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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."
The fifth annual TV-DVD Awards will be held Oct. 14 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Awards will be presented in 14 categories, including special honors for best of show. Other categories include best reality show, complete-series set and TV on Blu-ray. Consumer voting begins this week at TV Guide's TV-DVD subsidiary, TVShowsOnDVD.com. The awards are presented by Home Media Magazine.
DOUBLE THE 'SKULLS'
Piggybacking is alive and well. To capitalize on Paramount's Oct. 14 DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," independent supplier Infinity Entertainment Group is releasing that day the documentary "The Legend of the Crystal Skulls," which details the Smithsonian Institute's quest to determine through science the truth behind the real-life "crystal skulls" that were first discovered in 1926.