Auction Network is thrilled to be able to provide 'Battlestar Galactica' fans and collectors a front-row seat to this once-in-a-lifetime event
Universal City, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2008
NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group and Propworx are making final preparations for the "Battlestar Galactica" live auction event taking place January 16 through 18 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. With a month to go before the auction, the auction catalog is now available for viewing or for purchase at http://www.battlestarprops.com
The auction will offer spectacular and unique items in every price category. Some of the more familiar items to "Battlestar Galactica" viewers will include "Caprica Six's" red dress, "Admiral Adama's" blue uniform, "President Laura Roslyn's" desk and a life-size viper, in addition to a large selection of pre-production art and costume sketches. A portion of the auction's proceeds will benefit United Way.
As previously announced, NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group has teamed with Propworx to offer thousands of one-of-a-kind props, costumes and set pieces from the award-winning series "Battlestar Galactica," which concludes its successful run on the SCI FI Channel next spring. The critically-acclaimed series returns to television on Friday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT for the remaining episodes of its 4th and final season.
In addition, Auction Network will broadcast the two-day live auction event on Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18 in high definition with real-time bidding online, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT on both days, at Auction Network. A portion of the auction's proceeds will benefit United Way.
"Auction Network is thrilled to be able to provide 'Battlestar Galactica' fans and collectors a front-row seat to this once-in-a-lifetime event," said Auction Network General Manager Fontana Fitzwilson. "Our live, high definition streaming video is a convenient and easy way to watch all the auction unfold, and our online viewers can join in the bidding at any time, just like they were there in person."
In addition, NBC Universal and Propworx will offer a series of live panel discussions with key executives from "Battlestar Galactica" on Friday, January 16 at the Pasadena Convention Center, during the public preview day. The panels, which begin at [time] and run for one hour each, on the hour, will offer fans and collectors a chance to ask questions of the creative executives who brought "Battlestar Galactica" to life on screen, including: Chris Claridge/Construction Coordinator Jonathan Lancaster/Set Decorator Ken Hawryliw/Props Supervisor Glenne Campbell/Costume Supervisor Richard Hudolin/Production Designer Doug McClean/Art Director
About Auction Network
Auction Network is the live-bid-to-picture interactive auction entertainment network that offers audiences compelling interactive programming merging the sport and spirit of live auction with the ability to watch, bid and win live, real-time, in HD from anywhere in the world. Auction Network allows viewers to participate either live or through absentee bidding online at http://www.auctionnetwork.com and on television across cable and satellite channels throughout the U.S.
About "Battlestar Galactica"
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica's intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including three Emmy® Awards and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. The show was recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year two years running. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The outstanding ensemble cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.
Propworx, Inc. serves the movie and television industry by selling production props, costumes and set pieces through special live and Internet auctions, while at the same time integrating these special events into a studio's marketing campaigns. Propworx goal is not just to sell the assets of a production, but to leverage those sales into meaningful publicity and marketing to increase the overall awareness of a production. For more information about Propworx, and examples of what Propworx can do, please go to Propworx
About NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBC Universal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special market projects and the NBC Universal Online Store.
About United Way
United Way is a global network, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. that advance the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. The United Way movement creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: LIVE UNITED
NBC Universal Television Contact:
Auction Network Contact:
Deedra Determan, (918) 520‐8012
# # #