DQ Entertainment International ("DQE" or the "Company") - DQE Signs Global French Publishing Deal with Hachette Livre

By Dq Entertainment International, PRNE
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

HYDERABAD, India, May 6, 2010 - DQE, the animation, gaming, live action entertainment
production and distribution company, is pleased to announce the signing of a
exclusive publishing licensing deal for The Jungle Book with Hachette Livre
for French language worldwide .

Under the terms of the agreement, Hachette has the right for publication
of The Jungle Book in six key segments that include story books, activity
books, novelty books, workbooks and home learning, chapter books-novelisation
and ebooks. The distribution channels for this deal includes book retailers,
comic book stores, department stores, mail order catalogues, mass market,
trade and wholesale outlets and book clubs, toy stores, direct sales and
catalogue and specialty retailers among others.

Hachette Livre ("Hachette") is the largest publisher in French language
and is part of Lagardere Media, the media division of Groupe Lagardere, which
is active in communications and media (books, press, audiovisual and
distribution/retailing of cultural products) worldwide.

Hachette was founded in 1824 and is made up of several reputed publishing
companies in France including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton,
John Murray, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Little, Brown
Book Group, Hodder Education Group, and Chambers. Many famous novel series
like The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The stories of Enid Blyton, The
Little Vampire, Winx Club, Inspector Gadget, The five detectives among
various others have been published by Hachette in the collection Rose
Library, which are a collection of books for young children. Hachette India
was incorporated on May 29, 2007 and has soared into place as the
second-largest trade publisher in the country by value terms.

With the vast experience and expertise Hachette has in the publication
sphere along with the tremendous reception Jungle Book has already received,
the present deal will enable both parties to transcend the property beyond TV
sets while acting as a new stream of revenue.

Tapaas Chakravarti Chairman & CEO of DQE commented:

"Our collaboration with Hachette for the publishing of this
classical property in French stands testimony to the fact that the brand
Jungle Book has fabulous recognition worldwide. We believe that we have
chosen the right partner to bring this wonderful property to the French
denizen's world over.

This is the beginning of a new and strategic relationship with
Hachette and we look forward to continue our association with them."

Christine Foulquies, Director of Projects from Hachette Livre commented:

"We are delighted to have finalised this deal with DQE and we
are very proud to be their publishing partner in France for this wonderful
property. Hachette teams will promote Jungle Book in full earnest and I am
certain that this is the beginning of a long-standing relationship between
our two companies."


The series tell stories of the man-cub 'Mowgli' raised in the
Indian jungles by a pack of wolves. Drama, excitement and adventure mixed
with a high element of comedy tell tales of how Mowgli lives and survives in
the jungle, where his only companions are animals. His adventures reflect his
daredevil, fearless, high-spirited and fun-loving escapades. He is helped by
Baloo the wise bear, his best friend Bagheera the black panther and
(sometimes!) mighty Kaa, the rock python. Mowgli learns to overcome adversity
and make progress in his life by using his quick wit and natural curiosity,
with his constantly optimistic outlook on life. This is very challenging for
the little man-cub with a evil enemy like Shere Khan, the royal Bengal tiger.

Mowgli's adventures open out in the lush tropical forest of
Seeonee amidst splendid Indian royal forts, temples, waterfalls and the
Waingunga river. Throughout the series other characters from the Kipling
stories add flavor to the drama, comedy and action, bringing out excellent
animation and quality storytelling.

Trailer available for viewing:

About DQE:

DQE is one of the leading producers of animation, visual effects, game
art and live action entertainment content for the global media and
entertainment industry. With a workforce of approx 3500 permanent employees
and a global client - partner base of over 90 producers, distributors,
broadcasters and licensors including Walt Disney Television Animation,
Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc., Electronic Arts, Marvel Comics, American
Greetings, NBC-Universal, BBC Group, M6/ France TV Group / TF-1 - leading
broadcasting and Distribution groups from France, ZDF TV and ZDF Enterprises
- leading broadcaster and global distributor from Germany, ABC Australia, Al
Jazeera - Arabic nations, Disney Channels - Asia, Cartoon Network Group and
many more world-wide.

DQE has produced/co-produced and distributed iconic brands
such as Iron Man - the first 3D animated TV series, Twisted Whiskers, Mikido,
Casper, Pinky & Perky, second season of Large Family, third season of Mickey
Mouse Club House, First and Second Season of Madagascar TV Series and now in
Second Season and Fanboy for Nickelodeon, USA and is now co-producing
properties like Little Prince and Little Nick with major international
broadcasters and producers. DQE has a library of over 400 hours of
international programs for distribution and licensing globally for TV, home
entertainment, merchandising and publishing is on fast track.

DQE's 100% home grown production in Hi-end 3D, 'The Jungle
Book' is in production as a 52 episode animated series and a 60 minute TV
feature in co-production with international majors including TF1 and
Moonscoop , France, ZDF Group, Germany and is to be released world-wide in
2010. Toomai-The Elephant Boy which is a live action TV series is in
development in co-operation with international broadcasters, while several
Indian IPs like Mysteries & Feluda, Omkar, Balkand I, II and III with
International Broadcasters have had a successful run.

DQE has also announced the development of a series of animated
short films for television in collaboration with French production companies
Method Animation and MK2. DQE, Method Animation and MK2 announced the
production and worldwide distribution and exploitation of an animated version
of 104 six-minute episodes inspired by the legendary film icon Charlie
Chaplin's Hollywood films. The first series will be developed in colour
creating a timeless atmosphere and a unique look, blending early 20th century
with present time, allowing for younger generations to identify with the
Charlie Chaplin character.

DQE has received recognition and awards at several national
and international forums fostering creativity and excellence. Some of the
recent recognitions have been at the Ernst & Young,

Entrepreneur of the Year - 2009 India Awards, The UK Broadcast
Awards 2010, Sichuan TV Festival International "Gold Panda" Awards, The Emmy
Award, administered by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for
Tutenstein TV series co-produced by DQE and several others.

DQE's production facilities are based in Hyderabad, Mumbai and
Kolkata and it has international sales representatives in Los Angeles, Paris
and Tokyo.

    DQ Entertainment International
    Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27
    Sumedha Saraogi

Enquiries: DQ Entertainment International, Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27, Sumedha Saraogi, sumedha at dqentertainment.com

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