Echo Bridge values view of Platinum catalog

Catalog includes 2,000 titles, 5,300 songs

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.

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