MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CoMING to THE BIG SCREEN
MMA Leader ProElite Partners with Bombo for Documentary Focused
on Fastest Growing Professional Sport in America
(LOS ANGELES) May 1, 2007 – ProElite, Inc. [PELE.PK], a leader in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) that produces world-class, professional MMA events through its EliteXC division and a MMA social community through ProElite.com, and Bombo Sports & Entertainment, LLC today announced the closing of a deal to exclusively feature top EliteXC fighters in an upcoming feature-length documentary produced by Bombo for theatrical release. The deal was negotiated between ProElite, Inc.’s COO William Kelly and Eric Ficksman, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, and Steven Bram, COO, of Bombo Sports & Entertainment. Pre-production has commenced with a delivery date in September 2007.
The feature-length documentary will take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most talented and exciting fighters in mixed martial arts, which is the fastest growing sport in the United States. Cameras will follow six to eight EliteXC fighters both in and out of the ring. With unprecedented access, Bombo will show MMA fans rare glimpses into the lives of these multi-faceted athletes.
“Theater audiences around the world will soon see through the eyes of these world class fighters why mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in America,” said Doug DeLuca, CEO of ProElite, Inc. “This film will help promote our EliteXC athletes and continue to propel the sport of MMA into the mainstream consciousness. We are thrilled to be partnering with an award winning production company like Bombo Sports & Entertainment for this exciting film.”
“Audiences who are interested in action-packed adrenaline films will love this film,” said Steven Bram, Chief Operating Officer at Bombo Sports & Entertainment. “The film will capture the essence of the MMA world through back stage access as well as a uniquely personal look at what makes these athletes tick.”
Furthermore, ProElite.com, which has built a comprehensive and inclusive online community for MMA fighters, fans and organizations, will stream content, including the behind-the-scenes material and previews, to their users as well as drive the theatrical release at a grass roots level. ProElite.com is capitalizing on the growing popularity of the sport of mixed martial arts and has built a community of enthusiasts around the world through video and blogging tools, social networking and exclusive fight content.
ProElite, Inc. is based in Los Angeles and Bombo Sports & Entertainment is based in New York.
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About ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc. is an entertainment and media company dedicated to producing world-class sporting events and empowering the participation of athletes and enthusiasts. ProElite, Inc. fosters the growth of the core principles of competition – Pride, Spirit, Honor and Sportsmanship. ProElite, Inc. owns the following brands and companies: EliteXCTM (mixed martial arts live event production), ProElite.com (online community that provides content and tools for martial arts enthusiasts), and LifeLogger (top-rated internet blogging site and mobile application developer).
About Bombo Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Bombo is an innovative production company specializing in documentaries on sports stars and teams. It has built a reputation as one of the most respected producers of film and television sports documentaries by creating uniquely human looks at the lives and efforts of top athletes and teams. Bombo has released films on Manchester United, Liverpool, England Rugby, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Eagles, Shaquille O’Neal, Andre Agassi and many others.