Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sad News

The Crain's New York Business news source reports that the anime and manga distributor Central Park Media (CPM) filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and has closed its doors as of Monday. According to Crain's, the company owes US$1.2 million to creditors. The company has not been active in releasing new titles in the past 12 months.

CPM and its Software Sculptors, U.S. Manga Corps, and Anime 18 labels were once the North American homes of such prominent works as Grave of the Fireflies, Utena, Mobile Police Patlabor, Record of Lodoss War, Slayers, Night on the Galactic Railroad, Project A-Ko, Dominion Tank Police, Descendants of Darkness, Demon City Shinjuku, Urotsukidoji, and La Blue Girl. It later branched out into the book publishing field by releasing Comic Party, Record of Lodoss War, Slayers, Embracing Love, Kizuna, and other titles under the CPM Manga and Be Beautiful Manga imprints. It sponsored the Big Apple Anime Fest earlier this decade.

Companies that file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States will face liquidation — unlike Chapter 11 and 13 bankruptcies which still allow companies to restructure and continue to operate.

CPM's former management did not respond to ANN's request for comment.

Hope JOD, MOD, Stephanie & the rest of the old crew are all OK. Let's keep each other informed if we hear anything or if any of our alumni need any help!

Friday, February 6, 2009

CPM: The Next Generation

For all of you who haven't been keeping up on current events (because you're not on Facebook) I'd like to announce the newest members of the post CPM team...

Brian Murray (Finance) had a son named Andy on January 31st, 2009

Trish Jagroop (Production) had a son named Jace who was born on December 20th, 2008


The results of thier typing test and math test will be available as soon as they can hold a pen...
Have fun.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Greetings from Philadelphia!

I just wanted to send a "shout out" (that sounds really bad, doesn't it?) from Philadelphia. I currently work in an interactive agency and think everyday about how much I miss you guys, gals and NYC.

I hope that reunions are set-up and that you think of me when sending invites.

BTW - Chie is on Facebook, if anyone wants to contact her.



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bubble Girl

Sara Erickson sent this over to me to post for your perusal, Valerio's original lyrics to the Bubble Girl song...

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More news and photos coming from Sara soon!


Howdy Y'all...

CB - good idea setting this up! I'm sad to hear that our local watering holes are slowly disappearing. Bummer. What about that Mexican place on 8th? Is that still around? Shit I don't even remember the name... And what about that grill across the street that Glen and Bo used to hang out at?

I've been living in Boston for the past 5 years so I'm out of touch. Still go to NY quite often so it would be cool to catch up with some of you, get drunk and tell war stories.

I'm happy to report that I'm no longer associated with filthy cartoons and instead am working as a Human Resources Manager at a reputable company. I actually also do HR for a sister company we have in London so I travel over to the UK periodically.

We dig living in Boston and taking advantage of everything that New England has to offer (skiing, hiking, the ocean, the lobsters) though we do miss NYC. There's no place like it.

Let's see, what else is there... Char and I are still happily married (no kids yet) and just celebrated our 10 year anniversary (of knowing eachother) last spring . She's an exec in the apparel industry and enjoying her career. Her job is actually the main reason why we moved up here...

Other than that, still enjoying life, going out to bars, seeing live music and living up to my reputation of being a general asshole.

We should set up another reunion for 2009 and this time get the goombas (Lupo, Valerio and Salerno) to come out.



Monday, December 8, 2008