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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shout! Factory, Kevin Smith and SModCo announce home entertainment deal ...

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Los Angeles, CA (July 19, 2011) – Shout! Factory, Kevin Smith and SModCo announced a multi-property alliance to bring Kevin Smith’s popular comedy special KEVIN SMITH: TOO FAT FOR 40 and uproarious animated property SMODIMATIONS from Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier to the home entertainment marketplace.  This alliance provides Shout! Factory with licensing rights to distribute over six hours of original content from KEVIN SMITH: TOO FAT FOR 40 on DVD and Blu-ray™ and SMODIMATIONS on DVD in the United States and Canada. This announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and filmmaker, producer, writer and SModcast personality Kevin Smith.
“We’re pop culture fanatics here at Shout! and have been long-time fans of Kevin, Scott and SModCo,” stated Shout! Factory founding partners. “It’s a privilege to work with Kevin; and we look forward to combing our efforts to bring these two pop culture properties to fans. We hope this is just the start of a long and rewarding relationship.”
"This is a major coup for me and SModcast because Shout Factory is the gold standard in specialized and geek-centric video.  I've always oohed and ahhhed over the packaging and presentation Shout puts into all their titles, so it'll be an honor to stack the Shout Factory TOO FAT FOR 40 and SMODIMATIONS dvds beside my Shout Factory FREAKS & GEEKS and SCTV box sets" stated Kevin Smith.
Poking fun at his much-publicized brouhaha with Southwest Airlines, Kevin Smith declares himself too fat for his 40th birthday in a hilarious live performance comedy special with his loyal fans.  Filmed at the historic Count Basie Theater in Smith's hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey, this extended cut of TOO FAT FOR 40 spotlights Smith's self-deprecating sense of humor, irreverent and revealing tales of his adventures and his fondness (and true gift) for spinning a good yarn!  Shout! Factory is proud to present the EXCLUSIVE 3 ½ hour version of Smith’s wildly popular performance.  Bonus features include an additional 90 minutes of footage from the evening and a new introduction by Smith. 
Featuring only the choicest tales from Kevin Smith & Scott Mosier's weekly podcast, SModcast, SModimations bring those stories to life via the magic of animation - from the wizarding world of Harry Scotter to end of the world old-timey boxing. The complete first season of SModimations has it all.
Season one has been edited into a single feature, with newly created transitions and including the EXCLUSIVE third part of the Harry Scotter trilogy and additional exclusive content.
About SModCo:
SModCo is the parent company of the SModCast Network and encompasses all podcasts, animated series, live events and merchandising.
About SModcast:
On February 5, 2007, SModcast happened on the Internet. The back-and-forth banter of Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier kept happening for nearly three years before Tell 'Em, Steve-Dave finally happened as well. And from its January 1, 2010, launch, has grown into a full-fledged network, hosting a full week of original programming, featuring SMonsters of Talk who regularly claim the top slots on the iTunes as the Best Podcasts of 2007* and 2010: Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith, Red State of the Union Q&A's with Kevin Smith, Plus One, with Jennifer Schwalbach & Kevin Smith, Puck Nuts starring the Tell 'Em Steve-Dave crew, Jay & Silent Bob Get Old starring Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith; and there's Highlands: A Peephole History, SMoviemakers, SModimations. Many of the SModcast Network podcasts have been recorded at either SModcastle in Hollywood (the world's first podcasting theater) and have now made the Jon Lovitz Podcast Theater at Universal CityWalk their new home. On May 9, 2011, SModcast launched S.I.R., an internet radio station available to listeners around the globe. The 24-hour streaming which includes 4 hours of live programming Monday – Friday can also be heard via mobile app on Stitcher. The SModcast Network has been profiled in Fast Company magazine, and SMarriage at SModcastle (in which Kevin conducts podcast weddings) was recently featured in the NY Times and on Nightline.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit