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Global Universal Successfully Enters Online DVD Sales With Popular Demand For American Sunset

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

GLOBAL UNIVERSAL SUCCESSFULLY ENTERS ONLINE DVD SALES WITH POPULAR DEMAND FOR AMERICAN SUNSET

Oct. 13, 2010 Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), and its Canadian affiliate, Global Universal Pictures (“Global Pictures”), announces the on-line distribution of the Company’s action thriller, American Sunset, exclusively on the film’s website: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com, operated by Global Universal Film Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBHL.

Due to an overwhelming demand from moviegoers, predominantly the late Corey Haim’s loyal fan base, Global Universal has launched the Company’s DVD sales division. With the Company having experienced a number of orders far in excess of what it had anticipated, just on the first day of availability, it was necessary for the Company to outsource the production of additional copies of the film.

“As is frequently the case with mainstream Hollywood, the movie has met its fair share of resistance. Corey Haim was a much admired Child Actor and Teen Heartthrob. His extraordinary talent was well recognized by distinguished critics at a very young age, firmly planting the establishment of his persona as the adorable little boy next door.” stated Jackie Giroux, American Sunset’s Producer.

“It’s well known how unforgiving Hollywood can be to grown up child stars, but the fans emphatically embrace him still… We have received abundant correspondence demanding an opportunity to see his final contribution to the film industry and the world. In the exclusive behind the scenes footage, Corey stated “I Want Everyone to See This Movie”, and his public will now have the opportunity to enjoy his exceptional performance in American Sunset. It is in his memory, and with this resolve that we move forward, passionately, to make this production, and others still to come, a smashing success.” concluded Ms. Giroux.

The Highly Acclaimed Film, American Sunset, features Corey Haim in his final performance as an adult leading actor. “Corey brought American Sunset to life with his outstanding performance.” stated Gary Rasmussen, CEO of Global Universal Film Group. He continues: “Between the talented cast, the exceptional directing, and the spellbinding plot of this film, it leaves nothing to be desired but a need to watch it again. We expect our internet sales to reflect these factors, as the popularity of this film continues to grow.”

American Sunset unravels a mysterious conspiracy with numerous spellbinding plot twists revolving around a kidnapping ploy that robs a devoted husband of his true love, while playing a game that prolongs her safety by correctly responding to the kidnapper’s riddles. One wrong answer means fatal consequences. As the pursuit to save his wife plunges Haim’s character deeper into a corrupt world, the greedy, deceptive and immoral motives become increasingly obvious; this is not just a random kidnapping for money, this is deadly personal.

The Movie, American Sunset, is NOW AVAILABLE in DVD and Blu-ray for distribution worldwide on the film’s Official website: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com. Please visit the site and view the trailer.

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (OTC: GBHL) is a publicly-held, entertainment company. The Company’s goal is to build a worldwide entertainment organization with a multitude of domestic and foreign production affiliates. GBHL, operating through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Global Universal Film Group, Inc., Global Universal Entertainment, Inc., and its partially-owned Canadian subsidiary Global Universal Pictures, is in the process of developing and producing a slate motion pictures in Canada and the U.S., employing recognizable-named talent, for worldwide release. 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.

Safe Harbor: Pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Exchange Act of 1934, any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals and assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward-looking statements in this release may be identified through the use of words such as “expects,” “will,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” or statements indicating certain actions such as “may,” “could,” or “might” occur. Such statements reflect the current views of GBHL and its affiliated companies with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance and commercial appeal of its feature-length films, its film production services, competitive market conditions in the motion picture industry (both in the US and foreign markets), successful sale of the rights to film content produced, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Neither Global Entertainment Holdings, nor its affiliated or subsidiary entities undertakes any responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements contained in this news release.

For More Information Visit us at WWW.GLOBALUNIVERSAL.COM or contact the company by email at: contact@globaluniversal.com; or by fax at (818) 827-0090

Cannes Market

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Global Universal’s 4th Major Motion Picture in 16 Months

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – (WORLD STOCK WIRE) – April 12, 2010 — Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), and Global Universal Pictures (Global Pictures), GBHL’s Canadian production affiliate, are pleased to announce completion of The Night, their fourth feature-length film produced in roughly sixteen months.

“Wow! Was it ever cold!” Stated Jackie Giroux, President of Global Universal, as well as the writer and producer of The Night. “And, this being a ghost story, our cast took advantage of those cold, dark and dreary 3 AM screen calls to play their roles with such realism that they’re well worth the ticket price.”

