LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Los Angeles, CA-based entertainment company WINDOWSEAT has teamed up with leading digital media company Gravity Collection, Inc. to develop and produce an original water sports series, financed and distributed through Gravity Collection and its extensive worldwide distribution outlets. The series, titled, "Drop Zone," will cast an energetic eye on thrilling outdoor ventures, peering above and below the water's surface with some of the world's leading talent -- from big wave surfers, underwater hunters, to the latest water sports emerging athletes. The series, developed by WINDOWSEAT'S Bill Kiely and Jim Reach and Gravity Collection's Harry S. Vested, Jr., will be directed by Kiely and will travel around the world to document some of the industry's top athletes fearlessly immersed in their exotic and intense environments.
Established in 2005, Gravity Collection has amassed an outstanding library of content in the extreme sport genre and is one of the largest content providers of action sports content. This strategic partnership with WINDOWSEAT will provide Gravity Collection a pipeline of Original Series that will bolster the Gravity Collection brand and position in the market place.
WINDOWSEAT's recent multi-platform media production for the 30th Annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing featured live streaming content, short branded online content as well as a broadcast program and was executed throughout the surf series' 40 days of competition. This, along with a wide range of work for top active lifestyle brands such as Nike, Converse, Camelbak and Vans, exemplifies their expertise in not only capturing the gripping footage, but also crafting a compelling storyline intertwined in the action.
Notes Vested, "WINDOWSEAT has immediate access to some of the best athletes in this action-packed water sports realm. With the type of docu-style content Kiely directs, it was no question they would be a great partner this type of Original Programming for Gravity Collection." Adds Reach, "Authentic story telling is what we do best, and the opportunity to develop a television series which will be distributed over traditional platforms in domestic and international market place is great exposure for the athletes and brands that support us."
WINDOWSEAT is a Los Angeles-based Entertainment Company focused on a broad range of content creation opportunities in digital media, commercial production, live events, film and television. With unique structural and operational independence, WINDOWSEAT teams with local producers, global distribution partners, and finance sources to launch each venture. WINDOWSEAT's experienced in-house team is talented in multiple genres, formats, and the latest technology. The company's client list includes a wide range of industry leaders within their respective categories.
About Gravity Collection
Gravity Collection, Inc., a digital media company, was established in 2005, where it began aggregating content in the extreme action sports genre. Since this time, Gravity Collection, Inc. has amassed an outstanding library and is one of the largest content providers of action sports, cross-secting all disciplines such as skiing, snowboarding, motocross, BMX, skateboarding, surfing, mountain biking, B.A.S.E. jumping, hang gliding, wind surfing, rock climbing, kite surfing and much, much more. The Company has approximately 2,000 hours of content under its control in its library. The goal of the network's founders is to create widespread channels of distribution across all media (traditional linier, VOD, PVOD, on-line, wireless, etc.), with programming drawn exclusively from the extreme adrenaline action sports genre, which has consistently delivered a broad audience, with a particular heavy appeal to the hard-to-reach Men/Adults 18-34, which was launched in 2011. The Company has entered into strategic partnerships with numerous Fortune 100 Companies to provide encoded and encrypted content for commercial exploitation as well as produced or co-produced numerous film and television content. The Company growth over the next six to twelve months will clearly establish it to be the leading aggregator in the action sports vertical.
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