By Bryce J. Renninger | iW NOW February 11, 2010 at 4:29AM
The online distributor Babelgum has announced a deal with filmmaker network Shooting People today. Shooting People will curate a channel on Babelgum devoted to films created by its artists, members and patrons. Shooting People affiliates Rupert Murray ("Unknown White Male") and Sally Potter ("Orlando") have already provided content to Babelgum. The new channel can be found at www.babelgum.com/shootingpeople. According to the details of the multi-year partnership, the two organizations will also be working closely with Babelgum's third online film festival.
“Shooting People has long admired the determined and fruitful efforts Babelgum has made in promoting the work of independent filmmakers,” Shooting People Creative Director James Mullighan said in a statement. “The branded channel for our members on Babelgum will go a long way indeed to promoting the careers of some of Britain’s and America’s best artists. And Babelgum’s Online Film Festival is simply the best out there - we are relishing the prospect of working closely with the team on taking it to the next level, making it an online initiative of truly international interest.”