Sundance partners with iTunes, YouTube, Amazon and more
Saturday 30 July 2011
In an effort to assist independent filmmakers distribute films online, the Sundance Institute, organizer of the Sundance Film Festival, has created partnerships with websites like iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix and YouTube, the nonprofit announced this week.
The service will offer a selection of options for streaming and online distribution of films that have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival. It is part of the company's Artist Services Initiative, which offers production funding support.
The Sundance Artist Services program assists filmmakers in bringing these films to a broader audience, allowing viewers to watch at home or on mobile devices, iPads, etc.
"When I founded the Institute in 1981, it was at a time when a few studios ran the industry and an artist's biggest concern was whether their film would get made," stated Sundance founder Robert Redford in a press release. "Technology has lessened that burden, but the big challenge today is how the audiences can see these films."
This arrangement allows the filmmakers to post their films on all the sites without a separate deal with each one and maintain the rights.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Doctor Who film will definitely happen, leaked Sony emails reveal
Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens trailer: Luke Skywalker's bionic hand sends fans into a frenzy
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
General Election 2015: Polish prince challenges Nigel Farage to a duel over immigration question