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September 26 - Digital Media Pipeline LA, Skirball Center, Los Angeles

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Cameron Douglas of Fandango Elected Chair of EMA

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Suyin Lim, VUBIQUITY’s Michele Edelman, and Amazon’s Matt Hill Also Elected as Officers

ENCINO, CA (August 6, 2018) … Cameron Douglas, Vice President of Home Entertainment for Fandango’s on-demand video streaming service, FandangoNOW, has been elected chairman of the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), the national trade association for the home entertainment industry. Douglas replaces Jonathan Zepp, Head of Worldwide Movies & TV Partnerships, Google Play. More>>>

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Independent Video Titles The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns And Lynn Novick, Loving Vincent, California Typewriter, and Ip Man 3 Honored with Home Entertainment Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2018) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced the  winners of its 2018 Independent Home Entertainment Awards. More>>>

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2018 EMA Scholarship Recipient: Justin Kroeger

Son of Baker & Taylor Employee to Receive $16,000 to Attend Stevens Institute of Technology

The EMA Scholarship Foundation has awarded its 2018 scholarship to Justin Kroeger. The scholarship will provide Justin with $4,000 per year for up to four years of higher education. More>>>

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"Where Are We Headed in the Ever-Changing Landscape of Digital Entertainment?” Find Out at Digital Media Pipeline NYC on April 24

The home entertainment industry continues to evolve at lightning speed. The growth of OTT, the expansion of subscription options, the amount of original content, and the advancements in 4K and UHD present consumers with an abundance, if not an over-abundance, of options.

The key questions arising from all of this are: where is the industry headed, and how will things shake out over the next few years? Mike Vorhaus, President of Magid Advisors, will share Magid's views on the directions in which the industry is evolving and how the industry will look in the foreseeable future. More>>>

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Eric Hanson Named VP, Industry Leadership At Entertainment Merchants Association 

ENCINO, CA (February 13, 2018) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced today that Eric Hanson has been named Vice President, Industry Leadership for the home entertainment trade association. Hanson will manage all of EMA’s industry and supply chain support for both the video and video game segments, including the association’s workgroups, committees, and councils. Hanson, who had been providing project management to the association since January 2017, assumed his new duties earlier this month.  More>>>

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EMA Scholarship Foundation To Honor FilmTrack CEO Jason Kassin

ENCINO, CA (February 13, 2018) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that Jason Kassin, CEO of FilmTrack, will receive a 2018 EMA Scholarship Foundation Honors Award for his service to the community. The award will be presented at the annual Digital EMA Forum @ LAES on July 17, 2018 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood CA.  More>>>

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EMA Partners with Vuulr to Establish “EMA Asia”

First International Arm of EMA Will Promote Digital Supply Chain Efficiencies

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 10, 2018) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that it has partnered with Vuulr to establish EMA’s first international arm: EMA Asia. EMA Asia will advance EMA’s digital supply chain efficiency initiatives in Asia through conferences, seminars, and workshops that will create awareness and promote adoption of EMA’s standards, specifications and best practices for online video. Vuulr, which provides digital transaction solutions, will operate EMA Asia from its offices in Singapore under an exclusive multi-year license from EMA. More>>>

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Applications for the 2018 EMA Scholarship Award Are Now Available

ENCINO, CA (January 2, 2018) … The Entertainment Merchants Association is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship Award. Each year the EMA awards a selected student with up to $4,000 per year for up to four years. Employees of EMA member companies and their children or spouses currently enrolled as college undergraduates, graduate students or in their senior year of high school are eligible. More>>>

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Amazon, and HBO Are Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Entertainment

ENCINO, CA (September 26, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today presented The Handmaid’s Tale, Amazon, and HBO with “Digi” Awards for outstanding achievement in digital entertainment content, retailing, and innovation. The awards were announced at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

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Mitch Mallon Recognized for Industry Leadership by Entertainment Merchants Association

ENCINO, CA (September 26, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today presented its Industry Leadership Digital Award to Mitch Mallon, who was pioneer in the development of the online video industry and continues be a leader in digital distribution of video. The award was presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

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Updated EMA Avails Enables Greater Automation of Digital Video Supply Chain

Efficiencies for Transactional Video On Demand Seen

ENCINO, CA (September 12, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that the newest version of the EMA Avails schema has been approved by the EMA Avails Working Group and is now available. The EMA Avails schema is a standardized communication of data about content available for transactional online video on demand. The update, Version 1.7.2, enhances the schema in a manner that will enable greater automation of the communication and reduce exception handling for both retailers and content providers in the digital supply chain and will allow the industry to soon transition from Excel-based communication to an XML format. More>>>

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Google/YouTube’s Jonathan Zepp Elected Chair of EMA

Fandango’s Cameron Douglas, PlayStation Video’s Suyin Lim, and comScore’s Marty Graham Also Elected as Officers

ENCINO, CA (July 20, 2017) … Jonathan Zepp, head of Google Play Movies/TV Partnerships & YouTube Content Partnerships, Americas, has been elected chairman of the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), the national trade association for the home entertainment industry. Zepp replaces Marty Graham, Senior Vice President – TV Operations, comScore, who served as chairman the past three years. More>>>

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2017 EMA Scholarship Recipient: Ben Thomson

ENCINO, CA (May 19 2017) …  The EMA Scholarship Foundation today announced that Ben Thompson, son of an employee of Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA)-member company BBC Worldwide, is receiving its 2017 scholarship. He will receive a grant of $4,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study. The announcement was made at the annual EMA Scholarship Luncheon. More>>>

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EMA Scholarship Foundation Honors Fandango President Paul Yanover and VUBIQUITY EVP Michele Edelman

ENCINO, CA (April 12, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that Paul Yanover, President of Fandango, and Michele Edelman, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Content Strategy for VUBIQUITY, will receive awards from the EMA Scholarship Foundation for leadership in the entertainment industry and service to the community, respectively. The awards will be presented at the annual EMA Scholarship Foundation Honors Luncheon on May 19 at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City, CA. More>>>

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Cinedigm’s Bill Sondheim to Co-Chair 2017 Los Angeles Entertainment Summit

ENCINO, CA (April 10, 2017) … Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm Entertainment, will co-chair the 2017 Los Angeles Entertainment Summit (LAES), the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced today. Sondheim will serve alongside co-chairs Mark Fisher, President & CEO of EMA, and Mark Horak, founder of LAES. More>>>

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Why The DVD Rental Is Still Viable: EMA's Mark Fisher on Bloomberg TV

EMA President & CEO Mark Fisher talks with Bloomberg TV about the future of the DVD rental business. Video>>>





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