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Viz Media Announces The Canadian Broadcast Premiere Of Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER On Super Channel, Presented By Manga Entertainment

Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER (Anime)

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) March 20, 2010

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the recent Canadian broadcast debut of the animated series, Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER, featured by Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment on Super Channel. MONSTER is based on the critically acclaimed manga series by Naoki Urasawa that is published in North America by VIZ Media.

New episodes of Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER, rated TV-MA will air each Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Super Channel, Canada’s only national pay television network.

What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run from the police, who suspect him to be the killer, to find Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world. Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the formerly communist Eastern Europe are masterfully woven together in the compelling work of suspense that is Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER.

“Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER weaves an engaging story of psychological intrigue,” says William Germain, VIZ Media’s Director of Programming Sales. “The multifaceted plot and mysterious characters that make Naoki Urasawa’s manga a smash hit are adapted seamlessly in this animated series that stays absolutely true to the original story. We look forward to Canadian fans of manga and anime as well as mystery and suspense tuning in each week to catch the suspense and excitement of MONSTER!”

“We are very pleased to add Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER to the strong anime lineup on Super Channel,” said Gene George, executive vice president of worldwide distribution for Starz Media. “We know the excitement of MONSTER will engage anime fans that are regular viewers of this anime block of programming.”

For more information on Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) please visit

About Super Channel

Super Channel is Canada’s only national pay television network, consisting of two new HD channels, four new SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand. Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series and live events. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company. Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers PersonalTV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Mountain Cablevision, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, Delta Cable/Coast Cable, TELUS and other regional providers.

About Starz Media

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming – including theatrical films – and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad-supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the U.S. and internationally. Starz Media ( is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

About Manga Entertainment

Manga Entertainment Ltd (, a division of Starz Media, LLC, is an entertainment company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, television, Internet, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga Entertainment content is marketed and distributed for television by Starz Media, in traditional home video outlets by Anchor Bay Entertainment, and across digital platforms by Starz Digital Media through its various online video and gaming platform partners. Starz Media (, a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide, is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at


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VIZ Media            


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Television Judge “Extreme” Akim Anastopoulo to Premiere his first SAG feature length comedy film.

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 8, 2010

Hollywood SC Studios will premiere its first feature length movie “Republic of Pete”, at the Charleston International Film Festival April 9th at 9pm. “Republic of Pete” was one of 7 feature length films to be selected for this year’s Charleston International Film Festival with over 90 feature films being submitted. “Republic of Pete” stars, TV and Film veteran Clarence Felder (The Last Boy Scout, Nightmare on Elm Street), Army Wives’ Richard Bryant as well as TV Judge Akim Anastopoulo (Eye for an Eye).

“This film proves that Hollywood SC Studios is a contender in the world of Independent Cinema, we are extremely happy to be part of this festival and look forward to a successful road ahead,” says Executive Producer Akim Anastopoulo.

“Republic of Pete” is a buddy comedy that tells the story of loveable loser protagonist Pete and his friends. Pete’s evil Grandpa gives him $ 80 million in an effort to avoid losing his fortune in a lawsuit. Newly rich Pete and his friends decide to live out their fantasy of a perfect vacation life by buying an island. But evil Grandpa has only one goal: to get his greedy hands back on his money.

“We are excited to host the World Premier of “Republic of Pete”, it is a wonderful comedy film that embodies the independent film making spirit that we strive to showcase at our festival,” said Brian Peacher, Executive Director of the Charleston International Film Festival. The film will be paired with a short film entitled “Private Lies” by Charleston Filmmaker David Abrams.

To see a trailer visit:

Tickets are available to the premier online at

About Hollywood SC Studios is proud to be Charleston’s largest Film Studio. We are a full service production company specializing in Television Series, Commercials, Motion Graphics, Infomercials and Educational Videos. We have Charleston’s largest selection of HD Cameras and studio space. Our Television credits include Eye for an Eye featuring Judge Extreme Akim (Syndication) and uCook! with Chef Bob (PBS). Hollywood SC Studios is currently producing a sitcom to be sold to a major cable station.


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Hearty Pawshake Seals Hallmark Channel – Best Friends Movie Premiere Partnership Deal

“You Lucky Dog” photo by Chris Helcermanas-Benge/2009 Crown Media

Studio City, CA (Vocus) May 19, 2010

Lucky Dogs Everywhere Benefit from Hallmark Channel and Best Friends Animal Society Partnership to Find Homes for Pets. Hallmark Channel’s Premiere of You Lucky Dog Teams Up with Best Friends’ Adoption Option to Raise Awareness for Pet Adoption

Hallmark Channel and Best Friends Animal Society have shaken paws over a new partnership to help raise awareness of the issue of homeless pets in conjunction with Hallmark Channels’ premiere of the original movie You Lucky Dog. The movie, starring Harry Hamlin, Natasha Henstridge and a border collie named Lucky, premieres on Hallmark Channel June 26th with a hopeful and heart-tugging message about rescuing pets and making them a celebrated part of the family.

Best Friends Animal Society, known for its efforts to build a better world through kindness to animals, is working with Hallmark Channel to showcase the movie while championing ”No More Homeless Pets®,” and encouraging pet-lovers everywhere to consider adoption from a shelter or rescue organization when their next pet comes into their lives. Best Friends recently launched an adoption pledge, and the organization hopes that visibility from You Lucky Dog will lead people to think more seriously about pet adoption in the future.

