|(Hollywood, CA – March 15, 2005) Annie Duke, winner of the $2 million “World Series of Poker” Tournament of Champions Event, has signed an exclusive DVD deal with Masters of Poker, LLC (www.mastersofpoker.com). The series of DVDs, shooting this week at the Commerce Casino, will be distributed through retail stores and will be supported by a direct marketing campaign through MoP’s exclusive partnership deal with video label, Big Vision Entertainment (www.bigvisionentertainment.com). |
“Getting a star like Annie, whose beauty and skill is helping to take poker to a new level, is a real coup for Masters of Poker,” says Big Vision CEO Houston Curtis. “My partner, Jon Moonves, and I are pleased to add Annie to our best-selling series of poker DVDs which already includes 9-time World Champion, Phil Hellmuth.” Andy Bellin, author of the best-selling Poker Nation, serves as co-executive consultant on this project.
Annie Duke, whose appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” remains the only visit to that program by a female poker player, is widely hailed as being one of the best poker players in the world. Known as “the most beautiful woman in poker,” her skills at the card table have helped her cement her reputation as an amazing competitor who has no fear when it comes to going head-to head with the big boys. Her website is www.annieduke.com.
Lisa Kudrow and Warner Bros. TV are developing a sitcom based on Annie Duke titled All In for Fall 2005 on NBC.
Masters of Poker has released four poker titles to date, including “Phil Hellmuth’s Million Dollar Poker System” and “Phil Hellmuth’s Million Dollar Secrets To Bluffing & Tells” DVDs, with the Annie Duke DVDs to be released later this year. Included in a long list of special interest titles, Big Vision Entertainment is also releasing “The World’s Greatest Stand-up Comedy Collection” hosted by Norm Crosby and a series of Mexican Wrestling “Lucha Libre” DVDs, hosted by wrestling superstar Konnan, later this year.
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