The Night, filmed entirely on location in Grand Falls, Canada (in the province of New Brunswick), continued the blueprint of success that has become a bankable trademark of GBHL and the Global Universal family of companies. “We have successfully employed our financial strategy to complete 4 films in just under a year and a half, while most other independent film companies have struggled for years to produce just one film”, stated Eric A. Leffler, Business Development Officer of Global Universal Film Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary and the sales & marketing arm of GBHL. “Our financial strategy mitigates our investors’ risk while providing a lucrative potential upside and is, evidently, very attractive. This holds true for our film productions in Canada as well as in the U.S.”

Ms. Giroux stated that, “SCI-FI television star Lex Goderoff, co-starring with Lalesha Railsback, Jimmy McKinley, Angele Bourgeous and Ian Hamrick as the ghost “Rodney”, combined to make an intense, first-class thriller.” Shari Hamrick directed, with Trevor Richardson and Gary Rasmussen, GBHL CEO, as Executive Producers. “Not only will the audience appreciate the production value of The Night, but they will believe in and sympathize with the characters. Hopefully, it will scare the pants off ‘em.”

Gary Rasmussen commented, “Four feature-length films in sixteen months, shows that our financing model, designed to mitigate risk for the investor, while producing quality motion pictures, is certainly working and is attracting the interest of global distribution partners.”

Mr. Rasmussen further stated, “It is well worth a quick review of the success of these four film ventures. Blue Seduction, starring Billy Zane and Estella Warren and distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment and global entertainment leader Starz Media. American Sunset, starring the late Corey Haim, will premiere this May at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Plaster Rock, which is already receiving commercial interest and has a limited theatrical release in Canada scheduled for early May, and now, The Night.”

An example of the interest that such success has attracted, is the partnership entered into by President and CEO of Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, Inc. (GREG), Arthur Wylie, a highly successful business investor in film, real estate, and financial service companies.

GBHL, Mr. Wylie and Omar Tyree, the New York Times bestselling author, whose works have been read by millions, structured an exclusive deal to adapt his popular novels into film. Leslie, a supernatural thriller set in New Orleans, is the first of Tyree’s novels being adapted to film by the GBHL/ GREG joint venture and is in development for the last quarter of 2010.

Mr. Rasmussen stated, “The confidence shown by successful business professionals, global film distributors and well known actors and directors is not only gratifying for all the efforts made to produce such quality films, but is extremely satisfying in proving the soundness of our financing and production strategies.”

About GBHL & Global Universal

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 previously completed film can be found at: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.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 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.

Safe Harbor: Pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Exchange Act of 1934, any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals and assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward-looking statements in this release may be identified through the use of words such as “expects,” “will,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” or statements indicating certain actions such as “may,” “could,” or “might” occur. Such statements reflect the current views of GBHL and its affiliated companies with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance and commercial appeal of its feature-length films, its film production services, competitive market conditions in the motion picture industry (both in the US and foreign markets), successful sale of the rights to film content produced, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Neither Global Entertainment Holdings, nor its affiliate or subsidiary companies undertakes any responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements contained in this news release.

Further information on the Company and/or its publicly traded stock can be obtained by contacting Worldwide Financial Solutions at wfsolutions@gmail.com ; (765) 780-0915; or, contact the Company directly at: contact@globaluniversal.com ; Facsimile: (818) 827-0090


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Gary Rasmussen, CEO

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

On the Raleigh Studios Lot
650 N. Bronson Avenue, Suite B-116
Los Angeles, CA 90004 USA
Phone: +1 /877/ 807-8880

Acclaimed Producer and Financier Daniel Sherkow joins Global Entertainment Holdings as Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Production Subsidiary

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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: wfsolutions@gmail.com, or (765) 780-0915. Or, you may contact the company directly at: contact@globaluniversal.com, or by facsimile at: (818) 827-0090.

Safe Harbor: Pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Exchange Act of 1934, any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals and assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements.” Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward-looking statements in this release may be identified through the use of words such as “expects,” “will,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” or statements indicating certain actions such as “may,” “could,” or “might” occur. Such statements reflect the current views of GBHL and its affiliated companies with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance and commercial appeal of its feature-length films, its film production services, competitive market conditions in the motion picture industry (both in the US and foreign markets), successful sale of the rights to film content produced, the ability to secure additional sources of financing, the ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Neither Global Entertainment Holdings, nor its affiliate or subsidiary companies undertakes any responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements contained in this news release.

