This is just the kind of worldwide media platform that we want to be associated with
Plano, TX (Vocus) May 19, 2010
Odyssey Pictures Corporation (OPIX: OTCQB) (Odyssey), a media/marketing company, announces it is a corporate sponsor of documentary film “Africa10” at the Cannes Film Market at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes, May 12 – 23).
“Africa10” is an exhilarating portrait of African soccer, which seeks to spark a movement that empowers Africa’s next generation and strengthens connections between Africa and the world. The film’s inspired music is from the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am.
Odyssey is exhibiting and promoting “Africa10” footage and materials at Odyssey's booths, Palais Neveau 01-24.11 as well as at Riviera H.14, a large and well appointed ‘Producer’s Booth’ Odyssey is co-hosting with strategic partner Veland Films to provide a forum for film producers to present international co-production projects.
Odyssey is also involved in raising investment capital to help the “Africa 10” project gain attention and business traction in worldwide markets. This project marks Odyssey's commitment to supporting major multi-platform projects that inspire and transform on a global level.
While at Cannes, Odyssey is also looking to make content acquisitions and licensing deals to add to the company’s growing library of children’s and general interest programming. Siguiente is working closely with Odyssey to review and analyze specific terms regarding any potential involvement by Odyssey in co-production and international licensing and rights acquisition deals.
“We are excited to be sponsoring and supporting "Africa10," states Odyssey’s President/CEO John Foster. "This is just the kind of worldwide media platform that we want to be associated with."
Odyssey/Africa10 at Cannes
About Odyssey - Odyssey Pictures Corporation was founded in 1989 as a publicly traded entertainment company specializing in the financing and distribution of motion pictures. Texas based Odyssey has re-strategized over the past two years and adopted a more diversified business model including branding and marketing services targeting key clients in e-commerce, search engine positioning and online lead generation. The company is also engaged in content acquisition, multi-platform distribution, new media technology and corporate finance.
About “Africa10” - The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ will be the biggest event in the history of modern Africa. A global viewing audience, estimated between 2-3 billion, will be focused on Africa. The world will see the diversity, passion and possibilities of the continent. “Africa10” is a feature length documentary that portrays the transcendent power of soccer in modern African — a power that has helped transform the lives of individuals, of countries, and perhaps even of the continent itself. Crossing seven countries on the continent, “Africa10” has uncovered a series of inspiring, challenging and ultimately joyful African stories. Men and women, young and old, boys and girls, non-disabled and disabled, free and oppressed alike: Africans are absolutely passionate about soccer. By following stories that span the continent, we gain insight into the players, fans, and countrymen who see “The African Game” as a symbol of personal salvation, national unity, and potentially even a pan-African renaissance. The "Africa10" film will be ready for theatrical distribution, on television, DVD and via download in the months after the World Cup.
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