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Liberation in the U.K.

3 Apr, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf

Newly formed indie distribution company Liberation Entertainment is already expanding.

The company has launched a European office based in London headed up by Spencer Pollard as managing director.

Liberation expects to announce a new DVD distribution deal for the United Kingdom and other European territories soon.

Pollard is assembling a staff to handle finance, sales and marketing, and will report to Jay Boberg, Chairman and CEO of Liberation Entertainment. He joins Liberation from Sanctuary Records Group where he served as VP Commercial Development, Sanctuary Visual Entertainment, heading up the company's audiovisual business.

Key acquisitions released during his tenure include the award winning Collector's Edition of Dune; Rush In Rio; Morrissey: Who Put the M in Manchester; Rush: R30; Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Beyond the Beginning; Blind Faith: Hyde Park 1969; The Who: The Kids are Alright; T.Rex/Marc Bolan: Born to Boogie and the No. 1 comedy DVD, Alan Partridge Presents the Cream of British Comedy.

Liberation assets include the PBS “Sound Stage” concert series, classic television series such as “Daniel Boone” starring Fess Parker, “Peter Gunn,” “The Invisible Man” and “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” as well as the series of Charles Dickens animated classics; and films such as The Return of Superfly starring Samuel L. Jackson, Steele's Law starring Fred Williamson, and Beverly Hills Brats starring Peter Billingsly and Martin Sheen.

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