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MONTHLY MEETUP - THE SHADOW GANG - Multiplatform Content Distribution

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We are at it again, on Monday May 6th at 7pm!

Please join us for an evening with THE SHADOW GANG's CEO Alex LeMay as he introduces us to the recently launched platform, GALAHAD.

Mr. LeMay will share with TLA, some of his experiences in creating a Multiplatform Content Distribution Engine. Alex will also be discussing what it takes to launch something of this magnitude and in doing so, address topics about utilization, participation, monetization, distribution and other details--we ALL face as creators and multiplatform storytelling professionals and enthusiasts.

AGENDA:

Networking from 7-8pm

JUST ADDED: 7:20-7:50 - TRANSMEDIA 101 Educational chat for all newbs looking to learn more about the topic of Transmedia.

Screening of Cosmonaut Trailer 7:50

Program begins at 8pm

ADDRESS:

Busby’s East
5364 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-2615

Busby's East is a central location between the Valley and the West Side and is located in the Miracle Mile on Wilshire Boulevard, just west of La Brea Ave.

For directions to Busby's East
http://www.busbysla.com/busbysEast/location.html

We will be meeting in the Ballroom, on the second floor, just to the right when you walk up the stairs. Food and alcohol are available for purchase at Busby's.

PARKING:
There is metered street parking, parking in the back and side streets.

MORE ABOUT THE SHADOW GANG:
http://www.theshadowgang.com

Illustration by Hal Hefner (http://www.halhefner.com)

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

THE SHADOW GANG LAUNCHES MULTIPLATFORM EXPERIENCE ‘UMBRELLA SWORD’

New Interactive Experience Showcases Features of ‘Galahad,’ the Los Angeles-Based Company’s Multiplatform Content Distribution Engine, Now Fully Available for Brands and Broadcasters to License
Los Angeles, CA - April 2, 2012 --- The Shadow Gang, a new breed of entertainment studio based in Los Angeles, today launched a new interactive experience titled, ‘Umbrella Sword'

(www.theumbrellasword.com). Spanning mobile, social, online and more, ‘Umbrella Sword’ showcases the features and functionality of ‘Galahad,’ the company’s newly unveiled proprietary multiplatform content distribution system, now fully available for content creators, brands and media-driven organizations to license.

‘Umbrella Sword’ is a multiplatform transmedia experience that tells the story of genius software developer, Martin Stitch, and his search for his missing wife. Drawn into a mysterious world of secret societies, fringe technology, kidnapping and murder, Martin must follow the clues left for him by a shadowy figure known only as ‘Standish.’ The mystery begins at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-c1hVinccY&feature=player_detailpage with a newscast reporting on the ransacking of corporation AT-Revision Mobile and the seemingly unrelated disappearance of Martin and Susan Stitch. The game continues to unravel in an interactive thriller that spans a vast, interconnected network of secret websites, coded messages, cryptic phone and text messages and ground breaking mobile apps. It is a fully immersive, online conspiracy that allows audiences to become part of the story while helping the lead character accomplish his deadly mission.

The ‘Umbrella Sword’ experience is completely powered by ‘Galahad,’ the first and only turnkey platform that allows content owners and providers to preload and run entire story-worlds and campaigns from a single, centralized hub, including online and mobile content, gaming, social media and e-commerce extensions. ‘Galahad’ was created by The Shadow Gang to allow content creators, distributors and brands to more powerfully connect with audiences while simultaneously expanding revenue potential. The platform simplifies the management and distribution of original media with custom-built tools that engage fans across multiple media platforms.

Since Galahad’s beta debut in 2012, the platform is now fully available for content creators in film, television, gaming and publishing, as well as brands and media-driven organizations to license. As a production studio, The Shadow Gang also creates original and branded content and provides counsel on digital media strategy for its partners.

“Complicated campaigns and time-taxing multiplatform development processes have become cost prohibitive, not to say out-dated,” said Alex LeMay, CEO and founder of The Shadow Gang. “The way in which we’ve deployed the ‘Galahad’ platform within the ‘Umbrella Sword’ experience can be applied to any content across television, triple A games, feature films, books, branded campaigns, etc. and greatly impacts not only consumer engagement, but the bottom line revenue growth for media providers. With ‘Galahad’ driving these experiences across the entire media landscape, our platform will literally power a new generation of content creation and distribution.’

Galahad was first prototyped for The Shadow Gang’s ground-breaking and successful multiplatform campaign ‘GoBZRK’ in 2011 and was used to cultivate audiences and drive pre-sale buzz for the global book launch of BZRK, written by best-selling author Michael Grant. The Shadow Gang created original content from the ground-up and took audiences through an immersive and compelling storylines that unfolded across multiple touch points including websites, comic books, social media, a 3D iOS and Android game as well as many other interactive experiences. Due to the success of the digital experience, Sony Pictures purchased the film rights in 2012 for Sam Raimi and Josh Donen. The film is currently in development.