Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Quick Update On the Latest

Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have announced the 1,000 HD DVD Indies Project, designed to lower the barriers to entry forfilmmakers to produce and distribute movies in the HD DVD format throughthe innovative manufacturing-on-demand technology of CustomFlix, a part of an Amazon group of companies. Jointly sponsored by Amazon and Microsoft, the project will provide free authoring and setup services for up to 1,000 selected indie titles.

The project will be spearheaded by CustomFlix, which will bring as manyas 1,000 feature-length independent films to Amazon customers using the CustomFlix DVD on Demand technology, which produces and ships DVDs only as they are ordered. This model greatly improves the cost structure for independent filmmakers by eliminating the need for costly inventory.

1,000 HD DVD Indies Project - Call for HD DVD Entries

Jointly sponsored by Amazon and Microsoft, the 1000 HD DVD Indies Project changes the distribution game for indie filmmakers shooting in high definition.

At no charge, up to 1000 selected entries will be authored to HD DVD using Microsoft's world-class technology and then made available to millions of Amazon.com customers through the CustomFlix Disc on Demand service. Units are produced as customers order, so there is no inventory to worry about.

Filmmakers set their own list price and earn royalties on all sales. Plus, filmmakers are free to pursue traditional distribution deals while participating in this Project.

Further details on the project and how to submit your entry via this website.

Warner Home Video has announced A Room With a View Special Edition and documentary Galapagos on HD DVD, this October 2. Both are non-combo releases with each disc being priced at $28.99 SRP.



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