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KOCH TEAMS WITH INTERNATIONAL MEDIA LLC
Distributor signs new media company headed by veteran PBS Producer
January 16, 2008 - Port Washington, New York – KOCH Entertainment Distribution today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with International Media LLC, a new media company launched by former PBS programming veteran Gustavo Sagastume.
The announcement was made by Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH
Entertainment Distribution. “International Media’s brand of intelligent programming is the perfect fit for our home video roster,” stated Rosenberg. “Gustavo’s continued dedication for producing quality programs speaks for itself and we’re thrilled to be working with his new company and to distribute these fine programs at retail.”
International Media is a company dedicated to production, distribution and marketing of entertainment media. The company was started by Gustavo Sagastume who is President and CEO of the company, in 2007. Sagastume is former Vice President of Programming for PBS and has produced and executive produced thousands of hours of entertainment, documentary and childrens’ programming for U.S. and international distribution.
Currently, International Media is involved in production, marketing and distribution of several media properties including John Paul II: A Saint for Our times which recently premiered on PBS. Sagastume is also co-executive producer of THE OSMOND FAMILY REUNION Concert Special to premiere nationally on PBS in March and CELTIC THUNDER, a music special taped in Dublin Ireland, also premiering in March of 2008.
Other current projects include AYO: LIVE from Monte Carlo, also airing on PBS and in Europe and SHANGRI LA, a spectacular dance special from China which will premiere on PBS in March of 2008 and will also be distributed as a DVD by KOCH Entertainment.
“I’m really pleased to be working with Koch Entertainment”, says Gustavo Sagastume, of International Media. “These are both difficult and exciting times in the media world because of the many changes that are taking place in the market place. I think a company like Koch is well suited to be a nimble and agile player in this very dynamic new world market. I think both John Paul II: A Saint for our Times and Shangri-la will benefit from Koch’s experience and good reputation in the independent distribution market.”
About KOCH Entertainment
KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent video and music company in the U.S. and its operations encompass video and music labels and distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independents in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH is a leading force in home video entertainment and is one of the top consolidators of independent DVD products. Its own video labels KOCH VISION and KOCH LORBER FILMS are complimented by a roster of leading independent home entertainment companies including Lifesize Entertainment, AnimEigo, Passport Video, Cinema Epoch, Foreign Media Group, Camp Motion Pictures, SKD, Bodog Entertainment, DPTV Media, Brentwood Communications and many more. www.kochdistribution.com.
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