Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an American independent distribution company. It acquires and distributes feature films, scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries, and children’s programming for home video, digital and television in the United States and throughout the world. Since its acquisition of Alliance Atlantis International Distribution and recent distribution partnerships with Miramax, and ABC Disney/Buena Vista, Echo Bridge Entertainment has a combined portfolio of over 11,000 titles including Degrassi: The Next Generation (TeenNick) (a co-production with Epitome Pictures [owned by DHX Media] and Bell Media), which was until DHX Media acquired library of children’s and Family TV content in November 2014, and classic horror franchises Halloween, The Prophecy, Hellraiser, Children of the Corn and From Dusk Till Dawn. Another popular company called Mill Creek Entertainment was founded 7 years ago after Echo Bridge, but was founded before Platinum Disc Corp. decided to change their name to Echo Bridge Entertainment.
|Video, Digital, Television Distribution|
|Predecessor||Alliance Atlantis (Television distribution assets)|
|Founded||1995 (as Platinum Disc Corporation)|
2005 (as Echo Bridge Home Entertainment)
|Michael Rosenblatt, CEO; Nathan Hart, President (Home Entertainment); Emilia Nuccio, President (International)|
|Subsidiaries||Alliance Atlantis International Distribution|
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, a division of Echo Bridge Entertainment, was founded in 1995 as Platinum Disc Corporation. In 2002, Platinum acquired PM Entertainment from The Harvey Entertainment Group. In 2005, Platinum Disc Corporation and Echo Bridge Entertainment merged to form Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. In 2008, Echo Bridge acquired Alliance Atlantis International Distribution. In 2011, Echo Bridge Entertainment and Miramax have made a distribution deal in which Echo Bridge will release 251 movies from the Miramax catalog; the other 550 movies will go to Lionsgate and StudioCanal as Miramax has a similar distribution deal with them. On March 17, 2014, Echo Bridge lost the distribution rights to the Miramax titles, all of their previous releases were discontinued and any mention of Miramax and their titles were taken off the website.
Lionsgate currently expanded their deal with Miramax to include the 251 movies previously released by Echo Bridge.
In January 2017, Producer Steven Paul purchased Echo Bridge.
- "Echo Bridge And Miramax Enter Into Distribution Partnership". Miramax. February 17, 2011. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
- "Echo Bridge Entertainment Merges With Leading Home Entertainment Distributor, Platinum Disc Corporation". Echo Bridge Entertainment. July 5, 2005. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- "Echo Bridge to acquire Alliance Atlantis International Distribution". April 7, 2008. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- "Producer Steven Paul Buys Distributor Echo Bridge".