MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and Paramount Home Entertainment are coming together for a new cross-network DVD studio. Titles are expected to include a number of music-based films, dramas,

MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and Paramount Home Entertainment are coming together for a new cross-network DVD studio.

The studio will develop and produce films for DVD that appeal to audiences interested in MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. Titles are expected to include a number of music-based films, dramas, comedies and documentaries.

The studio will be headed by Jeff Yapp, executive VP of MTV Networks Music and Logo Enterprise Group, and Ellen Pittleman, senior VP of worldwide acquisitions and DVD premieres for PHE.

Loretha Jones, senior VP of MTV Films and Home Entertainment will be the lead production executive for all MTV and CMT projects. Maggie Malina, senior VP of VH1 Original Movie and Scripted Series, will be in charge of any VH1 productions under the new studio's umbrella. Additionally, PHE's VP of development Matt Bierman will drive development at the home video company.

The first releases include the MTV project "Rumble," a sports comedy starring Faizon Love and Ciara, and the VH1 title "Totally Awesome," a 1980s-centered film featuring Dominique Swain. Street dates have not yet been announced.

Releases will be marketed directly on MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, through the channels' respective Web sites and wireless applications.

The DVD studio is also expected to develop soundtrack opportunities for some of these projects.