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.

HEA14 Winners Suzanne Blech, Mark Fisher, Roy Mollanzi, and Andrea Downing-web

L-R: Suzanne Blech, President, Screen Media; EMA President & CEO Mark Fisher;  Roy Millanzi, EVP of Sales, MPI Media Group; Andrea Downing, Co-President, PBS Distribution

     The winners are:

          Sell-Through Title of the Year from an Independent Studio

          Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge, Season 1

          PBS Distribution


          Rental Title of the Year from an Independent Studio

          On the Road

          MPI Media Group


          Direct-to-Video/Limited Release Title of the Year from an Independent Studio

         The Lifeguard

          Screen Media


          Documentary/Special Interest Title of the Year from an Independent Studio

          The Central Park Five

           PBS Distribution


“Independent studios bring some of the most compelling, innovative, and challenging content to the consumer,” noted Mark Fisher, President and CEO of EMA. “The home entertainment titles we honor today are outstanding entertainment, and we hope that people who have yet to discover them will seek them out.”

EMA’s Home Entertainment Awards winners were determined by a vote of EMA retail and distributor members. In developing the list of nominees, the committee took into consideration the rental and sell-through success of the title and the strength of the marketing campaign launched by the studio or distributing label of the video, both to consumers and retailers.

EMA’s Independent Product Market (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. IPM was held June 3-4, 2014 at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California. For more information, please visit www.EntertainmentMerchantsAssociation.org.

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