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Harvey To Rep Film Roman Overseas

Film Roman Inc. and The Harvey Entertainment Company announced an agreement whereby The Harvey Entertainment Company will serve as Film Roman's international sales representative. As part of the deal, Harvey will handle sales and distribution of the Film Roman library beginning at MIP and will manage all servicing and collections for Film Roman. Jon Vein, Executive Vice President of Film Roman said, "Our companies both share the belief that independents need to combine their sales and distribution efforts in order to successfully compete internationally. As one of the world's most recognizable and independent franchises, Harvey is acutely aware of how to leverage product in a crowded marketplace." Rick Mischel, President of The Harvey Entertainment Company, said, "With similar size libraries and a diverse mix of product, Film Roman and Harvey Entertainment both have the same emphasis on quality in their product and the desire to be aggressive players in the international market. This agreement will allow us to maximize the potential of Film Roman's library." Currently, Film Roman produces such shows as THE SIMPSONS and KING OF THE HILL for Fox Television; THE OBLONGS and MISSION HILL for Warner Bros. Network; and DOOMSDAY for UPN. Film Roman also produces original animation for their Internet entertainment site Level13. Harvey holds the rights to such characters as Casper, the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich, Little Audrey, Baby Huey and Wendy the Witch.

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