Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise to World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival August 30

Documentary Offers Candid Inside Look at Rock Icon

Rave HD to Air U.S. Television Premiere of Film in 2008

MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE will make its world premiere at the 31st Montreal World Film Festival on August 30, 2007. An Atlas Media Corp. production in association with VOOM HD Films and Tenth Street Managment, MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE presents an intimate look at Meat Loaf as a performer, but more importantly offers a candid glimpse into the personal life of one of rock's biggest personalities. Directed by Bruce David Klein, the film captures all of the vibrant, emotional and often intense moments both on and off stage throughout the singer's rehearsals, opening shows and ultimately, the first leg of his most ambitious worldwide tour to date. Below is a complete schedule of World Film Festival screenings of the documentary:

World Film Festival Screenings of MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE
August 30, 9:10 A.M. | Quartier Latin Cinema Complex | Montreal, CAN
August 31, 10:00 P.M. | Quartier Latin Cinema Complex | Montreal, CAN
September 1, 1:30 P.M. | Quartier Latin Cinema Complex | Montreal, CAN

Utilizing VOOM HD Network's state-of-the-art technology, RAVE HD – the first and only 24/7 high definition music channel – will air the U.S. television premiere of the documentary in 2008. The film will be presented in Digital 5.1 surround sound audio and pristine high-definition video to make the musical experience come to life.

Sal LoCurto, VP of Programming and Acquisitions for RAVE HD says of the film, "This project allows us to offer our audience a dynamic and star-powered documentary that delivers a personal, inside look at one of music's biggest acts over the past thirty years. It marks an important programming development for the channel as we continue in our mission to be the premiere brand for music, concert experiences and artist interviews all in HD."

"This film deserves to be seen by fans and the general public alike…and we are thrilled to be working with VOOM HD to make this happen," said Bruce David Klein. "The Montreal Film Festival is an excellent launching point. We look forward to the theatrical run as well as the subsequent premiere on Rave HD."

Meat Loaf first earned massive critical and commercial acclaim with his 1977 debut Bat Out of Hell. Produced by Todd Rundgren, the album produced three Top 40 singles – "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" – and became one of the best-selling albums of the decade. Meat Loaf also acheived tremendous success with 1993's Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, which sold over five million copies and spawned the massive hit single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)." Apart from his success as a musician, Meat Loaf has also acted on Broadway and appeared in over 50 movies or television shows including memorable roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club.

About VOOM HD Networks:
VOOM HD Networks ( comprise the world's largest suite of high-definition content for distribution through satellite and cable operators. Produced exclusively in true high-definition and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound, VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. VOOM HD Networks' 15 HDTV channels are available in the U.S. on Echostar's DISH Network and Cablevision's iO digital cable service. A 24/7 linear VOOM HD channel is available internationally and is currently distributed in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Select VOOM HD programming is also available worldwide and has been licensed to viewers in more than 150 countries. Building on Rainbow Media Holdings LLC's history of original programming innovation, VOOM HD was developed to meet the growing worldwide demand for quality high-definition programming.

About Atlas Media Corp.
Established in 1989 by filmmaker Bruce David Klein, Atlas Media Corp. ranks among the world's leading independent television producers, and is dedicated to the development, production and distribution of the best in non-fiction programming. Recently included in the 2006 and 2007 "RealScreen Global 100" list as one of the largest and most influential non-fiction production companies in the world, Atlas Media's award-winning productions have become staple programming for such prestigious networks as The History Channel, GSN, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Health, A&E, PBS, The Travel Channel, The Disney Channel, TLC, USA Network, Food Network and WE tv. Atlas Media's non-fiction programming airs in more than 100 countries. More information can be found at

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    Marlea Willis, VP of Communications
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