Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – February 24, 2010 — Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), announced that successful motion picture and television producer Daniel A. Sherkow is now the Chief Operating Officer of Global Universal Entertainment, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary and the U.S. production arm of GBHL.
GBHL CEO Gary Rasmussen said “Our U.S. film operations will now be lead by a man that knows every facet of the entertainment and motion picture business. Dan has arranged financing and produced successful and award winning films for ABC, NBC and CBS television, Time-Life Films, Paramount Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, and Dick Clark Productions. Dan has also produced numerous successful Broadway projects and has advised foreign concerns such as Seoul Movie, the Korean animation company and The China Film Group, Corp., the official government agency of The People’s Republic of China, on financing, distribution and production of major motion pictures.”
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA)/Honors, Mr. Sherkow entered the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University where he earned an MBA.
Following senior management positions at NBC Television and Time-Life Films, and then Vice President, Production at Paramount Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures, Mr. Sherkow produced the feature motion picture “SUSPECT,” written by Eric Roth (“FORREST GUMP”) and starring Cher, Dennis Quaid, and Liam Neeson. Mr. Sherkow funded and produced “AMERICAN BUILT”/”RACE FOR GLORY”; and “IMPROMPTU”, which opened to universal acclaim and won the prestigious Houston WorldFest Award as “Audience Favorite”. “IMPROMPTU”, starring Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Julian Sands, marked the film directorial debut of noted Broadway stage director, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, James Lapine (“SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE”). Following its theatrical release and extraordinarily successful video/DVD distribution, “IMPROMPTU” was telecast on the prestigious Public Broadcasting System (PBS) show “Masterpiece Theatre”.
Mr. Sherkow recently financed and produced the feature motion picture “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN”, starring Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Harry Dean Stanton, Virginia Madsen, and David Carradine. “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN” was a featured official submission at the largest independent film festival in Europe, the Raindance Film Festival in London, and at the Starz Denver International Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival. “BEING MICHAEL MADSEN” was also selected to screen in the prestigious “Outside the Box (Office)” series at the USC School of Cinema in Los Angeles.
Mr. Sherkow has produced the Made-For-TV-Movies “DONOR”, starring Melissa Gilbert and Jack Scalia, as Executive Producer for CBS Entertainment;”ELVIS AND THE COLONEL: THE UNTOLD STORY”, starring Beau Bridges for Dick Clark Productions and NBC; and served as Executive Producer for “ALL LIES END IN MURDER”, starring Kim Delaney and Jamey Sheridan (“LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT”) for ABC-TV.
Broadway stage projects have included “AGNES OF GOD”, starring Elizabeth Ashley and Amanda Plummer, “MY ONE AND ONLY”, starring Twiggy and Tommy Tune, as well as “THE SLAB BOYS” with Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Val Kilmer, and Jackie Earle Haley, Jr., which Mr. Sherkow produced on behalf of Paramount Pictures.
GBHL through its partially owned subsidiary, Global Universal Pictures has produced three successful feature length films. Blue Seduction starring Billy Zane and Estella Warren. American Sunset starring Corey Haim and the thriller Plaster Rock. Pre-production activities have started on a fourth feature length motion picture tentatively titled “The Dark.”
Global Universal Entertainment COO, Daniel A. Sherkow stated “Our unique financing strategy coupled with mitigating investor risk has certainly been proven correct. Three major motion pictures financed and completed in less than fifteen months in this uncertain economy speaks volumes as to the GBHL development strategy. GBHL’s first two pictures, Blue Seduction and American Sunset have been successful and we expect continued success and profitability with the Murder/Horror thriller Plaster Rock.”
Mr. Sherkow further stated “Joining the Global Universal team was an easy decision. The people involved with GBHL have, literally, a lifetime of experience in the film business and their reputations are impeccable. I wanted to get in on the ground floor to be a part of building a major motion picture company.”
Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. is a publicly-held, entertainment company traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol: GBHL; website: www.Global-GBHL.com. The Company’s goal is building a worldwide entertainment organization with a multitude of domestic and foreign production affiliates. GBHL, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Universal Film Group, Inc. (www.GlobalUniversal.com), and its affiliated Canadian subsidiary, Global Universal Pictures, is in the process of developing and producing a slate motion pictures that will be produced in the U.S. and in Canada with recognizable star names, for worldwide release. Information on its recently completed films can be found at: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com, and www.PlasterRockMovie.com.
GBHL is focused on the financing and marketing of these feature-length films. GBHL, through another wholly owned subsidiary, You’ve Got The Part, Inc. (www.YouveGotThePart.com), will attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of Hollywood and reality based programming by casting small roles online that anyone with a digital camera can apply for. Further information on the Company and/or its publicly traded stock can be obtained by contacting Worldwide Financial Solutions at: email@example.com, or (765) 780-0915. Or, you may contact the company directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by facsimile at: (818) 827-0090.
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