IndiePix announces exclusive partnership with film distributor Dogwoof

  • Strategic alliance between leading US and UK Independent film distributors significantly widens reach of top independently produced titles
  • First title to launch in January '09 is "END OF AMERICA", a 'Top 10' opening in the NY market – based on Naomi Wolf's best-selling book
New York, US – 16 December, 2008 – IndiePix, the Internet-based distributor of Independent Films, has today announced a strategic partnership with Dogwoof, the UK film distributor specialising in Independent Films and world cinema. As part of its strategy to widen the reach of Independent Film, this alliance will enable IndiePix to extend its film distribution across the UK and enable Dogwoof to distribute its titles into America. The partnership provides significant opportunities for each distributor to dramatically extend its industry and consumer links. In addition, this alliance provides a framework on which other strategic relationships can be built as this collaboration continues to grow globally.

As part of the agreement, Dogwoof will promote IndiePix's leading titles across the UK through a variety of distribution formats including theatrical screenings, DVD sales, TV contracts and online distributions. IndiePix currently has over 3,000 titles within its film catalog and will work with Dogwoof to build a portfolio of titles for the UK audience. The controversial documentary "END OF AMERICA", based on the book by author Naomi Wolf, will be the first IndiePix title to go-live in the UK through Dogwoof. The film has drawn mass audiences across the US and is expected to repeat its performance in Europe, when it is released in the UK in January.

At the same time, Dogwoof will be in a position to acquire broader rights and step up its offers for UK titles. "IndiePix is especially pleased with the opportunity to build a special offering of UK filmmakers around this joint distribution initiative," noted Ryan Harrington, Head of IndiePix Studios. "Dogwoof has great taste and judgement in the films they are offering, and it is clear that we are simply kindred spirits in our approaches to Independent Film."

"We are pleased to launch this venture with IndiePix, as both companies see a positive outlook for Independent Film generally, and the documentary sector in particular," commented Andy Whittaker, CEO, Dogwoof. "With a competitive cost structure, a growing audience, as well as greater connectivity to digital content, this partnership will help us to continue developing a strong offering for both filmmakers and consumers alike".

Bob Alexander, President of IndiePix: "At a time when traditional Independent Film distributors are struggling, we hope this collaboration will step up for the many fans who seek a special vision of the world and of course the filmmakers who are continuing to pursue their craft and develop their voice. This partnership stems from synergies within both companies and we are delighted to be working with a leading UK film industry organisation."

Throughout 2008 IndiePix has established a number of important industry partnerships as it continued to pioneer new and unique Independent Film distribution models. These include Snag Films, for movie streaming, and Apple iTunes, to enable film fans to download films straight to their iPod or iPhone.

"We have worked hard over the last year to align IndiePix with some of the leading industry organisations," continued Bob Alexander. "This latest agreement with Dogwoof will really springboard both companies into new and target geographies and continue extending our mutual commitment to widening the reach for independent films."

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About IndiePix
IndiePix is a New York-based distributor that delivers a highly-curated collection of the best Independent Films from around the world. Offering a hand-picked catalog of over 3,000 independent film gems - art-house, foreign, and documentary – the IndiePix team selects the best titles from the international festival circuit. Avenues for distribution include IndiePix's patented Download-to-Own technology, delivery of DVD by mail, retail and theatrical. The company is committed to supporting the Independent Film industry through its production arm, IndiePix Studios, and its unique business model that returns the highest share of sales straight to the filmmaker.

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Liz Olgivie
Retail Manager, IndiePix
Tel: 212-684-2333

Louise Sambells
IBA – PR for IndiePix
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About Dogwoof
Dogwoof is a UK-based film distributor, formed in 2003, which is renowned for supporting independent film in non-traditional ways, across all rights, including theatrical, video, television and online media. Some notable firsts already achieved include launching the first film on the UK Film Council Digital Screen Network (King's Game in 2005), and the simultaneous release of the film EMR at cinemas, on DVD and through the internet – a worldwide first, also achieved in 2005.

Dogwoof has released over 50 movies theatrically, consistently supporting both emerging filmmaking talents such as Ramin Bahrani and Antonio Campos as well as existing stars such as Penelope Cruz and Daniel Craig, in addition to offering wide support for ethical documentaries such as Black Gold.

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Oli Harbottle
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