Anthem Taps Solomon as Chairman of Digital Entertainment Studio

ANTHEM DIGITAL APPOINTS MICHAEL JAY SOLOMON CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

LOS ANGELES(RUSHPRNEWS)10/02/2008 – Anthem Digital, the parent company of Anthem Pictures, announced today that it has named entertainment pioneer Michael Jay Solomon as Chairman of its board of directors, effective immediately.


A leading innovator and entrepreneur in the field of entertainment, Solomon brings a wealth of experience in forging new businesses and creating new platforms. In 1978, after eight years with United Artists and fourteen years with MCA, he co-founded Telepictures Corporation, which went on to become the largest U.S. television syndication company (they created TV syndication) and one of the largest international television distribution companies, as well as the owner and operator of six television stations in the U.S. Telepictures became a public company (NASDAQ) after only 14 months under the leadership of Solomon as Chairman and CEO.

When Telepictures merged with Lorimar to form Lorimar Telepictures Corp. (American Stock Exchange), Solomon became the new company’s President and served on its Board of Directors. Solomon, with his partners, led Lorimar Telepictures to become the largest television production and distribution company in the world, producing TV series such as Dallas, Falcon Crest, Knot’s Landing and many more. Currently Solomon oversees several global technology companies including Dreamstream, a innovative programming company that specializes in secure encryption technology, and Royal Digital Media, a High-Definition hardware development and manufacturing company which products rival that of Sony’s current Blue-Ray products.  

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Michael to the Board of Directors and to the Chairman position,” said Charles Adelman, President and CEO of Anthem Digital. “His new role as chairman signifies the full commitment to the work we’ve begun and a firm belief that Anthem is breaking new ground in paving the way in revolutionizing new media technology and global distribution.”

Anthem Digital is a highly respected company with an extremely attractive business model and   potentially solid positions in growing markets,” said Solomon. “I look forward to working with Anthem’s management team to capitalize on the company’s growth opportunities and to enhance the profile and the value of the company, while ensuring the strongest possible emphasis on executing this company’s revolutionary vision.”

Along with Anthem’s current film production and distribution model, Anthem will be expanding its video game development and publishing division to facilitate mass marketing and MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) gaming. Anthem will also be creating a unified joint-venture with both Dreamstream and RDM to create a truly global digital media studio.

Michael Jay Solomon

Mr. Solomon serves on the Board of Overseers of New York University’s Stern School of Business (twenty years), is a Founder of The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem, and was Founding Chairman of The Jerusalem Foundation of the West Coast of the United States. He was educated at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Boston’s Emerson College, where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree.

A biography and photograph of Michael Jay Solomon are available at http://www.michaeljaysolomon.com.

About Anthem Digital

Anthem Digital is a global media and technology company creating and distributing content, video games and social networks through current and future mediums. Anthem’s companies include: Anthem Pictures, the production, acquisitions and distribution arm; Anthem Interactive (Ai), the video game development and web community division; Eon Syndication, the virtual television network; and Sketchpad Studios, the in-house advertising and marketing division. As an independent studio and label, Anthem is always looking to push the envelope with quality original films, programming and technology. Anthem Pictures website is located at http://www.anthemdvd.com.

Contact: Keith Walley, keith@anthemdvd.com, 818-597-2344 x 110