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Arowana Media Holdings Launches Reg CF

To launch something is to propel it or get it going, usually from a standing position. You can launch a rocket, a career, a product or even a watermelon.

McapMediaWire – Mike The Pike Productions Inc. (OTC: MIKP) (“The Company”), ($MIKP) flagship subsidiary Arowana Media Holdings Inc. officially announces its live offering on NetCapital.com for the company’s growing portfolio of entertainment IP rights which currently includes Dynamite Comics’ iconic Vampirella universe, Barbara O’Connor’s NYT Bestselling novel Wish, and Graeme Reynold’s visceral werewolf saga, High Moor, among others.

Fans, Shareholders, and Investors interested in development stage company opportunities are invited to review the offering and accompanying pitch deck.

A recent Forbes article by Peter Csathy conveys the power of a model like ours given the current state of the industry, and can be found here: Content Ownership Is King: That’s Why Movie, TV & Music Libraries Are In Such High Demand.

Ownership in Arowana shares is separate from ownership in $MIKP shares, however management is confident that funds raised in Arowana will indirectly benefit the parent company and its shareholders.

“We are excited to announce the offering on Netcapital today as part of a soft launch, which will be followed by a robust online and social marketing campaign in the coming days,” states Producer and CEO, Mark B. Newbauer, who has personally funded much of the existing portfolio to the benefit of The Company and its shareholders.

“More than ever, studios/streamers are seeking Entertainment IP as source material for content development, and we have identified a number of exciting properties we feel have significant market potential.  As well, we are honoured to have aligned ourselves with a team of industry renown professionals such as Jon Levin (producer with nearly four decades as an agent with CAA) and Joseph Lanius (entertainment attorney with extensive experience in rights, production, and distribution).

“Jon’s contributions to so many clients and companies reach back 38 years. His ability to pick great stories and entertainment is only surpassed by his character and integrity. He’s going to be one of the great producers in our business; in many ways, he already is” CAA partner, Bryan Lourd.

“Another near-term priority for us is to see Mike The Pike Productions Inc. (OTC: MIKP) through to Pink Current on OTC Markets with updated filings and disclosure in line with stated requirements,” adds Newbauer.

Details on existing and any additional assets will be covered in subsequent announcements alongside the Reg CF campaign.

About Arowana Media Holdings & Mike The Pike Entertainment:

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Arowana Company Logo

Arowana Media Holdings Inc. is an IP Acquisitions and Development Company with a focused plan to build a diverse portfolio of IP to be produced and exploited in the entertainment marketplace via its flagship subsidiary, Mike the Pike Entertainment, LLC, which will acquire, incubate and develop IP which can then be used to complement horizontally integrated subsidiaries focused in Film / Television / Streaming, Publishing, Software / Gaming, esports, AR/VR, and Artificial Intelligence.

Contact:

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Mike The Pike Company Logo

CEO: Mark B. Newbauer
Email: hey@mikethepike.com

Product Liability Lawyers Join DLA Piper in LA

DLA Piper law firm announced today that Jayme Long has joined the firm’s Litigation and Regulatory practice as a partner based in Los Angeles.

Long is a first-chair trial lawyer who defends companies faced with complex litigation matters in a broad array of areas, including product liability, premises liability, mass torts and commercial litigation. She represents companies in the energy, chemical, manufacturing, safety and maritime industries in state and federal courts across the country.

In addition to Long, of counsel and certified appellate specialist Justin Sarno and associates Stephanie Peatman and Alexander Giraldo have also joined the Litigation and Regulatory practice in Los Angeles, along with paralegal Hannah Ali and trial assistant David Mitchell.

“Jayme is a deeply experienced trial attorney with an incredible range, demonstrated by a strong understanding of scientific and complex legal issues and an excellent track record in the courtroom. She and her team will add significant value and depth to our capabilities, allowing us to better serve the needs of companies operating in a wide range of sectors,” said James Brogan, United States chair and global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Litigation and Regulatory practice.

“I have followed the growth of Jayme’s practice for years and am very excited that she is joining DLA Piper. She and her team complement and expand our product liability and commercial disputes offerings on the West Coast, and her addition demonstrates our continued dedication to growing our presence in Southern California,” said Angela Agrusa, managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices.

Long joins from Dentons United States LLP. She received her J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law and her B.S. from San Diego State University.

Latham Law Firm Recognised with Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian aid is material and logistic assistance to people who need help. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by the government and other institutions replaces it. Among the people in need are the homeless, refugees, and victims of natural disasters, wars, and famines.

The Inner City Law Centre has awarded Latham & Watkins it’s 2020 Humanitarian Award for being a “steadfast supporter and zealous pro bono partner.”

