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Sunday, October 31, 2010

DQE and B-Channel Announce Co-Production Agreements

DQE and B-Channel Announce Co-Production Agreements

HYDERABAD, India, November 1, 2010/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DQE, the entertainment production and distribution company,
today announces the signing of two equity and distribution co-production
agreements for The Jungle Book, a 3D TV series and The New Adventures of
Peter Pan a 3D stereoscopic TV series with PT Metropolitan Televisindo
("B-Channel"), Indonesia.

DQE concluded both the contracts with B Channel, during the
recent visit of DQE Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti to Jakarta,
Indonesia. B Channel confirmed participation as a equity and distribution co
producer for the first season of 'The Jungle Book' TV series, which is in
production now, as well as 'The New Adventures of Peter Pan'. Under the terms
of the agreement B channel will contribute towards the global budget of Euro
9.20 Million for the 52 X 11' TV series of The Jungle Book, as well as
towards the global budget of Euro 10 Million for 26 X 22' Minutes 3D
stereoscopic TV series The New Adventures of Peter Pan.

Sofia Koswara , B CHANNEL CEO, Tapaas Chakravarti CEO & Chairman DQE and
Mr. Manoj Mishra Sr. Vice President Licensing & Distribution DQE

B Channel has been granted the rights for Free TV/ Free VOD/
IPTV & Home Video Distribution Rights for the region of Indonesia. They will
further be entitled to a royalty against DQE's distribution revenues for
their equity participation.

During the Mipcom Festival in Cannes on 3 October 2010, Peter
Pan was successfully launched by DQE (see alongside
co-production equity and editorial partnership with ZDF Group, Germany and
Method Animation, France supported by France Televisions, De Agostini Group,
Italy and ATV, Turkey.

Sofia Koswara , B CHANNEL CEO and Tapaas Chakravarti Chairman & CEO, DQE
exchanging the contracts

The first broadcast of The Jungle Book on TF1 in France
occurred on 24th October and has received good ratings. The Jungle Book has
already been sold in multiple countries around the world for broadcasting,
licensing and distribution and is co-produced by DQE with international
partners including TF1 and Moonscoop, France, ZDF Group, Germany. Rights to
broadcast the series have also been acquired by ABC Australia, Noga TV
Israel, Disney-Asia, Tele Quebec - Canada, BBC-UK and JCCTV-Middle East,
TVO-Canada, Thai PBS, TV-12 Singapore, while Home Video rights have been
acquired by NBC Universal, TIGA (Thailand) and Play Records (Israel) , as
well as several other licensees for worldwide merchandising.

B CHANNEL is the fastest growing TV network in Indonesia with
a plan to broadcast in 46 cities spanning 33 provinces. B CHANNEL provides
broadcast coverage to a country population of 232 million and serves to
inspire viewers through top quality programming and wholesome family
entertainment .

Tapaas Chakravarti, CEO & Chairman DQE commented:

"Our strategy of producing and distributing iconic content has received
further validation and financial backing through B-Channel's commitment to
both The Jungle Book and Peter Pan. The Indonesian market is one of the
fastest growing consumers of animated content and merchandising in the ASEAN
region and B-channel's reach is unparalleled."

Sofia Koswara , B CHANNEL CEO commented:

"B CHANNEL is delighted and honoured to be given the opportunity to
partner with DQ Entertainment. This partnership will allow B-Channel to
develop the Jungle Book and Peter Pan franchises in Indonesia, one of the
world's largest and growing emerging markets. The values of family,
friendship, loyalty, forgiveness, unity in diversity espoused by these
properties holds true to the values that B-Channel embraces. It is our
privilege to be given the opportunity to inspire millions of children through
the incredible work by DQ Entertainment's Jungle Book and Peter Pan."

About DQE:

DQE is one of the leading producers of animation, visual
effects, game art and live action entertainment content for the global media
and entertainment industry. DQE's production in hi-end 3D, 'The Jungle Book'
is in production as a 52 episode animated series and a 60 minute TV feature
in co-production with international majors including TF1 and Moonscoop,
France, ZDF Group, Germany and is to be released worldwide in 2010.

Toomai-The Elephant Boy is a live action TV series which is
currently being developed in co-operation with international broadcasters,
while several Indian IPs like Mysteries & Feluda, Omkar, Balkand I, II and
III with international broadcasters have had a successful run.

DQE has also announced the development of a series of animated
short films for television in collaboration with French production companies
Method Animation and MK2. DQE, Method Animation and MK2 announced the
production and worldwide distribution and exploitation of an animated version
of 104 six-minute episodes inspired by the legendary film icon Charlie
Chaplin's Hollywood films. DQE is also producing a 3D animated stereoscopic
feature film "The Prodigies" for Onyx Films and Fidelite Films, France.

DQE has received recognition and awards at several national
and international forums fostering creativity and excellence. Recent
recognitions include the Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year - 2009 India
Awards, The UK Broadcast Awards 2010, Sichuan TV Festival International "Gold
Panda" Awards, The Emmy Award, administered by the National Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences for Tutenstein TV series co-produced by DQE and
several others.

DQE's production facilities are based in Hyderabad and Kolkata
and it has international sales representatives in Los Angeles, Paris and
Tokyo. With a workforce of approximately 3,500 permanent employees, DQE has a
global client-partner base of over 90 producers, distributors, broadcasters
and licensors including Walt Disney Group, Universal Pictures, Nickelodeon
Animation Studios Inc., Electronic Arts, Marvel Comics, American Greetings,
BBC Group, M6/France TV Group/TF-1 - leading broadcasting and distribution
groups from France, ZDF TV and ZDF Enterprises - leading broadcasting and
global distributors from Germany, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera - Arabic nations,
Disney Channels - Asia, Cartoon Network Group and many more worldwide.

Further Information:

DQ Entertainment International

Sumedha Saraogi

P R Vishnu

Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27

Source: DQ Entertainment International (DQE)

Further Information: DQ Entertainment International, Sumedha Saraogi,; P R Vishnu,, Tel: +91-40-2355-3726/27

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Music World/Columbia Records Releasing Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR, The New Full-Length DVD Concert Film Experience Produced, Directed & Edited By Beyonce For Her Own Parkwood Pictures

Music World/Columbia Records Releasing Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR, The New Full-Length DVD Concert Film Experience Produced, Directed & Edited By Beyonce For Her Own Parkwood Pictures

Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR Premiering On Artist's 90 Minute Thanksgiving Night Special (November 25 - 9:30pm-11pm EST/PST) On ABC

Full Concert Film DVD Exclusively Available Only At Walmart Friday, November 26

Deluxe DVD/CD Edition Available Everywhere on Tuesday, November 30

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Music World/Columbia Records announce the upcoming release of Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR, a full-length concert film DVD lensed during the artist's record-breaking international concert tour.

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ABC Television will premiere the broadcast version of Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR during the artist's second consecutive primetime Thanksgiving special for the network on Thursday, November 25, 9:30pm-11pm EST/PST (check your local listings).

A worthy successor to last year's highly rated "I Am...Yours" Thanksgiving special, Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR puts home viewers in front row seats for the most electrifying show on earth.

Beginning Friday, November 26, a home DVD edition of Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR will be available exclusively through Walmart.

A deluxe edition of Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR--including the concert DVD, a live audio CD, an exclusive documentary and a 40 page four-color booklet--will be available on Tuesday, November 30. A Blu-ray version of Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR will be available, Tuesday, December 7.

Produced, directed and edited by Beyonce for her own Parkwood Pictures, the I AM...WORLD TOUR concert film is an immersive entertainment experience, weaving together peak concert and tour footage from different shows around-the-world, including cities in Europe, Asia, South American and the US to create the ne plus ultra Beyonce concert experience, seen from the artist's perspective.

