Wednesday, January 31, 2007

MOBILEVIDIA(tm) Joins Screenmancer(tm) Y2K7 Party, IFFF at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood

MOBILEVIDIA(tm) Joins Screenmancer(tm) Y2K7 Party, IFFF at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- will host MOBILEVIDIA(tm), the next generation in content delivery for mobile wireless, at its 10th Anniversary Y2K7 Party during the closing ceremonies of the International Family Film Festival (IFFF), on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, 9 PM to Midnight PST, at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.

MOBILEVIDIA(tm) is a Los Angeles-based venture that provides MMI environments for web wireless. A spokesperson for the company said "we chose Screenmancer's Y2K7 event because it will rock, and, to be honest, that is what we are shooting for in debuting our corporate ID -- think Batman meets Van Halen meets IBM."

Chris Shoemaker, IFFF Executive Director and President of Roads End Entertainment, said "Screenmancer(tm) holds a place in Hollywood history as the entertainment industry's first social networking site (SNS) designed for entertainment pros, non-pros, even film fans worldwide, who seek like minds."

Screenmancer Co-Founder and ScreenTalk creator Robinson Rea is cited in the FAQ of the official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS(R)), home of the Academy Awards(R) (the interview with Greg Beal is available on the Screenmancer site).

Screenmancer CEO Quendrith Johnson, a screenwriter and original co-founder, said "Screenmancer is delighted to have MOBILEVIDIA on board. Raleigh Studios is the oldest continuously running production facility in Hollywood, past home to Famous Players, Mary Pickford productions, Douglas Fairbanks, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, even Bette Davis, whose film "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" was filmed here."

"Together, Screenmancer and MOBILEVIDIA are honoring and extending the Hollywood mythos into the digital world, which is rapidly becoming the world of record since game revenues have officially outpaced actual box office totals."

IFFF's Shoemaker noted that "since we've entered a bold new era in filmed entertainment, it is exciting to watch the innovations unfold in an industry that started with mere light and shadows. Screenmancer retains its unique place in Hollywood history simply because it presaged many of these innovations, especially social networking sites, as well as taking an early stand against spam and for privacy."

Established by two UCLA students in 1997, Screenmancer is the first virtual movie studio for industry insiders ("pros") and "non-pros," meaning unsigned or student writers, actors, directors, and filmmakers seeking access to Hollywood by having a personalized SNS space on Screenmancer Pictures Lot to promote their work, network or collaborate, even "package" their projects with talent.

Participants from any location in the Continental US and Canada, who download the site on Feb. 3 during the celebration on mobile handsets/wireless web-enabled cellphones only, will receive a space on Screenmancer Picture's new lot. MOBILEVIDIA will provide additional details online. (Terms & conditions apply.)

The catered event will be held from 9 pm to midnight, including a no-host bar, live music and merchandise. Raleigh Studios is located across from Paramount Studios at 5300 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood.

Contact: Screenmancer RSVP Line, 310-430-8381; or Dr. Suzanne Shoemaker, IFFF, 818-332-7951, ext. 703.; (MOBILEVIDIA.CO.UK)

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CONTACT: Screenmancer RSVP Line, +1-310-430-8381; or Dr. Suzanne
Shoemaker of IFFF, +1-818-332-7951, ext. 703

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