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ENTERTAINMENT DRIVE EXPANDS INTO FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
NEW YORK AND FORT LAUDERDALE--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2003 - Entertainment Drive®, Your Backstage Pass to Entertainment®, announced today its new location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. One of the longest-running entertainment sites online, over 1 million consumers and 100 media companies have participated on eDrive.
One of America's fastest growing entertainment areas, Fort Lauderdale and the Greater Miami Area have become sought-after world class destinations for motion picture, television and music production. Fort Lauderdale is called "The Venice of America" because there are twice as many canals as the Italian city.
Entertainment Drive helped to promote The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (www.fliff.com) in 1999, the year Kevin Spacey was the Festival's special guest for "American Beauty." The 19th Annual Festival runs through November 14th and will honor Sir Ben Kingsley with its Career Achievement Award.
In April, 2003, the William Morris Agency (WMA), the world's largest and most diversified talent and literary agency, opened a full-service office in Miami Beach. Mayor Alex Penelas of Miami-Dade County commented, "With thousands of film and television shoots and recording sessions annually, hundreds of resident entertainment companies, and now the addition of the William Morris Agency, Miami-Dade has all the elements to become a leading global entertainment production center."
"The combination of Miami as the gateway to Latin America and the huge influx of new residents to the Fort Lauderdale area from the Boston-Washington corridor presents tremendous opportunities," said Michael Bolanos, President & CEO of Entertainment Drive. "With its convenient proximity to New York, and booming entertainment environment, choosing Fort Lauderdale as a base of operation is exciting for our future."
Entertainment Drive has a long history with the William Morris Agency. WMA has represented Entertainment Drive, and was an equity shareholder in the company.
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