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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Owned Entertainment Casts MMA Fighter And UFC Veteran Shonie ‘Mr. International’ Carter In The MMA Movie ‘Owned’

Courtesy of Owned Entertainment, Inc.:

AUSTIN, Texas, 02/05/2008 -- Owned Entertainment, Inc. announced today that veteran MMA fighter and veteran UFC fighter Shonie ‘Mr. International’ Carter (http://www.shoniecarter.com/) has been cast for the Role of ‘Eric.’ Shonie was featured as a welterweight on The Ultimate Fighter season 4. He is known for his flamboyant personality and dress. Mr. Hergott comments; “Shonie did a fantastic audition for us at the first MMA expo and we are thrilled to be able to bring his personality to the big screen.”

About Shonie Carter

Mearion Shonie Bickhem III, also known as "Mr. International" Shonie Carter, is a mixed martial arts fighter who was featured as a welterweight on The Ultimate Fighter 4 and has previously fought as a middleweight and light heavyweight. He has compiled an overall record of 67-16-7, with a record of 35-16-7 in major MMA organizations. His UFC record is 3-3, winning fights against Brad Gumm at UFC 24, Adrian Serrano at UFC 26, and Matt Serra at UFC 31. He defeated Gumm and Serrano by unanimous decision, and knocked out Serra with nine seconds left in that fight.

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 and 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