LAS VEGAS, June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Entertainment Corporation (OTCQB:PENT), creators of the Baby Genius® brand of musical edu-tainment for infants and toddlers, announced that Mr. Alfred Kahn will join the company as an exclusive consultant in the children's preschool and education markets. The announcement was made today by CEO Klaus Moeller at Licensing International Expo 2011.
Mr. Kahn was the founder of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing, and is a leading figure in the licensing industry, responsible for many of its biggest hits, including, Pokėmon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Cabbage Patch Kids. In June 2005, Mr. Kahn was inducted into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) Murray Altschuler Licensing Hall of Fame.
Mr. Kahn is deeply involved with charitable work affecting children. In 2002, he created the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation to carry out his dream of helping children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The non-profit foundation directly helps the children of law enforcement personnel and firefighters, as well as helping fund programs, such as anti-drug and anti-violence programs, to benefit all children.
Additionally, Mr. Kahn serves on the Board of Directors of the Stephen Gaynor School and Long Island University.
"We are proud to welcome Al to the Pacific Entertainment team and pleased that he sees the tremendous growth potential in our company and the Baby Genius brand. The management team has been together developing the brand for the last decade, and we are excited about the potential to accelerate our growth. Mr. Kahn will bring great energy to our effort, as he works to develop additional children's edu-tainment and branded educational opportunities for Pacific Entertainment," stated Moeller.
Mr. Kahn added, "I am thrilled to join Pacific Entertainment, and to accelerate the development of the company's flagship Baby Genius brand. Baby Genius is one of the leading children's edu-tainment brands in the industry, with great products, expanding distribution, and wonderful licensing relationships. I look forward to facilitating the development of new programs, intellectual properties and products that help children get a head start in life. This new role is an exciting opportunity to combine my career expertise and personal passion to help children develop into successful adults."
About Pacific Entertainment Corporation
Pacific Entertainment Corporation (OTCQB:PENT) produces and distributes entertaining and educational music-based products designed to benefit the well-being of infants and young children. In addition to Baby Genius, Pacific Entertainment produces a variety of CDs and DVDs in the U.S. and licenses its brands for other product categories both nationally and internationally. Multi-award winning Baby Genius is a musical edu-tainment brand offering child friendly, quality content along with play patterns that nurture, stimulate and prepare children for early socialization and education. The Baby Genius brand is available at most major retailers and has international exposure in over 40 countries. For brand information please visit www.babygenius.com.
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This release contains forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Pacific Entertainment Corporation. All statements that address operating performance that the Company expects will occur in the future, including statements relating to operating results for fiscal 2011 and beyond, revenue growth, future profitability or statements expressing general optimism about future operating results, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and we cannot assure that anticipated results will be achieved. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, uncertainties relating to the Company's success in judging consumer preferences, financing the Company's operations, entering into strategic partnerships, engaging management, seasonal and period-to-period fluctuations in sales, failure to increase market share or sales, inability to service outstanding debt obligations, dependence on a limited number of customers, increased production costs or delays in production of new products, intense competition within the industry, inability to protect intellectual property in the international market for our products, changes in market condition and other matters disclosed by us in our public filings available from the Company without charge and from the OTC Markets website at www.otcmarkets.com. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and are encouraged to consider the risk factors that could affect actual results. The Company disclaims any intent to update forward-looking statements.
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