Monday, December 10, 2007

Dark to produce Smokejumpers


(Austin TX- December 10, 2007) - The Austin based independent production company MEGALOMEDIA Inc., announced today the signing of acclaimed producer Randall Dark to produce on the series titled Smokejumpers. Dark is a High Definition (HD) pioneer and the president and founder of Randall Dark Productions.

"Randall Dark has such a presence and long history in the industry, we are excited for the opportunity to work together on this series," said Megalomedia's President and Smokejumpers' Executive Producer, Jonathan Nowzaradan. Dark will help produce an extraordinary new television series that takes you inside the lives of the elite men and women few who parachute in the most remote and dangerous areas of our country to battle wild land fires.

"The creative team at Megalomedia understands how to tell compelling stories," Dark said, "and as I have said for many years the best way to capture and see all of this is in true high definition.” Dark will also be joining producers Tom Mireles and Graham Davidson along with director Jeff Keels to bring the series to life.

About Megalomedia
Established in 2002, Megalomedia is a full-service television and film studio creating original, non-fiction television content from idea to the screen. Having recently wrapped production on the feature documentary, The World's Heaviest Woman, which airs on Channel 4 in the U.K. and later on TLC, they are also in production on other feature documentaries, including The Voice Gods of Hollywood and Aftershock: the Politics of a Natural Disaster along with the 10-part series, Smokejumpers.

About Randall Dark
Dark is considered to be one of the leading experts in High Definition. For more than 15 years he was the creative and marketing force behind HD Vision Inc. and HD Vision Studios. Recently he formed Randall Dark Productions to create television shows, independent films, commercials, documentaries, music videos, industrials or any other project in which HD is the medium of choice.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Maxell Corporation of America honors independent filmmaker, Randall Dark on November 27th for his work on the comedy motion picture, “Closing Escrow,” filmed in Maxell HDCAM. Dark, who recently relocated from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas, has identified the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and South Texas charity to receive $5,000 from Maxell on his behalf.

Pictured left to right: Tammy Shaklee, CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas; Randall Dark, CEO of Randall Dark Productions; Patricia Byrne, Senior Marketing Manager of Maxell; and Barbara Sommer, Vice President of Marketing of Maxell.

Filmmaker Award


Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and South Texas Receives $5,000 Donation

Fair Lawn, NJ, Dec 6, 2007 – Maxell Corporation of America recognized Randall Dark, CEO of Randall Dark Productions, last week for his work on the comedy motion picture, “Closing Escrow.” As part of the recognition for his achievements, Dark, who recently relocated from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas, identified the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and South Texas charity to receive $5,000 from Maxell in his honor.

As a high definition technology pioneer, Dark received a glass trophy featuring the Maxell “Blow Away” icon, unlimited Maxell HD product for use on his next project, and money to donate to a charity of his choice. Dark’s support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in his new residence of Texas continues his partnership with charities that benefit children. As a result of Dark’s donation, a child with a life-threatening medical condition will get their wish granted.

Dark is recognized globally as an expert in emerging technologies, being among the early adopters of HD technology in 1986 and founding his own production company in 1991. Dark’s film, “Closing Escrow,” entirely filmed on Maxell HDCAM, presents a comical look at the real estate industry. “HD is the very best technology in filmmaking, allowing me to preserve, duplicate and edit media without compromising quality, “said Dark. “Maxell’s products provide a superior digital picture, while maintaining a high level of reliability, durability and overall performance.”

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. With the help of generous donors and more than 350 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central & South Texas has granted more than 2,300 wishes to children in 40 counties since 1985. During the last year, volunteers and donors made it possible for 195 children to experience the magic of a wish. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit

About Maxell
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full line manufacturer of digital media products for consumer, professional and data storage markets. Maxell is a recognized brand for over thirty years that delivers a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products for consumer audio, video, camcorder and data storage applications. The company also manufactures and markets a wide range of consumer battery products, as well as a full line of electronics care, maintenance, and accessory products including headphones, plasma TV cleaners, and iPod/MP3 cases and speakers.


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