|Michael Eisner's Original Web Series ''Prom Queen'' Now Available as Full-Length Movie Exclusively on Amazon Unbox(TM)|
Popular Emmy-Nominated Teen Series Launched as an Internet
Series, Now Available as a Full-Length Movie Download
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2007--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Michael Eisner's independent new-media studio, Vuguru, in conjunction with Big Fantastic, today announced that the Emmy(R)-nominated web series "Prom Queen" is now available for the first time as a full-length, commercial-free download exclusively on Amazon Unbox (http://unbox.amazon.com). Amazon Unbox is Amazon's digital video download service that offers over 10,000 television shows, movies and other video content for rent or purchase. Videos rented or purchased on Amazon Unbox can be viewed via the PC or on the TV through Amazon Unbox on TiVo. "Prom Queen" debuted in April as a short-form 80-episode web series, with the last episode airing June 20. The exclusive full-length download of "Prom Queen" is available on Amazon Unbox to own for $9.99 and to rent for 30 days at $3.99.
"By teaming with Amazon Unbox, we are making it possible for 'Prom Queen' fans to download and watch the entire series as a feature-length title whenever they want," said Michael Eisner. "The wonderful thing about producing in the new-media landscape is that fans can reach shows like 'Prom Queen' on a number of platforms. Amazon Unbox gives shows like 'Prom Queen' longevity and serves as a new mass medium and unique way for the show's followers to watch."
Emmy-nominated "Prom Queen" offers a blend of love, gossip and betrayal, and provides all the twists and turns of high school leading up to the biggest night of any high school senior's life: prom night. Viewers follow five girls who will be nominated for Prom Queen, but only one of them will win. On prom night, something terrible will happen.
"More and more people are going to the Internet for the latest compelling, cutting-edge video. Amazon Unbox provides a totally new way for producers and film-makers to deliver their work to customers," said Roy Price, director of Amazon Unbox. "By bringing shows like 'Prom Queen' to Amazon Unbox, our customers gain quick and easy access to exciting new web-only based content."
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Vuguru is a new media studio for Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company. The studio produces and distributes innovative story-driven content for current new media and emerging platforms. Vuguru's production of "Prom Queen" is the first of many shows developed and produced by the studio. Privately held, The Tornante Company makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space. Tornante holds ownership stakes in Veoh Networks and Team Baby Entertainment.
About Big Fantastic LLC
Big Fantastic is comprised of a handful of artists who aspire to a fresh and immersive way of storytelling on the Internet. Unified from backgrounds at Washington State University, Michael Mann's features, and a palette of short films, they collaborated and focused their talents into producing the first daily, scripted and dramatic web-series "Sam Has 7 Friends" in 2006. Big Fantastic is comprised of Douglas Cheney, Chris Hampel, Chris McCaleb and Ryan Wise.
CONTACT: Amazon.com Media Hotline, 206-266-7180 or Vuguru Dan Klores Communications Adam Schiff, 212-981-5216 firstname.lastname@example.org or Big Fantastic Wolf Kasteler & Associates Jodi Lederman, 310-205-0618 email@example.com SOURCE: Amazon.com