HandHeld Entertainment™ (NASDAQ:ZVUE) and Ckrush Entertainment (OTCBB:CKRH) invite actors of all levels to embrace their inner dork for a chance at a breakout role in the upcoming feature film “LiveMansion: The Movie.”
LiveMansion: The Movie will have a role called “Dork.” Anyone who wants to play the role of “Dork” in the movie can create a video audition acting as the role of “Dork” and submit the video (two minutes in length or shorter) to www.dorks.com/charactercontest.php for a chance to act in the film.
The free “Dork” casting contest began online on June 4 and will end on July 10, 2007. Online voting for the best “Dork” contestant begins today. Both contestants and voters must be a registered member of either Dorks.com™ or FunMansion.com™ to enter, although membership registration is free. (Complete contest rules can be found online at http://dorks.com/charactercontest.php.)
“Every person has a little dork in them, some more than others, and we are searching for the actor who embraces their ‘dorkiness’ and sells it best on camera” said Jeff Oscodar, president and CEO of HandHeld Entertainment. “And what better place to look for the ultimate dork than at Dorks.com? This contest is a great chance for anyone to win a role in a professionally produced feature film and for everyone to enjoy the auditions. As Ckrush is the first company in the film industry to cast a movie with online auditions, HandHeld Entertainment – and especially Dorks.com – could not pass up a chance to aid in the search for the ultimate dork to add to the film’s list of wild characters.”
The contest is designed to give experienced and aspiring actors the unique opportunity to create a character based on the word “dork” for “LiveMansion: The Movie.” The “LiveMansion” hopefuls should create a short video acting as the “Dork” character and upload the video to www.dorks.com/charactercontest.php for a chance to win a speaking part in the groundbreaking film. Created by Ckrush as the first feature film produced by a social network, “LiveMansion: The Movie” infuses the experience and celebrity of current Hollywood actors, producers and other talent with the modern twist of an online community of filmmakers, actors, directors and film fans.
As part of the launch of the first movie ever produced by a social network, HandHeld Entertainment, a global digital entertainment company, and Ckrush Entertainment, a subsidiary of Ckrush, Inc. have joined forces to promote the film and cast the newest character.
“We’re positive that out of the millions of proud and loyal ‘dorks’ who visit HandHeld Entertainment’s Web sites every month we will find some prime candidates for this particular character,” said Jeremy Dallow, president of Ckrush. “When the idea came to us of creating a ‘Dork’ character it seemed like an ideal fit to promote and cast this character through Dorks.com. The HandHeld network of Web sites allows us to powerfully promote this groundbreaking search and ultimately give the online voting community the best selection of dorks from which to choose. We are eager to see the outrageous and funny auditions videos we receive for this character.”
For more information on the “Dork” character and video audition submissions, visit www.dorks.com/charactercontest.php. For further information regarding “LiveMansion: The Movie,” visit LiveMansion.com.
About Ckrush, Inc.
Ckrush is an innovative entertainment and interactive media group and is at the forefront of the convergence of entertainment content with social media, online communities and digital technology. Ckrush produces feature films and other content and develops and maintains Websites, including online communities, primarily geared towards young adults 18-34. Ckrush’s fully interactive online communities include “LiveMansion.com” (http://www.livemansion.com/), “AudioStreet.net” (http://www.audiostreet.net/) and “MixStreet.net” (http://www.mixstreet.net/). Ckrush’s feature film productions include “Beer League,” starring Artie Lange; “National Lampoon’s TV the Movie,” starring Steve O and Wee Man of “Jackass” fame; and “National Lampoon’s Pledge This,” starring Paris Hilton. Ckrush services also include Website design, development, hosting, advertising and media placement. For additional information, please visit www.ckrush.net.
About HandHeld Entertainment, Inc.
HandHeld Entertainment (NASDAQ:ZVUE) is a global digital entertainment company. Its network of Web sites (Putfile.com™, Holylemon.com™, UnOriginal.co.uk™, YourDailyMedia.com™, Dorks.com, FunMansion.com™ and ZVUE.com™) now houses more than 525,000 user-generated and premium videos in total - videos available for purchase or free viewing. Its ZVUE personal media players are mass-market priced and currently available for purchase online and in more than 2,200 Wal-Mart stores throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.hheld.com.
HandHeld Entertainment, Dorks.com, Putfile.com, YourDailyMedia.com, FunMansion.com, UnOriginal.co.uk, Holylemon.com, ZVUE.com, and ZVUE are trademarks of HandHeld Entertainment. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results per company could differ materially from those projected in the respective forward-looking statements as a result of various factors including the ability of the companies to successfully commercialize their new technologies and/or media, as well as risk factors set forth from time to time in the respective filings of HandHeld Entertainment or Ckrush Entertainment with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including Annual Reports on Form 10-KSB, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB and Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports filed by the companies with the SEC. The companies undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. As a result, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.