Press Release from PorchLight Entertainment
Los Angeles -- April 20 -- Rick Eldridge has joined PorchLight Entertainment's Board of Directors, it was announced today by PorchLight's CEO, Bruce Johnson.
"With over 30 years in the entertainment business as a musician, producer, director and entrepreneur, Rick knows how to make projects happen," said Johnson. "PorchLight is moving in new directions and Rick gives us access to new people, places and ideas that can aid in our expansion."
"I'm very pleased to be joining PorchLight's Board of Directors," said Eldridge. "I have worked with PorchLight in the past on the distribution of several of my films and we have similar visions and goals. PorchLight is known as a destination for family and value driven entertainment and I look forward to helping the company as it pursues this strategy."
Currently Eldridge is President/CEO of The Film Foundry, a multifaceted film/video post-production company that works on weekly television series, specials, and film projects for networks including CBS, A&E, HGTV, PBS and The Speed Channel. Eldridge has headed up the creative vision and production of THE ULTIMATE GIFT, BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS, and RUNNING THE SAHARA, a Matt Damon-narrated documentary about the adventure of three marathon runners who ran across the Sahara desert to bring attention to the water crisis in Africa. Under the banner of GlueWorks Entertainment, an animation company prized with numerous awards of excellence, Eldridge has produced HERMIE & FRIENDS, GIGI, THE POND and ON THE FARM.
Eldridge is actively involved as a member of many educational and civic boards including Executive Officer of the Board of Trustees for Brevard College, Compass Film Academy Board of Directors, Heartland Film Festival Board of Directors, Queen University Advisory Board and the Damah Film Festival Board. He has also been awarded the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs.
PorchLight has recently announced new additions to its executive staff, as well as the launch of its new digital platform KidMango, which is available online at KidMango.com, and will launch as a branded block on the MyFamilyTV network later this year.
About PorchLight Entertainment
PorchLight Entertainment is a multi-faceted company focused on the production and distribution of high-quality family entertainment and licensing and merchandising representation for children's and family brands and trademarks. Since its formation in 1995 by veteran entertainment executive Bruce D. Johnson, PorchLight has produced more than 30 live-action and animated movies and a number of major animated series including the Emmy Award-winning series, TUTENSTEIN, for Discovery Kids and Jetix Europe, JAY JAY THE JET PLANE for PBS, FOUR EYES for France 3, Nickelodeon Asia and Nickelodeon Australia; and ADVENTURES FROM THE BOOK OF VIRTUES for PBS, and a series of direct-to-videos for Leapfrog, the leading electronic toy company. The company co-produced Animalia for the BBC, PBS, CBC, and Nickelodeon and Network Ten in Australia and CBC in Canada; and is currently producing THE SECRET SATURDAYS for Cartoon Network. For more information, visit www.porchlight.com