Sundance: Netflix Teams with Duplass Brothers, Vimeo with Indiegogo

/ Jan 25, 2015

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Netflix has signed a four-picture deal with filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass and their company Duplass Brothers Productions. Per the deal, the movies will be financed by Netflix and produced by the brothers. Each film will be released under a short theatrical window before arriving on Netflix.

This is the third film deal secured by Netflix since it first revealed its plans to produce and distribute original films. The streaming company also has a deal with The Weinstein Company to make a sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and a separate four-picture deal with Adam Sandler.

Meanwhile, Vimeo has announced a distribution deal with Indiegogo.

Under the deal, Vimeo is now the “preferred” distribution platform for films financed through Indiegogo. Vimeo is also committing to a fund for select Indiegogo campaigns, which will be then exclusively distributed via Vimeo On Demand. In exchange, Indiegogo is joining Vimeo’s new publisher VOD network. The partnership kicks off with Malcolm Carter’s “The Connected Universe,” which is the highest-funded documentary on Indiegogo.

The deal comes a year after Vimeo launched its “Audience Development Fund,” which it uses to help filmmakers who financed their projects through crowdfunding platforms.

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