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Feed from the ADV panel at Anime-Expo 2008. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

16:03:29 <bay|AX|ADV> Here we go
16:03:33 <bay|AX|ADV> Matt Greenfield and...
16:04:41 <bay|AX|ADV> we are waiting for a large group of people to be let in
16:09:39 <bay|AX|ADV> (They are STILL filling the room)
16:09:54 <bay|AX|ADV> i believe this is John Ledford... as the other person.. but waiting for intros
16:10:28 <bay|AX|ADV> (ROOM STILL FILLING)
16:11:38 <bay|AX|ADV> okay.. so...
16:11:57 <bay|AX|ADV> we're going to talk a little....and then we are going to show a little bit of kiba again
16:12:37 <bay|AX|ADV> so... im matt greenfield.. the co-founded of adv..
16:12:44 <bay|AX|ADV> and john ledford.. the other co-founder and ceo
16:12:50 <bay|AX|ADV> so i guess.. john.. you had some points
16:12:59 <bay|AX|ADV> i want to thank everyone for our 16th year here at AX
16:13:06 <bay|AX|ADV> im sure you guys have a lot of questions about what is going on
16:13:11 <bay|AX|ADV> we'll do our best to bring everyone up to speed
16:13:24 <bay|AX|ADV> its not a secret that this is a bad year.....
16:13:42 <bay|AX|ADV> they have been seeking a replacement for sojitz who pulled themselves and all their staff out at the end of the year
16:13:46 <bay|AX|ADV> they have found such a replacement
16:13:49 <bay|AX|ADV> this means that ADV is not going away
16:13:54 <bay|AX|ADV> we have a massive amount of titles
16:14:01 <bay|AX|ADV> we are in active negotations for a quantity of new titles
16:14:10 <bay|AX|ADV> they hope to have some bigger announcements at otakon
16:14:30 <bay|AX|ADV> q&a....
16:15:01 <bay|AX|ADV> keep in mind, we are in the middle of a situtation... we have been working on stuff and we had to be silent until last week because we were working on things and didn't know what would happen
16:15:19 <bay|AX|ADV> live action eva movie question?
16:15:42 <bay|AX|ADV> we have hired the director of appleseed ex machina... we have major studios looking at the project
16:16:11 <bay|AX|ADV> is there aything you can say about why the sojitz partnership went sour?
16:16:22 <bay|AX|ADV> when you are an anme studio, sometimes things just don't click
16:16:48 <bay|AX|ADV> i can say... it was just from the beginning,.. it was difficult.. working in their world where everything is run by spreadsheets as opposed to the entertainment industry
16:16:56 <bay|AX|ADV> within a short period of time, it was clear there would be issues
16:17:01 <bay|AX|ADV> and it was clear it wouldn't work out
16:17:15 <bay|AX|ADV> we wish them the best and we went in with the best of intentions
16:17:51 <bay|AX|ADV> now that bluray authoring is coming down in price... you will be seeing blu-ray coming quickly
16:17:59 <bay|AX|ADV> what happened to newtype USA?
16:18:11 <bay|AX|ADV> the term of the license ended and we werent' able to renew with kadokawa usa
16:18:59 <bay|AX|ADV> will you continue dubs? we have our studios... you won't see as many dubs since we currently don't have titles
16:19:13 <bay|AX|ADV> any interest in doing original productions? yes, we have done some already, there are some in the works
16:19:31 <bay|AX|ADV> what ever happened to mutineers moon? still in the works, we want to do it, its a very complicated thing...
16:20:00 <bay|AX|ADV> can adv say who the new partner is? maybe by otakon.. we're waiting for the board to dry
16:20:32 <bay|AX|ADV> so how is this new partnership going to affect your manga line? we'd like to finish up the stuff we already started.. but for the next 12 months, we aren't going to go after any new acquisitions
16:21:08 <bay|AX|ADV> losing the titles? we didn't lose them, they went with sojitz, and sojitz wanted to give them to have money
16:21:15 <bay|AX|ADV> we are working close with funimation to make sure the fans needs are met
16:22:01 <bay|AX|ADV> question why the site has been dead for months? that is called a hacked website..
16:22:10 <bay|AX|ADV> there are some titles that were locked off when the sojitz situation began..
16:22:20 <bay|AX|ADV> about 32 titles.. 34 titles were affected...with sojitz
16:22:41 <bay|AX|ADV> they'll check the site later today...
16:23:07 <bay|AX|ADV> how are the voice actors affected? obviously, work is shifting around.. the thing about voice actors is that they aren't employees of adv.. they are independent contractors...
16:23:13 <bay|AX|ADV> they work for whatever part of the show they are in
16:23:30 <bay|AX|ADV> and then move to a new project
16:24:01 <bay|AX|ADV> when you plan to continue manga, does that include the 1 vol only manga?... we said "like to"... there are some that may be under licensing issues ...the people who run manga aren't here
16:24:23 <bay|AX|ADV> thinpak releases... some are reisused, is there a reason they are redone? ... if you change the cover.. they sell...
16:24:42 <bay|AX|ADV> if you keep the changing the cover.. it keeps selling
16:25:07 <bay|AX|ADV> when the nadia tin first came out, there were issues... are there plans to keep it in circulation? yes
16:25:12 <bay|AX|ADV> (absolutely)
16:25:31 <bay|AX|ADV> there are apparently 3 studios looking at the eva movie...
16:25:40 <bay|AX|ADV> and now they are going to run more kiba...
16:26:34 <bay|AX|ADV> (they are playing kiba, im working on getting the beginning of the panel)
16:31:27 <bay|AX|ADV> (clarification: on the legal portion... sojitz had originally invested and then pulled their staff and investment in the earlier part of the year. their investment in ADV was the titles themselves)
16:32:08 <bay|AX|ADV> (end)
Notes: None