SOURCE: Magic Rock Entertainment

April 01, 2010 08:00 ET

Magic Rock Entertainment Increases Services and Channel Portfolio With Appointment of Key Marketing Executives

Branding, Marketing and Distribution Engine Adds Team Members to Fuel Fanbase and Profit Growth for Indie Filmmakers and Other Content Owners

IRWINDALE, CA--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) -  Magic Rock Entertainment, a branding and distribution partner for independent filmmakers, today announced the appointment of two key additions to its corporate executive team.

As senior vice president of marketing and vice president of business development respectively, Shannon Brown and Patrick Barry will be responsible for developing and driving new client services and channel alliances, enhancing Magic Rock's leadership in providing tools and maximizing revenue streams for independent filmmakers and other content providers.

Prior to joining Magic Rock, Shannon Brown was president of Equity Marketing, as well as head of worldwide operations for parent company EMAK Worldwide. She oversaw all agency activity on the company's Burger King account including its Kids Meal tie-in business, and expanded the reach of the company's Asia operations, including growth in Hong Kong and China. Prior to EMAK, Brown was general manager of EPI Marketing, a boutique agency specializing in NGO and sports partnerships.

Patrick Barry's background in emerging media includes experience in Web syndication, distribution, licensing, content alliances, and media/entertainment joint ventures involving film, music, TV, animation, social media and games. Barry has fostered online and new media strategies for brands including "American Idol" and "Speed Racer" at companies including Warner Music, Warner Advanced Media, and Warner Bros., Brilliant Digital, SK Telecom Americas, and most recently Big Stage Entertainment, a venture-backed avatar technology firm.

"We are excited to announce the expansion of our corporate team, particularly as we look forward to launching additional channels and services throughout 2010 to enhance the profitability and branding of our clients," said John "JC" Chang, CEO of Magic Rock Entertainment. "Both Shannon Brown and Patrick Barry bring diverse industry experience as well as deep marketing and distribution insight, and we look forward to adding their expertise to our leadership team."

LA-based Magic Rock Entertainment is a resource for the independent filmmaker, offering everything from distribution to marketing. As a valued partner for independent artists, Magic Rock Entertainment creates and provides tools for independent artists including e-commerce transaction platforms, marketing and operational management tools and business services that smoothly power artists' independent distribution efforts.

About Magic Rock Entertainment
Based in Irwindale, CA, Magic Rock Entertainment offers cost-effective and flexible independent distribution and marketing solutions to independent creative artists seeking to maximize their sales channels and audience. Currently working with more than 200 filmmakers, musicians and authors, Magic Rock Entertainment enables independent artists to directly reach their audience brand-building and channel management tools. For more information visit www.magicrock.com.

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