Film Annex will be promoting and distributing content produced by METAN Development Group, a media company that delivers Western programming content to China.
METAN's founders are E! Entertainment Television co-founder Larry Namer, entertainment industry veteran Martin Pompadur, and Amerilink founder Jeam Zhang.
Film Annex will be the online distributor of METAN's flagship series Hello! Hollywood!, China's premiere entertainment news program, bringing viewers the latest Hollywood celebrity news, lifestyle, and culture. Hello! Hollywood! reaches one billion viewers on 40 stations in China and nine in the US and Canada.
Online PR News – 11-November-2011 – – NEW YORK, NY, November 10, 2011 – Film Annex has announced that it will
promote and distribute content produced by METAN Development Group, a
media company founded with the purpose to deliver Western programming
content to China. Film Annex is currently an online distributor of METAN’s
flagship series Hello! Hollywood, China’s premiere entertainment news program,
bringing viewers around the world the latest Hollywood celebrity news, lifestyle,
Hello! Hollywood reports on the latest in celebrity interviews and lifestyle news,
covering glamorous red carpet events, concerts and award shows and offering
up special insider tours of Hollywood’s new hotspots and exclusive television and
movie set visits. Hello! Hollywood has interviewed some of the world’s top names
from the world of entertainment including Johnny Depp, Jackie Chan, Gwyneth
Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Eva Longoria, Taylor
Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Kristin Stewart, David Beckham, Zac Efron, Jeremy
Renner, and Seth Rogan, among many others.
Hello! Hollywood premiered in September 2009 and today reaches a potential
one billion viewers on 40 stations in China and nine in the United States and
Canada. Hello! Hollywood is also available on China’s top Internet portals with an
estimated one million viewers a week.
“Metan is delighted to partner with Film Annex to distribute our hit series Hello!
Hollywood via its very successful online platform,” said Larry Namer,
President/CEO of Metan. “The partnership will further extend the Hello!
Hollywood brand, reaching Mandarin-speaking audiences around the globe.”
Film Annex’s President, Francesco Rulli, added, “Entering the Mandarin-
speaking world in collaboration with Larry Namer is an incredible opportunity. He
has paved the path to the Chinese entertainment market with his vision and
Film Annex has also recently launched a Chinese version of its platform to make
it more accessible to Mandarin-speaking visitors. The goal of the two companies
is to create a strong relationship between Western content and Chinese viewers.
The collaboration will also introduce many local Chinese stars to the rest of the
world, making them global celebrities. Viewers can tune into Hello! Hollywood at
Metan Media’s Film Annex page: http://www.filmannex.com/hellohollywood.
About Metan Media
Launched in 2009, Metan Development Group LLC (Metan) is a venture created to
develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for international
markets. The company's founders are entertainment industry veteran Martin Pompadur,
E! Entertainment Television co-founder Larry Namer and Amerilink founder Jean Zhang.
For more information, visit http://www.metanmedia.com.
About Film Annex
Film Annex is an online film distribution platform and Web Television Network with
270,000 registered users and over 1.5 million viewers a day. The company creates free
Web TV channels for content providers and supports them financially through an ad-
revenue sharing model. A meeting point for filmmakers, film festivals, film enthusiasts,
companies, and organizations, Film Annex educates and entertains audiences by
making meaningful, diverse, and high- quality films available to a global audience. For
more information, visit http://www.filmannex.com.
Nicole Goesseringer Muj