“Hallmark Channel embraces pets as part of the family, and with the story told in You Lucky Dog it was natural to extend our love of pets beyond the television screen to make a difference for adopted animals and families who bring them into their lives,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Hallmark Channel. “Working with Best Friends Animal Society has brought tremendous stories of pet devotion to light, and we’re proud to be a part of such an effort.”

Hallmark Channel and Best Friends will work “paw-in-hand” to cooperatively market the movie premiere and the adoption option pledge campaign, promoting the initiative at local animal adoption events and public outreach opportunities associated with the movie premiere.

“We are excited to partner with Hallmark Channel to promote the life-saving value of adoption in conjunction with the movie release,” said Vicki Kilmer-Rinker, Director of Marketing for Best Friends Animal Society. “By combining Hallmark Channel’s dedication to families and their pets and Best Friends’ focus on helping all pets find loving homes, we’ve found the perfect fit to make a PAWsitive impact for pets and their families across the country.”

From on-air Public Service Announcements and advertising and program tie-ins including celebrities associated with the partners and involved in You Lucky Dog, targeted media and publicity attention, all three program partners will be bringing attention to the pet adoption message through the premiere of You Lucky Dog and beyond.

You Lucky Dog and Hallmark Channel will be participating in the LA Spring Adoption Festival on May 23rd in Los Angeles, as well as the first Tri-State Super Adoption event June 12-13 in Livingston, N.J.

Visit for more information on the adoption option pledge.

About Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 90 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the highest-rated cable networks and is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the greatest family movies of all time. For more information, please visit

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the support of a grassroots network of members and community partners across the nation. In 2009, Best Friends celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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Hallmark Channel


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Best Friends Animal Society


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Tuff Hedeman and Championship Bull Riding Move to RFD-TV and RFD HD, Season Premiere March 2008

Waxahachie, TX (PRWEB) February 9, 2008

Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is headed to RFD-TV and RFD HD, premiering March 5, 2008, when the first of many action packed professional bull riding competitions begin airing on these two national cable and satellite networks.

CBR President and bull riding icon Tuff Hedeman said he is excited about the new television opportunity.

“The CBR produces one of the best professional level bull riding competitions in the country. We match up top-notch bucking bulls with many of the best riders in the sport and then combine that with an entertainment atmosphere that the fans can enjoy,” stated Hedeman, a 4 time world champion. “The ability to air our events on two networks that target the agricultural community and cowboy lifestyle is a perfect match for the CBR,” said Hedeman, a four-time world champion.

Since the association’s inception in 2002, the CBR has been aired in prime time 52 weeks annually on the Outdoor Channel. In fact, the CBR program has been voted the #1 Fan Favorite show on the Outdoor Channel for three (3) consecutive years.

With the move to RFD-TV and RFD HD, the number of CBR’s program hours will expand. On RFD-TV, the CBR will premiere Wednesdays 10pm EST with repeats airing Wednesdays 12pm EST and Saturdays 11am EST. RFD HD airings include Thursday 12am EST, Thursday 10am EST and Saturday 11pm EST. Overall, this will increase the number of original shows from 20 per year to 32 per year, provide over 156 hours of total broadcast time annually and include encore airings. The CBR’s production window will also be shorter now, enabling producers to get the bull riding competition on the air quicker after the live event.

“The major expansion of quality, first-class proven programming continues on RFD-TV and RFD HD with the addition of Championship Bull Riding”, stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder & President of Rural Media Group, Inc (parent company to RFD-TV and RFD HD). “Our demographics are a perfect match for CBR. We share the vision of Tuff, and look forward to working with CBR to take their distribution and viewership to the next level.”

Rusty Creech, CBR’s Chief Operating Officer, says the move will allow the CBR to reach more households and bull riding fans.

“RFD-TV and RFD HD are slighter larger than the Outdoor Channel with over 32 million households–a jump from the 30 million we previously had,” said Creech. “This is because RFD-TV is currently delivered through the basic packages on Dish Network and DirecTV, and is in negotiations with multiple cable providers to increase their distribution.”

Since its inception, the CBR has enjoyed continued growth in prize money, sponsors, riders and events while sustaining the founder’s vision of equality and honesty in the business. Recently, the organization moved its corporate headquarters to Waxahachie, TX.

About CBR:

Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) – Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, the CBR is a nationwide bull riding tour with over 450 television hours in 2007 on SD and HD channels, including more than 104 hours of weekly primetime coverage. CBR has been voted the #1 Fan Favorite Special Interest Show on the Outdoor Channel three consecutive years. Labeled the “fastest hour on television”, and the first in the industry to broadcast in High Definition, the CBR promotes high quality, professional level bull riding and can be seen currently each Wednesday on the Outdoor Channel at 11p EST. Beginning March 5th, CBR can be seen each Wednesday on RFD-TV at 10p EST. For more information on the CBR or the schedule of the 2008 events, visit CBR is committed to the fans, the sponsors, and all those involved in the professional bull riding industry.

About RFD-TV, LLC:

Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America. Programming includes a wide-variety of shows focused on agriculture, equine, rural lifestyle and traditional music offerings, which are uplinked via satellite from NorthStar Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, RFD-TV is distributed in over 32 million homes on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Mediacom, Charter, Suddenlink, and Bresnan systems located in all 50 states. RFD-TV The Magazine, the channel’s companion publication currently has over 140,000 subscribers. RFD-TV The Theatre opened in March/2007 in Branson, MO.


Launched in December 2007, RFD HD is the network’s 24-hour, high definition channel.


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