Phoenix, AZ–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 15, 2005–Desert Mountain Media led the Latin DVD Awards at the recent DVD En Español event presented in Los Angeles on April 5th with two awards including:
Best Children’s DVD – Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Wise Men)
Las Posadas and Dia de los Reyes have been Latin traditions for centuries. One of the few animated feature films ever to emerge from Latin America, Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Wise Men) celebrates Día de los Reyes (Day of the Kings) with the Biblical story of the Three Wise Men, who journey to see the Christ child during the reign of King Herod. Their journey is hindered by the antics of the Devil, disguised as Prince Olbaid (Diablo spelled backwards), and his demon sidekick, Murcio. Described by Video Store Magazine as “a Scooby-Doo style thriller and Hanna Barbera animation which add up to an entertaining take on the The Three Magi”.
Best U.S. Latino-theme Production – By The Sea
BY THE SEA mixes romance, comedy, mysticism, and salsa with a red-hot Latino cast. Lena Oscar, a beautiful Cuban-born, but New York raised woman, searches for love and meaning in her life while attempting to explore her own Cuban heritage. Along with three Best Film awards, BY THE SEA received three Imagen Award nominations for Best Picture (along with Frida and Spy Kids 2), Best Actress (along with Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez), and Best Supporting Actor. The prestigious Imagen Awards in Hollywood recognize and promote the best of Latino representation in the American entertainment industry.
The awards, established by Home Media Retailing magazine to recognize achievements in the rapidly growing Spanish-language DVD market, were part of DVD En Español 2: The Second Annual Latino Home Entertainment Conference, produced by Home Media Retailing, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, and The Hollywood Reporter. The conference attracted top executives from major studios as well as Blockbuster Inc., Hollywood Entertainment Corp., Tower Records and Video, and other major retailers.
Desert Mountain Media is the the first company to provide complete English and Spanish menus and biographies on their titles released in the U.S. Desert Mountain Media is an independent home entertainment and multimedia company established by industry veterans to fulfill the increasing demand from niche markets in the DVD and television marketplace. Desert Mountain Media acquires licenses and distributes television and DVD entertainment programming in the U.S. as well as international territories.
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