new viewers to experience these unique, textured heroes and villains,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing.

DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection 1-Disc Special Edition DVD features more than 1 hour of exciting extra content, including:

· Four animation shorts (est. 62 min)

· Four additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection Blu-Ray™ features more than 2 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:

· Four animation shorts (est. 62 min)

· Commentaries by renowned writers Steve Niles, Joe Lansdale, Greg Weisman and Michael Jelenic

· Four additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

· Digital copy online of the shorts


About Warner Premiere:

Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainment’s direct-to-consumer production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video:

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.



About Warner Bros. Animation:

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, WBA’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history.
Pocket God Digital Volcano Erupts
Pocket God digital comic app explodes to the top

(San Diego, CA – August 10, 2010) Ape Entertainment announced today that their IPhone Comic book app for the Pocket God property is currently ranked in the top twenty five of all apps in the paid comic book category. The app exploded after release on August 3rd 2010 and is still gaining popularity. iVerse Media, the digital distributor for Ape Entertainment, has seen record sales within the first week of releasing the Pocket God app, which currently contains one comic book issue and has out grossed all paid comic book apps, including apps that often contain hundreds of comic book titles. Fan support will likely transfer to the print version as many look forward to finally having a hard copy of the story they fell in love with when first playing the game. The print version of the comic will be available in stores this September and will include additional content not found in the app. The second issue will be released digitally the end of September and in print before the end of the year and there will be free additional downloadable content between releases.

“I just can’t say enough good things about Michael Murphey and his team at iVerse Media. They have been fantastic to work with,” remarked Ape Entertainment CEO David Hedgecock. Head of iVerse Media, Michael Murphey, gushed “I credit everyone involved for its success. We have seen extreme support from everyone involved at all levels from creative to technological. This is the fastest rising paid comic book app launch we have ever seen. It has already surpassed twenty five thousand downloads in its first week of release and is still going strong.”

To download the digital comic go to
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To see more about the Kizoic comic line visit www.

About Bolt Creative: Bolt Creative is a San Francisco-based developer creating original iPhone applications and games, including 2009’s blockbuster iPhone game Pocket God. Bolt Creative’s goal is to create games that are not only fun to play, but fun to develop and make them laugh. For more information, please visit

About iVerse Media LLC: iVerse Media, LLC is a digital distributor of comic books for mobile platforms. Established in 2008, iVerse has quickly emerged as an innovator and leader in the mobile publishing field. Partnering with high profile brands like Archie Comics, and leading industry publishers like IDW Publishing (”Star Trek”), Ape Entertainment (”Super Human Resources”), and many more have made it possible for iVerse to surpass 2.5 million downloads since its’ inception.

About Ape Entertainment: Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E Erwin. Home to such popular titles as GO-GO GORILLA AND THE JUNGLE CREW, SUPERHUMAN RESOURCES, BLACK COAT, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, and THE TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS, it is also the North American publisher for DreamWorks Animation licensed properties SHREK, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, and Kung Fu Panda.
Norman PhartEphant® Saves The World

Proceeds from Phartephant sales go to charity

(August 10, 2010, New York, NY) Fierce Fun Toys, LLC announced that part of their proceeds go directly to world changing aid organizations Half the Skyand Smile Train. Fierce Fun Toys, LLC was founded on a hope to create some silly giggles and fun among the users of our products. We also greatly believe in a world of cultural diversity, cultural inclusion and the value of raising children that believe in a culturally inclusive world. This sentiment we believe is embedded in our product line. While we may hope to change the world, we recognize and support those amazing institutions that also hope to create a better world for children. At Fierce Fun Toys, LLC know we can’t save everyone but that shouldn’t stop us from trying to help someone. We applaud those organizations that are changing lives, affecting change, and in turn changin g the world.

Fierce Fun Toys, LLC was founded to create not your average toy, and clearly not you’re your average story. Our lead characters include: Norman PhartEphant® is an African elephant adopted by a U.S. zoo and the change in diet causes gastric distress; Harry HiccersTM, has relocated with his family and has food related issues, and; Ben KachooTM who suffers allergies, but that doesn’t stop his fun. Deep issues presented in a silly manner.

As Norman PhartEphant celebrates his first anniversary of our first sales supported donations, we say thank you to our customers for supporting our products, but more importantly on supporting our desire to contribute in one small way to others that are doing the heavy lifting in trying to create a better future.

About the people whose efforts we salute:

The Smile Train – An amazing organization that is giving a new life hope to children around the world that are born with cleft lip and/or cleft palette and do not have the financial/social means to seek treatment independently. See more information about The Smile Train at

Half the Sky – An amazing organization that provides individual nurture and stimulation for babies living in an orphanage environment, innovative preschools and grade schools with the orphanages, as well as foster homes for children whose special needs will keep them from being adopted. See more information about Half the Sky at

About Fierce Fun Toys, LLC:

Fierce Fun Toys, LLC is a philanthropic for-profit company with a portion of sales supporting children's charities. To learn more of about the charities, visit

For additional information on the Norman PhartEphant® or Fierce Fun Toys, LLC, retail and wholesale information, and a list of current retailers, please visit
New Documentary Asks: Has the Video Game Industry Learned
its Lesson?

