Cantor Entertainment To Announce Movie Box Office Contracts To Motion Picture Industry And Investor Community

Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY – (December 8, 2008) – Cantor Entertainment, which provides various services to the entertainment industry and owns the Hollywood Stock Exchange®, is pleased to announce that Domestic Box Office Receipt contracts will soon be available to the motion picture industry and investor community. Cantor Fitzgerald, its parent company, announced earlier today that it has filed an application to launch domestic box office receipt contracts on the Cantor Exchange.[br][br]Subject to final regulatory approval, domestic box office receipt contracts will offer film finance professionals and traders a new opportunity to hedge and speculate on the theatrical performance of wide-release Hollywood movies.  Domestic box office receipt contracts, if approved, will be a next generation film-financing tool that allows market participants to hedge risk and provides them profit opportunities based on the first four weeks of a film’s box office revenues.[br][br]“It’s clear from our conversations within the industry that there is a tremendous opportunity to introduce this exciting new tool for film financing. domestic box office receipt contracts, announced earlier today by our parent company, Cantor Fitzgerald, offers the motion picture industry, investment funds, banks  and all other prospective investors a federally regulated trading exchange dedicated to the entertainment industry,” said Andrew L. Wing, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Entertainment.  “Our involvement in domestic box office receipt contracts reflects our continuing commitment to expand Cantor Entertainment’s numerous services in the entertainment industry.”[br][br]The first domestic box office receipt contract is expected to be listed on the Cantor Exchange in the first quarter of 2009, subject to final approval by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”).[br][br]MEDIA CONTACTS[br][br]Melanie Gordon-Felsman[br]VP Communications, Cantor Fitzgerald[br][br]212 610 2314[br][br]Tracy Keim[br][br]310-788-5800[br][br]About Cantor Entertainment[br][br]Cantor Entertainment, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., provides services to the entertainment industry. Cantor Entertainment also owns the Hollywood Stock Exchange® (, the world’s leading virtual entertainment stock market. [br][br]About Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P.  [br][br]Cantor Fitzgerald is a leading global financial services firm.  The Cantor Fitzgerald franchise includes institutional equity and debt sales and trading, investment banking, private equity, and asset management, as well as other businesses and ventures.  For over 60 years, Cantor Fitzgerald, a proven and resilient leader, has been committed to delivering a unique brand of unparalleled wwwuct expertise, innovative technology and customer service to its clients around the world.. For more information, please visit