SOURCE: Hollywood Studios International

February 14, 2007 09:30 ET

Hollywood Studios International Announces Dubai Partnership for Artist International

DUBAI, UAE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- Hollywood Studios International (PINKSHEETS: HYWS) division Artist International's Executive Director Dr. Mohammed Samir announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Abbi Shabazz, CEO of Exwaze LLC.

Deal calls for Shabazz to be named President of Artist International, Dubai. Artist International and Exwaze will develop and co-produce a series of television and film properties in Dubai for US and worldwide distribution as well as establish an artist-friendly alternative to traditional Hollywood representation.

Instead of standard management fees ands services, Shabazz plans to develop a series of "artist partnerships" that allow for more flexibility and creativity, as well as giving artists more opportunities to produce and own their work.

"We'll provide administrative services to artists, yes, but we will also provide an environment in which they can create, distribute and own material in a way that benefits everyone involved," said Shabazz.

Hollywood Studios International CEO Steven Saxton structured the deal after a series of meetings during the Dubai International Film Festival.

About Abbi Shabazz

Abbi Shabazz is ther managing director of Exwaze, LLC, an international content distribution and special event company. He is a board member for Red Hook Water Works, an artist/production management company, as well as the co-founder of Good Tree Media, Cherokee Bey Film Company, and the Inkiru Cultural and Education Center. He also serves as a special adviser to the High School For Recording Arts Minnesota.

Shabazz has developed and negotiated entertainment projects for major industry companies and institutions such as ABC, NBC, HBO, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Koch Records, UMG, BMG, and Sony. He has created and administrated music, film and television projects, including Broadway plays, live tour productions, radio programming and literary works, in both foreign and domestic markets.

Shabazz specializes in developing administrative and professional teams to provide artists, artist management companies, and production teams with developmental and professional support. He recently developed a strategic partnership between Exwaze, LLC and SJS Studios, the largest independent animation studio in China, based in Shanghai and Beijing. Exwaze, LLC has a distribution alliance for DVD distribution that includes Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, QVC, and other major international retailers.

About Artist International

Artist International ( provides professional representation to actors, models, writers, directors, athletes, music performers, artists, and other entertainment properties. Its four divisions -- music, literary, sports, and talent -- operate with the singular focus of understanding the goals and talents of clients and maximizing their potential.

Artist International is a Hollywood Studios International company.

About Hollywood Studios International

Hollywood Studios International (, an entertainment holding company, exists to create award-winning entertainment which succeeds both artistically and commercially through the inherent synergies of combining elements of a traditional studio system with the structure of artist management. The Company has recently completed a financial audit and is filing the appropriate paperwork to begin trading in the US (PINKSHEETS: HYWS). Current subsidiaries and divisions include Artist International Management, Doc Hollywood Kidz, Doc Hollywood Records, and Bop City Records. The Company is currently structuring the financing to complete the acquisition of a feature film production/international distribution company. Due to a non-disclosure agreement, the Company cannot publicly disclose any further information regarding this transaction.

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