Monday, April 24, 2006

Press release on Closing Escrow

HD Movie Shot on Maxell Tape - Closing Escrow

Las Vegas, NV (April 24, 2006) - Closing Escrow, a comedy film about real estate, has been accepted at the Dallas Video Festival, the largest video festival in the nation. Randall Dark, an undisputed leader in the High Definition (HD) industry and the Executive Producer of the new film, convinced the Director Armen Kaprelian to shoot his first feature entirely in HD. The movie was shot entirely on Maxell tape.

"Randall Dark has long been the primary visionary and advocate for high-definition TV," said Bart Weiss, Director of the Dallas Video Festival. "In Closing Escrow he brings together his passion for HD to produce this entertaining film. In a time when HD is reaching the low-budget- indie masses and people are buying HD televisions at home, a new feature from this technology-advanced team helps move the aesthetic further."

Weiss has seen a significant increase in submissions in HD over the last several years. Over the past five years, there has been an increase of 15-20% of entries shot in HD. Weiss forecasts that number will jump dramatically to 40% this year with the entries submitted to the Festival.

Closing Escrow was shot entirely on Maxell tape, using 62 Maxell HD Cam tapes and 3 Maxell D-5 tapes. "It's an easy choice when I decide what tape I'm going to use for my projects. Maxell tape has been consistent and reliable. It gives me the superior results I'm seeking, and the quality of my projects is always the best."

"High definition is an incredible art form. I strongly feel that HD's time has come. Seeing truly is believing with the quality of the HD picture," said Dark.

Closing Escrow is about three quirky families seeking to buy their next home. The Dallas Video Festival is being held August 8-13, 2006, at the Dallas Theater Center, as well as other venues in Dallas.

About Maxell
Maxell Corporation of America, a Hitachi-Maxell, Ltd. Company, is a leading full-line manufacturer of professional digital and analog audio and video media; computer data storage media; media products for consumer audio, video and camcorder applications; and batteries. Maxell also markets a full line of care and maintenance accessories and headphones.

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About Randall Dark
Randall Paris Dark is the creative marketing force behind HD Vision Studios, a complete High Definition Production and Post Production facility equipped with the latest technology, and optimized for producing and finishing independent films, television shows, commercials, documentaries, music videos, industrials or any other project in which HD is the medium of choice.

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