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Sundance: Hot on the heels of the event cinema fund launched by Tugg and New Balloon, Indiegogo and Vimeo have announced a distribution partnership. Separately, Vertical has acquired Dial A Prayer and Gravitas Ventures has picked up Any Day.
The content grab for Vimeo sees it become the preferred platform for films that Indiegogo back and gain exclusive distribution rights on Vimeo On Demand to select titles it supports via a new fund.
Indiegogo will also join the fledgling Vimeo On Demand Publisher Network and will embed a dedicated VOD storefront on its site featuring titles available for purchase.
Vimeo will also create a dedicated Indiegogo VOD home on Vimeo featuring a carousel of curated titles from the crowdfunder.
The venture launches with Malcom Carter’s documentary Connected Universe.
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The film stars Brittany Snow, William H. Macy and Glenne Headly. Vertical Entertainment co-presidents Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin closed the deal during a meeting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with producer Jason Potash, Paul Finkel, and representatives from Xyz Films and Preferred Content.
The picture centers on a troubled young woman who works at a prayer call center. The prayers she says make a difference in callers’ lives, forcing her to reconcile her reckless past with the faith she inspires in others.
“Dial a Prayer” was written and directed by Maggie Kiley, produced by Storyboard’s Paul Finkel and Jason Potash, producer Dan Hyman, executive producers Marcus Dean Fuller and Julie S. Fuller. The film was financed and produced by Storyboard Entertainment in association with Compass Entertainment. »
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