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WEVA NEWS MINUTE: New WEVA Magazine Unveiled at WEVA EXPO 2006
August 24, 2006

Las Vegas, NV - Attendees at the WEVA 16th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo, held this week in Las Vegas, were the first to get their copies of WEVA International's brand new Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide, co-produced by WEVA and CMP Entertainment Media (CMPE), publishers of Videography, DV, and Government Video magazines.

Click Here to watch the official announcement made to the packed ballroom of videographers on Opening Night of WEVA EXPO 2006 by WEVA International Chairman Roy Chapman, and Doug Krainman Group Publisher of CMPE's Video Division - captured on this WEVA NEWS MINUTE video produced by Bruce Himmelblau and Sue Lawson. (Allow for QuickTime download.)

The brand new 48-page Resource Guide contains reports on new wedding and event video creativity, production techniques, new technology, and successful marketing strategies for videographers. Features include "hands-on" reviews of Panasonic's new HVX200 HD camcorder and Primera's BravoPro DVD Publisher. "How-To" articles include a Sony Vegas 6 tutorial on creative wedding editing.

In addition to in-depth articles by longtime WEVA International members Mike Nelson, Gary Kleiner, Mitch Ives, John Zale, Stu Sweetow, and bridal business expert Tom Quiner of Breakthrough Marketing, the magazine also features a New Product Guide with snapshot views and reports on new hardware and software, including JVC's new GY-HD110U and HD-200U camcorders, NewTek's Tricaster Pro, Edirol's R-4 Field Recorder, Sony's HVR-A1U camcorder, 16x9's new Grab & Shoot Bags for DV cameras, and many more.

"CMPE has a stellar reputation of producing high-quality media, and major industry conferences," Chapman said. "In this new era of portable video, ‘broadband for everyone’ and HD moving in, we are excited about our partnership with CMPE. Their authoritative and extensive worldwide editorial assets will enable the production of powerful new resources for wedding and event videographers nationally and internationally."

Serving Professional Wedding & Event Videographers

"With the addition of the WEVA publications to our arsenal of video titles, CMPE covers the broad range of video professionals -- from event videographers to feature film cinematographers," said Krainman. "WEVA is a vital industry association, and we are looking forward to working with them to reach their numerous members with these publications."

WEVA's new Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide co-produced by WEVA and CMPE, "is the first dedicated specifically to serving the needs and interests of wedding and event videographers," said WEVA’s Director of Association Communications Dan Argenas.

"The premiere issue shows that our new association publication will be much more than a directory of industry vendors and their company descriptions," Argenas said. “Both the online and print versions will combine the extensive resources of both CMPE and WEVA to offer our members a wide range of cutting-edge reports on new and emerging technologies, wedding and event video shooting and editing techniques, video artistry, new product reviews, system-specific tutorials, spotlight articles on WEVA members, plus new marketing information, and more."

Argenas added, "This new and expanded communications vehicle will offer WEVA International members more than just a print magazine, and more than a strictly online approach to providing wedding and event video news and features for our members. It represents an advanced multi-media integration that combines the best of both print and web-based delivery formats. In other words, a total solution."

WEVA and CMPE, Argenas noted, have been in strategic media partnership discussions for over a year. "Our goal has been to develop new educational resources, technology platforms, and other related benefits in order to expand the ability of our members to reach into current and emerging markets and achieve new levels of success in their business."

About CMP Entertainment Media

CMP Entertainment Media (CMPE) is one of the world’s largest publishers and producers of technology periodicals. Every month, CMPE reaches over 140,000 video producers through publications such as Videography, DV, Government Video, Television Broadcast, and Digital Cinematography.

Additionally, CMPE are the Show Publication experts, producing successful dailies for InfoComm, AES, Toy Fair, Premium Incentive Show, Motivation Show, and CEDIA. CMPE are also the creators and producers of the CineGear Expo's show daily, as well as the Digital Report series of show dailies for film festivals that include Sundance, and Tribeca.

Built upon an information network of award-winning magazines, online communities and news wires, conferences and events, CMP Entertainment Media reaches more industry professionals worldwide than any other information resource.

About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International

The world's largest trade association for professional wedding & event videographers, WEVA International is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers worldwide through continuing education, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees and professional development training.

Membership also includes ongoing accreditation, marketing tools, industry resources and global networking at the annual Wedding & Event Video Expo the industry’s largest convention and trade show of the year.

For more information about WEVA membership benefits, including job opportunities through the ImageSpan program, Equipment and General Liability Insurance, Errors & Omissions Insurance, and the brand new Equipment Financing Program for WEVA members, contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com

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