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Posted on: June 19, 2009 12:09 pm

Owned Entertainment Inc. announced -


Owned Entertainment Announces Partnership Between Top MMA Director Bobby Razak and Producer James Hergott Owned Entertainment, Inc. , Owned Entertainment, Inc. Published 06/18/2009 - 1:35 p.m. EST

(PressMediaWire) - Owned Entertainment Inc. announced today their partnership with Entertainment Director, Bobby Razak (www.BobbyRazakMovies.com). Razak serves as Director of several national TapouT commercials, as well as several feature films in the action sports genre. Sports Illustrated has referred to him as “King of the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Screen”. Bobby and Owned President James Hergott’s current collaboration is on the filming of MMA Worldwide, a TV show being distributed by the cable network HDNET. Hergott serves as both Writer and Director for MMA Worldwide while Razak Produces the project. Both Hergott and Razak are heavily involved with MMA Entertainment. Hergott recently completed MMA Legacy (www.mmalegacy.com/) and had a feature film released nationally in theatres in 2005. Hergott can been seen in his recent interview with Fox News: (http://video.aol.com/category/james
). Razak has directed several national commercials and movies for TapouT including Pit Fight, Bloodlines, Mask Man and Simply Believe, which was the official tribute to the passing of Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis of TapouT. Razak’s work on “Simply Believe” garnered so much attention that The Sixth Sense Director, M. Night Shyamalan personally wrote to compliment him on his work. Razak is currently directing a film about the history of MMA titled Und3rdogs. In addition, Razak is directing Sangre Nueva (New Blood), produced with Dethrone Films (www.dethroneclothing.com), which is a film highlighting fighters of Mexican heritage. See more of Razak’s work at (http://www.vimeo.com/user863668).

Owned President James Hergott comments, “The partnership between Bobby and Owned is very significant. From TV, to movies and commercials there isn’t anything in entertainment our team can’t handle. MMA is the most exciting sport in the world and between us we know MMA Entertainment better than anyone on the planet. We will be collaborating on a feature film that we believe will be the best fight movie ever made.” “No one can match our knowledge, experience and connections in MMA that we have as a team,” adds Razak.

Owned Entertainment is positioning itself to be the “go to house” for MMA Entertainment content. Their goal is to handle any size entertainment project in commercial, television and film in the action sports genre. As part of this endeavor, Owned will be apprenticing filmmakers under Hergott and Razak as the next generation of young hot filmmakers.

About MMA Business

In several recent industry articles it was stated that Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has been showing recession resiliency. The sport’s biggest league the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held what is estimated to be the biggest PPV in history January 31st despite the nation’s economic slowdown. It is estimated that UFC 93 grossed more than $58 Million Pay Per View buys. The UFC’s President Dana White comments on the sports success, “The crazy thing about this sport is we haven’t even scratched the surface on how big this thing is going to be. It's going to be the biggest sport in the world.”

About MMA Worldwide

MMA Worldwide is the first collaboration between Razak and Hergott. The show is brought to you by Bobby Pittman, Publisher of MMA Worldwide Magazine (www.mmaworldwide.com/) and TapouT Magazine. Additional cast includes RJ Clifford, Fred George and Mike ‘Joker’ Guymon. The project is being edited by Chris Staab (The Mayhem Miller Show, Dan Henderson: Quest for the Belt, Choke Out) with camerawork by MMA Worldwide’s Digital Media Director Rick Lee. Aaron Tru's interview with Chris Cyborg for mmaworldwide.com made the top story at TMZ.com and several other news sites this week when he was choked out cold after asking the wrong question to the wrong women.

About MMA Legacy

MMA Legacy is Executive Produced by Jason Chambers (Human Weapon) and his company Jac’D Productions along with Owned Entertainment and Eric Alfio. MMA Legacy is also produced by Gerald Chopik, President of MMA Expo (www.MixedMartialArtsExpo.com). Legacy was created and directed by Owned president James Hergott. The project is sponsored by Hardcor Fightwear (www.GetHardcor.com).

About Owned Entertainment

Owned Entertainment, Inc. (www.OwnedEntertainment.com) engages in investing, producing, and distributing full-length feature films as well as TV projects, video games, and other entertainment entities specifically aimed at young adult males age 18-35. James Hergott can be reached at James@OwnedEntertainment.com. For PR inquiries contact Teddy Bisrat at Ted158@Comcast.net.

Posted on: April 10, 2009 2:57 pm

MMA Legacy

My friend James Hergott is bringing us closer to mixed martial arts with documentary movies and reality shows. Check him out on Fox News giving the low down on what we can expect.



Posted on: March 9, 2009 12:00 pm

SMP Announces MMA Worldwide TV Show To Begin....



SMP Announces MMA Worldwide TV Show To Begin Airing May 15 <sup>th, </sup> on HDNET

Orange County, California, March. 9th, 2009—SMP, Inc., announced today that production has begun on eight episodes of the second season of the TV show “MMA Worldwide”.  The first season of MMA Worldwide aired on KDOC-TV in Los Angeles.  The second season will be featured on HDNET cable TV (http://www.hd.net/ ) in cable markets throughout North America including Time Warner, DirectTV, Dish Network, Comcast, Bell Express Vu and many others and will feature a completely redesigned format.  The show is being co written by MMA Worldwide / TapouT Magazine President Bobby Pittman Jr. and Owned Entertainment President James Hergott.  The first episode will be a special tribute to recently deceased martial arts legend Helio Gracie and will feature an in depth look at his life and impact on martial arts as the founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu.  The episodes will be filmed and edited by Jim Manalisay of Ascension Digital Films ( www.ascensiondigital.com ) with Rick Lee working under him and directed by James Hergott.

The MMA Worldwide TV show, much like it’s magazine will do in depth stories on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) past, present and future and will take viewers behind the scenes of the fastest growing sport in the world.   Reoccurring Cast for the show will include MMA Worldwide staff RJ Clifford, Fred George, King Of The Cage Welterweight Champion Mike “Joker” Guymon and Bobby Pittman. The show will feature many of the top fighters in the sport as well as take you to the top MMA gyms and events throughout the country.  Possible filming locations include So Cal, San Jose, Toronto, Vegas and Oregon.

MMA Worldwide will begin airing Fridays, starting May 15<sup>th</sup> , 2009 as a one-hour show.  Sponsors for the show include FIGHT IT OUT and Muscle Pharm, Inc (http://www.musclepharm.com/ ).  There are multiple sponsorship opportunities still available.  These sponsorships can include cross branding with both the show and the magazines in order to maximize consumer impressions.  For show sponsorship inquiries contact Bobby Pittman at 714 226 0585 or email bobby@mmaworldwide.com .  

About MMA Worldwide/TapouT Magazine/ SMP, Inc.

SMP (Sales and Marketing Professionals) is a sales and marketing group that specializes in multi-million dollar sales. SMP, Inc. owns the following brands and companies: SMP Printing, Tapout Magazine, MMA Worldwide Magazine and MMA Worldwide Industries.

About Owned Entertainment

Owned Entertainment, Inc. (ownedentertainment.com ) engages in investing, producing, and distributing full-length feature films as well as TV projects, video games, and other entertainment entities specifically aimed at young adult males age 18-35.  James Hergott recently completed “MMA Legacy”, the website of which launches today at (MMAlegacy.com).  Mr. Hergott can be reached at james@ownedentertainment.com .  


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Office 714-226-0585 x205

Email: rpittmansmp@attglobal.net  

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