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Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin & Dutch Hofstetter Will Soon Team Up for "Riding Destiny"

2013-03-27 16:41 ET - News Release

HOUSTON, March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Champion Entertainment, Inc. ("Champion") a full service entertainment and production company with offices in Houston and Hollywood who has recently executed a share exchange agreement with Acies Corporation (Pink Sheets:ACIE) slated to finalize later this year after various closing conditions have been met, is pleased to announce they have received an offer from True North Pictures, LLC to co-produce a new extreme-sports and family friendly faith based film directed by Stephen Baldwin named "Riding Destiny".

Stephen Baldwin is set to make his directorial debut in "Riding Destiny," a feature film about an extreme-sports surfer-stuntman who returns home to fix his broken cowboy family.

"I've waited for a project like this to come along to make my mark as a director," says Baldwin, who will also take on an acting role in the film. Also signed up for starring roles are Baldwin's brother William. This will be the first time any of these famous brothers has teamed up on a feature-film project. Rounding out the unique team is "Soul Surfer" producer Dutch Hofstetter.

Mr. Hofstetter brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this project. "'Soul Surfer' was a story of triumph. 'Riding Destiny' is an amazing journey about discovering purpose," says Hofstetter. I've admired Stephen Baldwin's talents for years. I truly believe he was born to direct 'Riding Destiny.'"

The family-friendly faith-based picture will be co-produced by Champion Entertainment, Inc. and True North Pictures. Kurt Neubauer, CEO of Champion Entertainment is excited about this collaboration, saying, "The co-production of 'Riding Destiny' will catapult Champion Entertainment into the mainstream motion-picture industry. I also look forward to finalizing an agreement with True North Pictures to co-produce this truly remarkable film project and help Champion continue to build on its record of success."

"This is a captivating story of two opposite worlds that come together for the first time: cowboys and surfers," added True North Pictures' CEO, Mark Davis.  "Under the leadership of Stephen Baldwin and Dutch Hofstetter this film is destined to be great."

The story is a fantastic mixture of extreme sports, rodeo, romance, and honor. It follows the journey of a young man, Dustin, who sees his dad become crippled in a championship bull ride, and vows to leave home as soon as he can.  After establishing his own life as a competitive surfer with a California extreme-sports exhibition team, circumstances for his return home six years later with have gripping action and plot twists.

Principal photography is slated to begin summer 2013 for an anticipated theatrical release in 2014.

About "Riding Destiny"

Set in the present, this is the story of Dustin, an extreme-sports athlete who leaves his surfing life to return home and find his destiny as a champion rodeo rider with his cowboy family. At the age of 8, Dustin's life is turned upside-down when his father is bucked from a bull and gored in the world rodeo championships, leaving him terribly crippled. Now in his mid-twenties, the surfer lives the life of an extreme-sports stuntman and performer in Northern California; light years away from rodeos, ranch, and family. His new life of big-wave surfing, skydiving, and free-hand climbing defines his existence and that of his team. One fortuitous "gig" brings him face-to-face with his estranged younger brother, who is now managing national rodeo events.  Beyond the conflict of this unwelcome encounter, his brother tells him that their mom is battling a disease that could be life-threatening. The return trip home brings him face-to-face with his angry family and questioning friends. But one pleasant surprise jumps out when he is re-acquainted with Taylor Johnson, who has grown into much more of a woman than he remembered from high school.  High-stakes conflict, conspiracy, and challenge force Dustin to deal with a life he had long forgotten, with the wise guidance of Taylor's mom, an old ranchwoman herself.  For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/RidingDestiny

About Champion Entertainment, Inc.

Champion Entertainment, Inc. with offices/studios in Houston, Texas and Hollywood California develops, produces and distributes compelling family and faith based content for the film and television industry. Champion is a full service production company, offering production services for television, full length motion pictures, music videos and commercials. Champion is comprised of four divisions: Champion Entertainment, Inc., United Film Distribution, RW Productions, Inc., and CEI-Talent.   www.championentertainment.com

About True North Pictures, LLC

True North Pictures, LLC, is a West Hollywood, CA-based feature film production company dedicated to creative, high-impact, faith-friendly movies.  www.TrueNorthPictures.com.

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Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission reports and filings.

Certain statements contained in this release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created by that Act. Reliance should not be placed on forward looking statements because they involve unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Forward looking statements may be identified by words such as estimates, anticipates, projects, plans, expects, intends, believes, should and similar expressions and by the context in which they are used. Such statements are based upon current expectations of the Company and speak only as of the date made.

CONTACT: Champion Entertainment, Inc.
         Kurt E Neubauer 713-522-4701 info@championentertainment.com
         
         True North Pictures, LLC
         Mark Davis. Office: (855) TN-FILMS,
         Cell: (714) 681-2681
         Mark@TrueNorthPictures.com
         
         Media Inquires: PlanetPR
         Matt Rich, 212-404-4444, matt@planetpr.com

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