For a preview of Beyonce's I AM...WORLD TOUR, please click here or visit

In addition to offering rare behind-the-scenes glimpses into the dynamic personal world of Beyonce on tour, the film features dazzling performances of more than twenty # 1 hits transformed for the stage, guest appearances by superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z, spectacular staging, costumes, lighting and production values.

Best of all, it's the chance to spend 90 minutes on stage with the iconic performer whose last concert tour thrilled more than 1.1 million fans at more than one hundred shows in 32 countries and six continents across the globe.

Running from March 2009 through February 2010, Beyonce's epic "I AM...WORLD TOUR" was undertaken in support of the artist's third solo album, I AM...SASHA FIERCE, which has sold more than six million copies and 15 million digital singles worldwide, while earning a record-breaking six Grammy Awards, the most ever for a female artist in a single year, in 2010.

Between her work as a solo artist and as a founding member of Destiny's Child, the most popular female recording group of all time, Beyonce has sold more than 130 million records worldwide.

SOURCE Music World/Columbia Records

Music World/Columbia Records

CONTACT: For Booking and Branding info, please contact:; For more information on Beyonce, please contact: Yvette Noel-Schure, Schure Media, or +1-973-794-3431; For more information on ABC, please contact: David Ford, ABC Publicity, or +1-212-456-7243

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Rentrak Announces Official Box Office Totals for Weekend of October 29, 2010

Rentrak Announces Official Box Office Totals for Weekend of October 29, 2010

-- Rentrak's Box Office Essentials® Theatrical Data Collection and Analytical Service is the Source for All Studio Box Office Reporting --

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ --Rentrak Corporation(Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the official weekend theatrical box office numbers for the weekend period of October29 through October31, 2010 according to the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical service.

To access the Top-12 grossing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, October31, 2010, please visit

About Box Office Essentials

Box Office Essentials collects data for virtually every movie theater in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico. Delivered in near-real-time, the data is collected through an electronic connection with thousands of theater box offices, allowing users to view online reports from anywhere around the world, while watching virtually the minute-by-minute sale of tickets. Box Office Essentials delivers robust amounts of data which is transformed into a comprehendible view of the market. Used by every studio as well as many independent distribution entities, the service gives users up to-the-minute information enhancing the ability to make faster and better-informed business decisions.

About Rentrak Corporation

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry. With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, multi-screen television, and home video, Rentrak has developed more efficient metrics to be used as alternative currencies for the evaluation and selling of media. Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional U.S. and international offices. For more information on Rentrak, please visit

Contacts: Rogers & Cowan for Rentrak Corporation
Sallie Olmsted Amanda Bialek
(310) 854-8124 (310) 854-8151

SOURCE Rentrak Corporation

Rentrak Corporation

CONTACT: Sallie Olmsted, +1-310-854-8124,, or Amanda Bialek, +1-310-854-8151,, both of Rogers & Cowan for Rentrak Corporation

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fox Programming Returns to Cablevision

Fox Programming Returns to Cablevision

BETHPAGE, N.Y., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today reached agreement with News Corp. to return Fox programming to Cablevision. The channels will return to Cablevision immediately and in time for tonight's World Series game and tomorrow's NFL match-up between the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers.

The company released the following statement:

"In the absence of any meaningful action from the FCC, Cablevision has agreed to pay Fox an unfair price for multiple channels of its programming including many in which our customers have little or no interest. Cablevision conceded because it does not think its customers should any longer be denied the Fox programs they wish to see.

Cablevision thanks its customers for understanding the reasons for the dispute and for staying with us. We are also grateful to the 175 government leaders who raised their voices to urge government intervention and binding arbitration to prevent this blackout. It is clear the retransmission consent system is badly broken and needs to be fixed.

In the end, our customers will pay more than they should for Fox programming, but less than they would have if we had accepted the unprecedented rates News Corp. was demanding when they pulled their channels off Cablevision."

The channels returning to Cablevision are Fox 5 (WNYW), Fox 29 (WTXF), My9, Fox Business Network, National Geographic Wild and Fox Deportes.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. In addition to its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings, the company owns and operates News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision's assets also include Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and its programming and entertainment businesses, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Entertainment, as well as Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at

SOURCE Cablevision Systems Corp.

Cablevision Systems Corp.

CONTACT: Jim Maiella, +1-516-803-3947

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MAN ON A LEDGE Begins Principal Photography

MAN ON A LEDGE Begins Principal Photography

Directed by Asger Leth and Starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, and Edward Burns for Summit Entertainment

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography has begun in New York City on the Summit Entertainment feature Man On A Ledge.

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An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective.

Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Elizabeth Banks (The Next Three Days) star among an ensemble cast including Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), who portrays Worthington's best friend and ally and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) who is Worthington's younger brother and ardent supporter. Also along for the ride is four-time Oscar® nominee, Ed Harris (Pollock) who plays a powerful businessman, while Edward Burns (27 Dresses) is a rival negotiator who tries to swoop in when he believes Banks has a conflict of interest. Newcomer Genesis Rodriguez (Casa di me Padre) plays Bell's girlfriend who along with Bell, tries to prove Worthington's innocence.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated, "MAN ON A LEDGE is an incredible suspense thriller with a powerhouse cast. I look forward to producing this project and once again working with Summit Entertainment with which we just released the action comedy RED."

Man on a Ledge is directed by Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil), from an original screenplay written by Pablo F. Fenjves ("The Affair") and Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber, and is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian (Transformers & Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). Executive Producers are David Ready (Red) and Jake Myers (Red).

Paul Cameron (Man on Fire) is the Director of Photography and the Production Designer is Alec Hammond (Red). Kevin Stitt (X-Men) is the Editor and Susan Lyall (Red) serves as Costume Designer.

About Summit Entertainment LLC

Summit Entertainment is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases 10 to 12 films on average annually.

SOURCE Summit Entertainment LLC

Summit Entertainment LLC

CONTACT: Brooke Ensign, Unit Publicist, +1-212-983-4170,

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Friday, October 29, 2010

MGM's Lenders Overwhelmingly Approve Reorganization Plan

MGM's Lenders Overwhelmingly Approve Reorganization Plan

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. ("MGM") today announced that the secured lenders voting in the Company's solicitation process have overwhelmingly approved its proposed plan of reorganization ("Plan"). MGM will now move expeditiously to implement that Plan, which will dramatically reduce its debt load and put the Company in a strong position to execute its business strategy. MGM is appreciative of the lenders' support.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit

For media inquiries:

Susan Arons
Rubenstein Communications
Office: 212-843-8033
Mobile: 917-751-1776

SOURCE Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

CONTACT: Susan Arons, Rubenstein Communications, +1-212-843-8033, Mobile: +1-917-751-1776,

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on The Jeffery Leving Legal Radio Show This Sunday

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on The Jeffery Leving Legal Radio Show This Sunday

CHICAGO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With the great response to Jeffery Leving's interview with Governor Pat Quinn last Sunday on Soul 106.3 FM, Leving will re-broadcast the exclusive interview in its entirety Sunday, Oct. 31st at 2:00PM.

Tune in and listen to renowned Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery M. Leving speak with Gov. Quinn about many significant issues heading into the 2010 gubernatorial election on November 2nd. This election is critical to our state and nation. It can affect the next presidential election.

Listen to Gov. Quinn announce President Obama's appearance in Chicago on the Governor's behalf, who was a former guest during the last election. The Governor will discuss President Clinton's supportive appearance in Chicago as well.

Other interview topics include: the state of the economy, the need for job creation in Illinois, Attorney Leving's strong history of advocacy for fathers, healthcare, their deep mutual commitment to the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood ( and retired SFC James Hagler's service to our country and current legal advocacy for military fathers.

