SOURCE: Inception Media Group, LLC

Inception Media Group, LLC

June 28, 2011 13:48 ET

Inception Media Group Signs Multi-Year Output Agreement With SFM Entertainment

Worldwide Home Video and Digital Deal to Include Wide Array of Classic Television Titles

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Inception Media Group, LLC, a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of entertainment content, today announced it has signed a multi-year output agreement with SFM Entertainment, a leader in television distribution.

As part of the agreement, Inception Media Group has acquired worldwide home video and digital distribution rights to television titles from the SFM catalog which, among other things, include programs from the Jerry Lewis and Flip Wilson estates. Initial releases will include restored editions of "The Colgate Comedy Hour" starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, "The Jazz Singer" (live 1959 NBC broadcast starring Jerry Lewis), the complete "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" classic television series starring Hugh O'Brian and the complete classic television series "The Real McCoys" starring Richard Crenna and Walter Brennan. The first set of new releases will be available this fall.

"Our agreement with Inception Media Group furthers our ability to bring some of the best classic television programming to consumers around the world," said Stanley Moger, president and CEO of SFM Entertainment, LLC. "We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Inception's dedicated and proven team."

Moger co-founded SFM Media Corporation, which became the largest media independent in the U.S. with billings in excess of $1.5 billion before being sold to the MPG division of Havas Media with Moger retaining the entertainment division.

"Stan and SFM have an incredible catalog of television entertainment, and Inception will be bringing many of these titles to physical and digital retailers around the world," said Andy Reimer, co-partner of Inception Media Group, LLC. "Consumers continue to build their libraries of classic television content and, together with SFM, we will offer many of the finest broadcast programs from the past."

About SFM Entertainment
SFM Entertainment, LLC is a world leader in television, film and new media distribution, production and licensing on a national and international basis. Hailed as the last great independent television distribution company, SFM is responsible for the airing of a variety of beloved first-rate media programs from today and yesterday. SFM is one of the most prolific suppliers of advertiser-supported television programming on a national basis.

About Inception Media Group
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Santa Monica, California and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution. Inception Media Group's management team has extensive relationships with exhibitors, retailers, distributors and technology companies, enabling the Company to maximize the services performed on behalf of its content partners. Inception Digital Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Inception Media Group, provides a wide range of digital encoding, electronic packaging, high-speed delivery and data storage services and possesses certified delivery access to all major online, broadcast media and VOD platforms. More information is available at www.inceptionmediagroup.com.

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