The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today presented Independent Home Entertainment Awards to four video titles for being the best in their respective categories. The awards were given out during EMA’s 2013 Independent Product Market at the Marriott Marina del Rey in Marina del Rey, California.
Winner of the Rental Title of the Year was 2 Days in New York from Magnolia Pictures starring Chris Rock and Julie Delpy. Americano from MPI Home Video was recognized as the best Direct-to-Video/Limited Release Title of the Year. For the second year in a row, a Downton Abbey title received the award for Sell-through Title of the Year. This year, Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey – Complete Seasons 1, 2 & 3 from PBS Distribution was the winner. Finally, Screen Media Film’s Wild Horse Wild Ride was named Documentary/Special Interest Title of the Year.
“There are some truly wonderful videos that come out of independent studios and provide great entertainment to the consumer,” noted EMA President and CEO Mark Fisher. “It is a pleasure to recognize these outstanding titles and give them the attention they deserve.”
EMA’s Home Entertainment Awards winners were determined by a vote of EMA retail and distributor members.