NEW YORK, NY (December 11, 2006) –- Home video industry veteran Sal Scamardo has been named President of City Lights Home Entertainment, a newly formed division of City Lights Media Group. The announcement was made by company CEO, Danny Fisher.
Scamardo brings over two decades of theatrical and non-theatrical industry experience to New York based City Lights Media Group. Most recently, he was Head of Video Marketing at Palm Pictures in New York City. Prior to that, he held strategic executive positions at CBS/FOX Video, PolyGram Video and USA Films in addition to owning a media-consulting firm. In these roles, Scamardo was responsible for providing strategic guidance and marketing for brands, artists and companies such as BBC Video, ABC, NBC, CBS Video, NBA Entertainment, NFL Films, Major League Baseball, NHL Video, BMG Music, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jordan, NIKE, Reebok, Michael Flatley, Nederlander Worldwide and Andrew Lloyd Webber, among many others.
“Sal brings a unique blend of diverse experience in the home entertainment industry, fresh ideas and strong leadership to City Lights and is instrumental to our growth as an emerging major independent film and special interest supplier – we are excited to have his talent and experience aboard the City Lights team,” stated Fisher.
As President, Scamardo will be responsible for overseeing and managing the development, marketing and distribution of theatrical, special interest and TV product on video for City Lights through it’s recently announced digital and DVD distribution arrangement with WEA Corp., also based in NYC. Initial projects slated for release include “Descent” starring and produced by Rosario Dawson (SIN CITY, CLERKS 2, RENT, MEN IN BLACK II); “Movies 101” hosted by NYU Film School professor Richard Brown featuring major contemporary talent from the world of motion pictures including Martin Scorsese, Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore and many others; the TV series “Legends of the Silver Screen” which features interviews with many of the film industry’s biggest stars including Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, Katherine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Spencer Tracy and many others and; “Suicide Killers”, the much talked about and controversial feature documentary which presents an alarmingly close and intimate look at the life of terrorist suicide bombers and what motivates them.
About City Lights Media Group
City Lights Media Group has become one of New York City's most respected and fastest growing media companies, engaged in film and television financing, production and distribution and operating one of the largest post-production facilities in the country. City Lights Pictures executive produced John Waters' "A Dirty Shame" for New Line Cinema and produced supernatural thriller "Tamara" for Lionsgate from "Final Destination" creator Jeffrey Reddick. City Lights Pictures is completing post-production on "Descent," produced by and starring Rosario Dawson, directed by Talia Lugacy, and produced by Morris S. Levy’s M.E.G.A. Films. City Lights is also in post-production on "The Ten," a comedy spoof of The Ten Commandments directed by David Wain and starring Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody, Famke Janssen and Gretchen Mol, which is having its world premiere at upcoming Sundance Film Festival. City Lights Pictures is in development on "Interrupted," a feature film adapted from legendary director Nicholas Ray's posthumous autobiography, "I Was Interrupted," to be directed by Philip Kaufman. City Lights Television is currently in production on over 200 episodes of television for networks including AMC, TLC, Court TV, Discovery, HGTV, WE, DIY, Oxygen, Weather Channel, and MTV. Series currently airing include AMC's "Movies 101," HGTV’s “Hammered” and “Don’t Sweat It,” and TLC’s “Cover Shot.” City Lights Digital’s broadband series include its popular daily show “Heavy News” on Heavy.com.
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