Magnolia Pictures, THINKFilm, Hart Sharp Video, Wolfe Video and Media Blasters among Film Companies
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Sept. 7, 2006--Movielink (www.movielink.com), the leading U.S. broadband video-on-demand (VOD) download service, today announced deals with numerous leading independent film companies, adding over 100 new titles to its already extensive library of over 2,000 titles, making it one of the largest library of major studio and independent films available for download on the web. To launch the new content, Movielink has created a month-long promotion throughout September, Indie Spotlight, highlighting new and classic titles available from a variety of genres including art house, cult horror, foreign and documentaries.
Deals have been struck with Magnolia Pictures, THINKFilm, Hart Sharp Video, Wolfe Video, Tempe Video, Wizard Entertainment, Media Blasters, Associated Television International and Inecom Entertainment Company, among others.
"Movielink has aggressively sought deals with these leading independent distributors as we are committed in providing our customers with the most diverse selection of films in both our rental and purchase stores," said Jim Ramo, CEO, Movielink.
Movielink users will be able to download titles like Academy Award(R) nominated documentary "Enron: Smartest Guys In The Room" from Magnolia Pictures, Academy Award(R) winner "Born into Brothels" from THINKFilm, "Super Size Me!" from Hart Sharp Video, and feature film "An Early Frost" from gay and lesbian video distributor Wolfe Video. For horror fans, cult classics like "The Dead Next Door" from Tempe Video, "Puppet Master" from Wizard Entertainment and "Shadow: Dead Riot" from Media Blasters will also be available. Documentaries from Associated Television International and Inecom Entertainment Company, Bollywood feature films from Eros International, and "VeggieTales" animated hits from Big Idea, Inc. will also be added.
In addition, Indie Spotlight will highlight the films from existing content suppliers such as Sundance, Echelon, Focus Features, Sony Classics and Warner Independent Pictures.
Movielink is available to U.S. Internet users with broadband connections. Consumers can easily browse Movielink`s user-friendly site and view trailers of available titles without charge. Once customers are ready to rent or purchase a title, they register with Movielink and pay for their rental or purchase via credit card. Movielink`s Movies in Minutes(R) feature lets customers begin watching titles within 2-10 minutes.
Movielink (www.movielink.com) is the leading online movie download service offering U.S. broadband customers an extensive selection of recently released films and classic movies covering every genre, from action, comedy, drama, family and romance to sci-fi, horror and thrillers. The service is owned and operated by Movielink, LLC, a joint venture of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Movielink content offerings are drawn from the current releases and vast libraries of those studios as well as from those of Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox and leading independent studios.
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