VIVENDI ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED
Las Vegas, NV, June 25, 2008 - Vivendi Entertainment (VE) has acquired home entertainment distribution rights to Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, produced by Premise Media. The announcement was made today by Tom O’Malley, President, Vivendi Entertainment and John Sullivan, Executive Producer, Expelled.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, starring journalist and actor Ben Stein, is an independent documentary film that explores the theory of Intelligent Design. The film examines the conflict between advocates of intelligent design and evolutionists, and the hostility of the scientific community towards scientists that embrace intelligent design.
“Ben Stein brings his unique perspective to this controversial topic and creates an incredibly insightful and entertaining film,” commented O’Malley. “Expelled is one of the most successful theatrical documentary films ever released and we are delighted to continue to expand its audience.”
"We are very excited to have Vivendi Entertainment as a partner for the home entertainment release," said Sullivan. "They have built a great brand and reputation within the industry."
On Tuesday, June 24, 2008, Stein was honored by The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) during their Home Media Expo 2008 in Las Vegas. Stein received EMA’s “Freedom of Expression” Award for his articulate expositions of his economic and political beliefs, which often run contrary to the prevailing Hollywood orthodoxy.
The film will be distributed by VE to all retail Home Entertainment outlets including Television, Home Video and Digital.
About Premise Media
Premise Media is an independent content provider for film, documentaries, literary works and television. Founded in 2006, the company strives to produce world-class media that stirs the heart and inspires the mind to truth, purpose and hope.
About Vivendi Entertainment
Vivendi Entertainment provides producers and independent studios a full array of distribution services, including theatrical releasing, home entertainment, digital delivery and television. Representing a vast range of genres including action, comedy, thriller, urban, family and stand-up comedies among others, Vivendi has been a favorite choice of independent content providers. Vivendi has built an extensive catalog of over 1,000 titles and its customer-centric business model was founded on the principles of collaboration and financial transparency.