SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA AND SLINGSHOT ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE EXTENSION OF CURRENT DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR DVD AND VHS "SEASONS" TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VIDEO
titles involved in the agreement include Genesis,
The Greatest Places, Search
for The Great Sharks, Tropical
Rainforest, Ring of
Fire and The Great Barrier
Reef. According to Teresa Franklyn, Director of Product Development
for SlingShot, all of these titles will be remastered to include bonus
feature material that was unavailable when the titles were first released
content has changed since these titles were first released," stated
Ms. Franklyn, "Consumers now demand commentaries, behind-the-scenes
stories, DTS sound and other complementary material for their DVDs. This
wasnt necessarily the case on large format films when they were
first released by SlingShot. We now have the opportunity to revisit each
title and enhance the DVD viewing experience for each movie."
Boeckmann, Film Distribution Manager from the Science Museum of Minnesota,
commented on the extension. "Over the past several years weve
worked very closely with SlingShot to create consumer awareness for our
movies. SlingShots new sales and marketing team believes in our
type of product and has put together plans to increase consumer awareness
through some innovative ideas. We look forward to continuing our collaboration
with SlingShot and expanding the reach of our films."
a large format film narrated by William Shatner and accompanied by a special
digital surround recording of Antonio Vivaldis "Four Seasons,"
will finally be released on DVD as part of this agreement. A breathtaking
film about the cycle of the seasons, it has been the only large format
film produced by SMM not yet available on home video.
Were excited to release this title," stated Mitch Perliss,
General Manager of SlingShot. "Although it was produced a while ago,
it will be brand new to DVD and well be able to create some great
ancillary material that will give it a whole new life. We plan to release
Seasons in late Spring or early Summer 2002."
will work closely with SMM and their production partners to source both
new and archival material for each title. The first revised title is expected
for release early next year.
Science Museum of Minnesota is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable
and experienced producers in the large format film industry, and has to
date completed ten large format films. SMM films have to date been seen
by over 50 million people in large format theaters around the globe.
SlingShot Entertainment is the worlds largest distributor of large format films on DVD and video with over thirty films in their catalog. Located in Burbank, CA, SlingShot is affiliated with The Enterprise Group, a multimedia conglomerate that provides a variety of world class services for audio, video, DVD and live production.
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