ADV Films Announces Director of Theatrical Division


HOUSTON, June 29, 2004—ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced that it has hired Steven Buck as the director for ADV Films Theatrical Division.

With an extensive background in the film industry Buck will be in charge of creating and supervising all aspects of the theatrical distribution process from its headquarters in Houston. He will ensure the implementation and production of everything from the initial stages of the artwork through the development and execution of the appropriate promotional campaign tailored to enhance each individual film.

Buck, a film industry veteran, has spent his career exhibiting, promoting and selling specialized films in major markets across the country. Buck is credited with opening and running the first multi-screen art theatre in Houston, TX, The Greenway 3, and with opening Houston's Angelika Film Center, the first Angelika Film Center located outside of New York City.

“I'm looking forward to this exciting new challenge,” remarked Buck, “It's great to be associated with such a progressive company as ADV Films.”

About ADV Films:

In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X.

Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

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