VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS WITH NEW NAME AND LOOK
Vivendi Visual Entertainment (V V E) Releases Include Uwe Boll’s ‘BloodRayne’ (Kristanna Loken, Michelle Rodriguez and Ben Kingsley), ‘Cronicas’ (John Leguizamo); ‘Steve Harvey’; ‘Land of the Blind’ (Donald Sutherland and Ralph Fiennes); ‘Groomsmen’ (Ed Burns and Brittany Murphy) and ‘Edmond’ (William H. Macy and Julia Stiles), Among Many Others
Universal City, CA, June 7, 2006 – Expanding further into the home entertainment marketplace with new acquisitions, Visual Entertainment will now be called Vivendi Visual Entertainment (V V E), it was announced today by Tom O’Malley, General Manager of the company. As part of this expansion, Vivendi Visual Entertainment has also unveiled a new corporate logo.
“This latest enhancement to the V V E brand furthers our mission of being the entertainment company most admired for our people, partnerships and performance,” stated O’Malley.
These changes bring the dynamic sales, marketing and distribution company further into alignment with its global parent, Vivendi.
Vivendi Visual Entertainment (V V E), a division of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), has become a leading force in home entertainment and a favorite choice among independent producers and top independent studios.
The company’s goal is to provide the highest quality of marketing, sales and distribution services. Its product is available to consumers at retailers nation-wide. V V E’s select product line features theatrical releases, DVD premieres, family, comedy, foreign, Latino, urban, and fitness. Studio partners include Bauer Martinez Distribution, Bodywisdom Media, Clanagan Media, Film Mates, First Independent Pictures, Freestyle, Lightning Entertainment, Melee Entertainment, New Light Entertainment, Palm Pictures, Rising Entertainment, Uwe Boll Productions, Voy Pictures, Walter Mercado and Xenon Pictures.
V V E benefits from UMGD’s award winning team and customer-centric culture. UMGD’s recent awards include American Business Awards, three consecutive NARM awards for Distribution Company of the Year and numerous retail awards.