(PRWEB) September 4, 2010
INDIEMOVIESONLINE.COM signs 40 films in TrustNordisk’s first International Ad-VOD deal.
Online, ad-supported, film platform, http://www.indiemoviesonline.com, bolsters its position as the international destination site for European art house and independent films, by signing a content partnership deal with leading Nordic sales outfit TrustNordisk.
The deal, which sees TrustNordisk licensing a slate of 40 quality independent European pictures to the site, marks the first AD-Vod deal for the Nordic sales company.
Titles in the package include: ‘Prague’ starring Mads Mikkelsen; ‘D-Day’ an anthology film with segments directed by Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg; the two Lars von Trier documentaries, ‘Dogville Confessions’ and ‘Von Trier’s 100 Eyes’, and the famous ‘101 Reykjavik’. They will be free to view on the platform.
James Rowley-Ashwood, Indiemoviesonline.com co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, said, ‘We’re delighted that TrustNordisk has chosen http://www.indiemoviesonline.com for their first AD-Vod deal and we are excited to be bringing more very high quality European films to our audience. These excellent titles help to cement our position as a leading destination site for independent film fans.’
Frederik Stege, Head of New Media TrustNordisk, added, ‘We’re excited to sign this VOD deal with indiemoviesonline.com which is fast establishing itself as a destination site for art house, festival and film lovers. We’re confident that this deal will lead to a lengthier collaboration with the VOD film platform, allowing us to increase our exposure in the online arena.’
Other film companies already pledging their support and licensing content to the fast expanding platform include : Lionsgate, ITV, The British Films Institute, Aardman, Beyond, East West , Firstlook, Screen Media, Cinetic, Hanway Films, Porchlight, Soda Pictures, Content Films/Fireworks and Content Republic.
Indiemoviesonline.com, which launched in June 2009, is an international, legal, advertising-supported (AVOD) video-on-demand site, dedicated to offering free independent films, and editorial content to movie lovers in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia.
On the acquisitions front, Rights Stuff, headed up by Wendy Bernfeld, has been handling the international content licensing, sourcing movies and handling negotiations for indiemoviesonline.com, since Autumn 2009.
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Horner, MediaVision, London
Tel. +44 (0) 791 250 40 45
Tel +44 (0) 20 7770 6155
Indiemoviesonline.com, which launched in June 2009, is an international, legal, advertising-supported (AVOD) video-on-demand site, dedicated to offering free independent films, and editorial content to movies lovers both sides of the Atlantic.
Since launch, indiemoviesonline.com has delivered over 2.5m unique users in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, and developed key partnerships with advertising agencies and networks as well as having recently launched an in-house sales team to maximise ad revenues.
The in-house editorial team has developed a credible voice, and continues to write about and select interesting and exciting films that deserve a wider audience which sets indiemoviesonline.com apart from interface driven sites.
TrustNordisk is the result of the 2008 merge between two powerful sales companies: Trust Film Sales and Nordisk Film International Sales. Together TrustNordisk has over 35 years of expertise and know-how in film sales on the international film market.
TrustNordisk markets and licenses mainly European produced feature films, animations, TV series and shorts to the worldwide television and film community. The titles originate from both large production companies as well as independent producers within all of Europe.
TrustNordisk represent a feature film catalogue of more than 500 films from highly acclaimed Directors such as Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, Ole Bornedal, Anders Thomas Jensen, Lukas Moodysson, Jan Troell and Niels Arden Oplev.
About Rights Stuff
Rights Stuff, established by Wendy Bernfeld in 1999, is an international content licensing consultancy, with offices in Amsterdam and Dublin, Ireland.
The company advises a number of traditional media companies (film, TV, Pay TV/pay per view, formats) and digital new media companies (Internet, IPTV, mobile, VOD, portable devices, consumer electronics platforms) on acquisition and distribution matters, commercial and business affairs, deal structuring and rights exploitation across all forms of media.
Clients have included: IndieMoviesOnline.com; France Telecom/Orange, AardmanOnline; Joost.com; ABC Cinemien; Nova/Forthnet (Greece/Cyprus pay tv and channel platforms); Endemol, Canal+, UPC/ChelloMedia, Fremantle, Sony , Divx.com, Movielink and Disney/ABC International Television (Europe).