New York, NY (November 13, 2008) – Cinetic Rights Management (CRM) announced today that its catalogue of independent films will be available on Amazon Video on Demand and via CreateSpace DVD on Demand. Through this unique online film distribution effort, certain titles will be made available to consumers exclusively each month. In addition, both CRM and Amazon Video on Demand will curate a slate of approximately twenty independent films each month. These films will then be made available to consumers as digital downloads on Amazon’s Video On Demand and also as on-demand DVD’s via Amazon’s CreateSpace, part of the Amazon.com group of companies which enables discs to be manufactured only after a customer places an order. This new venture launches today with an Amazon exclusive of writer/director Dave McLaughlin’s ON BROADWAY (2007) starring Joey McIntyre and Eliza Dushku which focuses on a Boston playwright who stages a production of his work in the back of an Irish pub.
“We’re so excited about our partnership with Amazon Video On Demand,” said Matt Dentler of Cinetic Rights Management. “Audiences are no longer required to live in a specific city to see new and classic independent film. All they need now is an Internet connection.”
“Amazon customers love independent films,” said Roy Price, director, digital video, Amazon.com. “With Cinetic, we’re able to deliver them unique, exclusive and compelling movies that are not available anywhere else.”
Among the other films being released on Amazon Video on Demand in November are the following titles:
• THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (1984), director Rob Epstein
This Oscar-winning documentary takes a look at the political rise and tragic slaying of the first openly gay city official in the United States, Harvey Milk.
• HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRIS MALDEN (2008), director Sweaty Robot
Harris Malden is the neighborhood darling, but he has an idiosyncrasy: he tries to pass off his facial hair as real to his friends and family. The mustache is a big bold lie affixed right above his lip and it isn’t fooling anyone but himself. The small community that shelters Harris supports his curious habit. Despite the big ol’ fake mustache, everything is fine and dandy — until his twenty-fifth birthday.
• YOUR MOMMY KILLS ANIMALS (2007), director Curt Johnson
A documentary about the battles of the government against extreme animal rights’ activists.
• A MODERN AFFAIR (1995), director Vern Oakley
A man and woman fall in love after they meet following a visit to the fertility clinic. Starring Stanley Tucci.
All Cinetic titles will be made available to Amazon Video on Demand customers for rent or purchase. Movie rentals are $2.99 for a seven day rental, and movie purchases are $9.99. Amazon Video on Demand titles can be played instantly on PC’s or MAC’s, or downloaded and watched on PC’s, TIVO boxes, compatible Sony Bravia televisions, and portable video players. Customers can purchase titles by going to www.amazon.com/vod.