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PEACE ARCH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC (PAE)
Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc. engages in the development, production, and distribution of film, television, and video programming for worldwide markets. It also provides production services for third party producers. The company offers production services for projects, as well as produces and distributes programming interests. Peace Arch Entertainment markets and distributes film and television programming through distributors; and titles directly to existing pay and free television, home video, and other markets. The company was incorporated as Vidatron Enterprises, Ltd. in 1986 and changed its name to Vidatron Group, Inc. in 1992. Further, Vidatron Group changed its name to Vidatron Entertainment Group, Inc. in 1997 and to Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc. in 1999. Peace Arch Entertainment is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG INC (DWA)
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. engages in the development, production, and exploitation of computer generated (CG) animated feature films in theaters, home video, pay and free broadcast television, and ancillary markets. The company also intends to develop and produce CG animated films for distribution directly into the home entertainment market. It distributes and markets its films through DreamWorks Studios. DreamWorks Animation has a partnership with Hewlett-Packard Co. to develop video-conferencing services for corporate customers. The company is headquartered in Glendale, California. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is a prior subsidiary of DreamWorks L.L.C.
RENTRAK CORPORATION (RENT)
Rentrak Corporation engages in the processing of information regarding the rental and sale of video cassettes, digital videodiscs (DVD), and video games, as well as in the distribution of prerecorded units to the home video market throughout the United States and Canada using its pay-per-transaction (PPT) revenue sharing program. Under the PPT program, the company enters into contracts to lease/license Units from producers of motion pictures; and licensees and distributors of home video cassettes, DVDs, and video games, which are then leased/licensed to home video specialty stores and other retailers. Rentrak's direct revenue sharing services collect, track, audit and report the results to its suppliers. Its proprietary Essentials software and services provide data collection, management, analysis, and reporting functions to its customers. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
NATIONAL LAMPOON INC (NLN)
National Lampoon, Inc., a media and entertainment company, engages in the creation and distribution of comedic content. The company licenses the National Lampoon brand, as well as content from its library for use in movies, television programming, live events, radio broadcasts, recordings, electronic games, live events, and other consumer products. It operates two site destinations called TOGA TV and the National Lampoon Humor Network targeted at the college age market. In addition, National Lampoon develops, produces, and distributes comedic television programming to college audiences through its network. Further, it markets vacation tours primarily to young adults; publishes books; develops and produces motion pictures and television programs, as well as offers production and creative services; and distributes comedic content on DVD in the home entertainment market. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is based in West Hollywood, California.
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT INC (DISK)
Image Entertainment, Inc., a home entertainment company, primarily engages in the acquisition, production, and distribution of content for release on DVD. It acquires and exploits distribution rights to various general and specialty content on DVD, CD, and other home entertainment formats, including comedy, music concerts, urban, television and theatrical, country, gospel, foreign and silent films, and youth culture/lifestyle. As of June 30, 2005, its catalogue included approximately 2,900 DVD and 175 CD titles. The company sells its products primarily to retailers, Internet retailers, and distributors. The company was incorporated as Key International Film Distributors, Inc. in 1975 and changed its name to Image Entertainment, Inc. in 1983. Image Entertainment is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (RGC)
Regal Entertainment Group, through its subsidiary, operates a theatre circuit in the United States. As of December 30, 2004, it operated a theatre circuit with 6,273 screens in 558 theatres in 40 states. It develops, acquires, and operates multiscreen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets in the United States. Its business focus areas include in-theatre advertising, business meetings, and nonfeature film content distribution. Regal Entertainment was organized in 2002 and is based in Centennial, Colorado.
MARVEL ENTERPRISES INC (MVL)
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. operates as a character-based entertainment company that engages in licensing, publishing, and toy businesses in the United States and internationally. The company had a library of approximately 5,000 characters, as of September 20, 2005. Its library of characters primarily include Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Blade, Man-Thing, Daredevil, Elektra, The Punisher, Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Namor, Nick Fury, Luke Cage, Black Widow, Black Panther, Deathlok, Thor, The Avengers, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Shang-Chi, Power Pack, Dr. Strange, and Ghost Rider. The company licenses its characters for use in various products, including toys, electronic games, apparel, accessories, footwear, collectibles, and novelties. It also publishes comic books and trade paperbacks principally in North America. Marvel Entertainment creates, designs, develops, markets, and distributes a limited line of toys to the worldwide marketplace. The company has a joint venture with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. for the purpose of pursuing licensing opportunities relating to characters based upon movies or television shows featuring Spider-Man and produced by Sony Pictures. The company was formerly known as Marvel Enterprises, Inc. and changed its name to Marvel Entertainment, Inc. in September 2005. Marvel Entertainment is based in New York City.
LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (LGF)
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. engages in the development, production, and distribution of feature films, television series, television movies and miniseries, nonfiction programming, and animated programming. Its theatrical movies include its in house production and films acquired from third parties. The company distributes a library of approximately 6,200 motion picture titles and 1,800 television episodes and programs directly to retailers, video rental stores, and pay and free television channels, and indirectly to international markets through third parties. Lions Gate Entertainment also owns and operates a film and television production studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, which provides sound stages, production offices, construction mills, storage facilities, and lighting equipment. The company is headquartered in North Vancouver, Canada.
Point.360 operates as an integrated media management services company that provides film, video, and audio post production, archival, duplication, and distribution services to owners, producers, and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. It provides the services necessary to edit, master, reformat, archive, and distribute its clients' audio and video content, including television programming, feature films, spot advertising, and movie trailers. The company also provides electronic and physical distribution using fiber optics, satellite, Internet, and air and ground transportation. It delivers commercials, movie trailers, electronic press kits, infomercials, and syndicated programming, by both physical and electronic means, to broadcast outlets worldwide. Its post-production services include film-to-tape transfer, video editing, standards conversion, broadcast encoding, audio post-production, audio layback, foreign language mastering, syndication, and archival services. The company provides services to the entertainment industry that comprises independent motion picture and television studios, cable television program suppliers, and television program syndicators; and the advertising industry that comprises advertising agencies and corporate advertisers. It also serves national television networks, local television stations, corporate or instructional video providers, infomercial advertisers, and educational institutions. The company's interconnected facilities, which are located in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco, provide service coverage in each of the United States' media centers. Point.360 is based in Hollywood, California.
CARMIKE CINEMAS INC (CKEC)
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. Its theaters show films on a first-run basis. As of September 30, 2005, it operated 307 theatres with 2,469 screens. Carmike Cinemas is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.
NEW FRONTIER MEDIA INC (NOOF)
New Frontier Media, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Colorado Satellite Broadcasting, Inc., doing business as The Erotic Networks, distributes adult entertainment programming through electronic distribution platforms. Erotic Networks provides pay-per-view, video-on-demand, and subscription TV networks and services to approximately 80 million cable, direct broadcast satellite, and C-band households in North America. The Erotic Networks include Pleasure, TEN, TEN*Clips, TEN*Xtsy, TEN*Blue, TEN*Blox, TEN*Max, and TEN*On Demand. In addition, Interactive Gallery, Inc. (IGI), a subsidiary of the company, aggregates and resells adult content over the Internet. IGI sells content to subscribers through its broadband site, www.TEN.com; partners with third-party gate-keepers for the distribution of www.TEN.com; and wholesales prepackaged content to various webmasters. New Frontier was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.