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KOCH Announces Distribution Deal With Passport Video

Current Releases Include Special DVD Documentary Collector’s Sets From Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Rolling Stones

(Port Washington, NY) March 31, 2003 - - KOCH Entertainment Distribution, the leading independent music, video and DVD distributor, announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Passport Video, a division of Passport International Productions Inc.  Under this agreement, KOCH will distribute Passport Video’s entire catalog in the US and Canada, which primarily consists of documentaries and entertainment specials including new releases and reissues of the five DVD Collectors Sets The Beatles - A Long And Winding Road and The Rolling Stones - Just For The Record.  Recent releases also include the 16-hour anthology Elvis-The Definitive Collection Revised and Kiss - Live In Las Vegas

Based in North Hollywood, California, Passport Video is a full service production company that launched its video and television production business in 1989.  Passport owns a vast stock footage library, an extensive collection of over 16,000 trailers, 3,000 feature films and more than 90 years of news libraries plus interviews with over 2,000 celebrities and political/influential personalities.  Original innovative programming is created utilizing film footage from the Passport Library, licensed film clips, archival footage, and interviews with celebrities and leading authorities relating to the specific subject.

“We are delighted to have entered into an exclusive North American distribution agreement with KOCH Entertainment Distribution. KOCH’s continued growth is testimony to their outstanding sales, marketing and distribution capabilities in the expanding DVD marketplace.  Passport Video’s unique video programming will be a great fit with the KOCH distributed labels and their organization,” said Herb Dorfman, President of Passport Video.

Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution adds, “KOCH is very excited to be working with Herb Dorfman and the Passport Video team as we continue to grow our DVD business.  Passport Video’s high-profile line of entertainment programs and documentaries broadens our selection of quality DVD product in this expanding market and is a perfect fit for us.”

KOCH Entertainment, the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S., entered the video market three years ago.  Its operations include record and video 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 and its record labels had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2002.

For more information please contact James Scileppi (516) 484-1000 Ext. 243 or email james.scileppi@kochent.com

  
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