Mark S. Berry & Bob Shami Executive Produce Dennis Rodman:Doing It My Way Documentary As Part Of Growth Strategy

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 19, 2014 - Toronto, Canada - Toronto based AMG has established itself as a buyer, slowly but steadily growing their new media division with choice acquisitions and partnerships. Its latest move is the partnership with Shami Media Group in New York with worldwide acquisition rights and executive producer status to Dennis Rodman's feature length documentary, DENNIS RODMAN, DOING IT MY WAY. AMG's longstanding relationship with international licensing agents and contacts will pool expertise and resources on a global basis.

    AMG has been methodically making moves to build itself either by picking up top indie films or through measured media investments such as B-Squared Entertainment with Frank Blenman whose first acquisition for international release is THE GHETTO starring Ice T and Scarface and the red hot shopping of Caribbean/South American based cooking extravaganza, SIZZLIN'. It also doesn't hurt that Mark Berry is well-versed in creative acquisitions. If you look at the past year, you can see the method that AMG has employed. The Rodman deal follows a number of others, including the live Drake concert deal, to beef up its film and music related roster, which already is impressive with AttackTrax Music Supervision (

    The documentary, currently completing production, is culled from 122 hours of live action footage of Rodman shot just prior to his North Korea visits. It is being story edited by award winning director/editor Mark Crump at Reflecting Pool Productions in Augusta, GA. The team at Reflecting Pool has more than 40 years combined experience in broadcast television with multiple regional and national level awards for their work including AP, Georgia Association of Broadcasting and numerous Telly Awards. Crump, CEO of Reflecting Pool said, "We could not be happier to start this partnership with AMG and Shami Media Grup, a terrific group of guys who are dedicated to the growth of the film industry. This furthers our strategy of aligning with companies around the globe that share our values and our commitment to the highest quality film direction and editing services. This is a great honor we can't wait to get started!"

    Assisting Crump will be Michael G Hennessy, who co-wrote the musical "Somewhere South of Freedom" an original musical depicting the personal lives of plantation slaves. Hennessey will co-write the Documentary with Crump as part of the RPP team. Long time RPP member and DP for numerous company projects, Brett Smith, will also be directly involved in the story telling process and helping to oversee the talented post production team at Reflecting Pool Productions.
    Rob "Kelo" Hendricks, EVP Business Affairs at AMG added "Our passionate, hands-on approach to the DENNIS RODMAN, DOING IT MY WAY documentary is the way we run our business and we are confident to deliver a world class project" he said.

    All music for the documentary will come from AttackTrax, AMG's award winning online music supervision company that has worked with major film and television companies throughout the years including: MTV Films, WB, Columbia/TriStar, Disney, Global, Sony, Fox, Gold Circle and many more.

    Leo Leylavergne, VP of Music Supervisor for AttackTrax says, "We are excited to be part of this thrilling documentary by creating the sonic landscape that will invigorate viewers. With the easy aid of Attack Trax's pre-licensed music, we are looking forward to selecting new cutting-edge music that will compliment Dennis' eccentricities. Jerry Astbury's FPC and Shami Media Group's, will also be contributors to the soundtrack.

    Mark Berry and Bob Shami jointly state, "This is an exciting and significant acquisition which confirms our commitment to building a global multi-dimensional film and television business," Mark Berry said in a statement. "Rodman's media track-record, relationships and current television content with his recent and controversial North Korea visits gives DENNIS RODMAN, DOING IT MY WAY a base to expand and quickly diversify our film business with international alliances."

    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    About Mark S. Berry & AMG:
    AMG is a leading Toronto based 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 & mixer Mark S. Berry, Music Producer and operates under his leadership as Chairman. Berry, whose extensive production, engineering & re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold & platinum records for such notable Grammy & Juno nominated musical icons as, Davie Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett & many, many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul & 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 Bob Shami & 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.

    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.

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