ENTERTAINMENT AND THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - CHICAGO ANNOUNCE
DVD AND VIDEO DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR "SOLARMAX"
extend home video relationship with signing of MSIs hottest new
15, 2001. Burbank, CA. SlingShot Entertainment, the worlds largest
distributor of large format films on DVD and video, and the Museum of
Science & Industry-Chicago, one of the largest and most prestigious
science centers in the world, announced the signing of a worldwide seven-year
agreement to distribute Solarmax, the newest large format film produced
by MSI, on DVD and video.
Solarmax, a 40-minute large format film, tells the story of humankinds struggle to understand the sun. The movie premiered in September 2000 to excellent international reviews and will be available on DVD and video in October 2001. "As is invariably the case with large-format movies, there are some very beautiful moments," states Mitch Perliss, Vice President of SlingShot Entertainment, "including a time-lapse sequence that shows the summer sun circling the Arctic horizon and that shimmering curtain of light known as the aurora borealis. What really will blow viewers' minds is the new footage of the sun itself, so spectacular that a disclaimer at the beginning of Solarmax assures the viewer that it's the real thing and not some CGI copy."
Franklyn, Product Manager for SlingShot, is spearheading a variety of
bonus features to enhance the DVD viewing experience. "Aside from
the popular and customary features such as a Making of Featurette and
a Directors Commentary, were excited to add captivating footage
of the aurora as well as an Amazing Sun Facts Trivia and a Scientific
Milestones timeline, among other features not yet finalized," enthused
very pleased with the experience weve had with SlingShot marketing
our DVDs and videos in the past," commented John Wickstrom, Executive
Producer of Solarmax and Director of Film Operations. "Were
excited about the prospects for even greater success with Solarmax and
expect to announce the release of an additional large format title on
DVD and video through SlingShot in the near future."
Entertainment is the worlds largest distributor of large format
films on DVD and video with over thirty large format films in their catalog.
Located in Burbank, CA, Slingshot is a division of The Enterprise Group,
a multimedia conglomerate that provides a variety of world-class services
for audio, video, DVD, interactive, and live production.
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