IndiePix launches West Coast operation

  • Will expand coverage of the Independent Film Community and help local filmmakers to monetize their work
  • Director of Acquisitions, Jason Tyrrell, transfers to Los Angeles to head up activity
NEW YORK, USIndiePix, the internet-based distributor of independent films, has today announced the expansion of its operations with the launch of a new West Coast office. Director of Acquisitions, Jason Tyrrell, will head-up the new efforts, beginning with the establishment of an IndiePix satellite office in Hollywood, CA. As IndiePix continues to solidify its place as the destination for the very best in Independent Film in theaters, on retail shelves and through the company’s website, the new office will offer the Independent Filmmakers of Los Angeles an opportunity to monetize their work with maximum visibility.

In addition to discovering more West Coast Independent Filmmakers, Jason Tyrrell will cover additional film festivals in the Midwest, Southwest and Asia with the view to developing new projects for potential production through IndiePix Studios. Presence on the West Coast will allow more opportunities to create film fund partnerships to expand IndiePix’s 2011 theatrical slate to a half dozen or more films that will go on to receive national exposure.

“As IndiePix has expanded its reach and our team has scouted talent at larger national and international film festivals, I began to find that, contrary to what may generally be thought about the Los Angeles area, there is a solid and vibrant independent film and arts community, totally under-served by the studio system. In addition to acknowledging the significant and further developing film communities of San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver/Boulder and in the Southwest, we decided it was time to dip a toe in those waters,” explains Mr. Tyrrell.

Bob Alexander, President of IndiePix commented that: “It is a natural step for IndiePix to increase our focus on Independent Film development and creation in Los Angeles. Independent Film has a history in New York, but the independent spirit is not isolated there. Working with a wider range of Independent Filmmakers, earlier in their development and production efforts, to bring their special vision to a wider audience is a central company objective. Jason is perfect to lead our effort in this area.”

Mr. Tyrrell expects to have the Los Angeles satellite office up and running in time for the Toronto Film Festival in September. He will continue to lead the New York Acquisitions team with fellow IndiePix Associate, Mark DeFrancis taking an expanded role in coverage of East Coast film festivals.

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 3,700 independent film gems – art-house, foreign, and documentary – the IndiePix team selects the best titles from the domestic and international festival circuit. Avenues for film distribution controlled and/or managed by the company include IndiePix’ patented Burn-to-Own technology, streaming digital delivery options, DVD delivery by mail, retail store distribution and theatrical exhibition.

About Jason Tyrrell:

Mr. Tyrrell is the Director of Film Acquisitions for IndiePix. As such, he has negotiated the acquisition and managed the distribution strategy for films such as WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, HORI SMOKU SAILOR JERRY, PULLING JOHN, HELL ON WHEELS, AUDIENCE OF ONE, DOMINICK DUNNE: AFTER THE PARTY, WHO IS KK DOWNEY? and SITA SINGS THE BLUES. Recent Acquisitions include WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, IT CAME FROM KUCHAR, ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS, HARRISON MONTGOMERY, VEGAS: BASED ON A TRUE STORY and SAMSON AND DELILAH. Mr. Tyrrell has spoken on panels and pitching forums at SXSW, HotDocs, the NALIP conference, and IFP Week, and represents all IndiePix titles on the festival circuit. On the Production side, Mr. Tyrrell has served as the Technical Director for all three Cinema Eye Honors for Documentary Film, assisted in the development and distribution strategy of several IndiePix Studios Films (THE END OF AMERICA, ENTRE NOS, P-STAR RISING, 21 BELOW), produced a feature film (THE BRAVE AND THE KIND) and produced a short film for ITVS’ inaugural FutureStates Program (SEED). He has three feature film scripts currently in development and is in the early stages of developing the screenplay adaptation of a critically-acclaimed novel.

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