Foothill and phuuz Announce Strategic Alliance
Febuary 9, 2004
(Santa Barbara and Los Angeles-- February 9) Creative house phuuz entertainment inc. and executive production/distribution company, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announced today the formation of a broad-based strategic alliance intended to extend the business and creative reach of both organizations globally. phuuz, formed by Emmy Award-winning Producer/Director, Eric Radomski, former Production VP at Warner Bros. Animation, Ken Duer, and former VP/GM for LEVEL13.NET (Film Roman's Internet entertainment site), Jay Francis, had been looking out for a partner that could bring its creative talents to studios and broadcasters worldwide. Its mission is to develop original properties for new media (video and computer games, wireless technologies, DVD, internet), traditional media (television, film, comic books/graphic novels), and other ancillary markets (toys, fashion, advertising, music) as well as utilize new media platforms to maximize franchising and distribution opportunities on a worldwide basis.
Foothill was formed in 2000 by entertainment attorney, Greg Payne, and Distribution Executive, Jo Kavanagh-Payne, to act as Executive Producers of children's and family entertainment as well as global distributors.
According to Francis, "In establishing the phuuz footprint we realized that our market and our customers are truly global. We quickly realized that we needed to ally ourselves with an organization that knew the international creative and financial marketplace as well as the necessary players. Given that Greg has already been representing us legally since our formation, it was an easy transition to have both Greg and Jo also help solidify our global reach, particularly in Europe. We think Foothill Entertainment is the perfect fit for the established long term goals of phuuz."
Says Foothill's Kavanagh-Payne, "phuuz represents the sort of cutting edge creative energy that is vital in today's market place. Great creative vision is not the province of just one country or continent. So it is incumbent on us to align ourselves with the best and most forward thinking creative people in order to set Foothill and its projects apart from the crowd. The guys at phuuz can certainly do that."
Foothill will seek international financing and distribution opportunities for phuuz created and developed programs and phuuz will act as a creative resource for Foothill. Greg Payne will continue to act as outside legal advisor for phuuz and its founders.
phuuz has its principal offices at 10 universal city plaza, 20th floor, universal city, ca 91608. Foothill is located at 1231 State Street, Suite 208, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
- Jay Francis 818-753-2383
- Katie Simon 805-965-4488