New Mgr Director of Manga Entertainment


CHICAGO, IL -- Anchor Bay Entertainment, an IDT Entertainment company, recently named Kaoru Mfaume as Managing Director for Manga Entertainment. He recently held the post of Vice President Acquisitions for the company.

“Anchor Bay is proud to have Kaoru as part of our team,” stated Ted Green, CEO of Anchor Bay Entertainment. “He is a true leader within the anime world and has co-produced a number of top-selling anime titles including 'Street Fighter: Alpha Generations,' ‘Dead Leaves’ and 'Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.' His unparalled vision and leadership will help us develop this genre to its fullest potential.”

Mfaume started his career at Manga UK in 1995 as a production co-coordinator, eventually taking on the role of VP of acquisitions for Manga and artist development for Chris Blackwell's music label, Palm Pictures. Mfaume moved to Japan five years ago to acquire and produce titles and continues to reside there.

“I feel privileged to be appointed as Managing Director of Manga Entertainment,” commented Mfaume. “Manga has always been the pioneer of anime in the US and UK, and I intend to continue being at the forefront of this genre. We will proactively acquire and produce more than ever, and with the tremendous support of IDT Entertainment and Anchor Bay, I feel confident that Manga will grow substantially over the next few years.”

Manga Entertainment specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga's cutting-edge film collection also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. The Manga film library is marketed and distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment. Manga is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in London and Tokyo. Manga Entertainment is an Anchor Bay Entertainment Company.

Anchor Bay Entertainment is an established leader in the field of home entertainment. The company offers an expansive selection of award-winning, notable theatrical films including “Time Bandits” and “Halloween,” classic television programming such as “Roseanne,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Three's Company,” “Highlander” and much of the Stephen J. Cannell library, traditional children's fare featuring the ever-popular Thomas & Friends collection and Mister Rogers Neighborhood, the impressive Manga anime line and chart-topping fitness titles including the "Crunch" and "For Dummies" series. Anchor Bay Entertainment is aggressively developing a wide range of original programs and concepts in addition to licensing existing brands and films.

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of IDT Entertainment. IDT Entertainment is a vertically integrated entertainment company that develops, produces, and distributes proprietary and licensed entertainment content. IDT Entertainment is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT, IDT.C), an international telecom, entertainment, and technology company.

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