SOURCE: Platinum Studios, Inc.

Platinum Studios, Inc.

July 20, 2011 08:53 ET

"Cowboys & Aliens" Producer Platinum Studios Partners With Arcana Studios and FreePlay Labs at Comic-Con International 2011

Booth #2415 to Feature Exclusive Movie Merchandise, Prizes, Artist Signings, Interactive Games, and Electronic Books

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, will be attending Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA to promote its comic "Cowboys & Aliens." The film adaption of the comic will have its red carpet world premiere in San Diego on July 23 and is being released by DreamWorks and Universal Pictures domestically on July 29.

Arcana Studios, an award winning comic book publisher and transmedia producer will split their booth, #2415, with Platinum Studios, where an array of giveaways, demos and special events are planned to promote Platinum Studios and "Cowboys & Aliens." Academy Award Nominees Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, two writers of the film "Cowboys & Aliens" and writers of Jon Favreau's film "Iron Man" will be doing a signing at the booth on Thursday from 1:00-2:00 and Saturday from 1:30-2:30.

Platinum Studios has also teamed up with The Hollywood Reporter ( to give away thousands of their special Comic-Con International Edition magazine, guest edited by "Cowboys & Aliens" director Jon Favreau, which features interviews, pictures and behind-the-scenes looks at the development of the film.

Platinum Studios and FreePlay Labs, a new publisher focused on digitally distributed interactive entertainment, will have live demos of their "Cowboys & Aliens" iPad game for convention attendees to play with and view. FreePlay has brought the property to life with innovative, tuned gameplay and striking high-end visuals, in addition to having developed expansion packs to give the game long-term playability on iOS devices.

Platinum Studios is also joining with Orbit Media Group, LLC at the convention to unveil an exclusive first-look at "Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids," the interactive children's application (for all Apple iOS and select Android OS devices) that introduces the storyline of how the kids of the Cowboys, Native Americans and Aliens meet, play and share while their parents are away battling for the future of the world. This ground-breaking application encourages reading, painting, and sharing (via social networks like Facebook and Twitter). Orbit Media Group, LLC will donate $0.25 of the purchase price of each "Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids" app sold to global charity partner Starlight Children's Foundation.

The world premiere of "Cowboys & Aliens" will be held at the San Diego Civic Center on Saturday, July 23.

About Platinum Studios, Inc.
Platinum Studios (OTCBB: PDOS) is an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters from all over the world, which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media including print, film, online, mobile / wireless, gaming, and merchandising.
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About Cowboys & Aliens
The screenplay for "Cowboys & Aliens" is by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, from a screen story by Fergus & Ostby and Steve Oedekerk. It is based on Platinum Studios' "Cowboys & Aliens" by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Grazer, Howard, Kurtzman, Orci and Rosenberg produce. Spielberg, Favreau, Denis L. Stewart, Bobby Cohen and Ryan Kavanaugh executive produce.

About Arcana Studios:
Since 2004 Arcana Studios has established itself as an innovative leader in developing content in numerous mediums. Arcana owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, and has adapted this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features, episodic television series and toys. Arcana focuses on a transmedia approach to the scaffolding process of developing brands and intellectual properties.

About Freeplay Labs LLC:
FreePlay Labs develops and publishes video games and interactive applications that can be distributed directly via digital networks. The team, featuring veterans from the game industry's leading publishers, is currently developing titles for video-game consoles, mobile devices, and tablets. FreePlay Labs is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

About Orbit Media Group, LLC:
ORBIT MEDIA GROUP is a boutique consulting agency, business accelerator and idea factory with clients and partners globally. With "Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids," Orbit Media Group adds interactive children's app books to its DNA. To realize "Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids," Orbit has partnered with Hub4Content, Pty. Ltd
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About The Hollywood Reporter:
A legendary publication that has serviced Hollywood for 80 years, The Hollywood Reporter underwent a radical makeover in November, with a dramatically redesigned website and a new glossy weekly magazine format. The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive interpretive voice of the entertainment industry. Smart, incisive stories and breaking news are delivered across a multimedia platform that also includes bi-monthly special reports, quarterly glossies, a daily news PDF, iPad app and events. The Hollywood Reporter is read by the most powerful people in the entertainment industry and the most influential consumers who follow it -- those who shape desire, set trends and ultimately drive culture -- providing an unmatched level of access and influence.

The Hollywood Reporter is an asset of Prometheus Global Media (, a potent catalyst in influencing popular culture. Prometheus assets include Billboard ( and Adweek (

ABOUT Starlight Children's Foundation:
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For nearly 30 years, Starlight Children's Foundation™ has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit

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