Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban have slotted in the home entertainmentpiece of their 2929 Entertainment distribution jigsaw with the launch ofMagnolia Home Entertainment (MHE).
Former Miramax vice president of home entertainment Randy Wellswill head up the division, which will handle distribution for Magnolia Picturestitles, HDNet Films projects, select projects from HDNet and HDNet movies, andacquisitions.
The plan is for MHE to release two to four titles a month in itsfirst year headed up by Alex Gibney's documentary Enron: The Smartest GuysIn The Room on Jan 17,followed on Jan 31 by Steven Soderbergh's mystery Bubble and Joseph Castelo's terrorism thriller TheWar Within.
The home entertainment slate continues with Hal Hartley's FayGrim, starring ParkerPosey and Jeff Goldblum, Steven Soderbergh's documentary Spalding Gray: TheLast Monologue, two moredocumentaries from Gibney about Hunter S Thompson and Herbie Hancock, Japanesehorror title Pulse,Lodge Kerrigan's Keane,Shane Meadows's Dead Man's Shoes, among others.
MHE will also release the high definition HDNet Movies DVD titles EasterIsland: Mystery And Magic, Elite, June, Justice, Martin & Orloff, Nicolas,Temptation and TheWager.
"We are poised to generate buzz with our retailers and theircustomers with our current line-up of exceptional films and innovative releasestrategies," Wells said.
"I look forward to maximizing the performance of our titlesand establishing Magnolia Home Entertainment as a force in themarketplace."