"I am honored to have Governor Quinn on my radio show and applaud his dedication to responsible fatherhood," said Leving of Fathers Rights Radio (

This week's broadcast of Gov. Quinn's interview will be preceded by a discussion by Jeffery Leving and distinguished Attorney Arthur Kallow. They will discuss Kallow's unique and innovative litigation techniques which he has successfully utilized representing clients over the last 30 years. Mr. Kallow was selected by his peers in the legal community as an "Illinois Super Lawyer."

About Jeffery M. Leving

Named one of "America's Best Lawyers" by Forbes Radio, Jeffery Leving has dedicated his life to strengthening and safeguarding the rights of fathers. He is the governor-appointed chair of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood and the White House has identified him as a resource on the issue of responsible fatherhood.

For more information contact Jennifer Whiteside at 312-296-3666.

SOURCE Law Offices of Jeffery Leving

Law Offices of Jeffery Leving

CONTACT: Jennifer Whiteside,+1-312-296-3666, for Law Offices of Jeffery Leving

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Erika Anderson Named Publisher of Los Angeles magazine

Erika Anderson Named Publisher of Los Angeles magazine

Respected Los Angeles Sales Leader Rejoins Emmis Team

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emmis Publishing, a subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS), has named Erika Anderson as Publisher of Los Angeles magazine.

Anderson is an Emmis and Los Angeles veteran, serving as Advertising Director of the magazine from March 2002 - July 2004, and in sales and management roles with Emmis Publishing National Sales from 1995-2002. Most recently, she served as Los Angeles Manager of Golf magazine and (2007-current). She has also worked as West Coast Director and Los Angeles Manager of Life magazine (2004-07).

"We are delighted to welcome Erika back to Los Angeles magazine and Emmis Publishing," said Greg Loewen, President of Emmis Publishing. "She is passionate about the product and values the magazine's tradition of excellence. We are confident in her ability to lead the magazine to continued growth and expansion and make a positive impact in the L.A. community we serve."

Los Angeles is a regional magazine of national stature. Produced monthly since the spring of 1961 with a combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design, Los Angeles is the definitive resource and indispensable guide for Angelenos.

"I am thrilled to return to Los Angeles magazine, and honored to join the talented staff dedicated to serving southern California," Anderson said. "This publication has celebrated our extraordinary city for the past fifty years, and it has never been more dynamic and engaging than it is today. No other media company serves this community with better thoughtful reporting, compelling service journalism or commitment to chronicling our cultural resources."

Anderson is replacing Amy Saralegui, who will focus on her role with Emmis as Publisher of Texas Monthly and VP/Group Publisher of National Sales for Emmis Publishing. Anderson begins her new role on Wednesday, November 17.

Emmis Communications - Great Media, Great People, Great Service® Emmis is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis owns 21 FM and 2 AM domestic radio stations serving the nation's largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind. Emmis also owns a radio network, international radio stations, regional and specialty magazines, an interactive business and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales.

The information in this news release is being widely disseminated in accordance with the Securities & Exchange Commission's Regulation FD.

SOURCE Emmis Communications Corporation

Emmis Communications Corporation

CONTACT: Kate Snedeker,

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Henry Company's BlueskinVP(TM) 100 Air Barrier Featured on WEtv's 'Designing Spaces'

Henry Company's BlueskinVP(TM) 100 Air Barrier Featured on WEtv's 'Designing Spaces'

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Company's BlueskinVP(TM) -- the next generation in air barrier technology for today's "green" homes -- is being showcased as part of the "Think Green" series of WEtv's "Designing Spaces" on October 31 and November 1 and 12 at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Henry Company's Director of Product Management Marc Tropper will demonstrate why architects, contractors and property owners alike should seriously consider the benefits of using a high performance air and water barrier as opposed to a conventional house wrap.

"BlueskinVP(TM) 100 picks up where other staple-applied, house wraps leave off," explains Tropper. "This peel-and-stick system with patented vapor permeable adhesive provides a continuous plane of air tightness that prevents air and bulk water from moving through exterior walls in either direction, while still allowing the structure to breathe."

BlueskinVP(TM) air and water resistive barrier boosts the performance of the overall Building Envelope System®, resulting in numerous benefits, including:

-- Lower energy costs
-- Protection against rain penetration
-- Improved insulation performance
-- Enhanced occupant comfort
-- Improved air quality and mold resistance
-- Healthier building environment

Henry Company supports the use of green building practices and energy efficient construction design. Henry manufactures a broad range of Building Envelope Systems® that support this effort and contribute toward achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points, including air and vapor barriers, cool roof reflective coatings, Vegetative Roof Assembly(TM), spray foam insulation and waterproofing, to name a few.

For more information on Henry products and services, please call 1-800-486-1278 or visit

About Designing Spaces: Created by O2 Media's Quorum Productions, Designing Spaces is a half-hour informative series that inspires viewers to make every space count and instructs them on the smartest ways to make their homes more beautiful and functional. Quorum Productions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of O2 Media Inc., is a Florida-based production company that is nationally renowned for creating award-winning educational programming. To view a show online, just go to If you have a great idea for a story, or want to be a part of the show, please contact Lysa Liemer at

SOURCE Henry Company

Henry Company

CONTACT: Camille Dager of HB&M for Henry, Office, +1-215-440-9800, or Cell, +1-215-285-8398,

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Feist Documentary Film Featuring Musical and Visual Collaborators Set to Release in Stores December 7, 2010 on Cherrytree/Interscope

Feist Documentary Film Featuring Musical and Visual Collaborators Set to Release in Stores December 7, 2010 on Cherrytree/Interscope

WATCH EXCLUSIVE DUET PERFORMANCE OF THE TITLE TRACK 'Look At What The Light Did Now' with Feist and Little Wings

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A documentary film about Feist and her collaborators comes to select big screens, festivals, and museums this fall with the premiere of Look at What the Light Did Now. For those who will not get a chance to catch one of the special screenings, the full-DVD release loaded with extras - including the collection of Feist music videos, rare live and archival footage, and a 13-Track Bonus CD - will be released in stores December 7, 2010.

The documentary is a backstage pass into Feist's creative process, the story of how The Reminder got made, of the oceans that were crossed, the places that were seen, and the people whose talents made it resonate. Follow Feist and her supporting cast through an impressionistic array of flickering scenery, echoing stadiums, puppet workshops, the red carpet, a crumbling French mansion, definitive concert performances and uncommonly candid interviews. Itself a part of the creative mosaic it portrays, Look At What The Light Did Now illuminates the synergy of collaboration, art as magnifying glass, and the power of trust.

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In addition to the documentary, the DVD release will contain bonus footage of five single shot, unedited live performances from The Reminder Tour; footage from The Living Lantern-a performance at Toronto's Cameron House as part of a week of secret shows Feist did at venues she had come up through; archival footage of her and record producer Chilly Gonzales; a collection of short films, and a collection of her music videos. The Bonus CD contains 13 tracks including solo and duet versions of the title track of the film, rare and unique live performances, and solo piano reinterpretations of Feist songs by Gonzales.

The title of the documentary, Look At What The Light Did Now, comes from the song of the same name written by Little Wings (Kyle Field).

Kyle Field is a visual artist and musician who plays music alone and with others under the name Little Wings. Originally formed in the California seaside town of San Luis Obispo, the music of Little Wings imbibes the environment in which it was conceived--a dreamy, balladic tribute to the surreal aspects of the contemporary Californian landscape filled with slightly off-key tales of skateboarding legends, freeway traffic jams, and the hidden beach canyons of the West Coast.

Catch an exclusive duet of Feist and Little Wings performing Look At What The Light Did Now.

