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Monday, February 4, 2008

Owned Entertainment Announces Casting Of MMA Fighters Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua And Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua In The MMA Movie ‘Owned’

Courtesy of Owned Entertainment, Inc.:

AUSTIN, Texas -- 02/04/2008 -- Owned Entertainment, Inc. announced today that Mixed Martial Arts and UFC fighter Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and his brother, former EliteXC Champion Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, have been cast in the MMA movie ‘Owned.’ Mr. Hergott and Mr. Alfio comment; “We are thrilled to be able to bring the brothers exciting fighting style to the big screen. Their characters will be involved in a number of fast paced and realistic action sequences.”

About Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua

Mauricio Milani "Shogun" Rua is a mixed martial arts fighter, and the winner of the PRIDE Fighting Championships' 2005 Middleweight (205lb) Grand Prix. He holds notable wins over Ricardo Arona, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Quinton Jackson, Alistair Overeem, and Kazuhiro Nakamura and is known for his aggressive fighting style and excellent versatility. He currently fights in the UFC where his next opponent will be Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell.

Murilo "Ninja" Rua is a mixed martial artist from the world renowned Chute Boxe Academy. He currently fights in EliteXC. He is known for his well-rounded fighting skills, in particular Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Rua is a veteran of PRIDE Fighting Championships, where he once enjoyed a reputation as one of the strongest middleweights in the world. "Ninja" fights at 185 pounds, but has also fought at 205 pounds and heavyweight. He is the former Elite XC middleweight champion.

About ‘Owned’

‘Owned' is an exciting action thriller set in the world of MMA. We will be looking for a combination of talented actors and MMA fighters for the movie. Recently announced fighters for the movie include Dean Lister, Jason Mayhem Miller and Cung Le. For more information on the ‘Owned’ movie visit mmamovie.com, ownedentertainment.com and the official ‘Owned’ myspace at http://www.myspace.com/ownedentertainmentinc.

About Owned Entertainment

Owned Entertainment, Inc. has emerged as a player in the area of independent film production and distribution, once monopolized by the major film studios. The company engages in investing, producing, and distributing full-length feature films as well as TV projects, video games and other entertainment entities. Along with its controlling equity interest in 'All That I Need,' released in theatres December 2005 and released on DVD February 2006, there are several other projects in the making, including: 'The Other Side' and 'Descendant,' written by Damir Catic and Eric Alfio, the action thriller set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts 'Owned' by James Hergott, 'Brothers' by Tarquin Gotch (whose credits include 'Home Alone,' 'Curly Sue,' 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off') and the Reno 911-type comedic take-off on the popular 'The Ultimate Fighter' TV show entitled 'Fight House.' Our mission at Owned Entertainment, Inc. is to produce high quality and highly enjoyable feature films that will be widely distributed in the mainstream media markets. The corporate offices for Owned Entertainment, Inc. are in Austin, Texas with additional offices in Southern California. Owned Entertainment, Inc. has recently announced adding an Interactive Entertainment division to focus on video game development.


Owned Entertainment, Inc.
James Hergott, President