Los Angeles – First National Pictures (FNP), the original name of the movie company that started the Warner Brothers Studios lot, has been resurrected for a new company specializing in the distribution of value-priced DVDs.
Ryan Kugler, president of Distribution Video & Audio (DV&A), who is called the nation’s largest close-out buyer in the home entertainment industry, launched the new label to market DVDs featuring children’s fare, as well as an assortment of family entertainment.
The new company is actively acquiring product and will release two to three titles each month.All releases will be “push and play;” available in DVD format only; and carry a suggested retail price of $5.99. Distribution Video & Audio (DV&A) will exclusively distribute the line.
The initial release, which will be in stores Nov. 19, features the Canadian children’s program, Scoop and Doozie,which was the number-one rated program on Canada’s public broadcasting system.
Each Scoop and Doozie DVD will include four episodes for a total running time of approximately 60 minutes. The initial titles release in the series, Scoop & Doozie: Volume I, includes the episodes “Hide & Seek,” “Operation Doozie,” “Take the Cake” and “Sign of Affection.”