"Rock Chalk Championship: The Kansas Jayhawks' Run to the 2008 NCAA Basketball Championship"

On April 7, 2008, in one of the most memorable NCAA Championship games ever, the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Memphis Tigers with a 75-68 victory, making the Jayhawks the 2008 NCAA Division Champions for the first time in 20 years. This May, Arts Alliance America is proud to release an in-depth year in review DVD, tracing the Jayhawks’ steps to becoming the National Champions, with Rock Chalk Championship: The <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas Jayhawks’ Run To The 2008 NCAA Basketball Championship. Now fans can relive this amazing and memorable season. The DVD highlights the crucial regular season games, the NCAA Final Championship game, footage of the on-court presentation of the Championship Trophy and more! The DVD will be released May 20, 2008 for a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Kansas Jayhawks’ Coach Bill Self called the incredible last-second tying shot in regulation time, “The biggest shot ever made in Kansas history. Now, viewers get to relive that thrilling moment over and over again, in addition to the team’s successful 2008 season. Included in the DVD are the highlights from the regular season games–from the exciting run through the Big 12 Tournament, to the Tournament Championship game over Texas, and the miraculous march through the NCAA Tournament with their unforgettable wins over PortlandState, UNLV, Villanova, Davidson and North Carolina.

Joe Amodei, President of Arts Alliance America, and Jerry Soloman, President of StarGames Inc., are executive producers of the film and have worked together producing films for Texas, Florida, and the recent Net Jets Showdown. Amodei says, “There could not have been a more exciting series than what is featured on this DVD. It plays out like a Hollywood scripted feature film.”

In addition, the DVD allows viewers an in-depth look before, during and after the game with the Jayhawk fans in San Antonio. Rock Chalk Video, in conjunction with Jayhawk Sports Marketing, produced the DVD which includes special bonus features: the top 20 plays of the season, in-depth interviews with Coach Bill Self, Mario Chalmers and other players. This DVD is a must-have collectible for Jayhawk fans everywhere! Rock Chalk Jayhawk! 2008 National Champions!

Jayhawk Sports Marketing
Jayhawk Sports Marketing is a division of IMGCollege (www.imgcollege.com) and manages the multimedia rights for Kansas Athletics along. Named by the Sports Business Journal as America’s Top Sports Marketing Agency, IMGCollege provides extensive, yet varied sports marketing services for several NCAA® Division I universities and conferences. Jayhawk Sports Marketing manages the corporate partnership program for Kansas Athletics including distribution of the statewide Jayhawk Radio and Television Networks.

StarGames, LLC (www.stargamesinc.com) is a full service sports marketing and production company based outside of Boston, MA. Now in its 14th year, StarGames creates and produces live sporting/entertainment events and represents professional athletes. In addition, StarGames produces programming for television, broadband and DVD home distribution and operates its own broadband channels through affiliations with YouTube and TVUNetworks.

About Collegiate Images
Collegiate Images (CI) is the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency that manages the distribution of copyrighted intellectual property content, focusing exclusively on college sports. CI partners with copyright holders to define, claim, protect and manage their intellectual property, allowing each copyright holder to control and monetize those rights in the ever-changing digital landscape. CI provides these services for moving images, still images and live data rights. CI’s partners include premier athletic programs, collegiate conferences, bowl games, national and regional sports networks and a multitude of other rightsholders.

Arts AllianceAmerica
Arts Alliance America (AAA), is part of Arts Alliance Media (AAM), Europe’s leading provider of digital film distribution services to the cinema, home and entertainment industry. Arts AllianceAmerica, formerly Hart Sharp Video, was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to develop, acquire, market and distribute DVD product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, ESPN, MLB Productions, Bombo Sports and Entertainment, TV Guide and NESN and other high profile entertainment brands since their inception. Some upcoming AAA releases include: “Heavy Metal In Baghdad,” the ground-breaking doc from VBS-TV, that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to present day; “East LA Marine,” the full-length feature film that tells the captivating story of WWII Marine Guy Gabaldon who single-handedly captured over 1500 Japanese during the bloody battle of Saipan; “Never Forever,” a melodrama about passion and forbidden love, starring award-winning actress Vera Farmiga and, “Blessed: Still We Believe II”, a thrilling tribute film dedicated to The Boston Red Sox’ most recent history-changing seasons.

For more information please visit www.artsallianceamerica.com.

Rock Chalk Championship
Arts Alliance America
Street Date: May 20, 2008
Pre-Book Date: April 29, 2008
SRP: $19.95
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