(CelebrityAccess Media Wire)
Cedric Kushner Promotions, Inc. has formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Ckrush Entertainment, Inc. Ckrush will focus on film and television. The formation of Ckrush reflects the company's strategic business plan to expand its position in the entertainment industry.
"We are incredibly excited about the launch of the Ckrush Entertainment brand," said Jim DiLorenzo, vice president of the company. "We anticipate having an active slate of entertainment projects with a particular emphasis on film and television. Ckrush will be a great compliment to the CKP brand which focuses on sports and live events."
CKP promotes world champion and top contender boxers. In addition to its representation and promotion efforts, the agency also produces and syndicates world championship boxing events for distribution worldwide. A steady program supplier to the world's leading television networks, including HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN, and EuroSport, the company promotes televised events from venues all around the world. Having promoted approximately 300 world championship bouts, CKP is at the forefront of the international boxing business. CKP, formed in 1974 by promoter Cedric Kushner, originally achieved prominence in the field of rock-'n-roll music and is now one of the most active promoters of championship bouts worldwide. In addition to its North American business, CKP is the foremost American-based promoter of boxing in Europe and Africa. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner