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Writer-director Dana Ziyasheva’s film Defenders Of Life has launched exclusively on Flix Premiere

February 3rd, 2017  |  Screen Daily

Writer-director Dana Ziyasheva’s film Defenders Of Life has launched exclusively on Flix Premiere VOD. The narrative feature film tackles the issue of underage marriage in Central America and follows a young girl whose grandmother must decide between marrying the child off to the village elder or refusing, thus breaking from tradition and community. The film was shot in Costa Rica with the indigenous Ngäbe people. Defenders Of Life is supported by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives and the Dutch Fund for Human Rights in Central America. Igor Darbo produced through his Popcorn & Friends label.

World's First Online Cinema, Flix Premiere, Now Offers Movies on Demand on Amazon Fire TV

January 7th, 2017  |  My Trending Stories

Flix Premiere, the world’s first online cinema, is now available on Roku streaming devices in the US and UK. It is part of the company’s strategy to make Flix Premiere movies widely available on the over-the-top (OTT) device of consumers’ choice. The Fire TV launch comes on the heels of Flix Premiere’s September launch on Apple TV and the December launch on Roku.

Consumers are flocking to OTT devices to watch movies and exclusive behind-the-scenes content online. Currently, four out of every ten households in the US own an OTT streaming device. Similarly, consumers in the UK turn to streaming devices for content. Keeping with the growing popularity of online streaming in the UK, earlier this year, BAFTA opened up submissions for movies that debut online, changing the previous requirement that a movie had to make a theater debut.

“As we enter 2017, most movie watching will be through apps and the internet. The global video streaming market is set to double in size.” said Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere. “By tapping into the broad spectrum of streaming devices, we can achieve our goal of giving broad access to world-class films that have wowed critics and film festival audiences.”

Flix Premiere is also available online across every browser, and as an iOS app and Android app across a full range of mobile devices, providing consumers access to an exclusive selection of world-class films curated from top international film festivals such as Cannes and Sundance.

Flix Premiere also just launched a welcome program for movie fans to explore the Flix Premiere theater. First time viewers can watch one Flix Premiere movie for free upon signing up. Check out the website and also stay in touch via social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Flix Premiere announces launch of several new OTT platforms, and more theatrical premieres coming in 2017

December 20th, 2016

As 2016 drew to a close, Flix Premiere continued it's rapid expansion onto OTT platforms, adding earlier in the year Apple TV, and in December 2016, announced it was live on new applications which included Roku, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. This joins the existing line up that includes iOS, Android, and the Web.

"As we enter 2017, most movie watching will be through apps on a wide range of platforms connected by the internet. The global video streaming market is set to double in size, and OTT applications are the streaming medium of choice in tens of millions of households," said Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere. "By tapping into the broad spectrum of streaming devices, we can achieve our goal of giving broad access to award winning films that have wowed critics and film festival audiences around the globe."

Moving forward, Flix Premiere's development team is also expanding to the Smart TV Hubs (which will include Panasonic, LG, Sony, Samsung, and Sharp), along with further expansion to Netrange, Foxxum, PS3/4, TP Vision, Phillips, and Xbox. (No dates have been released for the aforementioned OTT platforms, but Warner stated that Smart TV expansion will likely arrive in Q1 2017).

With this expansion, Flix Premiere will join the very few companies that can achieve and reach 95% of households in the United States and United Kingdom, with the widest array of streaming apps available in the market today.

Flix Premiere also announced today that they have acquired 22 new theatrical motion pictures in December that are expected to be released between Q2/Q3 of 2017. More to be announced shortly.

World’s First Online Cinema Flix Premiere Now Offers Movies On Demand On Roku

December 9th, 2016  |  prweb

Flix Premiere, the world’s first online cinema, is now available on Roku streaming devices in the US and UK. It is part of the company’s strategy to make Flix Premiere movies widely available on the over-the-top (OTT) device of consumers’ choice. The Roku launch comes on the heels of Flix Premiere’s September launch on Apple TV.

Consumers are flocking to OTT devices to watch movies and exclusive behind-the-scenes content online. Currently, four out of every ten households in the US own an OTT streaming device, and Roku dominates almost 50 percent of the US OTT television market, based on comScore. Similarly, consumers in the UK turn to streaming devices for content. Keeping with the growing popularity of online streaming in the UK, earlier this year, BAFTA opened up submissions for movies that debut online, changing the previous requirement that a movie had to make a theater debut.

“As we enter 2017, most movie watching will be through apps and the internet. The global video streaming market is set to double in size, and Roku is the streaming device of choice in millions of households,” said Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere. “By tapping into the broad spectrum of streaming devices, we can achieve our goal of giving broad access to world-class films that have wowed critics and film festival audiences.”

Flix Premiere is also available online across every browser, and as an iOS app and Android app across a full range of mobile devices, providing consumers access to an exclusive selection of world-class films curated from top international film festivals such as Cannes and Sundance. A release on Amazon Fire Stick is planned by the end of the year.

Flix Premiere also just launched a welcome program for movie fans to explore the Flix Premiere theater. First time viewers can watch one Flix Premiere movie for free upon signing up.

Creative Couple Michael Ciulla and Sara Lindsey Give Birth To BLUE JAY!

December 2nd, 2016  |  Huffington Post

Forget worrying about traditions like having the groom not see the bride in the wedding dress before the wedding or wearing something blue. Apparently, when planning for a wedding, the best way toward wedded bliss is to use that time to write a movie- or, at least that’s what worked for filmmakers Michael Ciulla and Sara Lindsay. The dynamic duo spent their engagement writing a script for their newest film, the psychological thriller Blue Jay, that proves that these two aren’t just an adventurous couple, they are adventurous auteurs as well.

Both Lindsey and now-husband Ciulla take on several hats for their passion project as they not only co-wrote the movie, but each of them maintain other functions as well. While Michael steps behind the camera as the film’s director, Sara steps in front, taking on the role of the leading character Ashley- a girl who becomes the twisted obsession of a bunch of mountain men atop Mount Whitney.

And while that may just be the plot of the film, it’s easy to see why Sara is the apple of Michael’s eye. The dazzling actress isn’t really your typical bride, spending the the days before her wedding in a freezing cold lake to make sure to get a shot right. Having already acted alongside such humongous talents like Viola Davis and Francis McDormand, and highly admiring actresses like Emily Blunt and Amy Adams, if there is one thing that Lindsey is dedicated to, it’s her craft- and it’s that passion and integrity for great art that clearly lights Ciulla’s fire even on top of the coldest mountains- which is sure to lead to a very successful work relationship, and an even more successful marriage.

Excited to talk about their new film, the newlyweds sat down for an interview to fill fans in on what they can expect from Blue Jay, and take some questions on what else they would love to do, who else they would love to work with, and what it’s like working together. Read on for more!

So, “Blue Jay” sounds pretty intense, and fans can really expect a gripping roller coaster! Why don’t you tell audiences what it’s about and what they can expect?

MICHAEL CIULLA: Blue Jay follows Ashley, who goes on a kind of a hiking date. She’s seeing this guy, and she’s on the precipice of what you’d call “boyfriend-girlfriend”. It’s a modern relationship, they’re not quite there yet, and they go on a hike of Mount Whitney which is in-between hike. It’s the tallest mountain in the lower 48, so it’s quite challenging, but it’s not a technical climb. You don’t have to use ropes and carabineers to get up it. While on the trip, they run into a group of lightweight backpackers who’ve been out in the wilderness for a very long time. The hikers form a strange obsession with Ashley and...I don’t want to reveal any more than that!

SARA LINDSEY: It’s a classic thriller with a psychological twist.

And not only do you guys both write, but you also wear multiple hats with Michael taking on the role of director, and Sara taking on the role of star. Talk about that a bit.

SARA LINDSEY: We wrote the film with the intention for us to make it, which was really fun. It was great being part of the entire process from start to finish.

MICHAEL CIULLA: Directing something that I was a part of writing allowed me to pre-visualize the film, and when you write the script yourself I think you kind of get to take a step out of the process and write it the way you imagine it. As far as working on the script with Sara, I think developing the character was much easier and more specific because it really allowed us to channel the thoughts of the character into the script. I think when you rehearse and shoot a movie, you kind of re-write it a little bit to fit the talent anyway, so going through the process with her just allowed us to be specific from the jump.

SARA LINDSEY: Due to the high altitudes and weather on set, we had a limited time to rehearse and shoot. We were dealing with snow, water, running, extreme temperatures... there were a lot of elements in play. So having in-depth conversations during the writing process helped me get inside the mind of the character and start really working on the story before we got to set.

And this was really what you did instead of planning your wedding correct? You got to work and filmed a movie on top of a mountain? Tell fans about that!

MICHAEL CIULLA: We decided to do a very small destination wedding. The main planning of the wedding was just getting everyone there, but once we were there it was very contained. So, we were able to focus on the movie completely. It also kind of turned into the ultimate test of whether or not we were destined to get married. If our relationship could survive making this movie in these intense conditions, we could get through anything.

SARA LINDSEY: Yeah, we basically planned the wedding via email in the months leading up, and put all of our energy into the movie. We picked our first dance song fifteen minutes before the reception. But it was amazing!

Sara, you’ve already co-starred with some big names like will Smith in “Concussion,” Viola Davis in “Won’t Back Down,” and Francis McDormand in “Promised Land.” Who else would you love to work with, and love to have in one of your films?

SARA LINDSEY: I’m dying to work with Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. If I could have either or both of them in a movie I was making, that would be a dream come true. I’ve met both of them socially, and haven’t completely confessed to them my adoration because I think it would freak them out. But they’re both insanely talented, and they are huge inspirations for me.

Moving forward, what kind of films are you excited to make? Is there anything else in the works that you guys are thinking up that fans can look out for?

MICHAEL CIULLA: We have written another film, but we’re not going to give away too much yet. It has a different sort of structure, we’re kind of making it with a different format, but we have a great cast put together and are really excited to be starting another film together. I think in general we’d like to continue to try and make experiential movies. I think we both enjoy really immersing ourselves. They might not always be this physically challenging, but you never know.

SARA LINDSEY: I’m so excited for this next project. Mostly because I don’t have to jump into a frozen lake, but also because working with Mike is truly my favorite thing in the world!

And luckily for Sara, she now gets to work with Mike for the rest of her life and continue to make beautiful magic- on screen and off.

‘Blue Jay’ Exclusive Clip: A Mysterious Group of Mountain Men Stalk a Young Woman on Mount Whitney

November 28th, 2016  |  Indie Wire

The film stars Sara Lindsey ("Concussion") who co-wrote the film with her then-fiancé Michael Ciulla.

Mount Whitney is the highest summit in Sierra Nevada and the contiguous United States. Every year, many people hike the 22-mile trail. The new thriller “Blue Jay” follows a young couple doing just that when they discover a mysterious group of mountain men who develop a dark obsession with the young woman. The film stars Sara Lindsey (“Concussion”), James Landry Hébert (“Taken”) and Travis Aaron Wade (“Supernatural”). Lindsey co-wrote the film with her then-fiancé Michael Ciulla, who also directed the feature and based it on a hiking experience he had in his own life. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Ashley (Lindsey) trying to evade the men.

“The difficult part about filming this scene is that we were almost shooting in two locations at once,” says Ciulla about this clip. “Ashley is about 200 yards up a mountain, and her perspective of the campsite is on a 400mm lens. It feels quite close, but there was actually a lot of distance between Ashley and the guys. The terrain made it harder to communicate and interact, with simultaneous action happening in both places.”

“This is a scene that plays almost exactly in the movie as it did in my head while we were writing,” says Lindsey. “James would mess with me on set and around where we were staying by saying ‘Aaaashleyyyy’ long and drawn out like that.”

“Blue Jay” will be released in select theaters and VOD on December 6 from Gravitas.

The service that wants to turn the movie business 'upside down'

October 27th, 2016  |  Metro

Serial entrepreneur Martin Warner wants to shake things up. Flix Premiere, his ambitious new streaming movie service, won’t just change the way we watch movies, he promises — it is poised to disrupt the entire film industry.

“I’m essentially turning it upside down,” Warner says.

Until now, says Warner, there were two ways to watch film: streaming services and theaters. Flix Premiere represents a third way, combining the convenience of online content with the excitement of the theater. “It’s going to change the entire industry and bring something not just new, but very different.”

Recently, Flix Premiere announced it was now available on Apple TV, the first of many new distribution channels in the works for the company, which focuses on independent films.

Warner, who has started companies as varied as 3-D printing and recruitment, credits his business instincts with the idea for Flix Premiere. “I saw movies going online really fast. I saw Blockbuster going out of business. I saw it way before it happened,” he confides. He also saw the new on-demand services mimicking the way video stores operated, requiring customers to sift through vast amounts of content, much of which could be found elsewhere.

And he recognized an opportunity: a market for a service that would offer exclusive, curated content, and replicate the buzz and build-up of a theatrical release. To create that anticipation, Flix Premiere markets films through social media and online “Red Carpet” premieres.

“I wanted to recapture the excitement of going to the cinema and bring it online. It’s very, very, very different from Netflix or Amazon, which are just essentially stores to stream movies,” says Warner. With only six to eight releases per month, Flix Premiere uses advanced metrics to select “audience worthy” movies.

To source films for Flix Premiere, Warner and his team scour “small but significant festivals,” such as Telluride, Berlin and Venice, seeking hidden gems. While he allows he’s “swimming up tide” to convince distributors and filmmakers to embrace his new model, he’s competing — and increasingly winning — against more established contenders for exclusive rights to new films. One such movie is “Interwoven,” starring Oscar winner Mo’Nique, which Warner boasts he “stole from Netflix and Amazon. It’s been a big success for us. It’s a wonderful independent movie.”

It’s indies that are at the heart of Flix Premiere’s business. Films in their library include a British comedy (“SuperBob”), an intimate period drama (“A Nightingale Falling”) and an action film (“Tula, the Revolt”).

“We speak for the former independent movie market,” which he calls “the poor relation” of studio films. “We know that’s not true, because movies aren’t measured by budget, or talent, or who made it. They’re measured by resonance, impact, relevance, story … those are the things that matter about movies.”

Through its website, flixpremiere.com, Apple TV, and apps for iOS and Android, Flix Premiere’s current rotating library offers viewers access to 200 films, with an additional 450 in the pipeline. Rather than being a subscription service, films cost $4.99 each: “It’s like going to the box office and buying a ticket.”

Warner, a movie buff who splits his time between London and New York’s Hell’s Kitchen and East Hampton, seems nostalgic for the very theater experience Flix Premiere may be helping supplant. “I hope it doesn’t go away,” he says “because I still want to go to the movie theater.”

Flix Premiere Launches Global Social Awareness Campaign to Support Cancer Research

October 27th, 2016  |  prweb

Flix Premiere, the world's first online cinema, kicked off the #FlixPremiereChallenge, a social media campaign to use the power of movies to help raise global awareness for the fight against cancer. The campaign's goal is to raise more than $200,000 for cancer research by the end of December.

