High Point comes of age with DVD label launch
by Naman Ramachandran
London-based sales agent High Point Media Group has turned 21 and has announced the formation of a DVD label called High Point Home Entertainment.
The label will specialise in world cinema and feature-length documentaries. First up will be the June 13 release of Dutch director Hanro Smitsman’s acclaimed debut feature Skin [+see also:
film profile], followed by British director Kay Mellor’s A Passionate Woman later in the year. The new label will eventually expand to all rights, including theatrical.
Following the move into UK distribution, High Point has also restructured its management team, appointing Ronald de Neef as Non Executive Chairman and Elisar Cabrera as Board Director, who will also head up High Point Home Entertainment. Cabrera will join Managing Director Carey Fitzgerald and Director Julie Delaney on the board.
Fitzgeralnd said, “Elisar is an enormously resourceful member of the team, always with his finger on the pulse of technical and creative innovation. High Point Home Entertainment is a natural progression for us, so it’s fitting that someone so in tune with High Point’s DNA is at its head.”
Launched in 1990 by Fitzgerald, High Point currently has a catalogue of over 3000 hours, incorporating feature films, TV movies and documentaries.
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