SOURCE: First Look Studios

January 28, 2008 19:48 ET

New Sales Team to Head First Look's Home Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Looking to continue its recent growth, First Look Studios (PINKSHEETS: FRST) has named Marie O'Reilly and Jim Beaumont as the new heads of sales in the home entertainment division. Both will hold the position of Vice President of Sales announced by the studio's COO, Dean Wilson.

"Marie and Jim are two of the finest sales people I have worked with," says Wilson. "These appointments, along with our strong sales division, are our next step to maximizing an already stellar start to our sales for the year," says Wilson. O' Reilly and Beaumont will be reporting directly to Wilson.

Retail sales will be managed by O'Reilly, who teams with such clients as Best Buy, Kmart, Target, AAFES and more. Beaumont will team with Ingram, VPD, Wal-Mart, Blockbuster and Membership Clubs.

O'Reilly joined First Look Studios in 2006 through the acquisition of Ventura Distribution Inc., where she had been employed for seven years. O'Reilly will be responsible for video sales into the retail market place, which includes managing the team of sales directors and strategizing on how to enhance their performance.

Before joining First Look Studios, Beaumont had a long career with The Walt Disney Company, most recently managing national accounts for Buena Vista Home Entertainment. With Beaumont's promotion he will now be overseeing how First Look Studios approach the execution of rental sales and distribution.


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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