Upcoming Screenings
October 29, 7pm, Seattle, WA at the Henry Art Gallery
November 9, 7:30pm - Berkeley, CA at the Pacific Film Archive
Theatre, Berkley Art Museum
November 10, 6:20pm - London, UK at Curzon Soho Cinema
November 14, 2:00pm --Weissenhauser Strand, GER - Rondell, Rolling
Stone Festival
November 16, 8:15pm - Vancouver, BC at the Vancity Theatre, Vancouver
International Film Centre (Presented by PuSh Festival)
November 17, 8:30pm - Liverpool, UK at FACT
November 18, 8:15pm - Amsterdam, HOL at Smart Cinema
November 24, 7:30pm - Calgary, AB at Cantos Music Foundation
December 3, 6:30pm - London, UK at ICA
December 11, 6:30pm - Bristol, UK at Arnolfini

More screenings across North America and Europe to come. Please check back at for frequent updates.


Live Performances from The Reminder Tour (Single Shot, unedited)
-Limit to your Love
-Secret Heart
-Help is on it's way
-So Sorry
-The Water

Live Performance from "The Living Lantern"
(The performance was part of a week of secret shows where Feist
played at some of the most special venues that she came up through
as a musician.)

This One Jam with Chilly Gonzales
(archival performance from Chilly Gonzales Presidential Suite Tour

The Water (short film starring Cillian Murphy, David Fox, Leslie
Feist. Directed by Kevin Drew)

Departures (short film starring Kevin Drew and Dani Kind, directed by
Anthony Seck. Concept by Feist)

Music Videos
-I Feel it All
-My Moon My Man
-Honey Honey


13-Track Bonus Audio CD featuring select songs from the original
soundtrack, 4 solo piano reinterpretations of The Reminder performed
by Gonzales(*), rare and exclusive live performances.

Look At What The Light Did Now (Solo)
Limit To Your Love
When I Was A Young Girl
My Moon My Man
Secret Heart
So Sorry
Where Can I Go Without You?
The Water*
Sea Lion Woman*
Look At What The Light Did Now (Duet with Little Wings)

Look At What The Light Did Now is produced by Jannie Mcinnes and Anthony Seck, executive produced by Chip Sutherland, and edited by Hollie Singer.

SOURCE Cherrytree/Interscope


CONTACT: Jennie Boddy, +1-917-279-3790,, for Cherrytree/Interscope

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DISH Network and Fox Networks Reach Comprehensive Programming Agreement

DISH Network and Fox Networks Reach Comprehensive Programming Agreement

Viewers Ensured Continued Fox Broadcasting and Fox Television Stations Programming in Major Cities

FX, National Geographic Channel, and Fox's 19 Regional Sports Networks Immediately Restored to DISH Network Lineup

LOS ANGELES and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) and Fox Networks, an operating unit of News Corporation (Nasdaq: NWS), today announced a wide-ranging distribution agreement to provide the third-largest video distributor in the United States with continued access to programming from Fox Broadcasting and Fox local television stations in major cities. The agreement also included carriage of FX, National Geographic Channel, and Fox's 19 regional sports networks, which were restored for DISH Network viewers Friday.



"After prolonged negotiations to reach a fair deal, we're pleased to enter into a long term agreement with Fox and to assure our customers that they can continue to enjoy these channels," said Dave Shull, Senior Vice President of Programming for DISH Network. "We thank our customers, our retail and channel partners, and our employees for their support through these negotiations, which we believe resulted in a fair deal that reinforces DISH Network's position as the best value in television."

"I want to thank our partners at DISH Network who worked tirelessly to help us reach a successful conclusion," said Mike Hopkins, President, Fox Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing. "This agreement provides a strategic partnership between Fox and DISH to bring the best programming to DISH subscribers."

The agreement ensures that DISH Network viewers will continue to have access to Fox's live national and regional coverage of major sporting events including Major League Baseball's World Series, the NFL on FOX, the NBA, the NHL, college football and basketball, as well as popular entertainment programming on FOX, such as Glee,House, and The Simpsons; Sons of Anarchy and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX; and the Border Wars and the upcoming Great Migrations on National Geographic Channel.

DISH Network will continue to provide programming from the local Fox and MyNet television stations in the following markets: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore (MyNet 24 only), Boston, Chicago, Cleveland/Akron, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Gainesville (FL), Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Tampa, and Washington D.C.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About DISH Network

DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), provides more than 14.3 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the most national HD channels, the most HD local coverage in the U.S., the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including the ViP( )922, the world's only DVR with built-in Sling functionality and PC Magazine's "Editor's Choice." DISH Network is first in Customer Satisfaction among all cable and satellite providers according to the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index survey results for the U.S. largest cable and satellite TV providers. DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 200 company. Visit

Fox Networks Group, a primary operating unit of News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS), consists of Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), FOX Sports Media Group, the company's national and regional cable programming services, FOX International Channels, and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. These units produce, program and transmit much of America's most popular entertainment, sports and information content via 37 owned-and-operated TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms. FOX is America's most popular network; Fox Networks Group cable channels span FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Fox Movie Channel, FUEL TV, FSN and 19 regional cable sports networks, SPEED, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox College Sports, FOX Deportes and Big Ten Network (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference); and FOX International Channels include 183 networks delivered in 35 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The division also includes Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises and leading statistical information provider STATS, LLC.


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The Monster Mash Song Fresh Remix Resonates with Audiences Googling for Halloween Music

The Monster Mash Song Fresh Remix Resonates with Audiences Googling for Halloween Music

Hip-Hop Versions of Da Monsta Mash and Monster Mash 2010 (Up Tempo) on YouTube Update Iconic Halloween Song; New Lyrics Released

LOS ANGELES Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "Finally, a good Halloween song that's not campy!" is the resounding response from DJs, club owners and haunted house venues premiering Da Monsta Mash, a hip-hop version of the iconic Halloween classic Monster Mash, in their weekend rotation.



YouTube Video: (Da Monsta Mash) (Monster Mash 2010 Up Tempo)

The new, edgier version by Bigga P and Professor J features lyrics with playful yet reverent references to Michael Jackson's Thriller and the original Monster Mash artist Bobby (Boris) Pickett - peculiarly connected by their famous, ubiquitous Halloween songs.

According to Producer Bigga P, "Requests for the new lyrics, set to an eerie atmosphere with a modernized rhythmic beat, have been pouring in because yesterday 'Monster Mash song' was the 49th most popular Google search term."

I was mixing in my crypt late last night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my Monster from his slab began to rise
Then suddenly to my surprise
He did the Mash
It's just a grave yard smash

From the clubs on sunset to the joints in the east
To the Castles of old where the fanged ones feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes
They did the Mash, it's just da monsta monsta mash
They did the Mash, it's just a grave yard smash

The scene--was rocking all were digging the sounds
Bigga P on the faders backed by his baying hounds
The living dead were about to get some
We lost MJ but his thrilla-ain't gone.
Now do the Mash, it's just da monsta monsta mash
Now do the Mash, it's just a grave yard smash

From Boris' coffin his voice did ring,
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
When he opened the lid he shook his rump
So now he gets down to my hip hop bump
It's now the Mash, we do the monsta monsta mash
Now do the Mash, it's just a grave yard smash

Now everything's cool, Bore's a part of the crew
And The Monster Mash will once again move you
For You the Living this Mash was meant too
When you get to my door tell 'em funk brought you

It's now the mash ...'s just a grave yard smash

Momentum from Da Monsta Mash is encouraging aspiring music composers to make 2011 submissions to the newly launched

Contact: Sandi Padnos, SCOOP,, 310-231-1994
Dana Bseiso,



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Highland Film Group Showcases The Kane Files at the American Film Market

Highland Film Group Showcases The Kane Files at the American Film Market

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexia Holdings, Inc.'s (Pink Sheets: NXHD) subsidiary Revel Entertainment is pleased to announce that its independent film The Kane Files is scheduled to show at the American Film Market (AFM). AFM begins November 3 and ends November 10, 2010. AFM's website boasts that it is the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood's decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed. More information on AFM and a complete listing of films at this year's event can be found by visiting

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Our team has retained Highland Film Group (HFG) as The Kane Files sales agent. HFG is an independent production, acquisition, and distribution company that acquires and distributes quality filmed entertainment across multiple platforms to worldwide audiences. HFG was formed by Arianne Fraser. Ms. Fraser has successfully sold a long list of film and TV projects. For more information on Ms. Fraser and HFG, please visit

Richard Surber, CEO of Nexia, explained, "Retaining HFG, headed by Ms. Fraser, is a big step in the right direction. Signing HFG and showing The Kane Files at AFM should lead to capturing a small piece of the $800 million in deals that are sealed at AFM. A small piece of the $800 million could be significant for Nexia."

