'Beet...' and 'AM Driver' to be Released through Westlake by Illumitoon

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE‹FORT WORTH, TEXAS‹ Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. announced today that it will be utilizing Westlake Entertainment Inc. for home video distribution on its new acquisitions, including "Beet the Vandel Buster" and "AM Driver." The announcement comes on the heels of Westlake Entertainment's announcement of the company's repositioning in the marketplace to release first-run features, including theatrical and new title acquisitions in other key core categories. "Westlake is a strong strategic partner for Illumitoon and we look forward to a strong launch together," said Barry Watson, President/CEO of Illumitoon. "Westlake brings considerable home video experience including a high level of anime sales and marketing experience and shares our vision for the product." Tony Vandeveerdonk, VP of Sales for the new Westlake and formerly with Pioneer (now Geneon) and FUNimation states, "Illumitoon is bringing the anime category exciting new brands and content as well as a clear direction for repositioning the product in new and innovative ways. We feel the timing is perfect for Illumitoon's entrance into the anime marketplace. We¹re very excited to include them with our other premium content." The new Illumitoon releases are initially planned to street as early as January, 2007. "We're already in production, and are gearing up for a strong production pace," commented Watson. source: [url=http://www.activeanime.com/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3772&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0]ActiveAnime[/url]