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FASHION TV KICKS OFF 2006 WITH MICK GLEISSNER’S UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

Trendsetters join forces for avant-garde calendar

October 25, 2005 Television’s fashion authority, Fashion TV, will kickstart 2006 with underwater fashion photographer Mick Gleissner, whose groundbreaking underwater fashion photography work was selected as the official Fashion TV calendar for 2006.

The Fashion TV Calendar 2006: Nautical AngelsUnderwater features an array of breathtaking, surreal pictures shot underwater. Dominated by a sporting theme, the dreamlike spread showcases beautiful women slugging it out in a boxing ring, slam-dunking and even taking pitches –- amidst colourful coral reefs and sea life. Most of the photos were shot in the pristine waters of Cebu, the Philippines, with stunning models from the world over.

The partnership spells sizzling chemistry for the trendsetters. Gleissner is a photographer with the international entertainment and production company, Bigfoot Entertainment Ltd. Based in Antwerp, Gleissner has been doing underwater photography for over ten years. Fashion TV Calendar 2006: Nautical Angels Underwater is his first commercial project. Meanwhile, Paris-based Fashion TV’s flagship channel, f.tv, is dedicated to news and trends in the international fashion industry. f.tv is watched by over 300 million households in more than 202 countries.

Michel Adam, president and chief executive officer of FTV, said that he was “very happy” about the joint venture and that he will be looking forward to a great partnership “for a long time” to come. He also revealed that FTV will be releasing a video on the production of the calendar.

Gleissner felt it was a “great achievement” since this is his first piece of work to be published. “I am very proud of that. What started as an experiment became a serious artistic venture that received high regards among the world of fashion photography”, he says.

“It is certainly an honour for me that Fashion TV picked my photographs for its 2006 calendar. Maybe it will help to expose the amazing underwater world of Cebu, and the surrounding islands, to the international diving community.”

Fashion TV Calendar 2006: Nautical Angels Underwater will be launched in November 2005. It will be available for purchase at www.underwatercalendar.com .

ABOUT MICK GLEISSNER

Antwerp-based photographer Mick Gleissner has travelled around the world but it was Asia that captured his imagination and heart. The diving enthusiast has spent over ten years in Southeast Asia where he has been immortalizing the beauty of its underwater world through photography.

When Gleissner combined his interests with his passion for fashion, the results were stunning. Nautical Angels Underwater Calendar 2006 is a testament to that. Gleissner has also directed a series of music videos that were shot underwater.

ABOUT BIGFOOT ENTERTAINMENT

Bigfoot Entertainment
is the parent company of Bigfoot Productions, Bigfoot Productions Services, the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT), and Bigfoot Partners.

Based in Hollywood and Asia, Bigfoot Entertainment produces quality independent feature films, television programming, as well as educational and corporate content for an international audience. Our team of award-winning producers, directors and writers from Hollywood and other film capitals of the world, operate from world-class production facilities based in Southeast Asia. For more information on Bigfoot Entertainment, visit www.bigfootentertainment.com.

ABOUT FASHION TV

FashionTV (FTV)’s flagship channel, f.tv was created in Paris in 1997 and is the only 24-hour global television channel dedicated to fashion, beauty and lifestyle. f.tv reaches over 300 million households and in more than 202 countries across 5 continents. It is also the most popular channel watched in hotels, on mobile phones, internet and high-definition TV screens. f.tv is also broadcasted in more than 100,000 restaurants, beauty salons, and retail outlets, and its new f.tv vertical programming has also started debuting in the hottest clubs globally. Since 2004, FashionTV has also expanded its licensing business, with an attractive range of FTV branded merchandising, like accessories (f.wear), bars (f.bar), music CDs (f.music) etc.

For more information about Fashion TV, please visit www.ftv.com or contact:

Igor Windisch
Fashion TV Paris
12 rue de l’Amiral Hamelin, 75016 Paris, France
Tel : +33-1-45-05-45-28
Email : igor@ftv.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

Daphne Chua
Director
Public Relations & Marketing Communications

Bigfoot Entertainment Ltd
Mobile : +65-9682-8598
Email : daphne@bf-e.com



Zijia
Wong
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Special Interests Division

Bigfoot Entertainment Ltd
Mobile : +65-9026-2520
Email : zijia@bf-e.com
High-resolution images for print as well as, video, can be provided upon request.

   

FASHION TV KICKS OFF 2006 WITH MICK GLEISSNER’S UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

MICK GLEISSNER RELEASES SPECTACULAR CALENDAR

"Luft angehalten für vier Minuten und 44 Sekunden"
SeaStar
Feb/Mar '06


"Making of Nautical Angels Underwater – Abgetaucht – Matchbälle und Verhaftungen unter Wasser"
Photographie 12


"Deep Blue Sea"
Photographie 11


"Deep Blue Something"
8 Days
Dec 29 '05


"Underwater Angels"
Gadgets
Dec '05


"Une mode qui se mouille!"
Photo Magazine
Dec '05


"Lensman adds depth to his shots"
The New Paper
Dec 10 '05


"Watersports as seen thru’ a fish-eye lens"
Metro
Dec 8 '05


"Kalender"
BLOND
Dec '05

"Sportliche Meernixen –
Das etwas andere Foto-shooting"
TauchSport
Dec '05

"The ‘making of’ van een kalendar"
Duiken
Dec '05


"Life under water"
Weekend Standard
Nov 26-27 '05


"Film sh-booms in Cebu"
FUDGE Magazine
Nov '05


"Nautical Feats"
Elle
Nov '05


"Clan from Atlantis"
Maxim
Nov '05


"Mick's Mermaids "
Zee
Oct-Nov '05


"Depth of Fashion"
Today
Oct 8-9 '05

 
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