ADV Films Announces Addition of Theatrical Section on Company Homepage

HOUSTON, December 9, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced that they are expanding the ADV Films website to include a page dedicated to the company's theatrical releases (

The new website, with an emphasis on Japanese and Korean films, offers a one-stop information source for both film buffs and theatre professionals, providing background material on each film as well as listings of theatres and play dates for current showings. Theatre managers and publicists are able to download press materials, including biographies, cast and crew lists, interviews and art work for each film. Film buyers have the ability to check out ADV Theatrical's release schedule as well as a chance to see what films are available in 35 mm from ADV's library, such as the classic Gamera series.

This expansion of the web site comes at time when the cinema world is focusing on the Korean film making industry. Richard Pena, Director of the New York Film Festival and curator of the Korean Film retrospective at Lincoln Center recently stated "With recent major festival awards at Cannes and Venice, the cinema of South Korea has become one of the most respected, and eagerly anticipated, national cinemas anywhere today."

“This new page is a welcome addition to our web site” said , president, CEO and co-founder of ADV Films. “Our anime web site has always been very popular with our fans and I know that our theatrical page will be also.”

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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