Hart Sharp Signs With WEA13 Jun, 2006 By: Thomas K. Arnold
In a move that promises to significantly raise its profile in the market, independent DVD supplier Hart Sharp Video has inked a distribution agreement with mighty WEA Corp. WEA will become Hart Sharp's exclusive DVD distributor beginning this summer.
Hart Sharp president Joe Amodei said the deal will “enable our sales team to solidify product placement at retail,” a mounting concern at a time when shelf space is becoming increasingly tight. He said he also was drawn to WEA because the music distribution company's “backroom facilities are known for being the best in the business.”
Hart Sharp Video, founded by Amodei in 2003, has built partnerships with E! Entertainment Television, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, ESPN, MLB Productions and others.
Upcoming DVD releases include Game 6, with Michael Keaton; When Do We Eat, with Michael Lerner, Lesley Anne Warren and Jack Klugman; and Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie with Drew Carey.