Description of the Company:
As a production, domestic distribution and foreign film sales licensing company, Echelon Studios handles multiple facets of the entertainment industry.
Echelon Studios catalog contains more than 1,500 first run titles and 12,000 classical films as well as 30,000 music titles with top artists like The Black Eyed Peas, Madonna and Amy Winehouse, encompassing a wide variety of genres comprised of action, animation, comedy, documentary, drama, family, horror, music, religious, thriller and westerns. Echelon Studios continues to expand its impressive catalog through the acquisition of a comprehensive body of films, including independent feature films, documentaries and shorts. Through its experienced sales team and by its attendance at over 20 domestic and international film markets and trade shows, Echelon Studios distributes its acquired films to both domestic and international buyers.
In combination with the acquisition and distribution of these films, Echelon Studios theatrically releases films in select cities throughout the United States. Echelon Studios' recent theatrical successes include, the charming family comedy "Our Italian Husband" starring Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Brooke Shields and Chevy Chase; the drama "Wake" starring "Queer as Folk's" Gale Harold and featuring screen legend Martin Landau; and the romantic comedy "Fish Without a Bicycle" starring "Freddie" and "Beverly Hills 90210" star Brian A. Green. Echelon Studios also produced the Lionsgate film "Wisegirls" with Mariah Carey and Mira Sorvino.
Echelon Studios looks to begin production again on its own films in the near future for theatrical release, as well as for Television, DVD and VOD Online Streaming. Uniting their sizable experience in the entertainment industry in development, writing, producing and directing as well as expertise in "hands-on" production, distribution and marketing, Echelon Studios proudly continues to expand its film and digital ventures.
Echelon Studios is one of the leading distributors of programming to Pay-Per-View (PPV), Pay Cable and Basic Cable systems worldwide. Echelon Studios currently represents over 300 production and releasing companies, and is active in placing their product in the domestic, and international Video/DVD, VOD, Pay Per View, Pay Cable, Basic Cable, Free TV, Lodging, and ancillary markets.
Echelon Studios' strength in the Pay-Per-View market is extraordinary. It is our view that consumers are finding PPV, and VOD (Video on Demand) to be a convenient, cost-effective way to get the programming they want immediately. We wish to assist our programming partners with “user friendly content exploitation”. Our intention is to deliver as much of a diverse mixture of programming that is available. With over 100 million subscribers already using PPV, the market is only going to grow with new DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite), DTH (Direct to Home) and digital delivery technological systems recently launched nationwide and in some foreign territories.
Echelon Studios has placed titles with every domestic broadcast system including HBO, Starz/Encore, Showtime Networks, Lifetime Television, USA Networks, InDemand/Comcast, TVN, Action Pay-Per-View, Cablevision, Hallmark Channel, AOL/Time-Warner Cable and Paragon Cable, in addition to newer digital satellite systems such as The DISH Cable Network and DirecTV. In addition, Echelon Studios supplies product to all of the major hotel programmers including Spectra-Vision, On Command, MegiNet, SVI and LodgeNet.
Echelon Studios, Inc.
19C Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE 19806 USA
Tel: (800) 208-9052
About The Author
Stephanie Smith is a graduate of NYU with a BA in Film Production and is currently getting her MA in Film Studies from UCLA. She loves watching independent films and attending film festivals and also listening to her favorite tunes.
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