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MASTERSFX Creates SFX For “Stargate Atlantis”

New Sci-Fi Channel series premiers on July 16th (July 08, 2004)

MASTERSFX, one of the entertainment industry’s leading special effects companies specializing in prosthetic, animatronic, and makeup effects for major motion pictures, TV series and specials, and television commercials, has announced its special effects work for “Stargate Atlantis,” which premieres July 16th on the Sci-Fi Channel. The announcement was made today by Emmy Award winning special effects artist Todd Masters, founder, MASTERSFX.

About “Stargate Atlantis”:
For the new syndicated TV series “Stargate Atlantis,” slated to premiere on July 16th on the Sci Fi Channel, MASTERSFX is involved in conceptual and production design work, as well as prosthetic characters and makeup effects. MASTERSFX’s client is Pegasus Productions, Inc., and John Lenic, producer/production manager.

The Sci Fi Channel and MGM Television Entertainment have extended MGM's "Stargate" brand with the new “Atlantis” series. Production began in the spring on 20 one-hour episodes of “Stargate Atlantis,” a weekly series based on the popular "Stargate" franchise. While “Stargate SG-1”centers on the Stargate (an ancient portal that allows instantaneous travel across the galaxy,) “Stargate Atlantis” will take viewers on a brand-new adventure, with a whole new team. In the new series, a secret base left by the originators of the Stargate is discovered in the most unlikely of places — on Earth, buried among the ruins of the legendary city of Atlantis. The implications of this amazing discovery lead the Atlantis team to a distant galaxy where a primitive human civilization is threatened by a sinister new enemy.

About on-going projects:
MASTERSFX is currently involved in its Fourth Season of designing, creating and producing prosthetics and makeup effects for the hit HBO series “Six Feet Under.” Client is Six Feet Productions, with Alan Ball and Alan Poul Executive Producers, and Bob Del Valle, Producer. Todd Masters won an Emmy Award in 2003 for the 2001/2002 Season of “Six Feet Under” in the category, “Best Special Effects Makeup.”

The company is also involved in its fifth year (Season # 8) of “Stargate SG-1” on behalf of client Stargate Productions VI and MGM Television Entertainment. For that series, MASTERSFX continues to create and produce prosthetic characters and animatronic puppets.

Founded in l986 by Emmy Award winner Todd Masters, MASTERSFX is a full-service special effects company headquartered in Arleta, CA, with an additional studio in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The company has designed, created and produced prosthetics, animatronics, and makeup effects for hundreds of motion pictures, television programs, and commercials.

Among the company’s credits are special effects contributions to “Star Trek: First Contact,” “Tales from the Crypt,” “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Addams Family I & II,” “Predator,” “Poltergeist II,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Look Who’s Talking,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Carnivale,” “Six Feet Under,” “Dark Skies,” and many more.

MASTERSFX is headquartered in Arleta, CA. The company’s phone is 818/834-3000, and the web address is


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