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iW NEWS | “Pirate Radio” Goes B-Side

iW NEWS | "Pirate Radio" Goes B-Side

Austin, Texas-based specialty distributor B-Side Entertainment has secured worldwide distribution rights to doc “Pirate Radio USA” by Jeff Pearson, the company announced Wednesday. The film will be released initially on May 22 via DRM-free download on, the company’s forthcoming online marketplace for independent films. The digital launch will be escalated in mid-Summer with a “widespread grassroots screening release.” The film focuses on the underground world of illegal radion in America in which people play and say what they wish, unless they’re caught by the FCC. The film uses a “DIY approach” to show low-wattage radio “Davids” as they battle to free the radio airwaves from mass media “Goliaths” “Our festival technology helps us find movies that audiences love in places that other distributors are not even looking,” said B-Side CEO Chris Hyams about the film. [Brian Brooks]

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