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MediaTrip makes ‘Love’ available on vid

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Netcaster MediaTrip.com said Tuesday it plans to distrib Web short “George Lucas in Love” on homevid through seven major retail chains including Tower Records, Barnes & Noble, Borders, the Wherehouse and Musicland for $6.99 beginning today.

The nine-minute short film, helmed by Joe Nussbaum and produced by Joseph Levy, has become the most popular pic to hit the Web to date, having been downloaded over 1 million times since its bow last October. It has also sold 13,000 copies exclusively at Amazon.com.

” ‘George Lucas in Love’ continues to take giant steps through Internet barriers with its ongoing successes,” said MediaTrip.com CEO Austin Harrison. “We expect its popularity to endure offline and hope to create a whole new fan base with customers at these major retail centers.”

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