SOURCE: Outdoor Advertising Systems LLC

March 28, 2007 07:30 ET

Catering and Lunch Truck Advertising Serves Up Hollywood Alongside George Lopez

Outdoor Advertising Systems to Publicize Funny Feature on Hispanic Mobile Advertising

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 --"God, Greed, and the American Dream -- A tiny town in New Mexico is turned upside down when the face of Jesus Christ appears upon a tortilla" reads the tag line for the new feature film "Tortilla Heaven." So why not advertise the film somewhere that is "tortilla heaven" for millions each day? Outdoor Advertising Systems is running a 30-day publicity campaign on catering trucks for the movie, from March 1st through April 5th, marking the first time in the history of lunch truck advertising that a film company has used this medium so specifically. "The ad move is a brilliant one," says OAS CEO Scot C Taylor. "The movie is set in Mexico and uses A-list Latin actors. OAS campaign success centers around mobile advertising to Hispanic American males and females aged 18-45 -- basically the film's demographic audience and their families."

Over 132,000 hispanic americans per day, catering-truckside, will see the ads posted on catering trucks serving side windows as vending trucks simply make their rounds. This will prove lucrative to "Tortilla Heaven" producers.

"OAS's participating lunch trucks average 25 stops per day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to over 1.7 million people per day, and securing 19 million general impressions a day," says Taylor. "We have a staggering inventory of over 6,800 billboards nationwide."

Previously, the OAS client base consisted mostly of finance, telecommunications and food and beverage companies, using four-color, high impact Flexcon signage and what Taylor calls the "wow-factor" -- 50 foot broadside bus wraps. "A whole new market has opened up to us," says Taylor. "Until now, only companies like Coca Cola, Verizon, Red Bull, Nextel and Bank of America would employ exclusive leases on our lunch trucks for Hispanic Advertising. Now Hollywood will too."

Written and directed by Judy Hecht Dumontet (Director's Guild Award-winner for most outstanding new Latin filmmaker), "Tortilla Heaven" is based on a true story known widely in the American Southwest. The stellar cast boasts Lupe Ontiveros ("As Good As It Gets," "Selena"), George Lopez ("George Lopez Show," "Real Women Have Curves"), Olivia Hussey ("Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet," "Death On The Nile," "Last Days of Pompeii"), Miguel Sandoval (NBC's "Medium" as well as films "Blow" & "Get Shorty"), and Alexis Cruz ("Shark"). Gilbert Dumontet, Senior VP of Sony Pictures, is the producer.

OAS currently serves North America and Canada. For more information surf the World Wide Web at For interviews, investments or purchases, contact Scot C.Taylor by telephone at (949) 770-0403, fax (949) 770-7471 or email

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