Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – July 06, 2010 — Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), and its Canadian affiliate, Global Universal Pictures (“Global Pictures”), announced that it recently signed a Canadian broadcast deal that will allow Canwest Television Limited Partnership (“Canwest”, successor in interest to Canwest Media, Inc.) to broadcast American Sunset exclusively in Canada. The sale was arranged through Kaleidoscope Entertainment, Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as the Canadian distributor for American Sunset.
GBHL CEO, Gary Rasmussen said “We are pleased to announce this broadcast arrangement with Canwest as it marks the first firm commitment for the film. American Sunset had an exclusive screening at the Palais during the Cannes International Film Festival this past May and had audiences on the edge of their seats as they experienced the plot twists and turns of this exciting thriller! This prestigious exposure resulted in many potential sales opportunities worldwide for American Sunset, which our sales subsidiary Global Universal Film Group is actively following up on.” Mr. Rasmussen also stated “making the cover of the Cannes Market News on May 16 during the height of the Cannes festival garnished considerable international attention for American Sunset. Since this film is a product of Canada, and the late Corey Haim’s birthplace, it is truly fitting that we commence our subsequent sales efforts with a country wide broadcast for all Canadians to see.”
American Sunset starring the late Corey Haim and Frank Molina was directed by Michael Masucci and was also featured at the Canadian Pavilion at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Eric A. Leffler, executive producer, commented, “This was Corey Haim’s last film and we’re all delighted that his abilities as an adult lead actor were finally recognized during the exclusive screening of American Sunset at the Cannes festival. Audiences in France identified with Corey’s character and the harrowing experiences his character underwent, all skillfully portrayed by Corey as a matured actor. Hopefully soon, audiences worldwide will have the opportunity to enjoy his work and appreciate his special talent.”
During the Cannes International Film Festival, producer Jackelyn Giroux commented, “Myself, as well as the entire cast and crew, were deeply saddened by his untimely passing. Corey dubbed himself the ‘Comeback Kid’. Although he is gone, we are pleased that Canadians will have the first opportunity to enjoy Corey’s comeback efforts and see his great performance in this exciting film.”
Canwest (www.canwest.com) (TSX-V: CGS and CGS.A) is Canada’s largest media company. Representing a portfolio of world-class brands, the Company creates and distributes some of the most compelling and dynamic content across multiple media platforms. The company owns and operates a conventional television network, Global Television, and 18 industry-leading specialty channels and holds ownership interest in 5 specialty channels. Canwest is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
About GBHL & Global Universal
Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (www.Global-GBHL.com) is a publicly-held, entertainment company traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol: GBHL. The Company’s goal is to build a worldwide entertainment organization with a multitude of domestic and foreign production affiliates. GBHL, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Global Universal Entertainment, Global Universal Film Group and its affiliated Canadian company, Global Universal Pictures (www.GlobalUniversal.com), is in the process of developing and producing a slate motion pictures that will be produced in both the U.S. and in Canada with recognizable star names, financed with distribution and tax incentives, with worldwide sales handled through Global Universal Film Group. GBHL and its U.S. subsidiaries are located on the Raleigh Studios Lot in Hollywood, California USA, and Global Universal Pictures, a partially-owned, Canadian affiliate, is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Information on previously completed films can be found on the Company’s website, or on the Internet at: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com, and www.PlasterRockMovie.com.
Global Renaissance Funding (GRF) is a Joint Venture entity formed by GBHL and Global Renaissance Entertainment Group (www.theGlobalRenaissance.com), helmed by Co-CEO Arthur Wylie. GRF intends to finance a slate of films, including films based on several best-selling books written by novelist Omar Tyree. GBHL, through another wholly owned entity, You’ve Got The Part (http://www.youvegotthepart.com), will attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of Hollywood and reality based programming by casting various film roles online. Anyone with access to a digital camera or cell phone will soon be able to submit their audition for a role in an upcoming film.
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