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[05/04/09 - 09:52 AM]
Agility Studios Teams with Divide Pictures to Launch 'Ultradome'
The short-format digital video series, from actor/producer Milo Ventimiglia, will settle such debates as "Should I have a Lord of the Rings- or a Star Wars-themed wedding?" or "Could Harry Potter beat Neo in a fight?"

[via press release from Agility Studio]

AGILITY STUDIOS TEAMS WITH DIVIDE PICTURES TO LAUNCH 'ULTRADOME'

Digital Series Produced by Milo Ventimiglia Targets Pop Culture and Comic-Con Community

Los Angeles - May 4, 2009 - Agility Studios, a boutique studio focused on the creation of media franchises, teams with DiVide Pictures, actor/producer Milo Ventimiglia's multiplatform production company, to create Ultradome, a tongue-in-cheek, short-format digital video series that taps into the comic book, video game, action-adventure, fantasy and science-fiction culture.

Each episode of Ultradome begins with two characters engaged in a heated and humorous pop culture debate, such as "Should I have a Lord of the Rings- or a Star Wars-themed wedding?," or "Could Harry Potter beat Neo in a fight?" Reaching a fever-pitched stalemate, the characters find themselves transported to the Ultradome - a packed stadium where the two engage in single combat, using weaponry, gear and skills from the pop culture touchstones referenced in the argument. Nothing is off limits inside the Ultradome - and creative and casting possibilities are endless, as Ventimiglia and Agility plan to use connections to sci-fi enthusiast actors, writers and directors to build a bevy of high-profile cameos and cinematic visual effects.

Known for his many leading roles on television and in film, Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gilmore Girls, Rocky Balboa) produced and stars in the pilot episode, "Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings," and will direct select future episodes in the series. He co-created the Ultradome format with partner Russ Cundiff and Agility executives Keith Quinn and Zev Suissa. The pilot was written by Mike Alber and Gabriel Snyder, and directed by Nathan Matsuda.

"My whole life has been spent engaged with friends in intellectual debate . like whether Kirk is tougher than Spock or if Middle Earth is a more difficult place to live than Tatooine. With Ultradome, we can bring these debates to the public and settle them in the most logical way possible: through armed combat," said Ventimiglia. "We're very excited to be working with Agility on this series and to tap into their expertise in digital programming."

"Ultradome is an action-comedy format that will appeal to a mainstream pop-culture audience," said Keith Quinn, Agility's Chief Creative Officer. "We know the challenges independent producers face, splitting their focus between creative efforts, distribution and management, and know the partnership between Agility and DiVide will give Ultradome the benefit of our collective strengths in creative development, production, distribution, and monetization of ground-breaking short-form formats launched in digital media."

The Ultradome pilot episode, "Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings," is currently in post-production, and additional episodes are slated to follow.

About Agility Studios:

Agility Studios (www.agilitystudios.com), is a boutique studio committed to transforming digital media properties into viable businesses by supporting content creators with services that include creative development, financing, distribution, sponsorship and advertising sales, production infrastructure, business affairs and back office support. Founded by Scott Ehrlich, Keith Quinn and Larry Tanz, the company combines five decades of experience in new media and traditional media production and distribution as well as brand and advertiser sponsorship and integration.

About DiVide Pictures:

Divide Pictures was formed in 2004 by actor/director Milo Ventimiglia and producer Russ Cundiff. An independent production company, DiVide specializes in film and television development and the creation of original digital content for the Internet and wireless space, as well as comic-book publishing. Follow DiVide Pictures on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dividepictures.





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