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Friday, February 8, 2008

Owned Entertainment Hires Experienced MMA Artist Mathew Kaplowitz To Do Storyboard Work For ‘Owned’ Movie

Courtesy of Owned Entertainment, Inc.:

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 8, 2008 -- Owned Entertainment, Inc. President James Hergott announced today that it has hired talented MMA artist Mathew Kaplowitz (www.matthewkaplowitz.com) to do art direction and production art on the MMA based movie 'Owned.' Some preliminary samples are attached as well as are now available on ownedmovie.com. Mr. Hergott comments; "As more fighters and actors are cast in the movie, their images will be incorporated in storyboard work that will depict several action scenes from the movie. We are thrilled to have an artist on board who not only does artwork for MMA but who is also an experienced production artist. He will help bring my directorial vision to life and his storyboards will give fans an early sneak peak at several of the scenes from the movie."

About Matthew Kaplowitz

Matthew Kaplowitz is a renowned illustrator involved in MMA and contact sports. He was born and raised in New York City and has a degree in Illustration from Pratt Institute. His illustrations appear in every issue of "MMA Authority" magazine and "MMA Worldwide" magazine. Additionally, Matthew handles logos, shirt designs, and promotional material for fighters, fight promotions and clothing lines. He will be contributing storyboards, concept art, scene layout, and production art for the film as it moves along. He can be reached through his myspace at www.myspace.com/matthewkaplowitz.

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