Contact: Halle Eavelyn, HyperBole Studios
Voice: (425)373-5230, Fax: (425)373-9370
Carrie Morris, AtomFilms
Voice: (206) 264-2735, ext. 109, Fax: (206) 264-2742
For Immediate Release
HYPERBOLE STUDIOS SIGNS DEAL WITH ATOMFILMS; RETURNS
TO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT BIZ
(October 10, 2000 -Seattle) HyperBole Studios, award-winning
developers of the best-selling The X-Files Game and the patented
VirtualCinema(r) system, announced today that they have signed
a deal with AtomFilms to license HyperBole's original animated
comedy series, Dog Buddha, Elvis.
Dog, Buddha, Elvis, which follows the adventures of a rudderless
20-something named Ben and the three dueling aspects of his personality,
was created for the web using 3D Studio Max and Flash. AtomFilms
has exclusively licensed the current series for their extensive
network and optioned future episodes, in what looks to be a promising
relationship between AtomFilms and HyperBole.
"Hyperbole delivers unique short-form content ideally
suited to appeal to our online viewers," said Cory Wynne,
Senior Content Manager, AtomFilms. "The design and style
are masterful and the writing is very strong. All are key ingredients
when we look for content to distribute on our site."
In addition to Dog, Buddha, Elvis, HyperBole plans to offer
original series on their own web site, as well as creating online
content for other internet distributors. The company will focus
first on Flash and other animation projects, and then plans to
expand to interactive VirtualCinema films via the web. Their
offerings can be seen at http://www.hyperbole.com/shows.
HyperBole Studios, a creator of world-class interactive entertainment,
was founded in 1990 by Greg Roach, one of the country's leading
interactive designers. The company's roots are in short form
entertainment, interactive movies, stories and games. Its interactive
film and game engine, VirtualCinema(r), and award-winning products
have consistently broken new ground in the interactive entertainment
market. The company recently began licensing its VirtualCinema
AtomFilms is a leading next-generation entertainment company
focused on creating a mass market for short films, animations
and digital media. A loyal supporter of independent filmmakers
and animators, AtomFilms has built a platform for its artists
looking for worldwide distribution. AtomFilms markets and distributes
high-quality short form entertainment to audience's worldwide,
with significant presence on major Internet sites, broadband
services, television, airlines and home entertainment companies.
AtomFilms was recently selected as the "Forbes Magazine
Favorite" short film Web site.
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