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Monday, February 11, 2008

Owned Entertainment Casts MMA And UFC Fighter Din Thomas In ‘Owned’ Movie

Courtesy of Owned Entertainment, Inc.:

AUSTIN, Texas, 02/11/2008 -- Owned Entertainment, Inc. announced today the casting of MMA and UFC fighter Din Thomas in the MMA movie ‘Owned’ playing a police officer. Din has fought several times in the UFC and appeared on season four of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ He has also been taking extensive acting training to prepare for a feature role. Mr. Hergott comments; “Din has been hard at work sharpening his acting skills. His training includes advanced scene and Shakespearean courses as well as acting in theatrical plays in his native Florida. He has submitted multiple audition tapes and I am confident in his abilities to bring his character to life.”

About Din Thomas

Din "DinYero" Thomas is an American mixed martial arts fighter who was featured on The Ultimate Fighter 4. He currently runs two successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA academies in Port St Lucie, FL and is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Liborio. Thomas fights out of Florida and trains with American Top Team. He is scheduled to face Josh Neer at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 13 event in Broomfield, Colorado.

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, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua. 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