From Michael Sellers
I just got off the phone with Scott Mansfield at monterey media who called to tell me that Eye of the Dolphin has been selected by Ingram Entertainment, the country’s largest distributor of DVD software, for the “Ingram Winner’s Program” — which is a special program wherein they select 6 independent films per month and give them a special showcase/special push to all of the more than 60,000 outlets where Ingram sells. To put this in context, remember that each month there are more than 200 independent films that go out on DVD, so in essence this puts us in a “top six” formulation with great merchandising and so on. [[Ingram in its literature describes itself as a “distributor” which can be confusing, since they are also referred to in industry literature as a “subdistributor”. In our scenario, monterey media is the distributor and ingram a non-exclusive subdistributor who provides major marketing push to a wide number of outlets. As we get closer to DVD release time I’ll go into this in more detail. Suffice it to say now that Ingram is a major, major player and getting them behind EOD like this is great.]]
Here’s more about Ingram from their website.
–Nation’s largest distributor of DVD software.
–Leading distributor of video games and related products.
–Leading distributor of audiobooks.
–IEI’s 2006 net sales were derived from 76% DVD, 23% video games, electronics and accessories;
–Grocery and Drug division services over 35,000 storefronts.
–650,000 square feet of office and warehouse space throughout the United States.
–IEI provides support services for Internet retailers including consumer-direct fulfillment.
–IEI provides full Category Management services to its retail partners.
–IEI provides its customers with an efficient way to do business via an award-winning, state-of-the-art, business-to-business website, AccessIngram.com.
IEI creates and maintains personalized websites for its customers under the MyVideoStore.com program.
Ingram Entertainment Inc. services over 10,000 retail accounts including video specialty stores, electronics and video game stores, Internet retailers, drugstores and supermarkets. Leading customers include: