321 Productions Named As US Syndicator For Starfield Indie Studios’

Sci-Fi And Drama Movie Slates 321 To Handle Television, DVD And Digital Distribution For Renowned Sci-Fi and Drama Indie Producer’s Roster Of Catalogue And Select New Releases

CHICAGO (MediaQuire) – Starfield Indie Studios has named Chicago-based 321 Productions, a division of Zephyr Media Group, as the US syndicator for Starfield’s expansive catalogue of sci-fi /thriller/horror feature films as well as select future feature and series titles in the celebrated independent Sci-Fi film producer’s select upcoming projects. 321 Productions will represent all categories of distribution in the US for Starfield Indie’s film titles, including broadcast and cable television, DVD and digital channels.

With production offices in Toronto and London, Starfield Indie has gained worldwide recognition for its eclectic portfolio of genre films, many of which have gone on to become cult favorites. Under the helm of the production company’s principals Mark Pickering and Phillip Jackson, Starfield Indie has amassed more than 25 films and four television series to the company’s credits, including such Phil Jackson / Daniel D’or sci-fi classics as the cult “Replikator” (Ned Beatty, Brigitte Bako); Men of Means (Michael Pare); 2103 the Deadly Wake (Malcolm McDowell); and Dream-Breaker (Michael Pare). Starfield also brings to its syndication deal with 321 Productions the 13-part reality TV series “The Mission” produced by Phil Travis.

In addition to handling select library titles, 321 will also launch US non-theatrical distribution of the indie’s soon-to-be released titles, including the much anticipated space docu- thriller “Alien Life –Contact” narrated by Michael Ironside for release in summer 2012.

“Mark Pickering and Phillip Jackson have built Starfield Indie Studios into one of the most acclaimed independent genre film production companies. In addition to being honored with numerous industry awards, many of the company’s titles continually rank among sci-fi and thriller/horror enthusiasts’ most favorite lists. We are delighted to present to the US television, DVD and digital markets the most extensive package ever offered of Starfield’s prized genre titles,” said Dan Zifkin, CEO of Zephyr Media Group.

“Zephyr Media Group’s 321 Productions has become a top go-to distribution home for the independent production community”, notes Starfield President Mark Pickering. We have known Dan Zifkin and his team for many years now and are delighted to entrust our catalogue with his proven and successful team.”

About Zephyr Media Group:

Headquartered in Chicago (Evanston, IL) with offices in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., Zephyr Media Group is a recognized industry leader in US and international television and DVD distribution and full service media planning and buying for traditional advertisers, advertising agencies and direct response marketers. The company’s expansive staff of media professionals is responsible for numerous high-profile campaigns on behalf of both corporate and entrepreneurial clients alike. 321 Productions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zephyr Media Group, responsible for the national syndication and advertiser sales of over a dozen quality syndicated television and cable programming services. Zephyr Media Group is located on the Internet at www.zephyr-media.com.

About Starfield Indie: Starfield Independent Studios Inc. “Starfield Indie”, is a creative Toronto (Canada) and London (UK) studio developing and producing stories as feature films, TV series, and trans-media. Our president is producer/financier Mark Pickering (London). Writer/Producer Philip Jackson (Toronto) is Co-President and Head of Production & Development. Mark Pickering is a Cambridge (UK) and Columbia (US) graduate IP and entertainment lawyer and a producer of theatrical and documentary films and series who has funded some 30 independent features in whole or part, including Kenneth Branagh’s The Magic Flute on which he also was a producer. (The film premiered at the Venice and Toronto festivals). www.starfieldstudios.tv

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