Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com:
In fairness to the new VOD streaming efforts, I must mention Cinetic, constantly reinventing itself to get its toehold in the digital world and so I lifted Anne Thompson's blog:
More and more, movies that ordinarily would get a theatrical release are taking the direct train to VOD. In this instance, writer-director Michael Almereyda's New Orleans Mon Amour, which was filmed in post-Katrina New Orleans with real folks as well as a few good actors, played the 2008 fest circuit, including SXSW. Now the hurricane recovery drama (which conjures up the post-atomic classic Hiroshima Mon Amour) will make its debut July 15 on Cable VOD via the new channel Cinetic Film Buff, followed by portals iTunes and Amazon VOD.
Question: How do I find Cinetic Film Buff? How much does it cost? How is it being marketed?
Ex-SXSW programmer Matt Dentler plans to release five new or library films via Cinetic Film Buff every month, reported Mike Jones at CineVegas.
Cinetic is in talks with several distribs to mine their libraries for VOD release, including the troubled New Yorker Films.