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Flamingo Features announces acquisition deal with Ultravox Japan

Flamingo Features has signed an exclusive acquisition deal with Ultravox Japan (July 01, 2009)

DMN Newswire--2009-7-1--Flamingo Features with its production offices located at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA, has signed an exclusive multi-million dollar acquisition deal with Ultravox Japan.

The deal includes the acquisition of music catalogs, of both indie and alternative rock artists' and bands', exclusively for the territory of Japan. This comprises roles of seeking out established artists, as well as select new talent being approached and sought for commercial advertising development. This includes the use within A-list feature film soundtracks and additional varied mainstream uses.

Flamingo Features chairman, Attila von Somogyi, comments that 'the joint venture milestones include indie rock and indie alternative rock artists' and bands' to gain hyped exposure and revenue outside the standard channels.' With this, Flamingo Features will maintain and manage the rights, on behalf of Ultravox.

Flamingo Features' Gabriel Uribe, formerly of Handprint Entertainment, is the acquisitions director for this venture, with the ULTRAVOX Japan Chairman, Mr. Kazu Araki, heading the acquisition.

Kazu Araki, producer of numerous international performance superstars, such as Tetsuya Komura, debuted into the music scene in the late 1970's as an alternative rock musician, then later establishing himself as one of Japan's most popular rock musicians alongside Junichi Inagaki.

Araki went on to become execute producer of Emotion Music (a Bandai company), then later joining BMG Victor (now BMG Japan) where he produced albums for such artists' as Inagaki, Hiroshi Mikami and Mika Kanno.

Soon after, Araki established a successful music production company alongside the Polydor Records Japan (now Universal Music Japan) Chairman, where he produced the works of Yutaka Ozaki and Bob Marley.

Other notable works include Billboard 80's CD; select albums with Sony Music and Columbia Entertainment; blockbuster A-list Japanese Film Soundtracks with Sony Music; and the Indy music show of Tokyo MX TV network.

Flamingo Features with Flamingo Features Japan have together produced more than 25 music and dramatic broadcast long running series. They produced the award-winning A TRIBUTE TO PAVAROTTI and have now been asked to produce a similar tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Flamingo Features boasts an extensive library of Pachislo & Pachinko gaming titles, the hottest gaming rage throughout Asia.  Flamingo Features has recently inked a 9-picture deal with a major world studio and distributor based in Japan. The films will primarily consist of A-list, fact driven dramas. The first in the series being scripted is a suspenseful female mob thriller titled, THE BELLADONNA. The score/soundtrack is being headed by multi-award winning composer Kitaro and the Philharmonic. Legendary rocker Steven van Zandt is in discussions to join the award-winning team. Flamingo Features and Ultravox Japan are set to produce an underground radio series for 'Little Steven" that will broadcast throughout all of Asia. Ultravox chairman Kazu Araki says that the distinctive radio series format will be the first of it's kind in the Asian territory.

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