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Rainmaker Scores 7 Elan Awards Nominations

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Vancouver, B.C. -- January 24, 2008 -- Rainmaker Entertainment announced today that it has been nominated for seven awards in the 2nd Annual ELAN Awards presented by the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA). Rainmaker swept the nominations in two categories including Best Feature Length Animated Production and Best Direction in a Feature Length Animated Production for "Barbie as the Island Princess," "Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow," and "Max Steel: Countdown." Rainmaker also received a nomination for Best Production Design Or Art Direction for “Max Steel: Countdown." “It’s an embarrassment of riches. To have so much of our work get nominated is a huge honor for everyone at Rainmaker,� says Paul Gertz, Executive Vice President of Rainmaker. “Plus, until the awards are announced next month, there’s going to be a lot of healthy competition around the studio. It’s a wonderful morale booster!� The ELAN awards, hosted by Seth "Family Guy" MacFarlane, will be presented on February 15th at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. Rainmaker is currently in production on its next theatrical animated feature "Escape From Planet Earth." The Weinstein Company is financing the animated comedy and will handle worldwide theatrical distribution. About Rainmaker Entertainment Rainmaker Entertainment is one of the world's most successful and prolific producers of CG animation and currently has over 350 employees based in Vancouver, Canada. Originally established in 1993 as Mainframe Entertainment, Rainmaker has produced close to 40 feature-length films based on top international brands such as Barbie, Hot Wheels, Spider-Man, Casper, Popeye, Tony Hawk, Stuart Little and Inspector Gadget and more than 250 half-hours of CG animated television including ReBoot, Transformers: Beast Wars, Action Man and Heavy Gear. Rainmaker has produced films for Sony, Mattel, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Electronic Arts and MTV. In addition to garnering many prestigious awards for their work, Rainmaker productions have generated more than $400 million in video sales. Currently in production at Rainmaker: Escape From Planet Earth, a theatrical feature with The Weinstein Company: an animated sequel to The Nutty Professor; and new installments in Mattel's Barbie and Max Steel franchises. ### Media Contacts: Rita Cahill Ellen Pasternack 604-714-2600




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