Atlanta Firm and the Original Shaolin Temple to Introduce Edutainment to Students Worldwide
Washington, DC, February 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Entertainment Arts Research, Inc., (EARI), of Atlanta, Georgia USA entered into an epic license agreement with the world famous Shaolin Temple, Henan Province, Peoples Republic of China to represent their virtual media brand. The event took place at an official Signing Ceremony held at the 1500 year old Shaolin Temple in China on Monday, February 8, 2010.
Participating in the signing were Mr. Joseph Saulter, CEO and Founder of EARI, Mr. Fu Min, Managing General Manager of the China Songshan Shaolin Temple Culture Communication Center along with Dr. Fred DiUlus, CEO and Founder of Global Academy Online, the Acting Director of the joint venture in China and the USA, and Mr. Jonathan Eubanks, President of EARI and producer of the new Shaolin brand of education entertainment media to be known as Edutainment.
Others in attendance at the ceremony included the Abott of the ancient Shaolin Temple society Shi Yong Xin, Shaolin Temple General Manager Zhou Bin, Deputy General Manager James Tian, along with visiting dignitaries from the Zhengzhou College of Economics (ZZCOE) and China Bridge Education Consulting Group including owner, Mr. Qiao Xin Zian, and China Team Assistant Acting Director of the joint venture Zhang Huali.
Dr. Fred DiUlus, acting director of the China Team brought the historic and original Shaolin Temple and EARI together, first in China and then the USA in July and December 2009 with the assistance of Mr. Morley Chertkoff of ZZCOE. Working with Alex Angioli, International institutional financier representing Wolverine Asset Management LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, $22 million dollars is being provided to develop and distribute the first phase of the Shaolin brand of "Edutainment" produced by EARI for the Shaolin Temple.
The EARI and Shaolin ground breaking project is expected to generate 1,000 Million RMB (approximately $147 million dollars) annually. In addition, DiUlus points out that the income from the projects permits EARI and the Shaolin the opportunity to develop and sustain an expanding Shaolin Schools program throughout North America to encourage and provide educational resources to sustain continuous learning generated by the Shaolin brand.
Joseph Saulter, EARI CEO and Founder states that "Edutainment virtual projects offered through online virtual worlds, WEB 2.0, and game-box systems demonstrates EARI's commitment to cutting edge deployment of where online virtual, web 2.0 and game-box education are going." According to Dr. DiUlus, the Team's education expert, "It is the technological future of all virtual, WEB 2.0, handheld, and game-box designed education."
The working relationship between the Shaolin and EARI notes EARI President Jonathan Eubanks is for a period of at least 12 years in which EARI will produce no fewer than four new Shaolin brand Edutainment projects. "We will", states Eubanks, "produce for the Shaolin at least four new products for global distribution over the term of our agreement. Our first effort is targeted for release at Christmas 2010." The responsibility for carrying out the project falls to EARI President Eubanks who is an internationally acclaimed games producer developing over his career 65 titles.
Entertainment Arts begins production development March 1, 2010. The firm will produce all Shaolin Temple Edutainment projects including those resulting from related media such as Shaolin Temple produced movies, made for TV production, and documentaries.
The Shaolin and EARI are engaged in an international education milestone according to Mr. Qiao, the owner of the China based Bridge Education Consulting Group; He said "The Shaolin through EARI will bring to the world a better understanding of Chinese culture and values and a vast reservoir of knowledge acquired over 15 centuries."
Dr. DiUlus, China Team spokesman, sums it up best when at the conclusion of the signing said, "The events of today in the heart of the ancient Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, the Peoples Republic of China are truly historic and open the door for the world to see, understand, and appreciate the great values and mystique that has been contributed by the Shaolin to the world."