Monday, March 8, 2010
E1 Entertainment has acquired Urban Archipelago Films' production of RAY BRADBURY'S CHRYSALIS for DVD distribution. The film will make its debut on the DVD format on July 27, 2010. The feature film adaptation of the internationally acclaimed author's short story was the recipient of the Best Sci-Fi Feature Award at the International Horror and Science Fiction Film Festival. Other recent and upcoming genre releases from E-1 Entertainment include William Shatner's GROOM LAKE, THE HAUNTED AIRMAN starring Robert Pattison (TWILIGHT), and the SyFy Channel hit series SANCTUARY starring Amanda Tapping (STARGATE SG-1).
The deal for CHRYSALIS was brokered through Lightning Media, which holds domestic distribution rights for the film. Lightning has also made the film available ON DEMAND through major digital cable providers including Time Warner Cable, Charter, and Brighthouse. RAY BRADBURY'S CHRYSALIS was produced by Roger Lay, Jr. and features special make up and creature effects by Emmy Award winning FX artist Lee Romaire (SIX FEET UNDER, BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, WAR OF THE WORLDS).
E1 Entertainment (formerly Koch Entertainment) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries, with offices in New York, Nashville,The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Montreal and Toronto. E1 is the largest independent music, television and film distributor in North America, and is distributed by the Universal Music Group in Europe and in Asia under the name E1 Universal. For over twenty years the company operated under the name Koch Entertainment, and was renamed E1 Entertainment on January 22, 2009.
Urban Archipelago Films has been responsible for the production of varied commercials, music videos, feature films, and special content for DVD and the web. Some of their most recent projects include the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's A PIECE OF WOOD and ThinkFilm's 95 MILES TO GO starring Ray Romano, which is currently playing on the HBO and Cinemax networks. RAY BRADBURY'S CHRYSALIS is the company's second collaboration with the internationally acclaimed author.
Lightning Media selectively targets and acquires distribution rights to commercially driven films and programs to exploit through theatrical distribution, DVD, television, cable, internet, VOD, PPV, electronic sell-thru and emerging digital platforms in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom and Australia.