Symposium Productions Corp.
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Symposium Productions Corp.

November 21, 2008 11:56 ET

Former Industry Executive Dennis Garces Joins Symposium Productions as Chairman

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2008) - Symposium Productions Corp. (OTCBB:SYPJ) announced today that Dennis Garces has been named Chairman effectively immediately.

Dennis Garces has been an entertainment strategic marketing professional since 1992. As a marketer and music executive at A&M, PolyGram, Universal, Sony Music and BMG Music, Dennis created marketing campaigns which involved a multitude of multi-platinum and award-winning artists ranging from Britney Spears, 50 Cent, Eminem, Elvis Presley, Maroon 5, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, and projects such as various American Idol artists and the Grammy Awards.

Dennis' career has been covered by in publications such as Marketing Magazine, Strategy Magazine, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Billboard Magazine, RPM, The Rolling Stone, Word Magazine, HITS Magazine and AllBusiness.com.

From 2003-2006, he was Vice President Television Marketing of Sony BMG in New York.

"Symposium Productions has great assets, and also tremendous potential for growth and expansion," said Mr. Garces. "This move offers me the opportunity to participate in the growth of a major marketing entity that currently specializes in the music industry and to build something in an entrepreneurial environment with a fantastic company."

"We are delighted that he is joining Symposium at this critical time in the music publishing industry. His proven track record of innovative and highly effective business strategies will help us to continue to build this company and result in meaningful upside for all involved.

"We are very excited to have Mr. Garces in what we believe will be a transformative appointment," said Anthony Pavek, President of Halo Productions Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symposium. "This sends a strong signal about how serious we are about being a significant player in the entertainment marketing industry and adds one of the most respected and accomplished executives in the music industry to our team. We expect Mr. Garces to do what he does best, grow this business and take it to the upper echelon of the industry."

In his role as chairman, Mr. Garces will assess and provide strategic direction to the management of the organization.

"I am thrilled to be joining the team at a time where the business of music and entertainment needs to be reinvented. I believe a new approach has to be taken in the entertainment industry that empowers both the consumer with choice and the artist and labels to make smart choices for their businesses. From my assessment, this organization has the management, intellectual property, and strategy to build a world class organization" says Garces.

About Symposium Productions

SYMPOSIUM is a vertically integrated Entertainment Company that produces live entertainment experiences for its audiences.

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