Latham & Watkins is an American multinational law firm. Founded in 1934 in Los Angeles, California, Latham is the second-largest law firm in the world by revenue.

As of 2021, Latham is also one of the most profitable law firms in the world, with profits per partner exceeding US$4.5 million.

The Inner City Law Centre is a non-profit poverty-law firm serving the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles.

The Centre fights for justice for individuals experiencing homelessness, low-income tenants, working-poor families, immigrants, people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabilities, and homeless veterans.

Born inside a rusty construction trailer behind the Catholic Worker soup kitchen in 1980, ICLC has always been guided by the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect.

As the only full-time provider of legal services headquartered on Skid Row, ICLC’s staff of over 100 and over 500 annual volunteers, provides quality legal representation for people who have nowhere else to go.

Thank you and congratulations to all our Latham attorneys and staff who have worked on so many matters with the Centre and its clients over the past 20 years.

Latham advises Morpheus Space in its series seed funding round

Morpheus Space has announced the closing of its first private funding round, led by Vsquared Ventures. Others in the round include Lavrock Ventures, Airbus Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Pallas Ventures and Techstars.

The space tech start-up was founded in 2018 as a spin-off from the chair of space systems of Technical University of Dresden. The company has created the ground-breaking Spacecraft Electric Propulsion Systems, NanoFEEP, which is the smallest and most efficient satellite propulsion system that provides in-orbit mobility for the widest range of satellite sizes.

“We are proud to have had Latham’s support on this milestone transaction for Morpheus,” said Daniel Bock, Co-Founder and CEO. “For every legal discipline we needed in the U.S. and Germany, they provided an almost instantaneous solution to help make this cutting edge tech transaction an intercontinental success.”

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Morpheus Space in the transaction. The emerging companies team was led by Los Angeles associate David Pendergast, with assistance from Los Angeles associate Zach Gray. The German corporate team was led by Hamburg partner Christoph Engeler, with associate Daniel Kreutzmann. Advice was also provide on intellectual property matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Mueller and Los Angeles partner Ghaith Mahmood; on employment matters by Munich associate Kristina Steckermeier; on German public R&D grant matters by Frankfurt associate Alexander Wilhelm; and on regulatory matters by Hamburg associate Niklas Bruggermann.

Latham began representing Morpheus Space nearly a year ago, and helped the founders Daniel and Istvan Lorincz navigate a variety of legal questions on both sides of the Atlantic, culminating in a very exciting deal that will help the Company unlock the next phase of growth in its mission.

Four DLA Piper lawyers join WILEF leadership

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers have joined the leadership of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). Ellen Scordino, a member of WILEF’s Global Advisory Board, will now also become a WILEF Boston co-chair, and Mariah DiGrino, Colleen Carey Gulliver and Holly Lake will join WILEF’s Global Advisory Board.

Scordino, a Boston-based partner in DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice, focuses on patent litigation, commercial matters and client counselling in the pharmaceuticals, biologics, diagnostics, biofuels and medical device industries.

DiGrino, a Real Estate partner based in Chicago, concentrates her practice in the areas of land use and zoning, public-private financing, public incentives, historic preservation, and community and economic development, as well as general real estate.

Gulliver is a New York-based partner in DLA Piper’s Litigation and Regulatory practice. Her practice includes the defence of class actions in various substantive areas, such as consumer, privacy and securities litigation, for many different industries, including consumer goods and retail, transportation and technology, as well as corporate litigation and counselling, business litigation and securities enforcement matters.

Lake is a Los Angeles-based partner in DLA Piper’s Employment practice. She is an employment litigator and advisor. She has a breadth of experience defending clients across industries, not only in single/multiple plaintiff cases, but also defending employers in wage-and-hour class, collective and private attorney general representative actions under California laws and the Fair Labour Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. She also advises clients on all matters related to employment, including OFCCP compliance and affirmative action program development.

WILEF is the premier organisation for women in law exclusively dedicated to women from the largest law firms and corporate law departments in the United States.

CBRE Group Recognised for Excellence

CBRE is an American commercial real estate services and investment firm. The abbreviation CBRE stands for Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis. It is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

CBRE today announced that the company has been recognised as an “All Star” firm in IAOP®’s annual assessment of global outsourcing companies across all industries.

IAOP also recognised CBRE for “sustained excellence” for its continued high performance in the program over the last several years.

The GO100 recognises the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors.

This list is based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organisations.

CBRE again achieved top honours in all the program’s judging categories this year, including customer references, awards and certifications, programs for innovation and programs for corporate social responsibility.

CBRE provides integrated services for occupiers of commercial real estate, including facilities management, transaction services, project management, and strategic consulting.

CBRE Group Overview

CBRE, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

The company has more than 100000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices worldwide.

CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.