ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF "GREAT NORTH" LARGE FORMAT
FILM FOR RELEASE ON DVD AND VIDEO
two-pack will include movie, bonus features and full-length audio CD soundtrack
CA ---April 12, 2001---SlingShot Entertainment, a leading independent
licensee and distributor of DVD and video programming worldwide, announced
the signing of an agreement with TVA International to release the large
format film about life above the Arctic Circle, Great
North, on DVD and video.
North was released theatrically in September, 2000, winning the "Gran
Prix du Jury" award at the sixth annual Festival de films Grands
Format de La Geode in Paris, and is expected for release on DVD in October,
"Were elated to add Great North to our catalog of large format films," exclaimed Mitch Perliss, Vice President of SlingShot. "Its an excellent movie that enhances our catalog, and were excited to partner with TVA International to release it on DVD and video."
to Perliss, the DVD will be "enhanced with multiple bonus features
designed to complement the theatrical release, including the first large
format film that will be packaged together with the audio CD soundtrack."
the development of bonus feature material is Teresa Franklyn, SlingShots
Product Manager. According to Franklyn, additional bonus features include
a "Making of," a special video on caribou, a Caribou Fun Facts
trivia game, Photo Gallery, Directors Commentary, Inuktitut language
lesson, EPK, theatrical trailers, and a screen saver that can be downloaded
to a PC. The DVD soundtrack will be available in both English and French
languages in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and in DTS Surround Sound.
This is the initial DVD release of a large format film produced by TVA International. "My relationship with SlingShot started during my tenure with the National Film Board of Canada," stated Steven Morris, Director of Distribution for TVA International. "Its great to be doing business with them again. Slingshot's DVDs are content driven and widely distributed in the markets we are targeting. Great North is a perfect title for their catalogue."
International is the leader among Canadian distributors of television
programming, and one of the leading theatrical feature film distributors
in the country. Based in Montreal with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles,
the Company produces youth-oriented television programs, including animation,
and distributes programs and feature films nationally and internationally.
Entertainment is the worlds largest distributor of large format
films on DVD and video, with over twenty-five large format films in their
catalog. The company is a division of the Enterprise Group, a privately
owned company based in Burbank, CA.
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