ENCINO, CA (April 13, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced the winners of its 2016 Independent Home Entertainment Awards. The awards were given out during EMA’s 2016 Independent Product Market at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California.
The winners are:
Sell-Through Title of the Year from an Independent Studio
Downton Abbey Season 6
Rental Title of the Year from an Independent Studio
Broad Green Pictures
Direct-to-Video/Limited Release Title of the Year from an Independent Studio
Documentary/Special Interest Title of the Year from an Independent Studio
Magnolia Home Entertainment
Hall of Fame Inductee (recognizing a title that continues to perform well year-after-year)
IP Man 2
Well Go USA Entertainment
“While the number of devices and platforms on which people can watch home video continues to proliferate and provide more viewing options and opportunities, quality content is still what drives our industry,” noted Mark Fisher, President and CEO of EMA stated, “These titles demonstrate the outstanding quality and breadth of product available from independent studios.”
EMA’s Home Entertainment Awards winners were selected from a list of nominations by a vote of EMA retail and distributor members. The nominations reflect the rental and sell-through success of the title in both physical and digital formats.
EMA’s Independent Product Market (IPM) is the premiere invitation-only hosted buyer event offering two-days of pre-scheduled meetings and networking opportunities for leading independent studios and the industry’s largest buyers. IPM was held April 12-13, 2016 at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California. For more information, please visit www.EntertainmentMerchantsAssociation.org.
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $40 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 50,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 60,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).
[EDITOR: Photo from the presentation is attached. Front row (L-R): Randy Wells, Head of Home Entertainment, Magnolia Pictures; Steve Nickerson, President, Home Entertainment, Broad Green Pictures; Cameron Douglas, Vice President, Content, Fandango Now (presenter); Tony Vandeveerdonk, Executive Vice President, Well Go USA Entertainment. Back row (L-R): Dan Coyle, Senior Vice President, Sales, Cinedigm; Steve Harkins, Vice President/General Manager, Baker & Taylor (presenter); Mark Fisher, President & CEO, EMA; Joe Barrett, PBS Distribution; John Rotella, Vice President, Sales, Shout! Factory.]
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