Movie fans can participate in the #FlixPremiereChallenge in three ways:

  • Create a video in which they enact a scene from their favorite movie and post the video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #FlixPremiereChallenge, and then challenge three friends to do the same within 24 hours
  • Watch a new Flix Premiere movie that they haven't seen before, and five percent of the value of their ticket will be donated towards cancer research
  • Donate to the cause directly on the Flix Premiere website

    At the end of the campaign, Flix Premiere will donate all proceeds to its partners, Cancer Research U.K. and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the U.S. to support their research. In addition, the participant whose video gets the most votes will be awarded $5,000.

"Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States, and impacts millions of families around the world," says Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere. "It's a tragic story whose ending we need to change, and we can only do this together. Our campaign rallies movie fans across the world to use film as a medium to create awareness for the need for cancer research.

The #FlixPremiereChallenge started in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will run until the end of December.

To view and vote for current submissions, please visit Flix Premiere's social platforms on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Information on the Flix Premiere Challenge can also be found on the Flix Premiere website.

About Flix Premiere: Founded by serial entrepreneur and film producer Martin Warner, Flix Premier is the world's first online movie theater that offers carefully curated theatrical releases of world-class film productions. By combining curated theatrical releases with on-demand availability, Flix Premiere offers a single destination to discover brand new movies from award-winning movie directors, break-out stars and the new voices of global cinema. Every 10-14 days, the Flix Premiere online platform offers viewers 8-9 new exciting movies, exclusive to the site. In addition, Flix Premiere viewers can enjoy theatrical releases of movies online, offering a red carpet experience at home with behind-the-scenes footage, cast and production interviews and much more. Flix Premiere films span a variety of genres, including drama, comedies, documentaries, and animations. The company has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

Flix Premiere Launches Global Social Awareness Campaign to Support Cancer Research

October 18th, 2016  |  Medium

Flix Premiere, the world’s first online cinema, kicked off the #FlixPremiereChallenge, a social media campaign to use the power of movies to help raise global awareness for the fight against cancer. The campaign’s goal is to raise more than $200,000 for cancer research by the end of December.

Movie fans can participate in the #FlixPremiereChallenge in three ways:

  1. Create a video in which they enact a scene from their favorite movie and post the video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #FlixPremiereChallenge, and then challenge three friends to do the same within 24 hours

  2. Watch a new Flix Premiere movie that they haven’t seen before, and five percent of the value of their ticket will be donated towards cancer research.

  3. Donate to the cause directly on the Flix Premiere website.

At the end of the campaign, Flix Premiere will donate all proceeds to its partners, Cancer Research U.K. and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the U.S. to support their research. In addition, the participant whose video gets the most votes will be awarded $5,000.

“Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States, and impacts millions of families around the world,” says Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere. “It’s a tragic story whose ending we need to change, and we can only do this together. Our campaign rallies movie fans across the world to use film as a medium to create awareness for the need for cancer research.”

The #FlixPremiereChallenge started in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will run until the end of December.

To view and vote for current submissions, please visit Flix Premiere’s social platforms on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Information on the Flix Premiere Challenge can also be found on the Flix Premiere website.

Flix Premiere was founded by serial entrepreneur and film producer Martin Warner, Flix Premiere is the world’s first online movie theater that offers carefully curated theatrical releases of world-class film productions. By combining curated theatrical releases with on-demand availability, Flix Premiere offers a single destination to discover brand new movies from award-winning movie directors, break-out stars and the new voices of global cinema. Every 10–14 days, the Flix Premiere online platform offers viewers 8–9 new exciting movies, exclusive to the site. In addition, Flix Premiere viewers can enjoy theatrical releases of movies online, offering a red carpet experience at home with behind-the-scenes footage, cast and production interviews and much more. Flix Premiere films span a variety of genres, including drama, comedies, documentaries, and animations. The company has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

‘A Dark Reflection’ to Red Carpet on Flix Premiere

October 17th, 2016  |  Film Industry Network

Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed that their feature film ‘A Dark Reflection’ is set for a Red Carpet release on Flix Premiere on 8th December 2016.

