[03/07/07 - 03:47 PM]
NBC.com and 'Heroes' to Auction Original Artwork Featured in the Hit Drama Series
All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation.

[via press release from NBC]



All Proceeds to Benefit Epilepsy Foundation with Auction to Be Held Exclusively on NBC.com

BURBANK - March 7, 2007 -- NBC's hit-drama "Heroes" is living up to its name by teaming up with NBC.com to auction artwork by renowned graphic illustrator Tim Sale exclusively on NBC.com with two separate auctions to begin on March 26 and April 2. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation.

"We're so pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to the dedicated fans of 'Heroes,'" said Vivi Zigler, Executive Vice President NBC Digital Entertainment and New Media.

"We're especially proud of this event because it not only gives our users the chance to own a piece of the show, created by the incredibly talented Tim Sale, but it also benefits a worthy organization, the Epilepsy Foundation, which works so closely with Greg Grunberg."

Each week's auctions will feature two full-size autographed limited edition prints and drawings of artwork used in the show. The list of artwork includes "Exploding Man," "Eclipse," "Claire on the Stairs" and "Hiro and T-Rex." Bidding will go live on March 26 at 6 p.m. (PT) and will close at 12 a.m. (PT) on March 28. The second auction will go live at 6 p.m. (PT) on April 2 and close at 12 a.m. (PT) on April 4. NBC.com has partnered with San Francisco-based Delivery Agent, Inc. to power this auction.

"We are thankful that Greg Grunberg, inspired by his own real-life hero, his son Jake, who has epilepsy, has joined with us to increase awareness of epilepsy," said Eric R. Hargis, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "With the help of Greg, those like him, and partners like NBC, we can end the stigma associated with epilepsy in this generation."

Epilepsy can affect anyone, anywhere at any time�especially in early childhood and in the senior years. More than 3 million Americans of all ages live with epilepsy�about one in every hundred people. The Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsyfoundation.org) works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.

Tim Sale was born in Ithaca, New York, 1956. He and his family moved to Seattle, Washington when he was six years old, and on the car ride west, his father bought him comic books to help pass the time, thus beginning his lifelong interest in visual storytelling. When Sale was 13, his family spent a few months in London, England and he discovered that the Popular Book Centre chain of used book stores also sold used American comic books; the easy access to inexpensive comics intensified his increasingly obsessive immersion in Marvel Comics of the 1960's, and the artists that worked for Marvel at that time -- Kirby, Buscema, Ditko, Romita, Steranko, especially -- inspired him to increase his own interest in drawing. Sale had two years of college at the University of Washington and attended the comics workshop run by John Buscema in NYC in 1976, but is largely self-taught. As his experience with talented comic book writers such as Jeph Loeb and Matt Wagner progressed, his interest in commercial art outside of comics did as well, and Sale believes that it is this exposure and inspiration that is largely responsible for his career longevity.

A partial list of Sale's credits include: Batman Long Halloween, DC Comics; Batman Dark Victory, DC Comics; Superman For All Seasons, DC Comics; Superman Confidential, DC Comics; Solo, DC Comics; Daredevil Yellow, Marvel Comics Spider-Man Blue, Marvel Comics; Hulk Grey, Marvel Comics; Wolverine/Gambit, Marvel Comics; Grendel Devil's Reign, Dark Horse Comics

Thus far in the 2006-07 season, "Heroes" is averaging a 6.4 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 14.6 million viewers overall, making it television's #1 first-year series in both categories. "Heroes" also ranks in the top five among all network series in adults 18-34, men 18-34 and men 18-49.

From creator/writer Tim Kring (NBC's "Crossing Jordan"), comes the Golden Globe nominated "Heroes," an epic drama that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. "Heroes" has been honored recently with a People's Choice Award, an AFI Award and a Multicultural Prism Award, as well as nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, NAACP Image Awards, WGA Awards and Satellite Awards.

As a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe, a genetics professor (Sendhil Ramamurthy, "Blind Guy Driving") in India is led by his father's disappearance to uncover a secret theory -- there are people with super powers living among us. A young dreamer (Milo Ventimiglia, "Gilmore Girls") tries to convince his politician brother (Adrian Pasdar, "Judging Amy") that he can fly. Meanwhile, a high school cheerleader (Hayden Panettiere, "Ice Princess") learns that she is totally indestructible while trying to relate to her father (Jack Coleman, "Dynasty") who has a keen interest in people with special abilities. A Las Vegas single mother (Ali Larter, "Final Destination") struggles to make ends meet to support her young son (Noah Gray-Cabey, "My Wife & Kids") and discovers that her mirror image has a secret. A fugitive from justice (Leonard Roberts, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") continues to baffle authorities who twice have been unable to contain him. A gifted artist (Santiago Cabrera, "Empire"), whose drug addiction is destroying his life and relationship with his girlfriend (Tawny Cypress, NBC's "Third Watch"), can paint the future. A down-on-his-luck Los Angeles beat cop (Greg Grunberg, "Alias") can hear people's thoughts, which puts him on the trail of an elusive serial killer. In Japan, a young man (Masi Oka, NBC's "Scrubs") develops a way to stop time through sheer will power. Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world. Joining Kring as executive producer are Dennis Hammer (NBC's "Crossing Jordan") and Allan Arkush (NBC's "Crossing Jordan"). The drama is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Tailwind Productions.

  [march 2007]  


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