First Look, CMG ink deal

Gives distributor rights to Christian DVD product

First Look Studios has cut a long-term deal with EMI Christian Music Group Distribution that gives CMG exclusive rights to distribute First Look's Christian and family-friendly DVD product to certain Christian market retailers.

The deal begins with "Apostles of Comedy" and continues in November with "Welcome to Paradise" and "Secret of the Cave."

Mainstream suppliers have had a tough time cracking the Christian retail market on their own, and First Look COO Dean Wilson said he anticipates the distribution deal with help the studio "grow this important part of our business."