SOURCE: First Look Studios

January 28, 2008 19:42 ET

First Look Studios Brings Film 12 Pack to NATPE

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - At the start of this year's NATPE convention, First Look Studios proudly announces the creation of FLS III, a barter/cash package of twelve feature films. It includes a dozen star-studded titles such as "National Lampoon's Black Ball" starring Vince Vaughn, "Monster Island" starring Carmen Electra, "All the Way" starring Dennis Hopper and Melanie Griffith, "Big Nothing" starring David Schwimmer and "Caffeine" starring Katherine Heigl and Mena Suvari. This promising and diverse package of television-ready feature films follows the success of FLS I and II, and will become available in the beginning of January 2009.

Dave Sobieraj, who currently serves as President of Domestic Video and Television for Nu Image, and recently appointed President of First Look Studios Television, will spearhead FLS III into the domestic television market place. The two companies are connected through First Look Holdings, LLC. Nu Image principals Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Avi Lerner, along with Henry Winterstern, created First Look Holdings, LLC in March 2007 to acquire controlling interest in First Look Studios.

"We expect to slowly build FLS into a first-class television sales organization that distributes feature films, hour-long scripted series and reality series. We want to be the critical link between content and the consumer via traditional and new television platforms," says Sobieraj. He joins Gene Lavelle, First Look Studio's Vice President of Television Sales, who successfully sold FLS I and II in over 75% of American markets.

FLS III emerged from both First Look Studios' library of over 400 films and Nu Image's film library of over 250 films. First Look acquires over 60 titles annually that are offered in television packages.


First Look Studios is a leading independent studio which includes its theatrical, home video and television operations. The studios' CEO is Trevor Short, and Dean Wilson is COO. The company is owned and operated by First Look Holdings, LLC.

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