URL: WWW.GLOBALUNIVERSAL.COM.
Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

Global Renaissance Funding, LLC.

Global Universal Film Group, Inc.

At Raleigh Studios
650 N. Bronson Avenue, Suite B-116
Los Angeles, CA 90004 USA
Phone: 323-521-6000

Corey Haim to Star in Global’s Latest Feature Film; American Sunset

Friday, May 29th, 2009

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTC: GBHL), announced that its Canadian affiliate, Global Universal Pictures, Inc. (GUP), has secured Corey Haim (Crank High Voltage, Lost Boys) to star in the leading role of American Sunset, the Company’s second feature-length film this year being filmed in Canada.

GBHL CEO, Gary Rasmussen, commented that “Mr. Haim recently starred in Crank-High Voltage, opposite Jason Statham (The Transporter Series, The Bank Job, Death Race) and we are very excited that he was available for American Sunset.”Also co-starring in American Sunset are Frank Molina and Bernie Robichaud (Trailer Park Boys).

Kaleidoscope Entertainment has been selected as the Canadian distributor for American Sunset and Global Universal Film Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBHL, is the sales agent.

Jacqueline Giroux, President of GUP, announced that American Sunset, an action thriller, is just completing principal photography and will be ready for release this Fall. “As with our first feature length film, Blue Seduction, several star actors were interested in becoming involved with us on this film project because it deals with the timely subject matter of personal security in today’s world.”

Ms. Giroux wrote American Sunset and is the film’s Producer; Michael Masucci is the Director and Marc Savoie of The Postman (a post-production facility in Canada), will co-produce and provide post-production services. Executive Producers are Eric Leffler and Gary Rasmussen.

Mr. Rasmussen also stated that, “Securing well known talent for American Sunset and with additional film projects underway, GBHL’s business model is rapidly becoming a reality. All investors and shareholders are encouraged to visit our websites www.globaluniversal.com and www.global-gbhl.com for further information, disclosures and disclaimers about our company and our current progress.” The Company’s goal is to build a global entertainment organization.

Coverage of GBHL’s common stock has been initiated by “The Wall Street Corner” (www.wallstreetcorner.com/daily.html). Further information on the Company and/or the publicly traded stock can be obtained by contacting wfsolutions@gmail.com or 765-780-0915.

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. is a public Company, traded on the “OTC” under the symbol, GBHL. The Company’s goal is to build a global entertainment organization that will profit from the distribution and production of motion pictures and other entertainment media. GBHL, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Global Universal Entertainment and Global Universal Film Group, (http://www.globaluniversal.com), along with its partially-owned Canadian affiliate, Global Universal Pictures, is in the process of developing and producing a slate of motion pictures. Global Universal Film Group is also developing “You’ve Got The Part” (www.youvegotthepart.com), an on-line casting show with audience participation that will endeavor to capitalize on the public’s fascination with Hollywood and the popularity of reality based programming.

Further information on the Company and/or the publicly traded stock can be obtained by contacting Worldwide Financial Solutions at: wfsolutions@gmail.com or the Company at: contact@globaluniversal.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements contain words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates” and “intends.” Important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, economic conditions affecting the collection of advances and fees associated with the Company’s former core business operations; the ability of Global Entertainment Holdings and its subsidiaries to achieve their business goals and profitability, as well as activities, events or developments that the company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future; and the company’s ability to finance its planned film production efforts. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are disclosed from time to time in the company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in management’s expectations, except as required by law.

Source: Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

Tel: 877-807-8880

N.B. scenery the real star of American Sunset, actors say

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Film | Producer says tax rules need to change if N.B. wants to star in more films

Corey Haim may be the star of American Sunset, but he said New Brunswick had the biggest role to play in making the film one of his best

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“The location has made it such a better movie,” said the star of such hits as The Lost Boys during a news conference at the Delta Fredericton Hotel on Friday. “You can actually see the river. There’s no yellow clouds of smog (here). It all feels so real.”

“I think New Brunswick is the first character in the film,” said co-star Frank Molina, who’s been shooting scenes with Haim and the rest of the cast at Kings Landing Historical Settlement, El Burrito Loco and other Fredericton hot spots this week.

“The whole area, to me, worked (for) the trials and tribulations of our (characters’) demons. In scenes, I’m looking around and I forget that I’m working, because I’m just so overwhelmed by the beauty. It wouldn’t have worked anywhere else.”

But Jackie Giroux, the film’s writer and producer, said the … READ MORE