Effective September 28, 2012 Westcott becomes major distributor for FXhome products
TOLEDO, OH – October 16, 2012 – Westcott is excited to announce the partnership and distribution deal with FXhome, the fast-growing UK video and photo editing and effects software developer. The deal will see FXhome software’s cutting-edge offerings available in Westcott authorized stores worldwide.
FXhome has a well-established online route to our enthusiastic user community. Through partnering with Westcott, we will be able to leverage their brick and mortar contacts in this marketplace and benefit from their reputation & scale. We are confident that this deal will see tens of thousand of new users join our customer base over the next two years? said FXhome Marketing Manager Tom McLoughlin.
Westcott will be offering starter bundles for photographers including the brand new PhotoKey 5 Lite, and a bundle for filmmakers including HitFilm Standard. Westcott will also distribute and sell PhotoKey 5 & PhotoKey 5 Pro directly to customers and their reseller network.
Soon, Westcott will also offer the powerful and exciting new video effects and editing packages HitFilm2 Express & HitFilm2 Ultimate following their release in Q4 2012.
The deal assigns Westcott exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute physical copies of the FXhome range of software worldwide, whilst FXhome will continue to manage direct download sales through its websites FXhome.com & HitFilm.com.
We have been working with FXhome since 2009 and have been impressed by the results of FXhome products, backed up by outstanding customer feedback. We are delighted to become FXhome’s exclusive retail distributor,? said Westcott Vice President Kelly Mondora.
FXhome is a leading UK software developer and consultancy firm, specializing in video and photo products, web design and bespoke third party solutions for professional and amateur filmmakers and photographers.
Founded in 2001 by Joshua Davies, FXhome has developed a strong global community of users ranging from film students to independent filmmakers.
The current product range includes PhotoKey 5 Pro for Mac OS X and Windows and the HitFilm series for Windows. More information can be found at www.FXhome.com
About The F.J. Westcott Company
The F.J. Westcott Company is an industry-leading producer of photography and video lighting products. Founded in 1899, F.J. Westcott pioneered the photography light control industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of lighting equipment, light modifiers, backgrounds and accessories to professionals, enthusiasts and consumers. Headquartered in Maumee, OH, F.J. Westcott consists of brands including Westcott? professional lighting equipment, Photo Basics? enthusiast and educational lighting products, and a background rental service Rent Scenics.