'Rockin' The Corps' Concert Featuring KISS, GODSMACK, TED NUGENT To Be Released On CD/DVD

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has secured distribution rights to "Rockin' The Corps", one of the largest star-studded concerts ever held to support U.S. troops.

"Rockin' The Corps" was held on April 1 at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. military base near San Diego, for nearly 50,000 U.S. Marines and their families. The concert featured performances by DESTINY'S CHILD, KISS, RICHIE SAMBORA, HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH, TED NUGENT and GODSMACK. The evening was hosted by Cedric The Entertainer, with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Randy Jackson, Heather Locklear, Cindy Crawford, Alyssa Milano and Carmen Electra, amongst many others on-hand to introduce the performers.

On Memorial Day 2005, Yahoo! featured excerpts from the event on their site in a salute to U.S. armed forces around the world. The theatrical release of "Rockin' The Corps" premiered June 26 in Washington, D.C., at an event hosted by "Rockin' The Corps" founder Joseph E. Robert, Jr. On Monday, June 27, special screenings were held on 150 screens in 75 top markets throughout the United States at Regal, Edwards and United Artists theatres as part of their Big Screen Concert series through their national Cinemedia division. A one-year broadcast initiative began over the July 4th holiday weekend on the prominent HD Networks, iN Demand, with subsequent television broadcasts, both free and pay-per-view, which is expected to continue interest in this special enterprise.

Image Entertainment will release the "Rockin' The Corps" DVD and audio CD on September 6, 2005. The DVD will feature performances from the concert, as well as backstage footage and other exclusive content. The CD will feature an exclusive bonus DVD with content from the show and behind the scenes footage.

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"There was a tremendous energy at this concert, with performances that brought down the house," said Barry Gordon, senior vice president of worldwide programming of Image Entertainment. "We're expecting a strong response to this DVD because it is a great show, and an even greater show of support for our troops."

The show was organized by Support The Corps, a non-profit organization founded by Joseph E. Robert, Jr., CEO of the J.E. Robert Companies and a renowned Washington, D.C.-based businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Robert reached out to legendary media leader Quincy Jones and Kerzner International executive Jerry Inzerillo who brought in music and film producer Spencer Proffer and music manager Doc McGhee to produce the event. The show was shot with 12 cameras in high-definition and was also transmitted to U.S. military bases around the world on the American Forces Network.

"Our team took an opportunity to put this together in order to support the continuing effort that our troops are making on all of our behalf," said producer Spencer Proffer. "The DVD and CD from Image Entertainment will let us share the magic, spirit and excitement of that evening with people all over the world."

A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the event and residual amounts will go to the charities via Support The Corps, Inc., a tax exempt, non profit corporation. The recipients will be those entities listed on the STC website, www.SupportTheCorps.org, which are Marine Corps Community Services, The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, The Marine Corps Scholarship Fund/Foundation, Spirit of America's Marines Fund and the U.S. Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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