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Hart Sharp Video Signs U.S. Distribution Deal With WEA

John Esposito, President of WEA Corp. and Joe Amodei, President of Hart Sharp Video, announced today that the two companies have entered into a distribution agreement. WEA will be the exclusive distributor of Hart Sharp Video's diverse product line on DVD in the U.S. for releases beginning summer 2006.

Amodei said, "I am very pleased to be announcing this strategic partnership with WEA. As our company continues its phenomenal growth, WEA's strength and support will enable our sales team to solidify product placement at retail. Their backroom facilities are known for being the best in the business and we are thrilled to be working with them."

Esposito said, "WEA is delighted to team up with a home entertainment innovator like Hart Sharp Video and provide our national distribution and marketing resources to support their first-rate line-up of films, documentaries and other home video products."

About Hart Sharp Video
Hart Sharp Video was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to develop, acquire, market and distribute DVD product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. Hart Sharp Video has built partnerships with E! Entertainment Television, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, ESPN, MLB Productions, Bombo Sports and Entertainment, NESN and other high profile entertainment brands since their inception. Major upcoming releases include Game 6, starring Michael Keaton; When Do We Eat, starring Michael Lerner, Lesley Anne Warren and Jack Klugman; Patriot Act, A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie featuring Drew Carey; and ESPN's Three Club Tour with Hank Haney.

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About WEA Corp.
WEA was the first major music distribution company in the U.S. and has continued to set the standard for sales and marketing in the music industry for more than thirty years. In addition to the Warner Bros., Elektra and Atlantic labels, WEA distributes audio and video releases from Rhino Entertainment, Asylum Records, Word Entertainment, Time-Life Music, Warner Music Latina and Curb Records, as well as several other labels. WEA's e-Commerce department works with online and traditional retailers for all commercial, digital and wireless transactions on behalf of Warner Music Group's (WMG) U.S. labels. The department develops and delivers sales and marketing programs to promote WMG's artists to online retailers and other partners.

Headquartered in New York, WEA Corp. has regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.