Flix Premiere is the world’s first online Cineplex, combining the movie theatre experience with on-demand availability. A Cinema in your pocket, where audiences can watch great movies they have never seen before, Anytime, Anywhere.

Flix Premiere CEO and Founder, Martin Warner stated: “We are extremely excited about one of our latest additions to our UK Cineplex: ‘A Dark Reflection’. This film resembles the quality of content we continually look to display to our passionate moviegoer base. The team is very much looking forward to its premiere in the UK on December 8th.”

The film, said to be Britain’s biggest ever co-operative feature, is an investigative thriller, based on actual real events occurring globally today. The film tells the story of two British journalists (Georgina Sutcliffe and Rita Ramnani) that by chance, discover aviation’s biggest cover-up. A serious in-flight incident not disclosed by JASP Airlines reveals a hidden truth. Their investigation soon seeks to prove passengers have been knowingly put at risk since the 1950s. When new airline CEO (Mark Dymond) discovers the darker side of the airline industry and its secret campaign of denial being withheld by airline owner (Nicholas Day), he is faced with the moral dilemma. Corporate profit or the public’s safety? The film reveals facts that every airline passenger should watch before they next fly.

Producer and former British Airways airline captain, Tristan Loraine, stated: “It’s so important that British audiences watch this film and discover an aspect of aviation they know little about. Thanks to Flix Premiere, audiences will be able fly better informed by watching this film. People deserve to know the truth about the air they breathe on aircraft.”

The film was partly funded by pilot and flight attendant unions around the world, notably in the United Kingdom by the Aerotoxic Association and the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA).

Spread Cancer Research Awareness by Participating in the Flix Premiere Challenge

October 9th, 2016  |  Mogul

Not only is Flix Premiere the world's first online Cineplex, combining the movie theater experience with on-demand availability, a cinema in your pocket, where you can watch great movies you've never seen before, Anytime, Anywhere, the company is also one who cares about important causes.

Flix Premiere has recently launched the Flix Premiere Challenge. This campaign has been created to help spread awareness around the importance of cancer research.

As a moviegoer you can show your support for this great cause by creating a video wherein you re-enact your favorite movie quote/scene. This is a fun and collaborative campaign that allows you to easily participate and give back to the community.

Ahead of being nominated for this considerable cause, we invite you to join the fun and show off your acting skills! Curious about creating your own video?

Take a look at a few fun examples by visiting the website. Also, you can keep up with Flix Premiere via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

At the end of the campaign Flix Premiere will be awarding $5,000 to the top voted #FlixPremiereChallenge participant video. In addition, we will donate $5,000 to our Charitable Causes, which include Cancer Research UK (UK) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer in NYC (US).

So be sure to have fun while participating in a campaign for a great cause. Can't wait to see you showcase your acting skills.

Why I Choose Flix Premiere As My Online Streaming Choice

September 27th, 2016  |  BuzzFeed

With all of the streaming choices, one could literary be watching content for hours, if not days at a time. This is a great way for viewers to get an idea of what kind of content they like best. Does someone like classic TV shows, original shows, blockbuster movies, or indie movies? The list could go on, but while some online streaming sites have a large audience, it really does depends on the consumer and what they desire to watch. This brings me to the point of mentioning why I personally enjoy the new streaming platform, Flix Premiere so far. Unlike Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Urban Movie Channel, and other video-on-demand platforms, Flix Premiere will only release original content, pioneering Cinema-On-Demand and creating a clear distinction between traditional cinema release and (VOD) platforms.

It’s true. The films on the site are completely original and the release of each is meant to give the viewers a truly “red carpet” experience and even better news is that many of the film’s star well-known actors. There are films starring actors such as: MoNique, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Anne Moss, Danny Glover, Catherine Keener, and Patrick Stewart, just to name a few. This is exciting because it allows the viewer to have the experience of seeing some of their favorite actors in other roles not found anywhere else. With that said, Flix Premiere in no way seems to be planning to erase the popularity of Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix, but only to provide another alternative which makes it totally my new choice for movies.