Critically-Acclaimed Video Series Game Theory Examines State of the Business

"Great stuff... this needed to be done."
-Denis Dyack, Founder, Silicon Knights

SEATTLE, WA (August 10, 2010) - Game Industry TV™ today announced the launch of episode two of celebrated video game show "Game Theory with Scott Steinberg™," which asks whether or not the gaming industry has really learned its lesson in the face of continued sales declines and studio closures. Titled "Time for a Reality Check," the documentary, available now at, explores whether developers and publishers like Activision, UbiSoft and Electronic Arts are really adapting fast enough to survive in the face of growing competition from social networks, downloadable titles and free online games.

Taking a closer look at the key issues impacting the video game business, including changing player habits, growing economic concerns and the rise of mobile and online platforms, it explores the continuing shift to digital distribution and monumental changes that have followed. Featuring commentary by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, The Sims creator Will Wright, Gaikai CEO David Perry and other noted industry leaders, the video reveals the extent of the historic upheavals impacting the gaming business, and what it takes to evolve in their wake.

The second in a multi-part series on both the state, and utter reinvention, of the video game industry, it offers the most candid account of what's happening behind the scenes today from those who know best - the field's biggest names.

For more information, please visit

About Game Industry TV
Game Industry TV ( is a full-service video production company and online video network featuring the culture, companies and leading personalities behind the $20 billion video games industry. Taking viewers behind the scenes of this dynamic business, it puts a public face on one of the world's most exciting entertainment fields.

Profiles in History, in Partnership with ABC Studios, Will Offer Fans and Collectors Worldwide over 1,000 Lots of Props, Costumes and Set Pieces From the Emmy Award-winning Television Series, Spanning All Six Seasons, including Hurley's Camaro, the DHARMA VAN and DHARMA Jeep; Full Sections of the Oceanic Flight 815 Wreckage, DHARMA Food and More

Calabasas, CA, August 9, 2010 - Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, in partnership with ABC Studios, has made available the entire "LOST" THE OFFICIAL SHOW AUCTION CATALOG-over 1,000 lots of props, costumes and set pieces from all six seasons of the hit ABC / Disney television series, LOST. The much anticipated auction will take place live from Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 2010. Worldwide bidding begins at 1pm PDT both days. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting HYPERLINK "" \o "" HYPERLINK "" \o "" or HYPERLINK "" \o "" HYPERLINK "" \o ""

"Profiles in History is thrilled to be holding the LOST Auction. LOST is one of the most iconic TV shows ever created, and we are working in conjunction with ABC to offer fans from around the world an opportunity to own a memento of this amazing show. This is a once in a lifetime auction event that will celebrate one of the most beloved shows in television history," said Joe Maddalena, President of Profiles in History.

Highlights include:

--Hurley's Camaro



--Large section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage

--Charlie's "DS" ring

--Rousseau's distressed music box
--Dogen's hour glass from the Temple
--Jack's Halliburton case
--Sawyer's improvised reading glasses from Season One
--Polar bear collar with DHARMA Hydra station insignia
--Locke's hero wheelchair
--Pearl station printer with "System Failure" printout
--Swan station turntable
--Man in Black's ancient dagger
--Two crates with six Virgin Mary statues
--Ben's orders to commute Juliet's execution
--Dial mechanism and mirror array from the Lighthouse
--Row of Oceanic Airlines plane seats

--Desmond's fail-safe key with "Joe Inman" dog tag

--Jin's wedding ring

--Swan station Hatch door

--Eko's signature staff with Bible scripture carvings

--Swan station computer-an Apple-II Plus system running an Apple-III monitor, with a Disk II floppy drive, each featuring DHARMA logo

--Daniel Faraday's journal with extensive handwritten notes from his time travel experiments

--Galaga submarine conning tower and deck-a large section of the Galaga DHARMA submarine incorporating the conning tower and deck portion seen throughout Season Five when the submarine is docked. Measures approx. 25 ft. long x 120 in. tall

--Man in Black's scale and other belongings from his cliffside cave

--Locke's Master Bowie knife with studio blood stains

--Nuclear bomb core detonated in Season Five finale

--Jacob's primary tapestry that he wove in his chamber inside the pedestal of the statue of Taweret during his many years on the Island. Measures 75 in. x 102 in

--Kate's toy airplane from Season One

-- Hurley's winning Mega Lotto Jackpot ticket

-- Charlie's acoustic guitar

-- Huge assortment of DHARMA-branded foods

-- Sawyer's letter to the man who murdered his parents

For more information and to download the free LOST: The Official Show Auction catalog, please visit

About Profiles in History:

Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock 'n roll. Profiles in History's location in Calabasas Hills, CA- virtually a stone's throw away from every major Hollywood studio - ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.

Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds" dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the "U.S.S. Enterprise" ($304,750); the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker's lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton's "Wicked Witch" hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves' Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve's 'Superman' costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO's helmet ($120,000), The Wizard of Oz 'Winkie' Guard Costume ($115,000); a "Ming the Merciless" cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).