Help us create more buzz around The Kane Files and become a Facebook fan. The Kane Files Facebook has all of the latest updates on its progression including trailers, key art, movie posters, and more.!/pages/The-Kane-Files/159750977374502?ref=sgm.

Nexia's wholly owned subsidiary Revel Entertainment, Inc. owns a majority interest in Aesop Pictures LLC, which owns The Kane Files. The Kane Files was filmed exclusively in the State of Utah. The film stars Drew Fuller (who won Best Actor Award at the 2010 San Diego Film Festival), Ethan Embry, William Atherton, and William Devane.

About Nexia Holdings, Inc.

Nexia Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: NXHD), headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a diversified holdings company with operations in entertainment, health & beauty, and real estate. Nexia owns a majority interest in Green Endeavors, Inc. (GRNE),, which operates Landis Salons, Inc. and Landis Salons II, Inc.,, hair salons built around the world-class AVEDA(TM) product line. Through its newly acquired entertainment division, Revel Entertainment, Inc., Nexia has plans to acquire the rights to several independent films. For more information, visit

Nexia strongly encourages the public to read the above information in conjunction with its reports filed at Nexia will require a significant influx of capital in order to effectively execute upon its various operational plans. The actual results that Nexia may achieve could differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Investors should not invest more than they can afford to lose in penny stocks.

Richard Surber, President
Nexia Holdings, Inc.
801-575-8073 x 106

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HBO in Partnership With The Carter Center's Mental Health Program to Host the Premiere of WARTORN: 1861-2010

HBO in Partnership With The Carter Center's Mental Health Program to Host the Premiere of WARTORN: 1861-2010


Executive Produced by James Gandolfini, documentary chronicles the prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in combat soldiers from the Civil War through today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

WHAT: HBO and The Carter Center's Mental Health Program will host an invitation-only premiere of the HBO Documentary Films presentation WARTORN: 1861-2010.

Civil War doctors called it hysteria, melancholia and insanity. During the First World War it was known as shell-shock. By World War II, it became combat fatigue. Today, it is clinically known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a crippling anxiety that results from exposure to life-threatening situations such as combat. With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war.

The WARTORN screening coincides with the Twenty-Sixth Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy being held on November 3 and 4. This year's event topic: A Veteran's Journey Home: Reintegrating Our National Guard and Reservists into Family, Community, and Workplace.

WHO: -Dr. Thomas Bornemann, Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program

-Various mental health professionals from across the nation in town for the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy

WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

5:30 pm -- Reception in Ivan Allen III Pavilion

6:30 pm - Screening in Cecil B. Day Chapel

8:00 pm - Coffee and Dessert

WHERE: The Carter Center * 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA

DETAILS: WARTORN: 1861-2010 draws on personal stories of American soldiers whose lives and psyches were torn asunder by the horrors of battle and PTSD. The documentary chronicles the lingering effects of combat stress and post-traumatic stress on military personnel and their families throughout American history, from the Civil War through today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The HBO Documentary Films presentation debuts on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Media requests should be directed to: Valerie Harris, HBO, 404.966.2445 or

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Sky Announces Sky+HD Party Offer

Sky Announces Sky+HD Party Offer

ISLEWORTH, England, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky is giving customers the chance to share theultimate TV experience with their friends by hosting their very own Sky+HD Party.

Each host will be given one complimentary film to watch in stunning high definition from a choice of three new movie releases from Sky Box Office HD worth 3.91 pounds, plus a 10 pounds M&S voucher to kick off the party in style.

Sky+HD customers have a choice of three films to choose from - Inception, Sex and the City 2 and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore - shown exclusively from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th December.

To qualify for the offer, party hosts need to set up their Sky+HD party and invite three or more friends, who must accept their online invitations by 5pm on 16 November. Friends must be over 18 and cannot be members of the same household.

The Sky+HD party host and their guests will get closer to the explosive action of a Hollywood blockbuster with the sharper detail and superb quality sound of Sky high definition.

Those wishing to host a Sky+HD party need to be an existing Sky+HD customer whose HD viewing card goes active before 14th November 2010 are eligible for this offer. All friends must accept their invitations online by 5pm on 16th November and the parties will need to take place on one day between Friday 10th and Sunday 12th of December 2010.

The Sky+HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 19,000 parties.

About Sky

Sky operates the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland, reaching over 9.9 million homes. Sky continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels: Sky 1 combines its commitment to UK production with the best of the US; Sky Arts is the UK's only dedicated arts channel brand; Sky Sports is still raising the bar in sports broadcasting; and Sky News remains a pioneer in television news. Sky also works with dozens of other broadcasters on the satellite platform, online and on mobile. Sky is now leading the UK into the age of high definition television with Sky+ HD and launched Europe's first 3DTV channel, Sky 3D, this October. The company is also the UK's fastest-growing broadband and home phone provider.

Sky+HD PR contact:
Victoria Etaghene
Sky Consumer PR Executive
Grant Way
020 7805 3000



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Longtime Columbia Pictures Chiefs Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad Transition Into New Roles

Longtime Columbia Pictures Chiefs Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad Transition Into New Roles

Tolmach Launches New Production Company and Joins Spider-Man Team As Belgrad Promoted to Sole President of Columbia Pictures

-- Hannah Minghella Named President of Production for Historic Banner--

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Matt Tolmach has launched a new production company and will become a producer on the next installment of Spider-Man, the blockbuster film franchise he helped shepherd since its inception in 2002, it was announced today by Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman. Doug Belgrad has been promoted to sole president of Columbia Pictures and will take on additional divisional responsibilities. As part of the transition, Belgrad has named Hannah Minghella president of production for Columbia Pictures.

Said Pascal, "I couldn't be happier for or prouder of Matt, Doug and Hannah. Matt and I have worked together for over 15 years. Anyone who knows him knows he has been talking about this for a long time. He has always approached every project he has ever worked on with the attentiveness of a brilliant producer's eye and that is what has made him such an excellent executive. As he takes this amazing step with his career, I know we will continue working together for as long as we are both in this business. We tried to convince him to stay in his current job, but we understand the time has come and completely support his decision. Spider-Man has been a big part of his life for the past ten years, and this is the perfect segue. We know he is going to be a killer producer for us."

"It is also the right moment for Doug to step into a greater leadership position within the company," she added. "We have worked together since he was a financial analyst for Jon Dolgen, and I have seen him evolve into a consummate studio executive with a rare combination of creative talent and savvy business skill. As he takes on more responsibility in this new and expanded role running Columbia Pictures, I would entrust the division to no one else. And when he told me he wanted Hannah to return to Columbia as president of production, I was beyond thrilled. Doug sees in her what we all know to be true: she is a singular star. In her three years at Sony Pictures Animation she has proven that she is an extraordinary leader and executive and I know she will be a fantastic addition to what is already the best production team in the business."

