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Sundance Institute Adds 10 Titles to Artists Services Program, Fellows Self-Distribute Online

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 18, 2012 at 4:37PM

The Sundance Institute announces today that 10 additional titles are now available on the Artists Services access to distribution program, which makes films from previous Sundance festivals available for rent, download and streaming on various digital platforms and storefronts (iTunes, Amazon, SundanceNOW, YouTube, etc).
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"Miss Wonton"
"Miss Wonton"

The Sundance Institute has made available ten additional titles on its Artists Services access to distribution program, which makes films from previous Sundance festivals available for rent, download and streaming on various digital platforms and storefronts (iTunes, Amazon, SundanceNOW, YouTube, etc).

The Institute's Artists Services program allows fellows exclusive opportunities for creative online self-distribution and marketing. The list of 10 films below are among the first to take advantage of this aspect of the program, which works in tandem with the recent influx of online distribution models, and web-based companies increasingly providing digital platforms for films seeking alternative releasing.

Anthony Mackie Stars in 'Brother to Brother'
Anthony Mackie Stars in 'Brother to Brother'

The films now available are:

Blessing (Director and screenwriter: Paul Zeher) — Randi’s life on her family's farm is brightened by an oversized satellite dish, rock 'n' rail and her passion to go to the ocean. Standing in the way are her jealous mother, her overworked father and her quirky and lovable 10-year-old brother. Randi is caught between her own desires and her family's expectations. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, SundanceNOW, Sony Entertainment Network, VUDU, YouTube. (1994 Sundance Film Festival)

Brother to Brother (Director and screenwriter: Rodney Evans) — A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter. Starring Anthony Mackie. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, SundanceNOW, Sony Entertainment Network, VUDU, YouTube. (2004 Sundance Film Festival)

Children Underground (Director: Edet Belzberg) — Venture below the streets of Bucharest, Romania, to meet a "family" of orphaned, abandoned or runaway children living in a subway station. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Entertainment Network, SundanceNOW, VUDU, YouTube. (1997 Sundance Documentary Film Grant, 2001 Sundance Film Festival)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.