NEW YORK, NY, June 2, 2009– Yoostar today announced that the Yoostar™ system will be available for purchase in August of 2009 at retail and online. The Yoostar system ($169.95 suggested retail price) was introduced to great acclaim at the opening keynote address of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.
“Since our debut at CES, there has been enormous interest from consumers, retailers and media companies about when they will be able to get their hands on the Yoostar system,” said Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, President and CEO, Yoostar Entertainment Group.“People recognize that Yoostar is truly the next big thing in social entertainment. It will create a whole new kind of entertainment experience around movies and TV that is immersive, personalized, social and amazingly fun.”
“Yoostar will a set a new high water mark for consumers by pushing the boundaries of interactive social entertainment and providing an unparalleled emotional experience for our users,” said Barry Friedberg, Vice Chairman, Yoostar Entertainment Group.“We are thrilled to be bringing what we believe will be the hottest digital entertainment system on the planet to market very soon.”
The Yoostar system includes all the tools to turn your home into a movie studio: a studio-grade web cam with built-in dual microphones and remote control, portable green screen, professional stand, and Yoostar software that is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. The system will ship with an assortment of clips featuring 38 different roles, with a constantly updated library of film, television and NBA moments available for purchase and download at www.yoostar.com. Some sample films include“The Godfather,”“Forrest Gump,”“The Terminator,”“Employee of the Month,”“Psycho,”“Rocky Balboa,”“Beverly Hills Cop 2” and“Saw.”
Yoostar’s patented Active Immersion Technology™ digitally removes original actors from scenes and allows users to insert themselves into their place. Users can deliver faithful, on-script performances or their own interpretation of movie and television scenes while interacting with their favorite stars. The number of takes is unlimited, ensuring that the user gets exactly the performance they want before wrapping the scene.
The Yoostar system allows users to record performances on their PC or Mac for local viewing and also to upload to www.yoostar.com. At the site, users can share their own performances and view, rate, and compete with fellow Yoostar users’ efforts. Yoostar.com is a fully developed social networking site where users can create their own personal profile pages, build communities of friends and share favorite performances– on the site itself and through embeddable players and widgets. Yoostar is poised to become one of the largest content-driven social networking sites in the world.
At launch, Yoostar will have content from five major Hollywood studios including Paramount Pictures Corporation, Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., Lions Gate Films, Inc., as well as the National Basketball Association and Sesame Workshop’s“Sesame Street” franchise.
About Yoostar Entertainment Group:
Yoostar Entertainment Group, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, California is the owner and developer of the Yoostar technology and interactive entertainment system. Yoostar’s proprietary technology allows users, in the comfort of their homes or offices, to star in their favorite movie scenes together with the original actors and share their performances online. Perfectly blending aspects of online video creation and sharing, social gaming and social networking, Yoostar creates a new kind of personalized entertainment experience that’s immersive, fun and social. Founded in 2007, Yoostar’s principal investors are Emigrant Capital Corporation and Entertech, LLC.
Meryl Van Meter