Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2006
Omega Mobile, a leading developer of mobile multimedia content has been selected to produce original mobile content for the upcoming MGM release of Flyboys, an Electric Entertainment film. Omega Mobile is creating a series of Flyboys branded mobile content including Flash Lite screensavers, wallpapers, and a new interactive mobile casual game. These will be published by Finesse Mobile Ltd. and distributed worldwide on premiere mobile networks.
David Hill, Sales and Marketing Manager of Finesse Mobile states, "We're excited about publishing the Flyboys themed mobile content from Omega Mobile. The visual excitement of World War I bi-planes and tri-planes is beautifully recreated. We feel that their Flash Lite game and content will greatly enhance the consumer offering for fans of the film."
In 1914, "The Great War" -- WWI -- began in Europe. By 1917, the Allied powers of France, England, Italy and others were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. While millions of young men were dying overseas, people in the United States were arguing that the freedom of others was none of its business. So America chose…at first…not to fight.
Some altruistic young Americans disagreed. They volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France; some in the infantry, some in the Ambulance Corps. A handful of others had a different idea: they decided to learn how to fly. The first of them -- a squadron of only 38 – became known as the Lafayette Escadrille. In time, America joined their cause. The Escadrille pilots became legendary. FLYBOYS is inspired by their story.
Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, Flyboys is directed by Academy Award winner Tony Bill (Producer of The Sting) and produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, The Patriot, Stargate) and Marc Frydman (Commander In Chief, The Jacket). James Franco (Spider-Man 1 and 2, Tristan & Isolde, Annapolis) stars with Martin Henderson (The Ring, Torque) and Jean Reno (The Pink Panther, The Da Vinci Code). An MGM release, Flyboys will open in the United States and Canada on September 29th, 2006.
About Omega Mobile:
Omega Mobile is a leading mobile multimedia developer of original and branded content for mobile devices. A pioneer in creating mobile rich media experiences, the firm was among the first in the industry to design content and applications using Flash for mobile devices. Expert in FlashCast, Flash Lite and other mobile multimedia technologies, Omega Mobile accelerates profit through stunning mobile experiences. For more information on mobile Flash development, branded experiences, licensing or customization opportunities visit http://www.omegamobile.com/
About Finesse Mobile Ltd:
Finesse Mobile Ltd is a leading publisher of top quality innovative content, including branded games and wallpapers which are sold in over 80 countries worldwide.
Recent game releases include Lotus Challenge Slot Cars, FIM Motocross and the PuzzleBox collection of traditional games including Crosswords, Sudoku, Kakuro and Wordsearch. The wallpaper catalogue is headed up by the Soccer Saddo's -- a soccer themed range of characters and also features a new section dedicated to cultural art from around the world.
For more details on the Finesse catalogue and roadmap go to http://www.finessemobile.com
About Electric Entertainment:
Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with partners Kearie Peak, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. For film, Electric's most recent projects include MGM's "Flyboys" which will be released nationwide on September 29th; "Eight Legged Freaks," released by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow in July 2002; New Line's Fall 2004 release "Cellular" starring Kim Basinger; and Sony Picture Classics' politically-charged documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?"; Electric's television credits include "The Librarian" starring Noah Wyle which aired on TNT network in December 2004 and was the highest rated movie on cable that year and its sequel, "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines," which will air this December on TNT; and The Sci Fi Channel's The Triangle, which is nominated for two Emmys and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since the Emmy Award-winning Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN (2002). Additionally, Electric Entertainment owns and runs the online independent film magazine IF, which reports the entertainment industry's daily news.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,000 titles. Operating units including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM
Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 110 countries. Under the supervision of new Chairman and CEO Harry Sloan, MGM is revitalizing all areas of the company. As a result, the studio is now being positioned as an independent, vertical integrated multi-media company. MGM ownership is currently as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit http://www.mgm.com