Industry vet sets up disbrib co.
HOLLYWOOD — Music and DVD industry veteran Arny Schorr has created a new company called S’more Entertainment.
The new company, solely owned by Schorr, will distribute DVD and music programming through a North American distribution rights deal with CD/DVD distrib St. Clair Entertainment.
After 16 years as a senior executive at Rhino Home Video, during which he helped drive sales to more than $22 billion, Schorr left to become president of SOFA Entertainment in 2003. He left SOFA last September.
Sherman Oaks-based S’more has licensed more than 50 titles and three TV series for DVD and more than a dozen CD titles. The company plans to acquire and release a mix of classic TV programming, longform music and selected feature films. Titles coming this year including movies featuring Traci Lords, Jim Varney, and David Hasselhoff; TV series such as “Mr. Peepers,” starring Wally Cox, “Good Morning, World,” featuring Goldie Hawn, and others that include stars such as Dom DeLuise and Walter Matthau; and longform music programs with Nazareth and B.B. King.
S’more will handle all acquisitions and marketing plan development, while St. Clair will implement marketing and oversee all sales, fulfillment and collections.