From now through November, Tolmach will begin the transition to become a significant producer on the lot as he ramps up his company, which has a three-year commitment with the studio. In December, he will join producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad on the set of the new Spider-Man adventure.

"This move has been a dream of mine and something I've been discussing with Michael, Amy and Doug for more than a year now," Tolmach said. "I've loved being a studio executive, and Columbia Pictures has always been my home, my family. I'm incredibly blessed to have had Doug as my partner in this job for the past eight years, and I'm very proud of what we've accomplished; I am also deeply grateful to Amy and Michael for their unwavering support and leadership. Consistent with that, everyone has embraced this next chapter for me, and I am planning on making movies here for a long time. Over the years, I have worked with a lot of truly talented producers, and that I now get to join two of them on the set of Spider-Man is almost too good to be true."

"With this move, the studio is gaining a new producer whose taste we know and whose creative skill we implicitly trust," said Lynton. "We are very fortunate to have such a deep bench of executive talent at Sony Pictures. That allows us to recognize and encourage the leadership potential of extraordinary colleagues who can make very valuable contributions to our studio. We also have the benefit of making this change from a position of strength, given the amazing track record of Matt and Doug and their team over the past several years. Columbia Pictures is in incredibly strong hands under Doug, and we look forward to working with Matt for a long time to come."

Belgrad said, "Matt has been an unbelievable partner. I treasure our friendship and am so proud of the work we did together. I have no doubt he'll be a superb and prolific producer for us. While this is a completely natural and exciting evolution of our relationship, I'll sorely miss his presence across the hall. I have been blessed to work with Amy for all but three of my years at the company. She's been a remarkably generous mentor, and Michael has been incredibly supportive since the day he arrived. Prior to Hannah's successful run invigorating Sony Pictures Animation along with Bob Osher, I saw first-hand how fantastic she is; how much she loves storytelling, how deeply she understands the creative process, and how powerfully filmmakers respond to her. With Hannah coming aboard to lead one of the most experienced and capable production teams in the industry, I expect a seamless and smooth transition. She is the perfect choice to take on this new role and responsibility."

Added Minghella, who has served as president of production for Sony Pictures Animation since 2008, "I am honored and tremendously excited by this opportunity to rejoin the Columbia Pictures production team. There is a reason this group is revered and respected throughout the industry by filmmakers, artists and executives from all corners of our business, and it is a genuine privilege to return and work with my friends and colleagues in this new capacity. At the same time, I am eternally grateful to all the gifted artists, storytellers and staff who have been so dedicated to making Sony Pictures Animation such a phenomenal experience and working environment. SPA will always be a special place to work and collaborate and for good reason: the talent here is second to none."

"I am truly excited and happy for Hannah," said Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Production. "In the time she has been with Sony Pictures Animation, she has brought her outstanding eye for talent and intense discipline to every aspect of our business. I know that she will continue to be a champion of animation and remain connected to the projects and filmmakers that we have been working with the past several years." Osher expects to name a successor to Minghella in the coming weeks.

Minghella joined the company in 2005 as a director of creative affairs working in the office of the chairman of the Motion Picture Group under Pascal, where she collaborated closely with Belgrad on several projects, including the production of the highly successful James Bond film Casino Royale. Since being named president of production of Sony Pictures Animation, she has overseen the production of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the upcoming releases Arthur Christmas, The Pirates!, and Hotel Transylvania. She also has been active bringing new projects and talent to the studio, such as Doug Sweetland, who will be directing The Familiars for producer Sam Raimi.

Tolmach and Belgrad, who have enjoyed one of the longest and most successful executive partnerships in recent motion picture history, have shared the role of president of Columbia Pictures since 2008. They began guiding the label as a team in 2003.

During their long-running tenure at Columbia Pictures, Tolmach was closely associated with Sam Raimi, Judd Apatow, Roland Emmerich, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Neal Moritz, David Fincher and David Koepp, among other filmmakers. He oversaw such blockbusters as 2012, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Pursuit of Happyness, as well as such groundbreaking comedies such as Superbad, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, and Zombieland. Belgrad has been with Columbia Pictures since 1989 and during his rise through the production ranks has been associated with such studio franchises as Men in Black and Bad Boys. He has worked closely with Adam Sandler and Will Smith for the last decade and has been instrumental in overseeing such films as The Social Network, The Karate Kid, Grown Ups, The Ugly Truth, Hancock, Fifty First Dates, Hitch, 21, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, among others.

Under Lynton and Pascal's leadership, Belgrad and Tolmach's production team have brought unprecedented stability and success to the studio. So far this year, Columbia Pictures has released a string of box office hits, including The Karate Kid, which has taken in more than $351 million worldwide to date; Grown Ups, the most successful film starring Adam Sandler ever released, with more than $269 million generated globally; Salt, the action-thriller starring Angelina Jolie that has been a domestic and international hit, with more than $290 million in box office receipts to date; Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, has so far generated more than $180 million worldwide; Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's The Other Guys, which has grossed over $156 million worldwide to date; and The Social Network, the studio's most recent critical and commercial hit, which has generated more than $105 million around the world to date.

Columbia Pictures is set to ramp up production on some of the most prized and recognized franchises in motion picture history. In addition to Spider-Man, the studio is in production or pre-production on films such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Men in Black 3, Karate Kid 2, Total Recall, and a new chapter in the Ghostbusters franchise, among others.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at


Steve Elzer

Senior Vice President, Media Relations

Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group

(310) 244-7142

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WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.) is First in Tampa Market to Launch MDTV

WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.) is First in Tampa Market to Launch MDTV

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) said that WFLA-TV, its NBC affiliate in Tampa, Fla., is the first broadcast television station in the Tampa market, and the second Media General station, to launch mobile digital television (MDTV). The real-time local broadcast service began during the week of October 11 in Tampa, and can be received on suitably equipped laptops, mobile phones and other portable devices. WCMH-TV, Media General's Columbus, Ohio, NBC affiliate, launched Mobile DTV on September 23.

Marshall N. Morton, president and chief executive officer of Media General, said, "In addition to now offering Mobile DTV in two television markets, we look forward to extending our reach to as many as 4-6 additional television markets in the coming months. We already serve a growing audience over numerous personal wireless devices, with our e-mail, APPs, SMS, and mobile website services. We also are pleased to be part of a group of 12 broadcasters who comprise the vanguard for Mobile DTV."

John Schueler, president of the Florida Communications Group, said, "Mobile DTV from WFLA-TV is an exciting opportunity that will allow viewers to access our newscasts wherever they are. This service underscores our commitment to be the area's preeminent news and information source."

Mobile DTV allows broadcasters to provide their local content to suitably equipped mobile devices, including live and on-demand video, local and national news from print and electronic sources, and sports and entertainment programming. Some devices have a "chipset" already built in to receive the signal, while others require an external USB-type or other tuner available at electronics stores. Research shows that mobile-equipped consumers watch more television than before and that they particularly appreciate convenient access to live, local news.

About Media General

Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Media General's operations are organized in five geographic market segments and a sixth segment that includes the company's interactive advertising services and certain other operations. The company's operations include 18 network-affiliated television stations and their associated websites, three metropolitan and 20 community newspapers and their associated websites, and more than 200 specialty publications that include weekly newspapers and niche publications targeted to various demographic, geographic and topical communities of interest. Many of the company's specialty publications have associated websites. Media General additionally operates three interactive advertising services companies: Blockdot, which specializes in interactive entertainment and advergaming technologies;, a coupon and shopping website; and NetInformer, a leading provider of wireless media and mobile marketing services.

