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Owned Entertainment Announces Exclusive Long Term Partnership With The North American Mixed Martial Arts Expo

Courtesy of Owned Entertainment, Inc.:

AUSTIN, Texas, 03/03/2008 -- Owned Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the company has signed an exclusive long-term partnership becoming the official movie sponsor of the North American Mixed Martial Arts Expo (nammae.com). Owned Entertainment will be holding auditions at upcoming NAMMAE events and will be filming at the main NAMMAE show in July where 500 fans will be able to stay after hours and participate as extras in the movie. NAMMAE will also be bringing their marketing engine to bear for Owned Projects, especially the MMA based movie ‘Owned.’ Mr. Hergott comments; “NAMMAE is the biggest trade show in the MMA industry, with over 400 brands involved. This partnership opens up numerous possibilities for additional partnerships and sponsorships as well as a reality show being mutually developed.” NAMMAE Founder Brian Paul Jaus adds, “This seems like a perfect marriage because both company’s business models revolve entirely around the Mixed Martial Arts industry. The Expo and its smaller events provide great casting and filming real-estate for Owned as does Owned projects for NAMMAE. We have high hopes for the partnership and through co-marketing efforts with Owned we hope to propel each other into the mainstream markets of the US economy.”


The NAMMAE Trade Show and Convention is the largest convergence of Mixed Martial Arts brands, leagues, athletes, equipment, training, apparel, media, and publications under one roof in the United States, if not the world. It is the epicenter for MMA apparel, equipment and general merchandise buying and selling, NAMMAE represents more than 95 percent of the industry and bringing together more than 400 MMA companies from all over the world representing every aspect of the MMA lifestyle. NAMMAE is the lifeblood of the industry.

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, Cung Le, Shonie Carter, Din Thomas and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua. Owned Entertainment is the official movie sponsor of The North American Mixed Martial Arts Expo (www.nammae.com), which is the largest and most powerful convergence of MMA brands in the industry. For more information on the ‘Owned’ movie visit mmamovie.com, ownedentertainment.com and the official ‘Owned’ myspace at http://www.myspace.com/ownedentertainmentinc. For information on auditioning for ‘Owned’ you simply text the word ‘AUDITION’ to phone number 41513. Standard texting rates apply but there are no additional charges.

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