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Canadian Launch of David Cronenberg's RABID on Special Edition DVD Canadian Launch of David Cronenberg's RABID on Special Edition DVD

Legendary Canadian director of The Fly, Crash and Dead Ringers fame, David Cronenberg brings back his 1977 cult classic, RABID on a special edition DVD. Theatrically released in 1977, RABID co-stars Frank Moore, Joe Silver, and Howard Ryshpan. The film was produced by John Dunning and Ivan Reitman of "Ghostbusters" fame. Special features include and interview and one-of-a-kind director's commentary by Cronenberg, a new wide letterbox transfer in English and French version, theatrical trailers, a photo gallery, production stills and more...

Sampling of press includes features in or on: Maclean's; CBC Radio; CBC online; Toronto Star; Toronto Sun; Globe & Mail; Vancouver Sun; Vancouver Province; Hollywood North Magazine; Winnipeg Free Press; The Montreal Gazette; The Calgary Herald; Star Inc.; 7 Jours; TV Hebdo; Now; Journal de Montreal; La Presse; Canadian Press Wire; Associated Press Wire; CanWest Wire and several other print and broacast outlets.


U.S. Launch For Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Tribute DVD U.S. Launch For Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Tribute DVD

When I first saw children’s television I thought it was perfectly horrible.  And I thought there was some way of using this fabulous instrument to nurture those who would watch and listen.” – Fred Rogers 

Just a year after his passing in February 2003, the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the celebrated, much-loved American icon who changed the face of public television and children’s programming with Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood has been captured on a special edition DVD and double VHS box set.  This three-hour tribute hosted by Michael Keaton and nominated for two Emmys, is titled FRED ROGERS: America’s Favorite Neighbor. This landmark DVD released nationwide on September 28, 2004.  

Press coverage included: USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood,  L.A. Times, Associated Press , Associated Press Radio, Dallas Morning News, Parenting Magazine, Child Magazine, Video Business Magazine, VideoStore Magazine, zap2it.com, yahoo.com, DVDTalk.com, Kaboose.com and several others.



U.S. Launch for 'Missing Brendan' DVD Starring The O.C.'s Adam Brody and TV Legend  Ed Asner U.S. Launch for 'Missing Brendan' DVD Starring The O.C.'s Adam Brody and TV Legend Ed Asner

Just before Adam Brody hit fame and stardom with ‘The O.C.’, he landed his first dramatic leading role in Missing Brendan, alongside television legend, Edward Asner (Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant) and Illeana Douglas (To Die For). The film came out on VHS and DVD February 15 2005.

This patriotic, family- friendly film follows the lives of three generations of the Calden family including grandson Patrick (Adam Brody), his father (Robin Thomas) and grandfather (Edward Asner) as they embark on a journey to Vietnam to search for the remains of their lost sibling (Brendan) who has been missing in action for several decades. Archeologist Julie Conroy (Illeana Douglas) leads the expedition.

Press coverage included: Teen People, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA!, Elle Girl, Entertainment Weekly, M Magazine, Tiger Beat, Faze Magazine, Pop Star! Magazine, Twist Magazine, Kaboose.com and others.  Note: press coverage achieved without interviews from Adam Brody who was unavailable at the time of the launch.

U.S. Launch for ESPN's 2003 World Series of Poker DVD U.S. Launch for ESPN's 2003 World Series of Poker DVD

It’s the Super Bowl pinnacle of poker, where participants, including some of the greatest gamblers in the world, play hard for a chance at poker immortality and caches worth millions of dollars. 

Set in Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that was born to gamble, the 34th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) saw a record- breaking 839 poker players battle it out at Binion’s Horseshoe casino in one of the highest stakes games in town – the No Limit Texas Hold’Em, the tournament’s ‘Main Event’, which had a $10,000 buy-in and $2.5 million first-place prize prize pot that included the coveted world-title bracelet.   Released on November 2, 2004,  ESPN and DVD Marketing Inc. brought poker enthusiasts the entire 2003 ESPN telecast of The World Series of Poker (WSOP) on a double-disc DVD,   Main Event, equating to seven hours of un-cut, commercial-free action in full screen digital videoo, on a double-disc DVD.  Additional details at: www.championshipdvd.com 

Press coverage included: Associated Press, Access Hollywood, CNN Headline News, CNBC, 5th Street Magazine, Video Store Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Reno Gazette Journal, Las Vegas Weekly, Yahoo, Zap2it.com, MSN.com, casinogaming.com, pokermag.com, pokerpages.com, cardplayer.com, DVDtalk.com, thecasinonet.com, Maxim, ESPN's Mike & Mike, ABC radio network and others.

