Epson Plays Major Roles in Vail Film Festival and MethodFest


Epson Is Dedicated to Heightening the Festival Experience for Filmmakers and Audiences With Their Groundbreaking Projectors

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 2 // - Epson America is enhancing the film festival circuit by supplying some of its newest Epson PowerLite home entertainment projectors to both the Vail Film Festival and MethodFest. Epson is currently the number one-selling brand of projectors worldwide(1) and festival attendees will experience the company's new generation of high definition 3LCD technology throughout Vail Film Festival screenings and in the Vail Best Life Lodge. Epson projectors will also be used for MethodFest parties and education events.

"We're really excited to be a part of these festivals and about giving movie enthusiasts the ultimate entertainment experiences," said Aaron Marinari, senior product manager, Epson America. "Epson has always dedicated itself to being a world leader in several forms of digital imaging technology and that certainly applies to giving talented filmmakers the kind of projectors that will most accurately express their true creative vision."

The 4th Annual Vail Film Festival took place March 29-April 1. The 9th Annual MethodFest Independent Film Festival kicked off in Calabasas, California on March 29 and will run through April 5.

"We are proud to select Epson as our home theater projector brand of choice not just because Epson is the world's top-selling brand of projectors, but especially because their home theater projectors produce some of the best cinematic image quality we've ever seen," said Michael Wolfe, Best Life publisher.

"In addition to providing tremendous image quality, Epson projectors have certainly made our lives much easier," said Don Franken, executive director, MethodFest. "The projectors are so easy to setup and use, they basically operate themselves, which enables us to focus more of our attention on other technical aspects of the festival."

To learn more about the projectors available for movie lovers everywhere please log on to www.epson.com for more information.

About Epson

Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

(1) Based upon Q4 2006 worldwide front projection market share estimates
from Pacific Media Associates.

Note: Epson and Epson PowerLite are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks.

Source: Epson America, Inc.

CONTACT: John Jatinen of Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-5173, john_jatinen@ea.epson.com

Web site: www.epson.com/

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