PRESS RELEASE: The Official Caprica™ Prop and Costume Auctions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Propworx and the NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group Announce
The Official Caprica™ Prop and Costume Auctions
First Week of eBay Auctions to Coincide with Five Remaining Caprica Episodes on Syfy on January 4, 2011 From 6pm to 11pm ET/PT
LOS ANGELES — December 30, 2010 —Propworx, in association with NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group, announces The Official Caprica Prop and Costume Auction. The auction will commence on January 2, 2011 with six weekly auctions hosted on eBay (see www.propworx.com for auction participation details). Hundreds of props, costumes, production artwork, concept drawings, and set pieces will be up for bid, starting with the first week of auctions January 2 – 9, 2011 and coinciding with the airing of the remaining five episodes of Caprica on Syfy on January 4, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm ET/PT.
Most notable among the lots is the spectacular purple dress worn by actress Alessandra Torresani as Zoe Graystone. Worn by Zoe throughout the entire series, this custom dress was made by production and features a spandex construction with silver braiding and faux jewels around the neckline.
Also up for sale is Lacy Rand’s Hero motorcycle helmet, worn by actress Magda Apanowicz. This screen-used helmet was worn by Lacy while riding Nestor’s motorcycle and includes vintage-looking goggles.
“Caprica holds a special place in the heart of Propworx. We got our start with the history-making Battlestar Galactica Auctions and are honored to be a part of another history-making auction from the series. Caprica’s reputation as both a visually exciting and challenging series is reflected in the amazing items up for auction. As fans, we are excited to bring these props and costumes to the loyal followers of the show,” said Alec Peters, CEO and founder of Propworx, the leading Hollywood studio auction company.
“We’re very happy to be working with Propworx again, as we bring this tremendous collection of Caprica props and wardrobe to our loyal fans,” said Christopher Lucero, Global Director, NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group. “We are pleased to give our audience the chance to own a part of Caprica and directly participate in the ever-expanding universe of Battlestar Galactica.”
Set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families – the Graystones and the Adamas – as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the peaceful 12 Colonies, living in a society close to our own. Entangled in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe, blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics. Caprica is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
About NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Division
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBC Universal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBC Universal Online Store.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs and Fairly Legal, as well as Syfy’s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. The studio also produced the long-running series Monk and Battlestar Galactica. UCP is a division of NBC Universal.
Propworx (www.propworx.com) is the premier auction house for Hollywood studios looking to sell their assets in fan-friendly event auctions. The auctions create significant additional positive media exposure for studio productions and monetize assets that previously would sit in storage or be destroyed. Propworx’s inaugural production, the year-long Battlestar Galactica auctions, were the most successful Hollywood memorabilia auction events in history, with over 8,000 lots going to fans and collectors worldwide. This was followed by the successful Iron Man Auction in Chicago and the Star Trek Auction in Las Vegas, which garnered praise from collectors and fans throughout the world. 2010 concluded with one of two official Stargate Auctions, hosted at the Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum in Seattle and the sale of assets from Defying Gravity. 2011 will get off to an incredible start with the official Caprica Auctions, the final Stargate Auction and the Kevin Smith Auction, Kevin Smith Sells Out: The Official Askewniverse Garage Sale!
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