U.S. Launch of ABC Sports' 2004 BCS Championship Bowl Game Commemorative DVD Series U.S. Launch of ABC Sports' 2004 BCS Championship Bowl Game Commemorative DVD Series

Football fans nationwide will finally get a chance to buy their very own copies of the year's most watched and attended college football events, the BCS Championship series. Never before has a company packaged a complete BCS Championship Bowl series on DVD. Triumph Marketing LLC and DVD Marketing Inc., through a licensing agreement from ABC Sports Championship Television , launched this commemorative series just in time for 2004 College football season.

The series comprises of: the 2004 Nokia Sugar Bowl, the 2004 Rose Bowl ,presented by Citi, the 2004 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the 2004 FedEx Orange Bowl games.

Each of the four Championship DVDs include the television broadcast presented by ABC Sports in their entirety, commercial free, in full-screen 1.33:1 digital video with chapter points on the DVD's main menu. Each DVD has an approximate running time of 150 minutes.

Press coverage included:  L.A. Times, S.I.com, ESPN.com,  Yahoo.com, Men's Health Magazine, Men's Fitness Magazine, American Football Monthly, ABC Radio Network, Maxim, Playboy, Beckett Sports Collector, ESPN Sports Radio Network, IGNsports, GamingIllustrated.com and several others.

Florida Hurricane Relief Effort Florida Hurricane Relief Effort

In an effort to bring aid to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for the recent rash of hurricanes in the Florida area, DVD Marketing Inc. donated ten dollars to the disaster relief fund for every unit sold of BCS Bowl Game commemorative DVDs that feature Florida College football teams.   The special offer was for the following DVDs:  2004 FedEx Orange Bowl (Miami Hurricanes v. Florida State Seminoles), 2002 Rose Bowl Game presented by AT&T (BCS National Championship – Miami Hurricanes v. Nebraska Cornhuskers) and the 2000 Nokia Sugar Bowl (Florida State Seminoles v. Virginia Tech Hokies).

Supporters who were interested in helping the cause can order these commemorative DVDs directly from www.championshipdvd.com.   The hurricane relief program was the brainchild of Bill Ammerman, executive producer of DVD Marketing Inc., who hopes it will have a positive impact.  “Despite the fact that we are hundreds of miles away, we wanted to be on the front lines with the American Red Cross to help victims of hurricanes Charley, Frances and the soon-to-hit Ivan, by reaching out to sports fans with this special offer on our products.”

NCAA 2004 Women's Final Four Commemorative DVD Launch NCAA 2004 Women's Final Four Commemorative DVD Launch

 Just in time for the intercollegiate season, basketball fans can own a piece of NCAA women’s basketball history.  Thanks to DVD Marketing Inc. and a licensing agreement with the NCAA, the 2004 NCAA Women’s Final Four National Championship is now available in its entirety, commercial free on a double disk DVD.  Details at:www.finalfourdvd.com

This DVD set, presented in full screen digital video, contains the complete 2004 Women’s Final Four Semifinal and 2004 Women’s Final Four National Championship games, with audio broadcast options from all four participating schools. Chapter points on the main menu allow the viewer to jump directly to the action that also includes the post-game celebrations and pre and post-game player interviews.  The 204 Women’s Final Four National Championship was watched by more viewers than any women’s basketball event to date, and marked a watershed in the growing popularity of women’s sports. 

A focused PR campaign in the Connecticut area included coverage by local print, T.V. and radio outlets such as: The Hartfort Courant, New Haven Register, Danbury News Times, Daily Campus, WTNH-TV (ABC), WVIT-TV (NBC), WTLC radio, WLIS radio, WICH radio, WZMX radio, WMRD radio, WRKI radio, WICC radio, WHUS radio, WILI radio and more.


Publicist for Stone Canyon Films

Stone Canyon Films, helmed by writer/ producer, John Patus, is a multi-faceted film studio that not only produces thought-provoking feature films and documentaries but also employs the original 'team' writing model that was widely used in old Hollywood but subsequently abandoned when public companies and accountants took over the industry.

