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Future Media Concepts Receives Award for Becoming Number One Avid Authorized Education Center Worldwide

New York, N.Y. – March 13th, 2003. Future Media Concepts [FMC], the nation's premier digital media training center, today announced that it has received an award from Avid Technology, Inc. for becoming the number one Avid Authorized Education Center [AAEC] worldwide. Future Media Concepts was awarded this accolade for training more students on Avid systems than any other training center in the world.

“Over the last eight years, Future Media Concepts has successfully and consistently passed the rigorous certification process that we have in place for all our AAECs, which includes meeting strict guidelines for facility quality, system specifications, and instructor qualifications,” explains Michael Pashby, Manager of Educational Services at Avid Technology. “FMC has a long history of dedication to high-quality training, and they employ some of the industry’s best trainers. Their ever increasing number of satisfied students has earned FMC’s place as the number one Avid training center worldwide.”

With newly opened training centers in Miami and Orlando, Future Media Concepts now boasts a total of six training centers, fully equipped with the latest technology from Avid. In 2002, Future Media Concepts trained over 1,000 students in a variety of Avid courses ranging from introductory seminars targeted at beginners to high-end editing master classes and specialist skill courses, such as compositing, effects and editing for forensics.

“We are very pleased that our effort and dedication have been recognized and it is our firm intention to continue to work closely with Avid to develop top-quality training that will help shape future generations of editors nationwide,” comments Jeff Rothberg, FMC’s Co-Founder and Vice President.

The award will be formally presented to FMC at an Avid Educational Services gala dinner at NAB 2003 in Las Vegas in April.

About Future Media Concepts
FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS, INC., based in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Miami and Orlando is the nation's premier digital media training center. FMC provides a complete range of manufacturer-authorized training in all area of digital media including non-linear editing, 3D animation, compositing, desktop publishing, sound design, web design and DVD authoring. FMC is an Authorized Training Center for Adobe, Apple, Avid, Macromedia, Sony, NewTek, Softimage, Discreet, Sonic and Pinnacle.

FMC also provides on-site training nationwide. To find out more about booking our elite staff of Certified Instructors to train in your facility please contact us at 212-888-6314 or by email to [email protected]

FMC is the co-producer of the industry's leading conferences and expos including Avid World East www.avidworldeast.com, the NY DV Show www.nydvshow.com and the LA DV Show http://www.ladvshow.com/