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New Frontier Media Invites You to Join Its Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

New Frontier Media Invites You to Join Its Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Frontier Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOOF) invites you to listen to the presentation of its Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Earnings via teleconference and live over the Internet on November 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

What: Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call
When: Friday, November 5th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
To access webcast, log on to the Company's web site at --Click on Investor Relations and then
Webcast: Calendar of Events
(877) 941-1467 (To reserve your space on the conference
call, contact Helen Patton of New Frontier Media by
Conference calling 303-444-0900 ext. 2113, or send an email to

If you are unable to participate during the conference call or live webcast, the presentation will be archived for twelve months on the Corporate web site,, or available via telephone for seven days by calling 800-406-7325 using the access code 4380641#.


New Frontier Media, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of branded television networks and on-demand programming. The Company delivers transactional adult-themed pay-per-view networks as well as video-on-demand services to cable and satellite operators world-wide. The Company's programming originates at New Frontier Media's state of the art digital broadcast center in Boulder, Colorado. The Company owns thousands of hours of digital content and partners with studios to bring together a variety of transactional adult entertainment available today.

New Frontier Media's Film Production segment produces original motion pictures that are distributed in the U.S. on premium movie channels, such as Cinemax® and Showtime®, and internationally on similar services. The Film Production segment also develops and produces original event programming that is widely distributed on satellite and cable pay-per-view. Through Lightning Entertainment® Group, this segment also represents the work of a full range of independent film producers in markets around the globe.

The Company is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "NOOF." For more information about New Frontier Media, Inc. contact Grant Williams, Chief Financial Officer, at (303) 444-0900, extension 2185, and please visit our web site at

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TCM Survey Reveals How Modern Hollywood Compares to Film Legends

TCM Survey Reveals How Modern Hollywood Compares to Film Legends

Steven Spielberg Ranks with Alfred Hitchcock, but No One Equals Marilyn Monroe

ATLANTA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Turner Classic Movies (TCM) poll gauges how modern movies, stars and filmmakers stack up against Hollywood icons. The sometimes surprising results show that Johnny Depp fills Errol Flynn's shoes, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt capture some of the glamour of power couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. But, when it comes to sex symbols, no one is quite like Marilyn Monroe.

TCM's survey - conducted during the week of Oct. 18 - is part of the build-up to the Monday, Nov. 1, premiere of the new, seven-part documentary series MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD. TCM's MOGULS & MOVIE STARS survey included 1,000 adults, with 43% who identified themselves as "classic film enjoyers." The findings include the following:

-- 41% said Johnny Depp's performance in the Pirates of the Caribbean
trilogy is today's best example of the swashbuckling tradition that was
the trademark of stars like Errol Flynn.

-- Denzel Washington is one of today's top box-office draws. An
overwhelming 71% also chose Washington as the contemporary figure who
carries on Sidney Poitier's tradition as a pioneering black actor.

-- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were chosen by 36% as the most iconic
Hollywood couple in the tradition of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard

-- When it came to choosing a contemporary counterpart to Marilyn Monroe,
33% chose none of the options.

-- Steven Spielberg was the choice of 61% of respondents in terms of
directors with the level of influence exercised by Alfred Hitchcock.

-- "None of the above" was the #1 or #2 choice on six of the 10 survey
questions, indicating that many fans see legendary stars and filmmakers
as without compare.

The following is a complete list of TCM's survey results:

The Marx Brothers were comedy
pioneers in the 1930s and 1940s.
Among the following, who do you
think best represents their
crazy style today?
(tie) Jim Carrey 33%
(tie) None of the above 33
Will Ferrell 18
Steve Carell 9
Sacha Baron Cohen 5
Seth Rogen 2

Errol Flynn was famed for his
heroics in films like The
Adventures of Robin Hood. Among
the following, who do you
believe best carries on the
swashbuckling tradition today?
Johnny Depp in The Pirates of the
Caribbean 41%
Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro 24
Russell Crowe in Robin Hood 18
None of the above 12
Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride 6

Edward G. Robinson, Paul Muni and
James Cagney portrayed gangsters
in the early 1930s. Among the
following, who do you think is
the best modern-era gangster?
Robert DeNiro in
Goodfellas 47%
Al Pacino in Donnie Brasco 26
None of the above 10
Johnny Depp in Public
Enemies 9
Jack Nicholson in The
Departed 9

Alfred Hitchcock was a prolific
film pioneer. Among the
following, which of today's
filmmakers are as influential?
Steven Spielberg 61%
Clint Eastwood 34
Martin Scorsese 30
Ron Howard 27
Quentin Tarantino 25
Spike Lee 10
None of the above 8
Joel and Ethan Coen 7

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard
Burton were Hollywood royalty.
Among the following, which
celebrity couple is just as
iconic today?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt 36%
None of the above 27
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones 16
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith 15
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 4
Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony 2

Judy Garland became a star at age
16. Among the following, who do
you think had the biggest
breakout role among today's young
Drew Barrymore in E.T. The Extra
Terrestrial 44%
None of the above 18
Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam 16
Natalie Portman in The Professional 8
Ellen Page in Juno 6
Kirsten Dunst in Interview with the
Vampire 5
Anna Paquin in The Piano 3

Marilyn Monroe was an iconic star
and sex symbol. Among the
following, who would you consider
to be today's "Marilyn?"
None of the above 33%
Angelina Jolie 25
Scarlett Johansson 16
Halle Berry 14
Charlize Theron 10
Uma Thurman 3

Singin' in the Rain is one of the
most famous musicals of all time.
Among the following, which modern
day musical would you consider to
be the greatest?
(tie) Chicago 27%
(tie) None of the above 27
Mamma Mia 17
Dreamgirls 12
Hairspray 10
Rent 8

Charlie Chaplin was an iconic
comedic actor and renowned
director. Among the following,
which modern-day star do you
think is best-known for this
double duty?
Clint Eastwood 38%
Woody Allen 21
Ron Howard 17
None of the above 14
George Clooney 10

Sidney Poitier was a pioneering
black actor. Among the following,
who do you think carries on that
tradition today?
Denzel Washington 71%
None of the above 9
Forrest Whitaker 7
Eddie Murphy 7
Jamie Foxx 6

Source: Turner Research; based on results from the Synovate e-Nation Omnibus Study; conducted 10/20-10/22/10; total sample represents 1,000 respondents among adults 18+; 43% of the total sample were "classic film enjoyers."


TCM will tell the comprehensive story of the men and women who built the American film industry in this groundbreaking, seven-part documentary series premiering Monday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET). MOGULS & MOVIE STARS features rarely seen photographs and film footage; clips from memorable American movies; and interviews with distinguished historians and major Hollywood figures, including Sidney Lumet, Richard Zanuck, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Peter Bogdanovich, Gore Vidal, Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell. Spanning from the invention of the first moving pictures to the revolutionary, cutting-edge films of the 1960s, this ambitious production is an epic history of Hollywood, detailing the personalities, inter-personal relationships, collaborations and conflicts that created an industry and an art form. The series also serves as a history of America, looking at how moviemakers responded to such major events as the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights movement. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS is executive-produced by Bill Haber (TNT's Rizzoli & Isles; Broadway's The History Boys and Monty Python's Spamalot) and written and produced by Jon Wilkman.

About Turner Classic Movies

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 85 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials at its Web site, TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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HSN Announces Exciting New Partnership With The World's Most Successful Female Recording Artist Mariah Carey

HSN Announces Exciting New Partnership With The World's Most Successful Female Recording Artist Mariah Carey



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- HSN, a leading multichannel retailer, announced today a partnership with world renowned and Grammy-award winning superstar Mariah Carey for the exclusive launch of her lifestyle brand on November 29. The announcement comes just days after Mariah shared the news that she is expecting a child. On Cyber Monday, Mariah will debut on HSN an exclusive collection of jewelry and footwear, as well as a limited-edition fragrance. This exciting new launch follows the recent introduction of her holiday album "Merry Christmas II You," which premiered on the network on October 20 as part of an exclusive CD/DVD bundle and will also be available on HSN throughout the holiday season.

