Music Group announced that it has signed an agreement with
Miramax Films to produce and distribute the soundtrack/full-length
album to the movie ``O,'' a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's
Othello, starring Martin Sheen, John Heard (Beaches) and supported
by some of today's leading teen celebrities including Mekhi Phifer
(Clockers, Soul Food and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer),
Julia Stiles (Down To You, NBC's The `60's and Ten Things I Hate
This project, which
represents a major milestone in the emergence of ANTRA as a leading
record label, is the second of two (2) full-length major motion
picture soundtrack that are scheduled to be produced and released
by the Company in 2000, and additionally, establishes an important
relationship with Miramax Films, one of the entertainment industry's
most prominent and successful a motion picture film companies.
The album will feature
tracks from ANTRA's roster of artists including Kurupt, Sheeba
Black, the Spooks and newcomer to the ANTRA group, Crush. In addition,
other artists appearing are Outkast, Blackstar and Noreaga. The
first original soundtrack to be produced under the ANTRA label
in 2000 will be the forthcoming release of ``Once in A Life,''
featuring the directorial debut of Laurence Fishburne.
Joe Marrone, Chairman/CEO
of ANTRA commented, ``I am extremely excited to be working work
with Miramax Films one of the film industry's most prominent companies.
The immediate adaptation of ANTRA artists and music to the film
exemplifies the enormous potential of the ANTRA products that
we are producing and releasing. It also shows how powerful ANTRA
has become and establishes an important strategic relationship
for our Company."