Miller Freeman acquires AMG Media

Miller Freeman, Inc.
600 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Telephone: +1 (415) 905-2200
Fax: +1 (415) 905-2232


For more information contact:
Pat Cameron (415) 655-4108 or
Michael Kornet (408) 743-9250


(San Francisco) May 21, 1996 -- Continuing its rapid expansion in the digital communications and entertainment market, Miller Freeman, Inc. has purchased the publications and conferences of AMG Media, Inc., based in Sunnyvale, CA. AMG Media's properties include three magazines, Video Toaster User, LIGHTWAVEPRO, and Alpha Visual FX, as well as the Video Toaster User Expo and Video Toaster and LightWave 3D training conferences. "These magazines are high quality, targeted editorial products and represent a unique opportunity to increase our presence in the rapidly expanding digital video and 3D animation markets," said Pat Cameron, Vice President of Miller Freeman's newly formed Entertainment Technology Group. "The Video Toaster and LightWave 3D exhibitions and conferences have also been very successful and fit perfectly with our event philosophy," she added.

Michael D. Kornet, who became the President of AMG Media in February 1994, has joined Miller Freeman as the Publishing Director of the new digital video and 3D animation publications. "Interactive products such as CD-ROMs are comprised of three main content ingredients: music, video, and animation," explained Kornet. "Miller Freeman's Entertainment Technology Group now includes leading publications in the music, video, 3D animation, and interactive industries. No other publishing company has a larger commitment to these emerging markets," he added.

AMG Media founder and CEO, Jim Plant, has been retained by Miller Freeman as a consultant. The rest of the AMG Media staff will join Miller Freeman's Entertainment Technology Group which now includes nine publications: InterActivity, Music & Computers, Keyboard, Guitar Player, How to Play Guitar, Bass Player, Video Toaster User, LIGHTWAVEPRO, and Alpha Visual FX.

The operations of Video Toaster User, LIGHTWAVEPRO, Alpha Visual FX and the exhibitions and conferences will remain in Sunnyvale, CA for several months, and then transfer to Miller Freeman's regional office in San Mateo, CA.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Miller Freeman, Inc. is one of the largest publishing and exhibition companies in the United States. It publishes 78 magazines and manages 85 trade show and conference events. A wholly owned subsidiary of United News & Media plc, Miller Freeman is also the North American arm of United News & Media's global magazine and exhibition business, which comprises 203 trade shows and 220 business publications in the U.S., Europe, and Asia operating under the Miller Freeman name.*

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*For a brochure describing Miller Freeman's worldwide operations, call Linda Werner at (415) 905-2311.

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