SYDNEY AUSTRALIA 16th July, 2002 - Warner Home
Video has formed an exclusive partnership with
Icon Film Distribution to distribute and market
Icon films to Australia and New Zealand's DVD
home entertainment industry.
Icon Productions was established in 1989 by Mel
Gibson and his long-time business partner, Bruce
Davey. Icon Film Distribution commenced
operation in Australia at the beginning of the
The multi-year deal will give Warner Home Video
DVD distribution rights for films distributed by
Icon. The initial films to come to home
entertainment in 2002 are: We Were
Soldiers starring Mel Gibson and Robert
Altman's murder mystery Gosford Park.
Additional titles to be distributed through
Warner Home Video following their theatrical
release include Bend It Like Beckham,
John Polson's teen thriller Swimfan and
Basic which will re-team John Travolta
and Samuel L. Jackson for the first time since
Commenting, Warner Home Video's Managing
Director Steve Nickerson said:
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring
Icon's products to the home entertainment market
in both Australia and New Zealand. Icon is
focused on distributing quality commercial
movies, and the first titles we will release are
indicative of their commitment. The initial
titles also demonstrate the wide range of
products which will have appeal to a number of
different consumer segments."
Mark Gooder, C.E.O for Icon Film Distribution in
Australia and New Zealand was pleased to confirm
"Warner Home Video is the perfect partner to
position our product in stores and in homes
throughout Australia and New Zealand. What's
especially attractive for us is their expertise
in the DVD market and their aggressive approach
towards marketing. We couldn't be in better
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