You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Amy’ kicks off ABC-WEA deal

Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label.

The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition.

It will be released March 31.

“We made the determination that we did not want to reinvent the wheel,” said Jon R. Peisinger, prez of Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc., the Stamford , Conn.-based outfit created last November as a North American homevid conduit for all CapCities/ABC units.

“Everything that we are looking for is inherent in the WEA system,” he said, enabling his company to “access the range of distribution services that we would require through a relationship with an existing organization,” rather than taking on additional overhead.

Video release of ABC’s “The Amy Fisher Story” will be available to retailers with a suggested retail price of $ 89.98. It represents round 2 of the Amy Fisher derby, following the recent blitz of network telepix in the aftermath of the May ’92 attack on Mary Jo Buttafuoco by the 17-year-old Fisher.

It was earlier announced that NBC’s “Amy Fisher: My Story”– also including footage exclusively for homevid — would be released by Turner Home Entertainment on the ACI Films Label in April. No homevid date has been announced for CBS’ version, “Casualties of Love: The ‘Long Island Lolita’ Story.”

Peisinger said his company already has embarked on “a very ambitious” acquisition and development program and anticipates distribution of three to four titles per month, with the regular distribution schedule slated to commence by late May.

More TV

  • German Broadcasters Buy ‘All Together Now’

    German Broadcasters Buy International Formats ‘All Together Now’ and ‘Masters of Dance’

    Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label. The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition. It will be released […]

  • Steve November Neil Zeiger

    Lionsgate, Nevision Pact for Drama About Middle East Oil (EXCLUSIVE)

    Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label. The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition. It will be released […]

  • Finland's IPR Fund Bets On Pantomimus'

    Finnish Media Fund IPR Bets on 'The Red Harlequin’s' Development

    Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label. The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition. It will be released […]

  • Dolph Lundgren to Host Action-Movie-Inspired Show

    Dolph Lundgren to Host Action-Movie-Inspired Competition Show ‘Take The Tower’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label. The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition. It will be released […]

  • Full Frontal with samantha bee

    Advertisers Start to Return to Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal'

    Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label. The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition. It will be released […]

  • Samantha Bee Skewers Border Policy, Nielsen

    Samantha Bee Skewers Trump's Border Policy, Kirstjen Nielsen on 'Full Frontal' (Exclusive Video)

    Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label. The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition. It will be released […]

  • Handmaid's Tale Equality Now

    TV News Roundup: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Team Launches Women's Rights Campaign with Equality Now

    Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing Inc. has entered into a three-year exclusive deal by which Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp. will be the domestic homevid distributor on all programming under the ABC Video label. The deal commences with ABC’s top-rated telepic “The Amy Fisher Story,” featuring additional footage shot for homevid and international theatrical exhibition. It will be released […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content