SOURCE: Pop Starz, Inc.

May 20, 2008 10:30 ET

Investor Group Purchases Pop Starz, Inc. (PSRZ), Files for Name Change

Iconic Film Producer Maurice Smith to Accept CEO Position, Change Focus to Independent Film Company, Music Production Studio

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Pop Starz, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSRZ) announced today that it is broadening its scope of entertainment activities to include the production of small-budget movies and high-level music for both films and recording artists. Iconic film producer Maurice Smith has agreed to accept the position of CEO of the newly named Global Entertainment Acquisition Corporation, and the primary focus of the company will be creating and producing small-budget films with distribution agreements and secondary marketing agreements pre-negotiated. Michelle Tucker has resigned, leaving the management in control of new owners while the balance of the Pop Starz involvements is evaluated. Interim CEO, Melissa Rice, stated, "We are very excited having a name like Maurice Smith associated with our company and look forward to shooting our first film this summer. He is a proven film maker, his movies appeal to a wide audience, and they make money."

Maurice Smith's movies have been seen by a worldwide audience of hundreds of millions of people over his 30-year career. His movies include the smash hit "Screwballs," including 3 "Screwball" sequels in the franchise, "Recruits 1 and 2," "Alien Predator," "Totally Blonde," just to name a few.

The company also announced the hiring of veteran multi-platinum talent, Del, to head up its music division. Del, a 5-time platinum- and gold-recording artist and producer, provides platinum level production for a variety of music platforms, including songs for artists, movie theme songs, and scoring for all levels of motion pictures. The Global Music division currently owns over 1000 titles, including songs for artists in genres such as country, pop, R and B, Hip Hop and Rock, as well as stockmusic for commercials and underscores for short form. Whether a film producer is looking for an original song or full length score for a big-budget film, the talented team at Global Entertainment will be a one-stop talent pool and music content provider able to deliver. Of course, the team at Global Music will first and foremost provide outstanding music for the Global Film Divisions.

Multi-Platinum- and Gold-winning artist/producer Del is an accomplished music producer, programmer and artist, having hits on Billboard's R and B, Dance and Pop charts during his distinguished career. He has worked with some of the greatest artists of the pop generation as a song writer or producer, including Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, KC and The Sunshine Band, Gnarls Barkley, Ashlee Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz and has appeared as a frontman and nearly won the Bodog battle of the bands on the Hit Series similarly titled.

The company will be announcing its first feature film project in the very near future.


Global Entertainment Acquisition Corporation is an emerging film production company headed by Maurice Smith, a veteran filmmaker who has produced many successful and memorable films such as "Screwballs," "Totally Blonde," "Alien Predator," "Recruits 1 and 2" and many other films over his distinguished 30-year career. His films have been distributed in virtually every country in the world and has distribution on several films currently with some of the largest film distributors in the world.

The company will focus on producing small budget films in the Comedy and Sci Fi genres while searching for and developing emerging talent including writers, directors and actors to work on their films. In an era of expanded outlets of distribution, content is in higher demand than ever. it is Global's mission to become a leading content provider of entertaining, high quality films to feed the global demand.

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