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(Port Washington, New York)—January 6, 2005 -- KOCH Vision announced today that it has appointed Walter Schmidt to the position of Director of Marketing effective January 6, 2005. The announcement was made by KOCH Vision General Manager Dan Gurlitz.

Schmidt will oversee the marketing of all KOCH Vision and KOCH Lorber Films releases on home video. Operating out of the company’s Port Washington, NY headquarters, Schmidt will report directly to Gurlitz.

"Wally’s skills are broad-based and invigorating," stated Gurlitz. "Packed with positive energy, he comes to KOCH Vision with a proven track record, and we’re thrilled to have him take on this leadership role for us."

"It is my pleasure to join the team at KOCH and I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth in the home video industry," commented Schmidt.

Schmidt joins KOCH Vision following a 6 year stint at Wellspring (formerly Winstar TV & Video), where he served first as a Marketing Manager, and then rose through the ranks to become their Director of Marketing, Home Video.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.A. in Humanities, Schmidt resides in Hicksville, New York.

About KOCH Vision:
KOCH Vision is the fast-rising independent film and video company with a focus on television, music, fitness, children’s, special interest and independent feature films. It is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the leading and fastest-growing independent music and video company in the United States. KOCH Vision’s eclectic library is rapidly expanding, and the label has already become a primary source of broad-based, mainstream programming to the video industry. Programming available through KOCH Vision includes: the comedy series Best of the Improv, the children’s series’ Popular Mechanics for Kids and Brum, the health and fitness series’ Yoga Zone, The Trainer’s Edge and Liz Gillies Core Fitness as well as the feature films Murda Muzik (Mobb Deep), Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (Danny Boyle) and the Fangoria Blood Drive.

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



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