AMG Launches Management Company, Exploring Direct Distribution In Emerging Markets

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 14, 2015 - Toronto, ON - Mark Berry's new sales and production powerhouse AMG Visuals just added a new string to its bow : Berry is teaming up with talent manager Bob Shami at Shami Media Group in New York City to launch joint venture Shami-Berry Licensing Group.

    Bob Shami will oversee the international division and talent divisions, with the goal to build on the extensive talent base represented and expand into the multicultural market. The venture fits in strategically with AMG's interests, as well as the AMG TV division, launched last year by Berry with its front-runner cooking show, Sizzlin through AMG subsidiary B-Squared.

    "As a producer, financier and distributor we are committed to creating multicultural content and exploiting it globally," said Berry. "Our partnership with Shami Media Group will enable us to build even deeper relationships in this field and hopefully expand our Latino, urban and multicultural footprint yet further."

    Also revealed is that the ambitious Berry is actively looking to take AMG into direct distribution in emerging markets such as Asia and the Middle East. It is a measure of how far the company has come in the than less than seventeen years since Berry launched it in 1998. A game-changing music publishing investment by Canadian media giant Alliance Atlantis at the time gave Berry the building blocks to turn the company from a struggling indie company into a genuine media player.

    At this year's Cannes, for example, the company's slate includes new projects with James Brown estate, and brokering the new Pras (Fugees) documentary Sweet Micky Along with a rich Shami catalog of over 100 films.

    "It definitely helped change perceptions of us as a company," says Berry about the Shami Media Group deal. "In a highly volatile entertainment industry, it showed we were a viable long-term prospect."

    Berry's new affiliation with SMG will be used for corporate expansions such as library acquisitions and territorial distribution. Berry's banner now has arguably the most diverse offering compared to other indie peers. In addition, AMG handles SMG's content internationally, as well as an output deal with China's largest film group Shanghai Media Group to handle international sales in the Chinese market. That approach may put the company in good stead as international markets both theatrically and in terms of broadcast deals rise in importance.

    "We believe in the value of niche content globally," says Berry. "It's a priority for us to enhance the value of the business. That includes owning our own IP, libraries, to be international facing and eventually to have our own distribution capability in specific territories."

    About Mark S. Berry and AMG
    AMG is a leading entertainment & media company with an unparalleled client list of artists and content creators across film, television, music and digital media. Led by an experienced and innovative management team, AMG was formed in 1998 by international record producer, engineer and mixer Mark S. Berry.

    Berry's extensive production, engineering and re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold and platinum records for some of the most industry's notables including Grammy and Juno nominated and award winning musical icons such as Davie Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett and many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul and Beijing.

    Through its partner companies, including award-winning global creative music supervision agency AttackTrax, AMG also provides clients with unique music advertising, music brand integration and marketing opportunities across traditional, social media, mobile, film, television and gaming platforms.

    Already the owner of an extensive music publishing catalogue in affiliation with BMG Music, AMG's mission is to target potential acquisitions in the music, film & television industries ranging from independent record labels, artists, writers, DVD, feature length films, extreme sports content to purchases in the music publishing sector. AMG's focus is music distribution through its deal with Universal Music Group Distribution, the insertions of music into international feature film & television, as well as the development of reality based and documentary television programming.

    About AttackTrax:
    AttackTrax is one of the world's leading providers of 100% pre-cleared production music in all media. AttackTrax is committed to quality and offers 10,000+ tracks of music in all genres from world renowned music publishing catalogs. Previous AttackTrax insertions have included Making of The Matrix Reloaded, Coach Carter, Urban Legend, Harvard Man, Dawsons Creek, Roswell, MTV, Viacom, VH1 and many more including major sports programs internationally. The website has been designed as a state-of-the-art, automated, online customer experience and decision engine that functions on all platforms and complements an already world-class AttackTrax brand.

    About Shami Media Group:
    Shami Media is an independent publishing, licensing and media distribution source that is utilized by clients worldwide. Its music, movies, specialty video, imagery, footage & books are provided to international media outlets. Among its services are book publishing, specialty video via hard copy or digital distribution, as well as hard copy physical distribution worldwide and music through hard copy, digital download and retail distribution for commercial use and film & TV licensing. Shami Media also offer movie distribution to major chain stores across the United States and worldwide, as well as licensing for imagery and footage. As an established media distribution company, Shami media license photos to advertising firms, graphic design companies, promo companies, footage to production companies for commercials, footage to independent film companies and more.

    Based out of New York City, Founder Bob Shami brings to the table years of immeasurable experience revolving around music, publishing and beyond. Shami Media continues to grow and raise the standards of the media industry and is a solid contributor to the positive growth of imagery and other creative outlets online.

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    AMG publicity:
    info ( @ ) attackmediagroup dot com

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