E1 Signs Distribution Deals with Porchlight, Disinformation Co.30 Jul, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
E1 Entertainment has inked distribution agreements with both PorchLight Entertainment and The Disinformation Co., becoming the sole U.S. distributor for both companies starting in early August.
“They’re very different labels,” said Dan Gurlitz, VP of video for E1. “These two deals represent a broadening of the E1 Entertainment product offerings that complements our existing library. We’re honored to have them both as part of the family.”
More than 50 PorchLight catalog titles will be available via E1 starting Aug. 5, including “Animalia,” “64 Zoo Lane” and “Wheels on the Bus.” New releases from the company will be announced shortly, Gurlitz said.
“We think we’re a great match for their capabilities,” said PorchLight president and CEO Bruce Johnson. “We’re excited about bringing our catalog and new titles out with them starting in August.”
More than 50 library titles from Disinformation will available from E1 starting Aug. 8, including 2012: Science or Superstition and Origins of the Da Vinci Code.
“It’s very well-known that Dan Gurlitz and E1 are some of the best in the business,” said Disinformation president Gary Baddeley. “It just turned out to be the right time to join them.”