SOURCE: Precept

December 02, 2005 14:47 ET

Precept Global Access Introduces Precept Productions, a Media & Entertainment Division; Hosts Launch Event in Karachi, Pakistan

Media & Entertainment Notables Attend Launch Event in Support of Pakistan's Growing Media & Entertainment Business

SUNNYVALE, CA and KARACHI, PAKISTAN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 2, 2005 -- Precept Global Access, an incubator for technology, media and entertainment companies, today announced its newly formed media and entertainment arm, Precept Productions. A by invitation-only launch event and celebration will take place on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005, in Karachi with notables from the media and entertainment industry attending.

Precept Productions' mission is to capture the attention of the world by leveraging the convergence of media, art and technology and telling the true story of Pakistan, using the power of camera lens and the sound of music, and by producing high-quality world class entertainment content for television and film for the greater good of the global village and its audiences.

Precept Productions will produce content in different categories such as tele-films, episodic dramas, sitcoms, magazine shows and music videos. In addition, Precept plans to establish a production and post-production facility enabling independent producers and filmmakers to make use of the latest technology and equipment.

"It is our belief that our timing is right for introducing Precept Productions," said Shoieb Yunus, Managing Director of Precept. "We believe Pakistan's media and entertainment production sector is about to experience phenomenal growth as its channel capacity multiplies and the demand for local content rises."

Yunus added, "Our launch event offers a forum to the media and art communities in Pakistan to address issues of mutual interest and interact with each other. A number of key figures in decision making positions will attend to meet the active players, to hear them out and be heard -- which can make a real difference in achieving success in the field of mass communication and entertainment."

Based in Karachi, Pakistan, Mr. Sarwar Abidi, newly appointed Corporate Advisor to Precept Productions, added, "Our vision is to see that Pakistan takes its rightful place in the world perception as a country with rich cultural heritage, natural beauty and great human qualities of its people." Mr. Abidi is the editor of Tadbir, the leading and well-reputed think tank in Pakistan, and author of the book titled "Venturing Beyond Profits."

Launch Celebration Speakers & Attendees

Mr. Javed Jabbar, founder of the Citizen's Media Commission of Pakistan, and a former Senator and Minister of Information and Media Development of Pakistan, will keynote the December event and speak on the topic of Media: New Dimensions, New Directions.

The guest list includes major media moguls and channel owners, writers, producers, directors, music video makers, CEOs of the leading advertising agencies, artists, art gallery owners, actors and celebrities. Speakers include:

--  Mrs. Shireen Pasha, a notable producer of Pakistan Television programs
    and independent filmmaker, as well as a recipient of several international
    awards for independent filmmaking.
    
--  Mr. Ghazi Salahuddin, the Editorial Director of Geo TV.
    

Jawad Qureshi, Chairman of Precept, and Shoieb Yunus, Managing Director, will be welcoming the guests. Big Bang Communications Ltd, the leading event management and ad agency in Pakistan, is organizing the event.

About Precept Productions

Precept Productions is focused on entertainment, media and art sectors. The initial focus is on television and independent filmmaking, but will expand to other media avenues, such as print and web portals. Backed by capital, entrepreneurial experience and the vision to succeed, Precept Productions is in a strong position to fund and lead projects in entertainment and media sectors.

About Precept Global Access

Precept Global Access provides funds and professional services to drive and support early-stage companies. Precept headquarters are located at 830 Stewart Drive, Suite A9, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA. For more information, please visit www.preceptglobalaccess.com, Email investor@preceptglobalaccess.com or call 408-417-0797.

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