SOURCE: Hollywood Studios International

June 24, 2008 16:00 ET

Los Angeles Galaxy Defender Abel Xavier Signs With Artist International

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Hollywood Studios International (PINKSHEETS: HYWS) CEO Sir Steven Saxton announced today that Los Angeles Galaxy defender Abel Xavier has signed with Artist International for representation in all areas, continuing the Company's expansion of its sports division into emerging markets worldwide.

"I am excited about this agreement. My priority is always football/soccer. Mentally, physically -- I'm still very strong and focused and will continue playing for a few more years. But I've also arrived at a point in my career where I am looking forward to expanding into new opportunities. After having been approached by many companies, I decided to go forward in working with Artist International and Hollywood Studios International because of the global approach to both management and entertainment," said Xavier.

"We are very excited to welcome Abel as part of the Artist International family. Abel is a respected athlete around the world and this union is significant due to our close relationship with the Middle East, where he has a large and passionate following," said Steven Saxton at the announcement.

"In any discussion of sports, entertainment, and globalization, Abel Xavier represents the ideal international sports personality. We feel his image and global identity will launch him beyond sports and sport endorsements into movies, television, and new media projects," said Artist International Managing Director Joel Newton.

About Abel Xavier

A veteran of World Cup and European Championships, Abel Xavier, Portugese in nationality, is a native of Nampula, Mozambique who speaks seven different languages. He's a very respected and recognized athlete throughout the world for his high fashion sense and stylish image. Xavier has played with some of the world's top football clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Holland, England, Turkey, Germany, and the United States, where he currently plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy with David Beckham.

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.

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. Upon completion of the current round of private funding, the Company plans to file appropriate paperwork to begin trading in the US (PINKSHEETS: HYWS). Current subsidiaries and divisions include Artist International Management, Doc Hollywood Kidz/Records, and Bop City Records. The Company has announced the acquisition of a film production/international distribution company and is currently structuring the financing to complete the acquisition.

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