Tribeca bringing Keira Knightley, Ryan Phillipe to VOD
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Tribeca Film, the distribution label for Tribeca Enterprises supported by founding partner American Express, announced that four of its films — 2011 Tribeca Film Festival official selections “The Bang Bang Club,” “The Bleeding House,” “Last Night” and “Neds” — will be released nationwide via video-on-demand under the “Tribeca Film” banner simultaneously with the start of this year’s festival on April 20.
The “Tribeca Film” VOD category also will offer other festival circuit titles, including Dax Shepard’s “Brother’s Justice” and “The High Cost of Living,” starring Zach Braff.
According to the release, from April 20 through June 23, these Tribeca Film titles will be available in more than 40 million homes via cable, telco and satellite systems. Additionally, the Tribeca Film platform will be available on the web via digital VOD services. Viewers will be able to access Tribeca Film titles via the “Tribeca Film” category of video-on-demand menus, via pay-per-view offerings and via other branded destinations online.
Tribeca Film, in addition, will begin to roll out these films’ theatrical releases, starting with “Bang Bang” in select markets as of April 22, and “Last Night” as of May 6.
“We are excited to be able to present a spectrum of specialty films that will simultaneously premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and on demand in over 40 million homes, giving those not at the Festival in NY a chance to enjoy these quality films,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer for Tribeca Enterprises.
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