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DIgital Forum & Member Breakfast @ CES: January 9, Las Vegas

Digital EMA Happy Hour @ NAB: April 9, Las Vegas

Digital Forum @ NAB: April 10, Las Vegas

Video Game Summit: May 1-2, Grapevine, TX

Digital Media Pipeline NYC: May, New York City

EMA Scholarship Luncheon: May, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Entertainment Summit: July 16-18, Loews Hollywood

Digital Media Pipeline LA: September, Skirball Center

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Amazon, and HBO Are Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Entertainment

ENCINO, CA (September 26, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today presented The Handmaid’s Tale, Amazon, and HBO with “Digi” Awards for outstanding achievement in digital entertainment content, retailing, and innovation. The awards were announced at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

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Mitch Mallon Recognized for Industry Leadership by Entertainment Merchants Association

ENCINO, CA (September 26, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today presented its Industry Leadership Digital Award to Mitch Mallon, who was pioneer in the development of the online video industry and continues be a leader in digital distribution of video. The award was presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

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Updated EMA Avails Enables Greater Automation of Digital Video Supply Chain

Efficiencies for Transactional Video On Demand Seen

ENCINO, CA (September 12, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that the newest version of the EMA Avails schema has been approved by the EMA Avails Working Group and is now available. The EMA Avails schema is a standardized communication of data about content available for transactional online video on demand. The update, Version 1.7.2, enhances the schema in a manner that will enable greater automation of the communication and reduce exception handling for both retailers and content providers in the digital supply chain and will allow the industry to soon transition from Excel-based communication to an XML format. More>>>

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Google/YouTube’s Jonathan Zepp Elected Chair of EMA

Fandango’s Cameron Douglas, PlayStation Video’s Suyin Lim, and comScore’s Marty Graham Also Elected as Officers

ENCINO, CA (July 20, 2017) … Jonathan Zepp, head of Google Play Movies/TV Partnerships & YouTube Content Partnerships, Americas, has been elected chairman of the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), the national trade association for the home entertainment industry. Zepp replaces Marty Graham, Senior Vice President – TV Operations, comScore, who served as chairman the past three years. More>>>

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2017 EMA Scholarship Recipient: Ben Thomson

ENCINO, CA (May 19 2017) …  The EMA Scholarship Foundation today announced that Ben Thompson, son of an employee of Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA)-member company BBC Worldwide, is receiving its 2017 scholarship. He will receive a grant of $4,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study. The announcement was made at the annual EMA Scholarship Luncheon. More>>>

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EMA Scholarship Foundation Honors Fandango President Paul Yanover and VUBIQUITY EVP Michele Edelman

ENCINO, CA (April 12, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that Paul Yanover, President of Fandango, and Michele Edelman, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Content Strategy for VUBIQUITY, will receive awards from the EMA Scholarship Foundation for leadership in the entertainment industry and service to the community, respectively. The awards will be presented at the annual EMA Scholarship Foundation Honors Luncheon on May 19 at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City, CA. More>>>

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Cinedigm’s Bill Sondheim to Co-Chair 2017 Los Angeles Entertainment Summit

ENCINO, CA (April 10, 2017) … Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm Entertainment, will co-chair the 2017 Los Angeles Entertainment Summit (LAES), the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced today. Sondheim will serve alongside co-chairs Mark Fisher, President & CEO of EMA, and Mark Horak, founder of LAES. More>>>

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Independent Video Titles Ip Man 3, The Infiltrator, The Wailing, O.J.: Made in America, and The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Favorites Honored with Home Entertainment Awards

ENCINO, CA (March 29, 2017) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced the following winners of its 2017 Independent Home Entertainment Awards: More>>>

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Applications for the EMA Scholarship Foundation Are Now Being Accepted

ENCINO, CA (December 30, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Scholarship Fund. Eligiable applicants are employees of EMA member companies and their children or spouses currently enrolled as college undergraduates, graduate students or in their senior year of high school. More>>>

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EMA Announces Online Video Repository

ENCINO, CA (October 7, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) has announced that it intends to launch on online video repository in the first half of 2017. The announcement was made yesterday at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

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Ellen Goodridge of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Receives Industry Leadership Digital Award from EMA

ENCINO, CA (October 7, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) yesterday presented its Industry Leadership Digital Award to Ellen Goodridge, Senior Vice President, Digital Supply Chain & Product Development for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). More>>>

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Deadpool, Amazon, and Sony’s ULTRA 4K Movies & TV App Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Entertainment

ENCINO, CA (October 7, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) yesterday presented Deadpool, Amazon, and Sony’s ULTRA 4K Movies & TV App with “Digi” Awards for outstanding achievement in digital entertainment content, retailing, and innovation. The awards were presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

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Javier Larrinaga of Microsoft Movies & TV Joins EMA Board of Directors

ENCINO, CA (September 30, 2016) … Javier Larrinaga, Principal Group Manager for Microsoft Movies & TV – Media Services, has joined the EMA Board of Directors. Originally from Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, Larrinaga studied Sound & Video Engineering before joining Microsoft in 1993 where he had different managerial roles in Windows, Tools, and Office.  More>>>

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Marty Graham Re-elected Chair of EMA

Jonathan Zepp, Mike Saksa, Cameron Douglas Also Elected As Officers

ENCINO, CA (August 1, 2016) … Marty Graham, Senior Vice President of comScore, has been elected to a third one-year term as chairman of the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA). More>>>

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EMA Honors Google's Jon Zepp

ENCINO, CA (May 21, 2016) ... At the annual EMA Scholarship Foundation luncheon on May 20, the EMA Scholarship Foundation honored Jonathan Zepp, Head of North American Entertainment, News and Sports Partnerships for YouTube and Head of Worldwide Movies & TV Partnerships for Google Play. More>>>

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2016 EMA Scholarship Recipient: Thien An Hoang

ENCINO, CA (May 20, 2016) … Daughter of GameStop Employees to Receive $16,000 to Attend Duke University. Thien An Hoang of Arlington, Texas has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 scholarship from the EMA Scholarship Foundation. Hoang will receive $4,000 per year for up to four years to attend college. Her parents both work at EMA member company GameStop. More>>>

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Independent Video Titles Downton Abbey, 99 Homes, The Babadook, The Wolfpack, and IP Man 2 Honored with Home Entertainment Awards

ENCINO, CA (April 13, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced the winners of its 2016 Independent Home Entertainment Awards. The awards were given out during EMA’s 2016 Independent Product Market at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California. More>>>

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Paul Reiser to Receive Independent Career  Achievement Award

Will Receive Award From Entertainment Merchants Association

ENCINO, CA (March 29, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that actor/writer/producer Paul Reiser will receive its 2016 Independent Career Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding roles in independent film and television productions. The award will be presented at EMA’s Independent Product Market on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:15 pm. More>>>

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EMA and MovieLabs Release Media Manifest Delivery Core

New Schema Simplifies Delivery Process of Media Assets For Online Video

ENCINO, CA (January 15, 2016) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs) today released the Media Manifest Delivery Core specification, a simplified schema for the delivery of media assets related to online motion picture and television content. More>>>

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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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