Talk:A.D. Vision

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ADV shutting down[edit]

Anime News Network is reporting that ADV is transferring its assets to four of its subdivisions, including Sentai Filmworks, and shutting down. The four subdivisions will continue on as semi-autonomous companies.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-01/adv-films-shuts-down-transfers-assets-to-other-companies

--Farix (Talk) 21:19, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

For now, I've reverted some edits calling it defunct. It seems like more news is forth coming, and considering how it did it, I'm not entirely sure that is a closure so much as a split. Let's let things play out a bit more before making major changes. -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 23:09, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
I've put in a paragraph that sums up what's known as fact thus far - that new LLCs now own what used to be a single corporation called "ADV," and that they're at least linked to the same people who ran the original company. Any more than that seems to be where speculation starts. ShaleZero (talk) 00:07, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Your version is at least more accurate to the current situation without the whole "defunct" thing - thanks :) -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 00:09, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

All major news outlets have analyzed the situation, and summed it up as that ADV isn't shutting down, and "splitting up" is really just a shell game; they're drastically restructuring and rebranding themselves, they've been planning to do this since May 2009, and all appears to be going according to their scenario. I do agree that we must be cautious until more information is available in the coming days and weeks, but I think we should 1-hold off on listing this as a "defunct" company just yet, but as a Current Event and 2-post links to relevant articles on the subject by major anime news outlets.--Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici (talk) 18:01, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I agree they are basically trying to save their assets before dumping the ADV name, however I do not think we should be posting a single ANN opinion noting this, particularly as some might consider it libelous and ANN, while experts on anime, are not experts on business. Have any actual major non-anime news outlets reported on it? Being based in Texas, I'd look at Houston newspapers. -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 18:45, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Chris Macdonald specifically states in the editorial, "[D]on't quote me on Wikipedia or anywhere else as a factual source." In that respect, we should oblige his wishes in not quoting the editorial. It's a statement that his opinions should not be taken as a reliable source. —Farix (t | c) 19:33, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
As I am a proud member of the Colbert Nation, I usually instinctively take people saying "don't quote me on wikipedia" do be a direct command to qutoe them on wikipedia :) ...yes, in that case, best not to quote it. I'm looking forward to what AintItCoolNews' weekly anime column has to say (the news about ADV burst a matter of hours after the weekly AICNAnime column was posted last week; should be the headline tomorrow). The bigger question is: what is going to happen to ADV's old leadership? This is all heresay, but between us here, word-out-on-the-street is that there have been several Twitter messages made by ADV staffers saying that Ledford has been officially scapegoated by the rest of the ADV company and staff, as "the guy at the top who made all of the bad business deals like the Sojitz one"....ultimately, ADV has to convince its investors that they've "changed" or "gotten rid of the problem" and the most obvious way to do that was to fire one of their co-founders. He's been ostracized. Notice that within the news columns they make no mention of Ledford and notably, NOTHING is in his name anymore. ***No word whatsoever on where that leaves the other co-founder, Matt Greenfield. To be honest, I prefer the "activity" of this drastic restructuring/rebranding than what they WERE doing for well over the past year: sitting around taking no particular action in response to the crisis. --Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici (talk) 00:56, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
*cough* Please be aware that WP:BLP applies to article talk pages as well, and be cautious about discussing rumors about living people. -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 01:29, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Rolling back December 2nd edits[edit]

On December 2nd, a series of anonymous edits - made by a Houston-area IP address - rolled back several additions about ADV transitioning into Section 23; i.e. removing a section of the podcast report; it's what the podcast, and its sourced. I'm going to undo these edits where appropriate, and also because it was an anonymous edit I don't think I'll run into too much opposition?--Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici (talk) 20:55, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 22:07, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Dead link 2[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 22:08, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Old address[edit]

As of 2004 ADV's address was:

  • 10114 W. Sam Houston Parkway Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77099

WhisperToMe (talk) 21:53, 2 June 2012 (UTC)