The Leader in Urban Home Entertainment
ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
UHE, Ultimate Home Entertainment
UHE, Ultimate Home Entertainment, the leader in urban home entertainment, announces new and more vigorous efforts to open its’ distribution doors to new and talented filmmakers with positive messages.
Barrett Dungy, CEO of UHE, has always had a yearning to give new and talented filmmakers an opportunity to be seen and heard. Less then 15% of all films made find any form of distribution, african american and minority filmmakers even less. UHE is hoping to change that number. By opening up its distribution platform to give filmmakers access to the retail and digital channels it established over the 10 plus years they've been in business. Barrett’s career path boast a number of firsts, Not only was he the first to shop for distribution for Tyler Perry plays, he was also the first to create distribution opportunities for Kevin Hart on his stand-up routine DVD. These successes led him to found UHE. Where today, he partners with filmmakers and releases titles of urban multi-cultural films to the most sought after retailers, television, and digital outlets in US and Canada. Cultural diversity in the films he distributes is important to Barrett, as he envisions reaching a global customer.
Barrett prefers to focus on films with a wide cultural diaspora of themes and characters in the properties UHE distributes. Among them, spanish themed, “The Curse of Father Cardona,” produced by Cinestar Pictures, as well as Zoe and sister Cicely Saldana's production company. Starring Zoe Saldana, whose starring roles have included, the blockbuster franchises, “Avatar,” “Star Trek,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Barrett’s distribution properties also include newcomer to the UHE family, Wonderboy Films, “Miles from Home” an urban film about the loss of innocence, starring Meagan Good, Ty Hodges, and Tasha Smith; as well as, “No More Games,” a film by Emmbre Perry, brother of Tyler Perry, starring Emmbre, himself, and Persia White (TV show “Girlfriends”) as well as D. Woods, and Ray Lavender. Look for “No More Games” to arrive in Wal-Mart, September 18, 2012.
Sharing company managerial duties with his father is Trae Dungy, a young creative powerhouse, who has been decorated with filming accolades and awards since high school. Today, an experienced filmmaker, and standup comedy producer, Trae knows the thirst and craving independent filmmakers have to paint a moving canvas to awaken the world to their inspirational messages. A catalyst, such as his hands on experience and insight into the film industry, encouraged Trae to partner with his father, resulting in the extremely successful UHE. Having gained award winning experience early in life, Trae is prepared and primed to assist his father in taking UHE to even greater heights in the distribution arena. Being in control of African American and Latino content that reflects the best of our diversity is what drives UHE. " We don’t do gangster films or drug movies, you don’t need a tv to see that. We simply do movies to open up the possibilities of a better life or share another point of view to enlighten and entertain," says Barrett. UHE is happy to partner with the present film companies onboard with UHE and has a desire to bring about opportunities to many other filmmakers, new and seasoned, to bring good films into the light, and distribute them to Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Netflix, and Redbox - some of the largest, most sought after retailers, nationwide.