TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® EXPERIENCE ARRIVES IN UK THROUGH TRIBECA FILM ON DEMAND
Select Festival Titles Will Be Available to Screen On Demand in 4 Million Homes Across the UK
New York, NY – (April 9, 2013) –The Tribeca Film Festival experience will now be exclusively available in homes across the UK through Tribeca Film, the distribution label of Tribeca Enterprises, which today announced its expansion to the UK and the first six films which it will distribute across multiple platforms in the region.
From 16 April, for an eight week run, UK audiences will be given direct access to watch select Festival titles on demand, both at home and on the go. The films will be available on demand in the UK via pay-per-view with Virgin Media, as well as select digital platforms including iTunes, PlayStation, and Xbox.
The initial slate of five films features selections from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, including Greetings From Tim Buckley and Fresh Meat, as well as favourites from previous Festival editions including Supporting Characters, Rubberneck, and Monogamy.
“American audiences have really enjoyed being able to participate in the Festival experience, not just in New York but from all over the country,” said Robert De Niro, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival. “We are looking forward to bringing these films to homes across the UK.”
“We launched Tribeca Film three years ago with the goal of giving independent filmmakers a platform to reach a broader audience. Bringing these films to homes in the UK, day and date with the Festival in New York, is the natural evolution of this offering,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer at Tribeca. “UK film lovers will now be able to sample the range of strong indie filmmaking you can experience at the Festival from the comfort of their own homes.”
Cindy Rose, executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media said, "Tribeca shares our passion for championing independent film and new talent so we're thrilled to be bringing a taste of what they have to offer to our customers. As the only UK TV partner, we're proud to be able to share some of the hottest new films never seen before in the UK with all our TV customers.”
The full list of the initial titles that will be released in the UK via Virgin Media on demand and digital providers:
About the Tribeca Film Festival:
The Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking centre. It is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.
Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to spur the economic and cultural revitalisation of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture, the Festival brings the industry and community together around storytelling.
The Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,400 films from more than 80 countries since its first edition in 2002. Since inception, it has attracted an international audience of more than 40 million attendees and has generated an estimated $750 million in economic activity for New York City.
About Tribeca Film
Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and marketing independent films across multiple platforms, including video-on-demand, theatrical, digital, home video and television. It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see.
Current and upcoming Tribeca Film releases include the critically acclaimed and Academy Award® nominated War Witch; Bob Byington’s Somebody Up There Likes Me, produced by and starring Nick Offerman; Greetings From Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley; and the documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs.
For further information on the UK launch of The Tribeca Film Festival Experience, please contact:
Olivia Read: 020 7932 9800 / TribecaFilmUK@ddapr.com
For further information on Greetings From Tim Buckley, Fresh Meat, Monogamy, Rubberneck, Supporting Characters or The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia please contact:
Jane Bennett: 020 7932 9834 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Kowalski: 020 7932 9832 / email@example.com
For information relating to this year's Tribeca Film Festival, please contact:
Tammie Rosen (Tribeca Enterprises): 001 212 941 2003 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tahra Grant (Rubenstein Communications): 001 212 843 9213 / email@example.com
Anna Dinces (Rubenstein Communications): 001 212 843 9253 / firstname.lastname@example.org