C2 VENTURES, INC. AWARDED STAR WARS· PHOTOGRAPH AND AUTOGRAPH LICENSE BY LUCASFILM LTD.
Dallas, Texas, January 24, 2005: C2 Ventures has been awarded a Photograph and Autograph license for the STAR WARS saga by Lucasfilm Ltd.
"We are extremely excited to be the first company chosen, to offer officially-licensed autographs, photographs and lithographs from the enormous Lucasfilm photographic archive" said Philip Wise, C2 Ventures CEO. "Since many of these images have never been seen before, we are certain that old and new collectors alike will have something to enjoy."
"We are excited to be working with C2 Ventures on this project," said Casey Collins, Director of Domestic Licensing and Retail Marketing for Lucas Licensing Ltd. "C2V's passion and extensive knowledge of the STAR WARS collector makes the company our first choice to satisfy the photo and autograph collector."
Official Pix's initial release will include more than 200 images available as framed and unframed 8" x 10", 11" x 14", and 16" x 20" photos. Images will include significant on-screen and behind-the-scene moments. Select images will also be available as Signature Edition photos. Collectors will be able to purchase these items on-line, at major conventions, and eventually at comic book stores and at select retailers. Each Signature Edition print will include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by both C2 Ventures and Lucasfilm Ltd.
To enable collectors worldwide to view this vast collection of images, C2 Ventures will be launching a dedicated website, http://www.officialpix.com. Register now to receive new product news and updates on your favorite STAR WARS photos and autographs!
C2 Ventures is the most trusted name in STAR WARS autographs. It has provided more authentic STAR WARS autographs to fans than any other autograph provider in the world. In 2005, C2V "Actor Services" will provide convention-touring STAR WARS actors with their first-ever officially licensed, high quality photos with holographic seals of authenticity.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the leading independent film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities. Lucasfilm's feature films have won 19 Oscars and received 52 Academy Award nominations, and its television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. The Lucas group of companies also include LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd. and Lucas Online.
Lucas Licensing Ltd. manages all the domestic and international merchandising activities of the STAR WARS and Indiana Jones properties. STAR WARS is the most successful film-based merchandising program in history. The STAR WARS licensing program is renowned for its attention to product detail and quality in the fields of publishing, toys, games, collectibles, apparel and home furnishings.
In the interest of full disclosure, Philip Wise of C2 Ventures is a partner in TF.N LLC, which owns and operates Theforce.net.