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Ortsbo Live and Global Presents Stan Lee and Gene Simmons at Sundance Streaming Live Over the Web in Your Choice of 53 LanguagesRock Icon Gene Simmons of KISS will host a Live Q&A with Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Featuring Web Video with Real-Time Translation for Audiences Worldwide to Log On and Ask Questions (January 19, 2012)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA and SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/12 -- Intertainment Media Inc. ("Intertainment" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:INT)(OTCQX:ITMTF)(FRANKFURT:I4T) announces that its social media, real time, experiential communications platform, Ortsbo.com is teaming up with two of pop culture's legendary names Stan Lee and Gene Simmons for "Ortsbo Live and Global at the Sundance Film Festival". The event will be live to audiences worldwide on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from the Canyons Grand Summit Resort in Park City, Utah. For people wanting to watch or join the conversation they can do so via www.Ortsbo.com, details below.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:45 p.m. MT (2:45 p.m. EST; 7:45 p.m. GMT; 8:45 p.m. CET) Log on to www.ortsbo.com
As part of Ortsbo's new platform viewers can watch the Q and A live via an online broadcast video stream with multi-lingual closed captioning in the broadcast language of their choice. Fans and media alike can be a part of this worldwide event by logging on at Ortsbo.com and submitting questions to Lee and Simmons. Available in more than 50 languages, the live Q and A will be instantly translated by the Ortsbo service, to enable users from around the world to send and receive messages in their native language.
"I'm delighted to know that people around the world will be able to participate in this live discussion in their native language," said Stan Lee, Chief Creative Officer and Chairman of POW! Entertainment. "Comics have been translated into numerous other languages and it will be great to communicate with those readers directly. I haven't ever been a part of something quite like this before, it's going to be sensational!"
"Stan Lee is one of today's most iconic creators, the characters and comic books he has been involved with are known around the world and have had a huge impact on society, he will make a perfect guest for our global event," said Simmons. "Ortsbo is amazing technology, it breaks down the language barriers and allows us to chat with our families, business contacts and anyone we need to around the world without delay."
"We're excited to host this event from Sundance Film Festival, it provides even further proof of concept of the Live and Global platform," said David Lucatch, CEO of Ortsbo Inc. "We are thrilled to have this powerful combination of Gene Simmons and Stan Lee and certain that it will be a spectacular event."
Lee and Simmons will be on hand to tell stories, take questions from fans and discuss Lee's documentary, "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story," which will premiere during the festival. The documentary uncovers Lee's journey from the early days of his Depression-era upbringing through the Marvel Age of Comics to his current company POW! Entertainment. The story is told through the words of Lee himself, accompanied by numerous interviews with comic book creators, actors, film producers, family and friends.
Simmons is fluent in five languages, including English, Hebrew, Hungarian and German, some Japanese, and he's working to add Mandarin to his repertoire. The global entertainer and entrepreneur has lent his legendary personality to help spread the word about Ortsbo's unique translator experience.
Ortsbo has over 40 Million monthly users in over 170 countries and territories. Ortsbo (www.ortsbo.com) enables real-time conversational translation in over 50 languages and seamlessly integrates with today's most popular social media platforms. Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV Ortsbo successful premiered the Language Captioning System, which allows viewers to watch video broadcasts, and also view an accompanying language real time text stream, like closed captioning found on television broadcasts, but in their personally selected choice of over 50 languages.
About Stan Lee
Stan Lee, Founder of the Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Creative Officer Stan Lee is the Founder of POW! Entertainment and has served as its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer since inception. Known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan Lee's co-creations include Spider-Man(TM), The Incredible Hulk(TM), X-Men(TM), The Fantastic Four(TM), Iron Man(TM), Daredevil(TM), Silver Surfer(TM) and Dr. Strange(TM). Now the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Media, Lee first became publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972. He is recognized as the creative force that brought Marvel to the forefront of the comic publishing industry. In 1977, he introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and now appears in more than 500 newspapers worldwide -- making it the longest-running of all Super Hero strips. From June 2001 until the formal creation of POW in November 2001 Stan Lee worked to form POW and to create intellectual property for POW and start the development of various POW projects.
About POW! Entertainment
POW! Entertainment, Inc., a multi-media and entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book and entertainment figure Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!'s principals have extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry encompassing the creation, production and licensing of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is capitalizing on this combined expertise to create and develop both the legacy and digital media components of the entertainment industry. This includes animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, multi-media, merchandising and related ancillary markets. POW! has established partnerships across the entertainment industry, including studios and networks, for the creation, licensing and distribution of new POW! character franchises. For further information visit www.powentertainment.com.
About Gene Simmons
Rock legend, TV star, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, writer, lecturer, and guest of financial and news programs, Gene Simmons is one of the world's most recognized personalities. With millions of fans on Twitter and Facebook and fluent in five languages, Simmons is the personification of today's globally connected citizen. Simmons co-founded the legendary KISS over 38 years ago. The band has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles, and boasting over 3,000 licensed/merchandise items. In addition to performing, Simmons has his own record company, and is known internationally as the star the longest running celebrity reality show of all time, A&E's Gene Simmons' Family Jewels. In addition to his work on television and movies, Simmons is a Co-Founding Partner in Cool Springs Life.com, a venture that provides estate planning for high net worth individuals exceeding $20 Million. His book imprint, Simmons/Phoenix books, published his NY Times Best Seller, SEX MONEY KISS, the LA Times Best Seller, LADIES OF THE NIGHT and the upcoming new book, GENE SIMMONS ART OF WAR. Simmons tours internationally on the lecture circuit. For more information visit www.genesimmons.com.
About Ortsbo Inc. www.ortsbo.com
With over 40 Million monthly users in over 170 countries and territories, Ortsbo (www.ortsbo.com) enables real-time conversational translation in over 50 languages and seamlessly integrates with today's most popular social media platforms.
Ortsbo's flagship product for social media (www.ortsbo.com) supports global communications with instant translation capability, real time multi-lingual social media chat connects to PC and Mac computers, mobile browsers as well as all major chat platforms including MSN, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo! and others.
Ortsbo allows users to communicate with family, friends and colleagues around the world, providing users with the ability to break down language and cultural barriers through its easy to use, language centric interface.
Ortsbo also provides plug-in email translation capabilities for Microsoft Outlook.
Ortsbo's Live & Global platform offers a unique solution for broadcasting events to a global audience, with video and real time, multi-lingual chat. Ortsbo currently hold the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in an online chat.
International rock legend, accomplished global entrepreneur and one of the world's most recognized personalities, Gene Simmons has endorsed Ortsbo.com, having signed on as a business partner and to serve as Ortsbo's official spokesperson.
Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash to become an official spokesperson for Ortsbo. Leading Ortsbo's global sports fan program, Nash will present and participate in a number of online fan chats with international athletes from a number of sports disciplines.
With headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, Canada region, with offices in New York and San Mateo, CA, Ortsbo Inc. is a subsidiary of Intertainment Media Inc. a publicly listed company on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the symbol "INT" (TSX VENTURE:INT) and traded in the US on the OTCQX under the symbol "ITMTF". Intertainment is also traded in Europe, on the Frankfurt Exchange on the XETRA trading platform under the symbol "I4T".
This news release may contain certain forward-looking information. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, is forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. A description of assumptions used to develop such forward looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in the company's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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