[11/23/04 - 12:00 AM]
Atlas Worldwide and National Lampoon Announce Partnership on Reality Courtroom Show 'Eye for an Eye'

[via press release from Atlas Worldwide]

Atlas Worldwide and National Lampoon Announce Partnership on Reality Courtroom Show "Eye for an Eye"

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2004 -- National Lampoon´┐Ż, Inc. (OTCBB: NLPN - news) and Atlas Worldwide Syndications & Distributions announced today that the two companies have agreed to team up on the production, distribution and marketing of the nationally-syndicated series "Eye for an Eye," the unforgiving reality courtroom television show with a twist. At the same time, the companies also announced that the show will become a strip in the Fall of 2005.

A National Lampoon production, "Eye for an Eye," captures the essence of justice and puts punishment front and center. A non-traditional, no-nonsense, no-holds-barred spectacle of trial and punishment, the syndicated reality courtroom show, breaks ground and takes small claims court to places unseen since the Spanish Inquisition. Unlike any other courtroom television program, "Eye for an Eye" features the powerful and enigmatic Judge "Extreme Akim" sentencing his litigants to "paybacks" with signature punishment episodes. Akim, a former State Prosecutor for South Carolina, appears alongside Sugar Ray Phillips (former middleweight boxing champion of the world) as bailiff. "Eye for an Eye" delivers a gavel crack unheard of in the canon of American courtroom television.

"Eye for an Eye" began airing in January of 2003 in markets such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and New Orleans. Since then, the show has been building momentum and market share with increased demand from program directors and general managers across the country. For the show"s upcoming third season, Atlas Worldwide has cleared approximately 70% of the country and, in partnership with National Lampoon, "Eye for an Eye" will shift to a strip in September of 2005.

"This is tremendous news," said the program"s creator and Executive Producer Jerry Bryant. "National Lampoon"s brand, focus on humor and active involvement in the show"s evolution will be a perfect fit for our show. With the addition of National Lampoon, the only thing that will change about the show is that we"ll have access to some of the most creative minds in the satirical world." As co-producer of the show, National Lampoon will provide hands-on involvement in all aspects of the program"s creative, production and marketing on a day-to-day basis.

"We"re delighted to be partners on this project," said National Lampoon"s Chief Operating Officer Dan Laikin. "As a National Lampoon production, "Eye for an Eye" captures our brand, sensibility and focus in a unique way and we are looking forward to helping it grow into a powerful franchise in daytime TV."

"Eye for an Eye" will begin shooting its new season in November of 2004. The show is currently airing nationwide on FOX, The WB, UPN, ABC and CBS affiliates. For more information on the series or for show times in your area visit www.eyeforaneyetv.com.

About National Lampoon
National Lampoon (OTCBB: NLPN) is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for more than 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, audio CDs and book publishing. The company also owns interests in all major National Lampoon properties, including "National Lampoon's Animal House," the National Lampoon "Vacation" series and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." The National Lampoon Network is the fastest growing independent college television network in the country, serving over 610 colleges and universities throughout the United States and reaching nearly 5 million students -- just about one quarter of all 18-to-24-year-old college students in the country today -- where they live. In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon was the most widely read publication on college campuses, while today the Web site, www.nationallampoon.com , is one of the most popular humor sites on the Internet.

About Atlas Worldwide Syndications & Distributions
Atlas Worldwide is a dedicated company that offers an all-encompassing service to our clients. The television distribution market is defined in terms of revenues generated by distributors of television programming. We are in a time when media channels have resulted in the distribution of too much content for too few avenues. We take advantage of the smallest opportunities in what has become a buyer's market. We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of both the producer and the programmer. We are known for having an established and well-received reputation within the marketplace. Here at Atlas Worldwide, we are committed to providing an all-inclusive service to our clients, handling advertising, sales, worldwide distribution, and public relations. For more information on Atlas Worldwide Syndications & Distributions visit www.atlasworldwide.net.

  [november 2004]  


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