SOURCE: Hollywood Studios

July 11, 2006 10:58 ET

Hollywood Studios International's Artist International Management Adds Manager Luke McFarland to Music Division

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- Hollywood Studios International CEO Steven Saxton announced today that Artist International Managing Director Joel Newton has added Manager Luke McFarland to AI's Music Division. McFarland will be based out of New York, with a focus on East Coast music clients and business development for Artist International.

"To work within the structure of Artist International Management allows my artist to take advantage of Hollywood Studios International's relationships as well as their distribution capabilities." Hollywood Studios has distribution agreements with Oglio/ADA Warner Brothers Records, Apple iTunes, Sony Connect, and MSN Music.

"I am especially excited about the opportunity to receive guidance from legendary music executive Russ Bach," said McFarland.

About Luke McFarland:

McFarland started his career in the music/entertainment industry at the age of 20 as street team member/coordinator for Jay Z's Rocafella Records. Within a year, Pause Entertainment hired McFarland as the Director of Promotions/A&R. He than founded Full-Moon Promotions where he worked on a summer tour for Busta Rhymes and at the same time worked as Product Placement Coordinator for Aqua Master Watches, a Jacob and Co. Affiliate, coordinating promotional work with personalities such as Lil John and the Eastside Boyz, the VJ's at FUSE TV, as well as artists signed with Sony Urban Music and Rocafella Records. McFarland next continued to build his experience with live performance at Sony Urban Music where he founded the GigAmerica/Sony Urban Unsigned National Showcases.

He left Sony to begin managing artists and now he will be focusing on building his roster at Artist International.

About Artist International Management:

Artist International Management provides professional representation to actors, models, writers, directors, athletes, music performers, artists, and other entertainment properties. Our four divisions -- music, literary, sports, and talent -- operate with the singular focus of understanding the goals and giftings of our clients and maximizing their potential through our efforts. Artist International Music Consultant Russ Bach has over 40 years of experience in the music business, responsible for the marketing success of such artists as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Madonna, and U2. Mr. Bach served as President of Walt Disney Records Worldwide and as the CEO of EMI Music Distribution.

About Hollywood Studios International:

Hollywood Studios International (PINKSHEETS: HYWS) ( /, a publicly traded 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. Current subsidiaries and divisions include Artist International Management, Doc Hollywood Kidz, Doc Hollywood Records, and Bop City Records. The Company recently signed a letter of intent to acquire controlling interest in a feature film production/international distribution company currently with $100 million in annual productions. Due to a non-disclosure agreement, the Company cannot publicly disclose any further information regarding this transaction.

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