Flix Premiere Launches $50 Million Investment To Produce Original Content Together With The Next Generation of Innovative Filmmakers

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The world’s first online cinema will set up Flix Premiere Originals, a $50-million investment to support the production of world-class independent films for audiences worldwide. The investment will support the creation of five to ten original film productions from talented filmmakers over the next two years that will be released exclusively on Flix Premiere.

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Flix Premiere, the world’s first online cinema, announced today Flix Premiere Originals, a 50 million dollar investment to support the production of high-quality movies from independent filmmakers and production houses. The Flix Premiere Originals investment will finance the production of five to ten original film projects from talented filmmakers over the course of two years. The Flix Premiere Originals productions will debut exclusively in the Flix Premiere online theater. The announcement was made during the Festival de Cannes.

"The Flix Premiere Originals investment is a milestone in our endeavor to bring great movies to audiences worldwide. In addition to sourcing movie gems at film festivals and acquiring exclusive theatrical content for customers, we are now also producing movies together with talented filmmakers directly for Flix Premiere viewers. We are thrilled to support the work of innovative filmmakers and produce original motion pictures for our customers," said Martin Warner, CEO of Flix Premiere.

Flix Premiere Originals will invest into five to ten movie projects from around the world over the course of two years. Movie projects will be selected from film markets at global festivals, such as the Festival de Cannes, Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, and direct submissions to the Flix Premiere team. Flix Premiere will employ the same rigorous screening and curation process used to select theatrical releases to identify promising early-stage movie projects for the Flix Premiere Originals production. The selected productions will be released with a Red Carpet Premiere hosted exclusively for Flix Premiere audiences and featured in the Flix Premiere Online Cinema.

Since its launch in the US and UK, Flix Premiere has captured movie audiences by combining a unique curated theatrical release model with on-demand availability. Movies that have never been screened outside of film festival settings become available to a wider audience for the first time. Following the Red Carpet premiere, movies become available on demand exclusively for Flix Premiere viewers.

Flix Premiere shows a wealth of independent films from global film festivals. The online cinema is available for viewers across a wide range of desktop, mobile and over-the-top (OTT) channels, including iOS and Android apps, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire Stick. The company recently launched a welcome program, offering Flix Premiere visitors to watch their first movie for free upon signing up on the site.

About Flix Premiere
Founded by serial entrepreneur and film producer Martin Warner, Flix Premiere is the world's first online movie theater that offers carefully curated theatrical releases of world-class film productions. By combining curated theatrical releases with on-demand availability, Flix Premiere offers a single destination to discover brand new movies from award-winning movie directors, break-out stars and the new voices of global cinema. Every 10-14 days, the Flix Premiere online platform offers viewers new exciting movies, exclusive to the site. In addition, Flix Premiere viewers can enjoy theatrical releases of movies online, offering a Red Carpet experience at home with behind-the-scenes footage, cast and production interviews and much more. Flix Premiere films span a variety of genres, including drama, comedies, documentaries, and animations. The company has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

For more information on the films that will play in the Flix Premiere movie theater, visit flixpremiere.com.

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