Gravitas Ventures and Vanguard Cinema to Release Indie product via Video-on-Demand

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New media distribution leader teams up with independent film company to reach dozens of operators and millions of customers across North America.

Gravitas Ventures, a world class new media distributor, and Vanguard Cinema, an industry leading producer and distributor of independent film, have inked a comprehensive multi-title video on demand (VOD) licensing agreement. The relationship will allow Vanguard Cinema films to be a part of the monthly Gravitas Movies On Demand programming offering carried by dozens of North American cable, telco, and satellite operators.

Vanguard films now available to millions of consumers across North American include suspense flicks Never Down staring Robert La Sardo (Nip Tuck) & Kurt Vonnegut and Interstate staring Shiloh Fernandez (Cadillac Records). Also made available On-Demand through the Gravitas-Vanguard deal is the critically acclaimed sci-fi documentary The Phoenix Lights which chronicles mysterious light formations in Arizona that have forever changed perceptions of UFO's.

Commenting on the deal Freyr Thor, President of Vanguard, noted "VOD is a revenue stream that continues to grow annually so we chose to work with Gravitas Ventures because their distribution capabilities allow them to release hundreds of independent films each year into the marketplace."

Upon starting the relationship, Michael Murphy, Vice President of Business Affairs for Gravitas Ventures said, "We couldn't be happier to work with Freyr and his team at Vanguard. They consistently produce quality independent cinema with recognizable Hollywood talent and offer very strong genre product that will engage audiences and perform well for our operator partners."

About Gravitas Ventures:
Gravitas specializes in the aggregation of entertainment content for worldwide distribution via established and evolving platforms in the Video On Demand (VOD), broadband, mobile and airline/hospitality viewing windows. The company offers thousands of hours of quality entertainment content including feature films, documentaries, animation, alternative sports, wrestling/mixed martial arts, comedy, poker and music concert programming. The Gravitas Ventures mission is to deliver your ideas to the digital market; bridging the gap between independent producers and cable, satellite, telco and online operators.

About Vanguard Cinema:
In the twelve years since its founding, Vanguard Cinema's mission is to represent the best of independent filmmaking and critically acclaimed, festival award winners, featuring up-and-coming stars and directors that would otherwise go unnoticed by the public. Vanguard maintains a commitment to the independent filmmaker and the independent audience alike, serving as a portal through which a heightened awareness of a thriving independent film community enriches all involved.


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