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Media Distributors Launches "The Rental Station"

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Studio City, CA, April 7, 2008 -- Media Distributors, America's leading distributor of professional products, systems and services for entertainment and enterprise, has become one of the select U.S. Pro Video Value Added Resellers (VAR) of Apple products, and, concurrently, has launched an editing systems rental company, “The Rental Station.� Richard Myerson, President, and Tom Evans, Senior VP, Marketing, Media Distributors, made the announcements. Mr. Myerson said, ““We are very excited to have such a close affiliation with Apple, representing the entire product and software portfolio. It’s truly a natural and complimentary outgrowth of our business. This will provide a great service to our dedicated and extensive clientele, as their production activity expands to meet the increased demand for content across multiple media outlets. These clients have fast turn around needs and wish to maintain low investment costs, while utilizing the best technology systems possible. Our Apple product sales and service, combined with our new systems rental company ‘The Rental Station,’ satisfy all of these needs. We have assembled a highly experienced team of technical, account management and operations personnel, each of whom is dedicated to our editing system sales and rental business.� Mr. Evans added, “Considering today’s production environment, film and video professionals seek to do more with less, do it faster, and with greater flexibility. We’re committed to helping our customers navigate that dynamic. Combining Apple system sales and rental services along with our core recording media, motion picture film, disc storage, publishing and workflow business, we are able to provide a true single-source, 24/7 full service destination for them.� Complimenting the extensive Apple pro video product line (including Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Final Cut, etc.,), Media Distributors’ sales and rentals will also include storage and components from other leading companies, including Archion, AJA, ATTO, Ciprico, Glyph Technologies, LaCie, Primera, Rimage, and Rocstor. ABOUT MEDIA DISTRIBUTORS’ NEW APPLE RENTALS DIVISION: Media Distributors provides to its diverse clients a strong Sales/Integration/Consulting Division for those clients wishing to make a capital investment in their technology systems. Through its newly launched Rentals Division, Media Distributors will now also have the ability to provide Apple products, including Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Apple’s Mac Pro, initially to the Hollywood/entertainment community. The company will expand this program to the balance of its office throughout the U.S. during 2008. ABOUT MEDIA DISTRIBUTORS: Founded in 1998, Media Distributors (

) supplies professional motion picture filmstock, videotape, data media, storage & duplication systems, and accessories (representing a broad range of industry-leading manufacturers, including Sony, Apple, FujiFilm and Panasonic,) to companies and individuals in the entertainment, advertising, and broadcast industries, as well as to education, corporate, and government clients. The company has positioned itself as a "single source, one-stop" for all its customers' media and storage needs, with 24/7 service, easy access in 6 major markets nationally, and diverse inventory. Media Distributors has emerged as a leading consulting and integration resource to the entertainment industry for desktop duplication, standalone, shared and mass storage devices. Other services include film & tape buy-back and reconditioning, labeling and packaging. Clients include all of the major motion picture and television studios, leading post production houses advertising agencies ,and commercial production companies. Media Distributors headquarters is located at 10960 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA, 91604, with additional offices nationwide located in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego. ###



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