Stone Canyon Films is currently wrapping production on an inspirational boxing documentary called Road to the Ring: A Boxing Journey, earmarked for the film festival circuit. Click here for latest press by SLAM!Sports: Read the full article 

The company also has six screenplays in development, specifically:

  • A creeper described as a cross between The Exorcist and The Sixth Sense that has caught the attention of the Hollywood A-list.
  • An End-Times prophecy thriller
  • A hot crushing action/adventure film based in Hawaii
  • A rock band drama
  • A bar brawl, biker gang adventure
  • A hockey movie
  • -and-

  • A new concept for a never-been-done-before TV series that has studio exec tongues wagging and an A-list actor already attached to the project.

  • Publicist for  Providential Pictures Publicist for Providential Pictures

    Providential Pictures is a privately owned Christian entertainment company with a heart and vision for our children and teens. From animated series to feature films to gaming, Providential seeks to create evangelical productions.

    Current project: Paws & Tales is association with IFL and Chuck Swindoll, A 3-D animated feature for children between the ages of 3 and 10, produced using the same software technology as Shrek, Ice Age and Lord of the Rings. Released in November 2004. Episode 2 to launch in winter 2005.
    Backed by a Insight For Living (IFL), leading ministry in the USA.


    Press included features and promotions on: Daystar T.V., CTS T.V. , FamilyNet T.V., The Miracle Channel T.V., INSP T.V., TLN T.V., Lesea Broadcasting, Cornerstone T.V., Reviews in/on: MovieGuide, CBA Marketplace, CBAonline.com, Christian Retailing, SalemWebNetworks, Agape Press, Christian Networks, Kaboose.com (Kids First), crosswalk.com, MCChornicle, Christian Virtues, Rejoice, The Good News, Christian Family, Church Libraries, Salem Radio Networks, Crawford Broadcasting and countless others.  

    Publicist for Sanjay Burman, CEO of Burman Films

    In the entertainment business since the age of 14, wunderkind dealmaker, talent producer and power agent Sanjay Burman had already handled, packaged and produced some of Hollywood's top talent by the age of 27. Highlights include: packaging the movie 'Best Actress' for E! Television Network; taking Patrick McGrath's novel Spider to the screen with David Cronenberg (The Fly, Crash) as director and A-list talent Ralph Fiennes and Gabriel Byrne as principal cast to a 'best picture' win at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival; negotiating a Clancy-esque book deal for Canadian novelist, William Deverell and has won the favour of several Hollywood heavyweights, including Mace Neufeld (uber producer), Michael DeLuca (President of production, DreamWorks), Phil Kent (CEO, TNT), Sherry Lansing (CEO, Paramount), Rick Nicita and Scott Greenberg (CAA).

    Current projects include:

    • 'Needles' - starring Ralph Fiennes and based on novel by William Deverell. Currently sourcing a director.
    • Sidebar - Magazine format talk show currently in talks with television networks
    • Untitled reality show series - Four Season Hotels involved
    • Untitled television series
    • Obtained rights to renowned novelist Ken Follett's best-seller 'Key to Rebecca. Currently in hands of top Hollywood studio.

    Publicist for Judy Brown, author, life skills coach and spiritualist Publicist for Judy Brown, author, life skills coach and spiritualist

    Judy Brown is truly an inspirational and gifted woman. Despite experiencing extreme physical and emotional pain in her life, including growing up with alcoholic parents, suffering repeated sexual abuse as a young child, marrying and divorcing two men who physically and/or mentally abused her, Judy found peace for herself and harbors no ill will to those that caused her pain.

    Her semi-autobiographical book, A Journey of Spiritual Awakening (ECW Press), is a story of triumph and inspiration as she describes her life's journey and the gifts she used to strengthen her spirit.

    Judy has been giving readings and mentoring clients in their spiritual journeys for over thirty years. She is also a certified life skills coach.

    Labatt USA & GoBee Inc. Labatt USA & GoBee Inc.

    Oversaw a GoBee Industries Inc. and Labatt USA marketing initiative in Atlanta, Baltimore and D.C., to promote Bass Ale, one of their key imported brands, prior to St. Patrick's Day 2004. This required managing a team of 14, including coordinators and brand ambassadors.


    Melisa Richter presents, as part of a regularly scheduled seminar series, on the topics of:

    • Communicating with the Press
    • Key Strategies to Communicate More Effectively to Your Target Audience
    • Effective Grassroots Marketing
    She is also available for corporate & conference speaking engagements on these, and other, topics.


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