SOURCE: Celebrity Video Distribution

Celebrity Video Distribution

April 24, 2009 06:05 ET

Celebrity Video Celebrates in a Down Economy

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2009) - Celebrity Video Distribution celebrates the end of a successful first year in DVD business despite a down economy, with a library of over 50 titles, and the announcement of a new specialty horror film distribution arm, Torture Chamber Films.

Since opening its doors just one year ago, Celebrity Video Distribution has proven that there is hope for indie filmmakers, especially within the highly competitive DVD arena. Targeting independent films from all genres, this emphasis has provided concrete opportunity for smaller films to get noticed and to grab a foothold in the retail marketplace. "With over 5,000 films produced annually merely 1% of these films result in a theatrical studio release and a comparatively small number are picked up by major DVD distributors. This leaves us 4,950 filmmakers needing distribution," states Celebrity CEO and video industry veteran Robert Feinstein.

Celebrity Video Distribution has consistently grown its library of independent feature films, documentaries, children's DVD and horror films since its inception, signing on 4-6 titles a month. They succeed in their distribution outreach to wholesalers and retailers by a very hands-on approach and targeted marketing effort for each title. Promised by many distributors but often not followed through, Celebrity prepares a strategic marketing plan for each new release that speaks to buyers, retailers and consumers via traditional advertising and publicity as well as non-traditional methods, mainly online, that help to identify and find a niche audience. Partnering with the filmmaker, monthly status reporting is the norm. "Working one-on-one with the producer and becoming a partner in their distribution results in a more successful and satisfying experience for all," states Feinstein. "The filmmaker actually is included in the process."

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About Celebrity Video Distribution:

Los Angeles-based Celebrity Video Distribution, Inc., a leader in independent film DVD distribution, acquires a wide range of original content including independent films and documentaries as well as licensing cable TV content for their library. The company has relationships with all major retailers, wholesalers, academic, library and specialty store suppliers. Helmed by video industry veteran Robert Feinstein, former Founder/CEO of Marbles Entertainment the first supermarket and military base video rental store chain.

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