"I am always eager to push my creativity into new directions," said Mariah Carey. "After meeting Mindy Grossman, I jumped at the opportunity to develop my own collection of shoes and baubles, and to enhance my fragrance offering."

"We are thrilled to launch on HSN a lifestyle brand that captures Mariah's creative sensibility as well as the different facets of her life," said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. "From the moment we met her, there was a great connection and a shared passion for beautiful products and entertaining experiences. This lifestyle collection is a reflection of her unique personal style."

Items from the premiere collection include:

-- Jewelry: Stylish with a feminine flair, Mariah's intricate jewelry
designs speak to her love of pave detailing and colorful stone accents.
Highlights include a pave-set initial pendant that hangs from a delicate
stone-by-the-yard chain and crystal accented, butterfly earrings,
available in pink or blue hues. Prices range from approximately $39.99
to $199.95.
-- Footwear: In an assortment of colors and unique design styles, Mariah's
footwear collection includes rhinestone encrusted sandals and quilted
winter boots. Other highlights are right on trend for the season,
including the suede peep-toe boot with a platform wedge and the fur
trimmed booties. Prices range from approximately $69.90 to $199.90.
-- Limited Edition Fragrance: Mariah will offer her successful Luscious
Pink fragrance in a special limited edition bottle, exclusive to HSN
customers. Additionally, 25 bottles of her Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition
Parfum will feature exquisitely detailed, Swarovski Elements
crystal-studded butterfly caps, packaged in a gold cosmetic case and
available for $275. Each of these 25 treasured keepsakes will contain a
personal note from Mariah herself and will be available on a first-come
-- CD/DVD Bundle: Mariah's highly anticipated holiday album, Merry
Christmas II You, will be bundled with a 30-minute exclusive DVD. Merry
Christmas II You contains original material and holiday classics,
including a re-record of Mariah Carey's original self-penned #1
Christmas classic "All I Want for Christmas is You," as well as her new
single "Oh Santa." The DVD will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes
footage of Mariah recording her second Christmas album, candid
interviews and never-before-seen personal photos and festive Christmas
videos. Price of the CD/DVD bundle is $14.95

Mariah Carey is currently scheduled to appear on HSN onMonday, November 29at12 a.m., 1 a.m., 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.and10 p.m. (all times ET). More information on the upcoming launch of Mariah Carey's lifestyle collection can be found

About Mariah Carey

Mariah's new holiday CD, Merry Christmas II You, is her 13th studio album and features a selection of traditional yuletide classics + 4 original songs composed by Mariah (including first single "Oh Santa!") and a brand new recording of Mariah's all-time standard, "All I Want For Christmas Is You." Merry Christmas II You follows up her worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009), her multi-platinum E=MC2 (2008), and worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005). The Emancipation Of Mimi generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay. Soundscan's biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured "We Belong Together" (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and "Don't Forget About Us," Mariah's 16th and 17th #1 career singles respectively. They tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's.

Three years later, Mariah surpassed Elvis when "Touch My Body" (from E=MC2) became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit. "Touch My Body" spent two weeks at the top, Mariah's 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at #1, which tied Elvis' long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at #1, as calculated by Billboard. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits. The success of E=MC2 brought total sales of Mariah's albums, singles and videos to more than 200 million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the top-selling female recording artist in history.

About HSN

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates experts, entertainment, inspiration, solutions, tips and ideas to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health &Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Coty, FranBrand, FusionBeauty, Andrew Lessman's Procaps, Lancome, Perlier Beauty, Serious Skin Care, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, Grayce by Molly Sims, R.J. Graziano, IMAN Global Chic, michaeLisa, Noir, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling, Signature Statement Serena Williams); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Nate Berkus, Jonathan Adler, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Todd English, GreenPan with Thermolon, Emeril Lagasse, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Sam Edelman, Loulou de la Falaise, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Reem by Reem Acra, Diane Gilman, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Adrienne Landau, Twiggy); and Electronics (e.g. Canon, Gateway, GE, HP, JVC, Kodak, LG, Sony).

A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video on three screens: TV, which broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US in HD 24/7;, which ranks in the top 30 of the top 500 internet retailers and features 15,000 product videos; and mobile. HSN, founded 33 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).



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Aaron's, Inc. Launches New Ad Campaign Featuring Nashville Recording Artist Brittini Black

Aaron's, Inc. Launches New Ad Campaign Featuring Nashville Recording Artist Brittini Black

ATLANTA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. announced today it will unveil a new music video advertising campaign featuring an original theme song performed by Nashville recording artist Brittini Black. The campaign, which debuts this fall, marks the first nationally integrated campaign supported with Aaron's branding throughout TV commercials, radio, web, out of home and print advertising.

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Black, an established performer, powerfully sings three musical styles of the theme song: Country/Pop, Latin/Spanish and R&B. The commercials were produced and directed by Aaron's in-house creative team and shot in a music video style. Scenes alternate between Black entertaining on stage, dancing with customers in Aaron's stores and hanging out with Aaron's NASCAR drivers and pit crew. The energetic and charismatic music videos communicate Aaron's values and send a strong customer-focused message. The lyrics of the theme song reinforce Aaron's messaging - the ability to own quality, brand-name furniture, electronics, appliances and computers through Aaron's lease ownership plan without the need for credit. Aaron's tag line "Nobody beats Aaron's," also the song's chorus, lets potential customers know that Aaron's will beat any competitor's advertised price while providing excellent customer service.

"This is the first time in the Company's history that we have created a campaign on this scale," said Mark Rudnick, Vice President of Marketing for Aaron's. "We achieved our goal of creating ads that are engaging, exciting and effective all at the same time. We are particularly pleased that Brittini agreed to invest her time and energy through hours in both the recording studio and in filming. She is a talented, young up-and-coming star and we hope her presence on TV through Aaron's will fuel her career as a nationally recognized recording artist."

The music videos will begin running nationally on ESPN and Univision in November as well as hundreds of local markets. The campaign will run through December 2011. To support the visual messages in the TV commercials, Aaron's will run radio spots, print and out of home advertising to highlight Aaron's customer benefits including affordable, brand-name products, an alternative to credit financing with the opportunity to return your merchandise after the minimum lease period without penalty - as well as later being able pick back up again where you left off, without additional cost.

Rudnick said, "In an economy when many companies are pulling back, we're investing in letting the more than 1.3 million customers currently leasing with Aaron's and other potential customers know that Aaron's is a flexible and affordable way to own brand-name products without having to use credit. As the general population struggles with reduced credit card limits and high fees, Aaron's lease ownership program is the right choice for many consumers. That's why we say: Life is hard. Aaron's is easy. You don't need credit. All you need is Aaron's."

Aaron's is also helping eliminate the digital divide by providing many credit-constrained customers with the opportunity of owning a computer or laptop. Computers are now a home essential but according to a Research and Markets report, nearly 20 percent of homes in the U.S. are without a computer.

Aaron's three versions of the music and TV spots correspond with its target demographics - Country/Pop, R&B and Latin for suburban, urban and Spanish speaking markets. The creative team is also developing a behind-the-scenes documentary that chronicles the theme song recording sessions at SoundStage Studios with renowned recording engineer Chuck Ainlay and top studio musicians in Nashville.

Aaron's will promote the new campaign through several social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and a video spoof of the commercials on YouTube. A clip of the commercial can be viewed at

About Aaron's, Inc.

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 1,775 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit

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