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Marvel Entertainment Names David Maisel as Chairman

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Studio Further Solidifies Executive Team with New Hirings and Promotions as Iron Man Begins Principal Photography Today

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mort Handel, Chairman, Marvel Entertainment, (NYSE: MVL) announced today that David Maisel has been named Chairman, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige has been named President of Production. This comes as Marvel Studios continues to build momentum on the production of a slate of self-produced and financed feature films based on some of its marquee Super Hero franchises, and as principal photography on the first film in this slate, Iron Man, begins this week.

Mr. Maisel joined Marvel in December 2003. He was responsible for the conception and execution of the company’s new film production initiative, including the establishment of the $525 million non-recourse loan facility to finance that strategy.

Mr. Feige joined Marvel in 2000 and has been involved in all of Marvel’s theatrical productions including the X-Men trilogy, Spider-Man 1,2 and 3, and the Fantastic Four and its upcoming sequel. He is currently serving as producer on Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. In his expanded role, Mr. Feige will also now creatively oversee Marvel’s animated projects for television and DVD, as well as video games.

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