Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington's Anita Hill in HBO's 'Confirmation,' Directed by Rick Famuyiwa Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington's Anita Hill in HBO's 'Confirmation,' Directed by Rick Famuyiwa Jordan Davis Documentary Gets New Title, New Poster 2 New Clips + Theatrical Release Dates Set Jordan Davis Documentary Gets New Title, New Poster 2 New Clips + Theatrical Release Dates Set Crowdfund This: Feature Film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Crowdfund This: Feature Film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Interview: Black Masculinity in Comic Books with Jonathan Gayles Interview: Black Masculinity in Comic Books with Jonathan Gayles Viola Davis Is Developing a Harriet Tubman Biopic for HBO (She Will Star & Produce) Viola Davis Is Developing a Harriet Tubman Biopic for HBO (She Will Star & Produce) Indie Box Office: How Did the Queen Latifah Exec Produced Indie Drama 'Brotherly Love' Do? Indie Box Office: How Did the Queen Latifah Exec Produced Indie Drama 'Brotherly Love' Do? Watch Queen Latifah & Mo'Nique "Preach the Blues" is 4 Clips from 'Bessie' Watch Queen Latifah & Mo'Nique "Preach the Blues" is 4 Clips from 'Bessie' Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Opens Today Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Opens Today 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Vimeo Gets Into Pay-Per-View Movie Biz; Launches Venture w/ 6 Hand-Picked Feature Films

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 14, 2012 at 10:57AM

It really shouldn't be much of a surprise. It seems like a natural progression; every online social media/media sharing site will likely get into the VOD game. And Vimeo is one of the biggies, so why not? Especially since YouTube has been doing this for sometime now.
0
Vimeo

It really shouldn't be much of a surprise. It seems like a natural progression; every online social media/media sharing site will likely get into the VOD game. And Vimeo is one of the biggies, so why not? Especially since YouTube has been doing this for sometime now.

I wonder if the films will always be hand-picked by the staff, as they already do with existing front-page Vimeo videos (staff picks)... that kind of curation, if you will, is an aspect that could distinguish them.

Of the first batch of 6 films selected, you should recognize 2 of them, because we've covered them.

But first, the anouncement from the Vimeo staff, yesterday...

We’re writing to you from our secret lairs across the city to bring you an exciting announcement about the future of Vimeo. Today we’re releasing six full-length movies as a preview of our new pay-to-view service coming in early 2013. You can purchase these movies right here on Vimeo and watch them on any compatible device: smartphones, tablets, game consoles, connected TVs, and other alien technologies. These films — hand-picked by us and thereby deemed certifiably awesome — are exemplars of a new age of creative sustainability, one in which creators can sell their own work directly to their fans on their own terms. Learn more and watch all the films on vimeo.com/movies.

Our mission is to support totally original video and the people who create it, which means providing more than a home. It means creating an environment where creators can access the resources to make their next film, and the one after that. Our new pay-to-view service enables creators to upload and distribute work that they depend on for their livelihood, all with easy setup and affordable rates. In turn, our community gets access to amazing work from the world’s leading filmmakers.

We started the Creator Services party with Tip Jar, and we’re continuing it with our pay-to-view service in order to make Vimeo the perfect place to discover and share exceptional work: for creators, fans, and anyone who loves great film. Stay up to date on all our latest efforts at Vimeo Creator Services, then grab some popcorn, a corndog, and a 64-ounce barrel of your favorite corn-based beverage and go watch these great movies! LOVE, Vimeo

And here are the 6 films:


Shadow & ActNewsletter