Irvine, CA | February 21, 2013– The Post Modern Group (PMG) is very pleased to announce that Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has signed a long term contract extension with PMG’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Sea Movies as its exclusive worldwide distributor for cruise ships, Criterion Pictures USA (CPUSA) as its exclusive non-theatrical distributor in the United States and Criterion Pictures as its exclusive non-theatrical distributor in Canada.

PMG Managing Partners Rick Warren and Amir Samnani said, “We are truly gratified by Fox’s commitment. PMG has enjoyed a longstanding and very successful relationship with Fox through our Sea Movies division as well as our AMP and Images in Motions divisions. Their tremendous support for our recent acquisition of Criterion Pictures and CPUSA were keys to that transaction. We consider Fox to be a true partner and we look forward to working with Fox on multiple fronts for many years to come.”

Fox’s Executive VP, Digital Exhibition & Non Theatrical Sales and Distribution, Julian Levin, said, “PMG is a forward thinking company and brings great technical capabilities in addition to a proven distribution track record with Sea Movies which has done an exceptional job for Fox. We have every confidence that PMG will take Criterion to the next level including cutting edge content delivery solutions and expanded marketing that have worked so well for Sea Movies. We believe PMG is very well positioned as the future of non-theatrical distribution and we are very pleased to expand our partnership with them.”

Irvine, CA | February 14, 2013– The Post Modern Group (PMG) is very pleased to announce that Paramount Pictures has selected PMG’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Sea Movies as its exclusive worldwide distributor for cruise ships and Criterion Pictures USA (CPUSA) as its exclusive non-theatrical distributor in the United States. Paramount already exclusively distributes its product to the traditional non-theatrical markets through PMG’s Criterion Pictures in Canada and will continue to do so under the new agreement.

PMG Managing Partners Rick Warren and Amir Samnani said, “We are exceedingly pleased that Paramount has selected us. PMG has enjoyed a longstanding and very successful relationship with Paramount non-theatrical for many years through our PME, AMP and Images in Motions divisions. This greatly expands our relationship and fits perfectly with our worldwide non-theatrical distribution plans. It is a huge vote of confidence and we could not be happier.”

Paramount’s Senior Vice President, Non-Theatrical Distribution, Joan Filippini, said, “After a lengthy RFP process, PMG emerged as the vendor of choice. PMG’s forward thinking, experience, enthusiasm and passion coupled with industry leading digital distribution is an unbeatable combination.”

Irvine, CA | February 4, 2013– The Post Modern Group (PMG) is pleased to announce that it has finalized the purchase of the assets of Toronto based Criterion Pictures, Visual Education Center and International Telefilm. Criterion Pictures is the largest provider of feature films to the Canadian market with more than 15,000 films from Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Fox, and a host of independents. Criterion Pictures USA is the exclusive non-theatrical distributor for Fox and a number of independents. Visual Education Center is Canada’s leading provider of audio and video educational resources and International Tele-Film is Canada’s largest distributor of training resources.

PMG Managing Partners Rick Warren and Amir Samnani, said “Our goal is to build a comprehensive resource for non-theatrical distribution worldwide. Strategic acquisitions and partnerships provide us with new/enhanced secure content delivery solutions, new/expanded market penetration, expanded sales efforts and enhanced marketing. Criterion Pictures, VEC and ITF complements our cruise ship distribution through Sea Movies and positions the Post Modern Group as an industry leading non-theatrical distributor. We are very enthusiastic about this acquisition and we are committed to taking the Non-theatrical business to the next level with the full benefit of PMG’s technical capabilities and studio relationships. Union Bank facilitated the financial aspects of this acquisition.”

Criterion’s departing Chairman John Fisher said, “We have been approached many times over the years by potential suitors but only PMG has demonstrated the necessary commitment, capabilities and enthusiasm for non-theatrical distribution. This is a great fit for us and I am confident that PMG’s technical expertise, proven track record with Sea Movies and strategic expansion plan will serve the non-theatrical market exceptionally well. Signal Hill acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Criterion in connection with this transaction.”

IRVINE, CA | November 6, 2012 — AMP International, part of the Post Modern Group, is pleased to announce that Deepali Nibhanapudi has joined the company as Account Manager and will be based in the company’s Dubai office. Deepali, formerly from Matrix Publicities, has worked for many years managing in-flight entertainment services for Kingfisher Airlines. Deepali has specific experience in the acquisition and distribution of Indian movies to airlines around the world. She joined AMP International this month and has been working at the U.S. headquarters office in Irvine prior to transferring to the Middle East regional office later this month. She will work closely with Maya Sheikh, the AMP Middle East Regional Manager, as well as Irvine-based staff, and will have primary responsibility for the Oman Air account.

Christelle Cuenca, Executive Vice President of AMP International, said, “Deepali is a really strong addition to our Middle East team. Her extensive experience in content acquisition will be invaluable to our Middle Eastern Airline clients. Deepali also has a background in audio recording and TV production.”

– Content Service Provider awarded a 3-year contract.

Irvine, CA | September 19, 2012– Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has selected AMP International (AMP), a division of the Post Modern Group, to provide content management services. Under the terms of the agreement, AMP will be responsible for programming for all systems, effective with January 2013 play dates.

“We are honored and delighted to have been selected by Gulf Air, one of the region’s most pioneering and innovative airlines, as their IFE content service provider”, commented Amir Samnani, Managing Partner/COO of the Post Modern Group. “Our employees in our Middle East offices as well as in Irvine, California look forward to assisting the Gulf Air team in the continuous development of their in-flight passenger entertainment experience.”

Gulf Air operates a fleet of 39 aircraft to 48 cities across 30 countries from Europe to Asia and boasts the largest network in the Middle East. The company has developed a reputation for outstanding and innovative onboard products and services; recently becoming the first airline in the world to offer full on-board connectivity to passengers.
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Roy Cox Turns Over Leadership; Warren and Samnani Assume Control

IRVINE, Calif., December 8, 2009 —Post Modern Group is pleased to announce that negotiations have been finalized to assure a seamless transition as Roy Cox announces his departure to pursue other interests. Rick Warren, currently President of the Post Modern Group, and Amir Samnani, currently Vice President, Sales, have purchased a majority stake in the company.

Founded in 1993 as a post-production lab, PME entered the world of in-flight entertainment in 1997 and began servicing Hollywood sales into non-theatrical markets including airlines, a move that spurred rapid growth. When Cox assumed control some ten years ago his vision for the future was one of diversification to enable the company to grow and respond to changing market needs. In the years that followed the company made this vision a reality and is now recognized as a leader, not only in the in-flight entertainment field, but also in the prolific Orange County video market where its customers include advertising agencies, major corporations and public sector entities nationwide.

PME President Rick Warren’s strong management skills and savvy market instincts were the driving force that made Cox’s vision happen. The company’s push for diversification gained momentum when Amir Samnani, who started out as Operations Manager, moved into sales. He spearheaded the company’s move into overseas markets which set the stage for the launch of its Airline Media Productions (AMP) division in 2007 providing content management services to airlines around the world.

Roy Cox said, “I’m delighted to be able to pass the reins to the next generation. Rick and Amir are both passionate about this business and are supported by a great team of people, many of whom have been with us since the early days. The company is in a strong position and will continue to deliver on its commitments to its clients today and in the future”.

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