Jensen Joins AmeriDream8 Jul, 2002 By: Hive News
Coachella Valley-based AmeriDreamEntertainment, Inc, has appointed Rayland (Ray) Jensen as president of the company's new wholly-owned distribution company, AmeriDreamInternational, Inc. Jensen has more than 30 years of experience in the motion picture industry and has instituted and operated three motion picture companies.
Jensen began his career at American National Enterprises where he handled U.S. distribution of the title, "African Safari," a documentary that he marketed on a regional basis over five years throughout the United States and Canada. The film grossed over $15 million. In 1971 Jensen was hired by the executives of the Schick Razor Company to start Sunn Classic Pictures, where he produced and distributed over 30 television and feature films over the next 10 years. In 1981 Taft Broadcasting Corporation purchased the company and Jensen was appointed president of Taft International Pictures, where he managed day-to-day operations and set up branch offices in major markets throughout the United States.
Jensen has distributed and marketed more than 50 feature films worldwide including popular titles such as In Search of Noah's Ark, Beyond Deaths Door, Bermuda Triangle, and The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.
"Ray brings significant experience in film production and distribution to the company," said Lang Elliott, CE of AmeriDreamEntertainment, Inc. "In addition to heading up the company's film distribution division, he will provide counsel in financing, business planning and product acquisition."
AmeriDreamEntertainment, Inc. has operational plans to produce and distribute motion picture, television, cable, home video and DVD productions. The company's largest single project, in the pre-planning stages, is the construction of a $200 million motion picture and television production studio and family entertainment theme park in the Coachella Valley, California.
Elliott and Jenson plan to acquire product produced by other independent producers, offering an alternative choice of distribution and helping them to secure their investment partners.