Sales and distribution banner Echo Bridge Entertainment is merging with home entertainment entity Platinum Disc Corp., with the Platinum Disc label becoming an Echo Bridge subsid.
Wisconsin-based Platinum sells value-priced video and audio products to retailers including Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Best Buy and Circuit City. Its 2,000-title catalog includes the Melanie Griffith/Angelica Huston starrer “Buffalo Girls”; “True Women,” with Angelina Jolie; “Murder in the Rue Morgue,” starring Val Kilmer; and 52 episodes of the series “Lonesome Dove.”
Platinum also has a catalog of more than 5,300 song titles.
Echo Bridge is headed by its managing partners Michael Alexander, Doug Hamilton, Michael Rosenblatt, Lucie Salhany and David Thompson.
Company is launching a domestic theatrical distribution arm this year with the family drama “When Zachary Beaver Came to Town,” starring Jonathan Lipnicki, and the Tobe Hooper-directed “Mortuary.”
Run by founder and CEO Dave Thompson, Platinum has 225 staffers. Exec retains the reins at the operation while becoming an Echo Bridge board member.