Red Ant Enterprises Announces Its Expansion into Home Entertainment DVD Distribution, Partnering with Rialto Distribution

Feb 7th 2008

Red Ant Enterprises, a leading interactive software distributor, has signed an exclusive agreement with Australasian Film Distributor, Rialto Distribution, to diversify its portfolio to include home entertainment DVD distribution.

This agreement grants Red Ant Enterprises, DVD rights throughout Australia, distributing, marketing and promoting over thirty five titles, most of which are scheduled for release in 2008.

“This is a very exciting and strategic move for us”, says Julian White Managing Director of Red Ant Enterprises. “We are genuinely excited that Rialto has chosen Red Ant to partner with, especially when you look at their future film and DVD releases which demonstrate Rialto's continued commitment to offering world class films. When we combine the DVD business with our existing mobile content division and interactive games division, we will be able to offer unequaled cross marketing and promotional opportunities to our customers”.

‘'Rialto is extremely happy to be working with Red Ant'’, says Kelly Rogers, CEO of Rialto Distribution. ''We pride ourselves on the quality of our films and the innovative ways that they are marketed and viewed by a wide audience. We are pleased to have developed a relationship with Red Ant, who have successfully positioned themselves as a leading distributor in Interactive Entertainment, and are determined to do the same with Home Entertainment. Rialto Distribution are committed to working with Red Ant to supply the wonderful films that will make this happen''. Red Ant Enterprises, a leading interactive software distributor, has signed an exclusive agreement with Australasian Film Distributor, Rialto Distribution, to diversify its portfolio to include home entertainment DVD distribution.

Initial releases are scheduled to include ‘Goodbye Bafana’, a film based on the memoirs of Nelson Mandela's Prison Guard, by two-time Oscar winner filmmaker Billy August, staring Joseph Fiennes and Dennis Haysbert; ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’, one of the greatest love stories ever told, based on the timeless masterpiece by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez; and ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ staring Burt Reynolds in a comedy where ‘Calendar Girls’ meets the ‘The Full Monty’. In addition to these films Red Ant will premiere on DVD, amongst others, Japan's most expensive film ever made 'The Sinking of Japan, ‘Michael Moore Hates America’ and Flavor Flav and James Russo in ‘Confessions of a Pit Fighter’. Also included in the line-up is the much anticipated full length anime feature, 'Evangelion 1.0: You Are (not) Alone', which is the first film in the trilogy based on the classic TV series, and ‘[REC]’, the Spanish Horror hit.

About Rialto Distribution Pty Ltd
With offices in Melbourne and Auckland, Rialto has been in existence for more than fifteen years. As a market leading independent film company, Rialto holds the rights to over 350 feature films and employs a motivated team of professionals who are dedicated to acquiring award winning films and audience favourites. For more information visit: www.rialtodistribution.com

About Red Ant Enterprises Pty Ltd
Based in Sydney, Australia - Red Ant Enterprises was established in June 2001. Red Ant Enterprises is now one of Australia's leading independent distributors specialising in Interactive Entertainment, and Multimedia software. For more information visit: www.red-ant.com.au


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