Vol. 9, Issue No. 27/2002
MGE, Inc. and Vision Films Offer Polish Films in North America
for Theatrical, Television, DVD and Video Release
Responding to customer demand for timely and consistent release of Polish Films in North America and for a broad range of current and classic Polish films, MGE, Inc. announced todaythat it is establishing an exclusive relationship with Vision Films for distribution of film, television, DVD and video content in North America.
The first theatrical release under this agreement will be the comedy feature "The Career of Nikos Dyzma" with Cezary Pazura as the main character. Following its release in Poland on March 14, it became the number #1 rated feature film. "The Career of Nikos Dyzma" will open in New York City the weekend of May 18, followed by openings in over 30 additional cities in North America. "The Day of The Wacko", another comedy feature will be released to the North American market in late June after the Polish theatrical release on June 7. In Fall 2002, MGE will release "Zemsta" (Revenge), the latest film from Academy Award honoree Andrzej Wajda and starring Roman Polanski.
Concurrently, six film titles will be released on DVD for the Polish community. These titles include the award-winning Andrzej Wajda classics "Man of Marble" and "Man of Iron" along with modern Polish hits including "Nothing Funny", "Lucky Shot", "I Love You", and "Demons Of War". Ten more films will be released on DVD this summer, including the Wajda masterpieces "Everything For Sale", "Landscape After The Battle", "Promised Land", and "Maids from Wilko". The comedies "Deserters¹ Gold", "First Million", "It¹s Me, The Thief", and ". In Heaven as it is on Earth", join "Daddy" and "Sara" starring Boguslaw Linda to round out the summer 2002 schedule.
"It has been my dream for several years to deliver all of our feature films concurrently in both Poland and North America. Finding the right partnership has been the missing piece in making this a reality," says Vision Films President and founder Wlodimierz Otulak. "Now, through our partnership with MGE, we will be able to assure consistent delivery of not only our new titles but also film classics to customers in North America."
As part of this new initiative, Vision Films will secure United States copyright registration for current and future feature film releases and will aggressively pursue copyright enforcement. Vision Films wants to insure that North American customers are able to purchase DVD¹s and videos of the highest quality possible, rather than pirated copies.
"We're honored that Vision Films has chosen us as their partner in North America. We've been involved with the Polish entertainment community for several years both in Poland and the United States and our goal has been to create such a partnership," says Arthur Mrozowski, co-founder of MGE. "We will now be in a position to deliver both new and classic Polish films in the most timely and highest quality manner possible to serve the North American community."
MGE, Inc. will provide Vision¹s new theatrical film releases to local theaters and will offer DVD¹s at theaters during film releases, on the web at: www.mge.tv, and through local retailers. MGE, Inc. has established local agents and distributors throughout North America to maximize the availability of these films and DVD¹s to local Polish communities. Additionally, MGE, Inc. and its agents will coordinate theatrical releases for International film festivals, film schools, and other cultural events.
MGE, Inc., based in Aptos, CA. - distributes International feature films to the North American market for for theatrical release, television broadcast, and DVD. Contact (831) 685-3549 or (www.mge.tv) for theatrical screening information and to order DVD¹s.
Vision Films, based in Warsaw. Poland - is one of the leading producer of feature films in Poland, has the fastest growing catalogue of Polish entertainment products, and has recently opened multi-screen Cineplex theatres in Gdansk with two additional Cineplex theatres under construction in Warsaw and Czestochowa.
Vol. 9, Issue No. 27/2002
© Copyright 2002 by Andrzej M. Salski