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Comcast and Tribeca Film Bring Xfinity TV Customers Special Access to Select Titles from 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Comcast and Tribeca Film Bring Xfinity TV Customers Special Access to Select Titles from 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival13:30 EDT Tuesday, April 16, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (Business Wire) -- Starting today, Comcast's Xfinity TV and Tribeca Film® will bring Xfinity TV customers special access to the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival® on Xfinity On Demand. This offering includes four films available before they make their debut during the Tribeca Film Festival, which begins on April 17: The English Teacher, Fresh Meat, What Richard Did, and Greetings from Tim Buckley along with past Tribeca Film favorites that have screened at the Festival including Newlyweds, Grave Encounters, Janie Jones, Struck by Lightning, and over a dozen more.
Leading up to and during the Tribeca Film Festival, Xfinity TV will offer the independent feature Death of a Superhero free to customers on Xfinity.com/TV and through the Xfinity TV Player App from April 15-22. Additionally, free ten-minute previews will be available for The English Teacher, What Richard Did and Fresh Meat, plus extras from several Festival featured films and exclusive behind-the-scenes access and red carpet coverage of the Festival available at Xfinity.com/TV.
“Our Xfinity On Demand and Xfinity.com/TV platforms provide independent filmmakers with an audience they may not otherwise reach, and in turn we get to provide our customers with a unique and exciting film experience,” said Maggie McLean Suniewick, Vice President, Video Services, Comcast Cable. “By continuing to nurture our relationships with these filmmakers and festivals, we are able to help broaden the distribution of indie films and bring the best festival experiences to our customers.”
Todd Green, General Manager, Tribeca Film, said, “With so many Tribeca Film titles on Xfinity On Demand, it's easy for Xfinity TV viewers to curate their own Festival experience at home. By offering a variety of films across different genres, it gives the audience a chance to see favorite actors like Julianne Moore and Penn Badgley, and discover great new talent like Jack Reynor in What Richard Did.”
Highlighted films from the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival on Xfinity On Demand include:
- The English Teacher – Julianne Moore stars as an English teacher who lives vicariously through her novels. But when an unintended tryst with a former student goes public, her simple life is turned upside down. Also starring Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane.
- Greetings from Tim Buckley – In the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's (Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl) performance at a tribute concert for his late father Tim Buckley, he learns to forgive the father who abandoned him and finds romance with a fellow musician.
- What Richard Did – Richard is a popular HS graduate with a bright future, lots of friends and a beautiful girlfriend. But when a brawl after a house party ends with deadly consequences, his perfect life is changed forever.
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About Tribeca Film:
Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and marketing independent films across multiple platforms, including video-on-demand, theatrical, digital, home video and television. It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see.
Current and upcoming Tribeca Film releases include the critically acclaimed and Academy Award® nominated War Witch; Bob Byington's Somebody Up There Likes Me, produced by and starring Nick Offerman; Greetings from Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley; and the documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs.
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