North America & UK Distribution Deal Signed + DVD On Sale Now
HOLLYWOOD, CA - June 21, 2006 --
DISTRIBUTION DEAL SIGNED
’Put the Needle on the Record’ has signed a deal with Music Video Distributors to bring the electronic music and DJ documentary to stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. MVD is one of the, if not the top distributor for music films and documentaries. The company has distributed titles in all genres of music and handles films featuring all major music artists from Marvin Gaye to Metallica to Pink Floyd to the Beastie Boys as well as many titles in the electronic music genre.
The deal was negotiated by Ed Seaman on behalf of Music Video Distributors and Jason Rem on behalf of REM Entertainment. “We have a good bit of experience in selling, marketing & promoting films about the electronic music scene, ” said Mr. Seaman. “The film is very well done and we look forward to taking it to the next level.”
“It was a huge deal for us to lock this up coming on the heels of our Japan distribution deal with Nowon Media” said filmmaker Jason Rem. “I have total faith that MVD and their sales and marketing team will be able to get this title into the proper outlets big and small across North America and the UK.”
DVD ON SALE NOW
The ’Put the Needle on the Record’ DVD is now available online and can be purchased at WWW.DJ-FILM.COM. “It has been a long process but it is very gratifying to finally be able to get the DVD in the hands of the public,” said filmmaker Jason Rem. “This is a truly independent project right down to handling the marketing and even designing the DVD artwork myself. But I have learned a ton along the way and the love shown by people involved and those who want to see the film has made the entire journey worthwhile.”
While the award winning documentary is currently only available online at the www.dj-film.com website, many online sites will be carrying the film soon. The first is LOVEFilm in the UK which already has 300 members signed on to rent the DVD online. The DVD includes a variety of bonus features including:
Alternate Open - DJ Mea in Los Angeles - DJ Roger Sanchez and Spundae in Chicago - DJs creating a remix in San Francisco - Fans getting ready for Miami - DJ Agency in New York - Director’s Commentary - Photo Slide Show - NextAid Public Service Announcement.
“We are very pleased to include a PSA from NextAid in the DVD,” said Rem. “NextAid is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for African children orphaned as a result of AIDS.”
“NextAid actively links artists, musicians and the global community with some of the most impoverished and vulnerable children on the planet. By partnering with various organizations in the production of music events and other awareness raising activities, NextAid channels emergency and long-term aid to African children in need.”
BIG IN BRAZIL
’Put the Needle on the Record’ has been invited to two more festivals in Brazil. The film screened three times last fall at the São Paulo Film Festival and the appetite for the film in the South American country is growing. “Attending the festival I was amazed at how many people in Brazil are into this music and subject matter,” said Rem. “In addition, the amount of local DJs in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who spin electronic music is staggering.”
The film will screen at the upcoming FILE - International Festival of Electronic Language. FILE takes place August 14 to September 3 and is a non-profit cultural organization whose purpose is to disseminate and to develop arts, technologies and scientific research, by means of exhibitions, debates, lectures, and courses.
FILE’s seventh edition happens at SESI’s Art Gallery, with the exhibition of webart, netart, artificial life, hypertext, computer animation, real-time teleconference, virtual reality, software art works, besides games, interactive films, e-videos, digital panoramas, and electronic-art and robotic installations, in interactive and immersive rooms.
The movie will also screen in São Paulo at the CINUSP Paulo Emílio, a new film festival about TECHNO-CINEMA, including movies that talk about eletronic music or have that kind of music in its language. The University of São Paulo event will take place in the fall with dates to be announced soon.
Like 73 million others, ’Put the Needle on the Record’ has a My Space site. The site provides up-to-date information on the film, offers specials that will only be available to My Space users and has quickly become a community for well-known DJs, those just starting out and music enthusiasts of all kinds. Address is www.myspace.com/ptnotr. Be sure to add on as a My Space friend!
Press interesed in obtaining a copy of the DVD for review or feature article, please contact email@example.com or call 310-273-7818 with media outlet you represent and we will send you a copy of the DVD along with CD EPK.
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