SOURCE: Archer Entertainment Media Communications, Inc.

June 08, 2009 11:28 ET

Archer and Buzz to Film Epic "Kings of the Sea" in Thailand

PHUKET, THAILAND and SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Archer Entertainment Media and Communications, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AEMC) ( and Buzz Entertainment ( announced today the start of its motion picture division by researching film locations and logistics for the forthcoming filming of their debut epic movie, "Kings of the Sea," in Phuket, Thailand. Michael Selsman, Archer CEO, said that Archer will work closely with government officials and the Thailand Government Film Office in negotiations with sites, film crews and local casting. "This is the first of what is planned to be a 10-picture production schedule we will be producing over the next six years in various locations utilizing tax treaties," Selsman noted.

Sutida (Sunny) Suwunnavid, Chairwoman of Buzz and President of Buzz Entertainment, will oversee all aspects of the venture. "Visually one of the most exciting places on the planet, the islands in the Andaman Sea in Western Thailand offer dramatic scenery and calm waters as well as a low-cost, friendly filming environment," she observed.

The drama with comedic overtones will presage much of the same East-West competition over land and sea dominance and political hegemony that exist today, and depict the adventures of the famed pirate, Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard, and his heretofore unknown encounters with Admiral Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim, along the coast of South America. "The Thai Islands are the perfect setting for the ocean adventure of 'Kings of the Sea,'" Selsman pointed out. "The strange and beautiful limestone scenery around this area contains a secret world of caves, tunnels and interior lagoons, and will showcase to the world what an amazing destination Thailand offers."

Zheng commanded the largest naval fleet in the world that included twenty-eight thousand sailors on three hundred ships, the longest of which were four hundred feet long. Their mission was "to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. Their journey circled the globe, and new evidence shows that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus.

About: Archer Entertainment Media Communications Incorporated is a vertically integrated global entertainment and media company engaged in the production, delivery, distribution and exhibition of digital content through various platforms including Internet, IPTV, Satellite to PC TV, Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Pay-Per-View (PPV). Archer has created a digital infrastructure leveraging existing Internet assets and resources providing a secure, complete, end-to-end digital solution exclusively focusing its interests in China, Southeast Asia and the United States.

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