LOS ANGELES, CA, Wednesday July 24, 2013 - D&E Entertainment (www.DandEentertainment.com) and Spotlight Cinema Networks (www.SpotlightCinemaNetworks.com) announced today their partnership to bring unique Alternative Content, documentaries and indie films to Spotlight's network of art house and specialty cinemas across the US.
This partnership brings together the leading company in the distribution and marketing of Alternative Content with the only national cinema advertising organization in the US dedicated to serving theatres catering to the upscale adult demographic.
"With our newly formed partnership with D&E Entertainment, Spotlight is able to continue its efforts to maximize revenues while providing quality content for its exhibitor partners," said Ronnie Ycong, Vice President of Exhibitor Relations, Spotlight Cinema Networks.
"We feel this is a perfect alignment for D&E, Spotlight and its cinema partners. D&E Entertainment will help theatres' expand their content offerings and build additional revenue by bringing new audiences to their theatres," stated Evan Saxon and Doug Kluthe, Co-Founders of D&E.
The first two projects from the partnership will be the feature film "CBGB" and a multimedia performance by Thomas Dolby and his new documentary "The Invisible Lighthouse."
"CBGB," starring Alan Rickman, Donal Logue, Rupert Grint and Bradley Whitford and others, looks at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground- breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973, which showcased cutting-edge bands until its closing in 2006. The Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Television, The Ramones, Blondie, The Dead Boys, Green Day, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The B-52s, The Runaways, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, are just some of the thousands of bands that played at the club over the years.
Thomas Dolby: "The Invisible Lighthouse"
Thomas will give moviegoers a truly unique experience as he narrates and performs the score during the screening of his film "The Invisible Lighthouse."
After the screening he will perform some of his greatest hits and engage fans in a Q&A. This is the type of event fans will never forget and others wished they had seen.
About Spotlight Cinema Networks
Spotlight Cinema Networks is the industry leader in reaching a unique audience of affluent, educated, influential adults within a sophisticated cinema environment. Spotlight provides a unique advertising program tailored to the desirable, upscale adult 18+ cinema audience via premier, luxury theatres screening independent and ‘smart' Hollywood films. Spotlight Cinema Networks is owned by Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner and AMG and represents the top exhibitors in this genre, including segment leaders Landmark Theatres, Angelika Film Center and Laemmle Theatres, and is located in Santa Monica, California, with offices in New York and Chicago.
About D&E Entertainment
D&E Entertainment (www.DandEentertainment.com), based in Hollywood, Calif., was formed by entertainment industry executives Doug Kluthe and Evan Saxon-has pioneered the distribution and marketing of alternative content events to movie theatres worldwide. D&E has helped theatres expand their content offerings and while providing content owners creative theatrical and social media marketing campaigns to promote awareness and deliver revenue generating opportunities.