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EMA Promotes Bersell, Dieterich, and Immordino

ENCINO, CA (November 12, 2014) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that it was promoting three long-time team members, Sean Bersell, Carrie Dieterich, and Carla Immordino, in recognition of the roles they are playing in the Association’s growth and strategic focus. The promotions take effect immediately. More>>>

Digital EMA Annual Forum at CES on January 6

The forum will be held from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, conveniently located across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Consumer Electronics Show. More>>>                                        

“Breaking Bad,” Amazon, Content Bridge, and Disney Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Entertainment

ENCINO, CA (October 8, 2014) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today presented “Breaking Bad,” Amazon, Content Bridge, and Disney with “Digi” Awards for outstanding achievement in digital entertainment content, retailing, leadership, and innovation. The awards were presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held today at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

2015 Los Angeles Entertainment Summit Announced for July 6 - 8, 2015

Universal Studios To Host The 2015 Casino Night on July 7, 2015 More>>> 

Ayush Kumar Receives 2014 EMA Scholarship

Son of Ingram Entertainment Employee to Receive $16,000 for College  ENCINO, CA (June 9, 2014) … Ayush Kumar of Milwaukie, Oregon has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 scholarship from the EMA Scholarship Foundation, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced today. Kumar will receive $4,000 per year for up to four years to attend college. More>>>

Discs Still Dominate, But Online Entertainment Has Come Into Its Own

For Video Games, Digital Spending Surpasses Spending on New Discs for the First Time   ENCINO, CA (June 4, 2014) … Physical discs continue to account for the majority of video and video game revenues, but digital content has established itself as a significant and growing sector of the market, according to a report issued today. More>>>

Haley Joel Osment Receives Independent Career Achievement Award

Entertainment Merchants Association Bestows Honor on Versatile Actor   ENCINO, CA (June 3, 2014) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today bestowed its Independent Career Achievement Award on Haley Joel Osment, who has worked in independent studio films as well as major studio releases, television shows, web series, and video games. More>>>

Mr. Selfridge, On the Road, The Lifeguard, and The Central Park Five Receive Home Entertainment Awards

ENCINO, CA (June 3, 2014) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced the winners of its 2014 Independent Home Entertainment Awards. The awards were given out during EMA’s 2014 Independent Product Market at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California. More>>>

June Is Entertainment Ratings & Labeling Awareness Month

ENCINO, CA (June 3, 2014) … Retailers and Theaters Are Encouraged To Emphasize Entertainment Ratings and Labeling to Their Customers

The Digital Media Association (DiMA), Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), Music Business Association (Music Biz), and National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) have declared June to be “Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month.” More>>>

EMA Presents Independent Product Market     June 3-4

ENCINO, CA (May 12, 2014) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) will present its Independent Product Market (IPM) on June 3 and 4 at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California.

IPM is the premiere invitation-only hosted buyer event offering two-days of pre-scheduled meetings and networking opportunities for leading independent studios and the industry’s largest buyers. More>>>

EMA to Manage National Association of Video Distributors

(January 21, 2014) … The National Association of Video Distributors (NAVD) announced today that longtime NAVD Executive Director Bill Burton will retire in the spring and the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) will assume responsibility for managing NAVD. More>>>

Digital EMA Annual Forum at CES

Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2014) ... EMA held its Digital EMA Annual Forum at CES on January 7, which was attended by almost 100 representatives from retailers, distributors, content providers, and serve and technology companies. More>>>

Why The DVD Rental Is Still Viable: EMA's Mark Fisher on Bloomberg TV

EMA President & CEO Mark Fisher talks with Bloomberg TV about the future of the DVD rental business. Video>>>

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