Trident Multimedia, Inc. is an American importer and distribution company who is best known for importing songs by JPop singers to the United States since 1998. It was founded on 1970 by Arthur Cole, who was the founder of The Aoi Iro Team from 1968, and Art Fleming, who was the original host of Jeopardy! from 1964 to 1975. It was closed on 2009 due to a lawsuit, until Laura Bailey reopened it on 2017. Today, it is owned by Seven Colors Entertainment since 2020.
Not to be confused with other Trident Multimedia as short-lived division of Alive&Kicking Believers from 2018 or a film and television distributor at Hong Kong.
Early era (1970 - 1988)
Trident Multimedia was founded by Arthur Cole and Art Fleming on July 7, 1970. They began distributing the television programs for its syndication. Its first distributed program was the ABC revival of Password.
Trident Multimedia released and imported foreign films, including Passionate Jewelings from 1956 to the American audiences. It didn't do well. Trident started releasing its imported films to video on the early 1980's.
Golden age of Trident (1988 - 1995)
On 1995, co-founder Art Fleming died from pancreatic cancer. Its film Bring It On! was dedicated to him.
Final years of the original Trident (1995 - 2009)
Present days (2017 -)