Carl Macek to be Honored

Houston, TX March 3, 2004-In recognition of his numerous contributions to anime over a career that has spanned some 20 years, early anime advocate Carl Macek, executive - new business development for ADV Films, will be honored at the upcoming Anime Overdose Convention, slated for March 5-6 in Santa Clara, CA. During a special reception on Friday, March 5, event organizers and conventioneers will celebrate Macek's career and achievements in advancing anime's fan base.

Macek, whose career began in 1984, has amassed credits as a writer, producer and story editor for animation. Hailed as one of the early proponents of anime, Macek contributed to anime's rise as a pop culture phenomenon in Western society. Joining Harmony Gold in 19845, Macek's television work includes producing, story editing and script writing, most notably for Robotech. In fact, Macek also authored the screenplay for Robotech: The Movie, which he co-produced and co-directed. He was the initial story editor and contributing script writer for the original C.O.P.S. while at DIC, and worked on Mattell's Computer Warriors. In 1989, he served as artistic director/producer for Streamline Pictures. In 2000, he joined ADV Films as executive - new business development, where he has developed and scripted the feature film Lady Death.

"We are proud to have Carl Macek on staff at ADV Films," states John
Ledford, CEO and founder of ADV Films. "The contribution that Carl has brought the advancing of anime is what we at ADV Films are known for. We also congratulate him on 20 years of contributions."

About ADV Films

In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for Japanese animation ("anime") by combining unique titles, outstanding production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as NOIR, Sailor Moon, Samurai X, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, Spriggan, Robotech, Full Metal Panic and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action
science fiction programs Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Mutant X and The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, and classic science fiction such as the updated Gamera trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc. also publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and operates Anime Network(tm), broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at

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