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Front Row Signs Production Deal With Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Scott Millaney(June 08, 2012)
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/08/12 -- Front Row Networks, Inc. a Los Angeles-based concert production and distribution company, and wholly-owned subsidiary of Writers' Group Film Corp. (OTCQB: WRIT) (PINKSHEETS: WRIT), announced today that it has entered into a production financing and distribution agreement with Grammy Award-winning Producer, Scott Millaney.
In 1976, Scott Millaney was Managing Director of Blue Mountain Films. While at Blue Mountain, Scott produced live concerts for the likes of Bob Marley and Traffic before founding music promo production company Millaney-Grant in 1979 (which evolved to become MGMM). MGMM was at the heart of music video production just as the industry exploded and the company produced over 1,000 pop promos in a nine-year period, including iconic videos such as "Video Killed the Radio Star", "Vienna", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "I Want to Break Free", "Dancing in the Street", "Chain Reaction" and "Rio."
MGMM's subsidiary companies included Initial Film and Pictures, which Scott co-founded with Eric Fellner and produced films such as "Sid and Nancy", "Straight to Hell" and "Hidden Agenda". Live concerts produced by Scott include artists such as Prince, Tina Turner, Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran. Television productions have included "Fashion Rocks" and "Video Killed the Radio Star" for VH1 in the USA and Sky Arts in the UK. Scott's companies have been the recipients of six Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Awards, three Golden Rose of Montreux and two BRITS.
Scott, along with partners at MGMM, would became known as the "Godfathers" of Music Video as their video "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first to be broadcast on the newly formed MTV channel on August 1, 1981.
Scott Millaney said in a statement, "The opportunities that now exist distributing music based projects into theatrical markets worldwide has potentially more growth and reach than the birth of MTV over 30 years ago. I am fortunate enough to have been producing music programming since 1975 and I look forward with enthusiasm to a new age of global, visual music distribution."
Eric Mitchell, Chief Financial Officer of Front Row Networks, had this to say after securing the deal with Mr. Millaney, "Scott brings his incredible talent and long successful history in the music industry to our growing company and we are thrilled to have him on board."
Front Row Networks is a live concert production and distribution company which produces live concerts in 3D for initial digital broadcast into movie theaters in North America. Following their theatrical run, the films are then licensed to US and international broadcasters, pay channels, PPV markets, DVD and Blu-Ray distributors, and sold on the internet as downloads.
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