Flix Premiere Is Now Available on Apple TV in the US and UK

September 24th, 2016  |  trillmatic.com

Flix Premiere Online Cinema Launches in the US: “To give ubiquitous access to cinematic experiences, we will make Flix Premiere films and movie premieres available across a plethora of screens, from web and mobile to digital and streaming media devices,” says Martin Warner, CEO of Flix Premiere.

Flix Premiere, the world’s first online cinema, is now available on Apple TV, giving US and UK audiences the option to stream exclusive Flix Premiere films and red carpet premieres on the Apple TV app. The first of many new over-the-top (OTT) distribution channels to come, Flix Premiere now offers its users the ability to watch exclusive films created by talented filmmakers from all over the world via their Apple TV.

According to Statista, there were 142.6 million digital TV viewers in the US in 2014. Sources project the number will increase to 183.6 million by 2020. Offering Flix Premiere movies via Apple TV is part of the online cinema’s strategy to expand its distribution channels, as viewers continue to move away from traditional television watching habits and embrace OTT platforms for streaming content. Flix Premiere is also available online across every browser and as an iOS app and Android app across a full range of mobile devices.

“We are thrilled to bring the magic of the theatrical experience to consumers who use Apple TV to watch movies. Our goal is to bring great movies to movie audiences worldwide. The access to cinematic experiences should be ubiquitous. To reach this goal we will make Flix Premiere films and movie premieres available across a plethora of screens, from web and mobile to digital and streaming media devices,” says Martin Warner, the founder and CEO of Flix Premiere.”

Films debuting on the Flix Premiere Theater include the Red Carpet Premiere of ‘The Paddy Lincoln Gang,’ directed by Ben Jagger and starring Dean S. Jagger, as well as the first showing in the US of the film gems ‘Defenders of Life’, ‘Here Lies’, ‘Two Down’, and ‘Cabin Crew’.

Movie tickets costs $4.99 per film and movie buffs can buy five movie tickets for the price of four. The movie is available for 48 hours after ticket purchase. To check what is playing on Flix Premiere, visit flixpremiere.com.

Founded by serial entrepreneur and film producer Martin Warner, Flix Premier is the world’s first online movie theater that offers carefully curated theatrical releases of world-class film productions. By combining curated theatrical releases with on-demand availability, Flix Premiere offers a single destination to discover brand new movies from award-winning movie directors, break-out stars and the new voices of global cinema. Every 10-14 days, the Flix Premiere online platform offers viewers 8-9 new exciting movies, exclusive to the site. In addition, Flix Premiere viewers can enjoy theatrical releases of movies online, offering a red carpet experience at home with behind-the-scenes footage, cast and production interviews and much more. Flix Premiere films span a variety of genres, including drama, comedies, documentaries, and animations. The company has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

10 Streaming Sites You May Or May Not Know About

September 22nd, 2016  |  BuzzFeed

For the past few years there has been the revolution of online streaming and the good news the platforms are available from the comfort of your personal laptop, tablet or mobile phone device. This way of consuming TV and film content continues to be exciting because this allows people on the go to be able to watch movies as well as catch up on their favorite show. Quite a few customers may subscribe to one or more of the sites listed below, but there may be a few cool sites that are yet to be discovered.

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5. Flix Premiere

CEO and movie producer, Martin Warner launched the UK site launched at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, and the US site launched in June 2016. Flix Premiere will only release original film content, pioneering Cinema-On-Demand and creating a clear distinction between traditional cinema release and (VOD) platforms. The non-subscription based service have movie tickets that costs $4.99 per film. Movie buffs can buy five movie tickets for the price of $19.99. The movie is available for 48 hours after ticket purchase.

#IrishFilm: Mixed Bag Media announces multiple deals for A Nightingale Falling and Who is Dervla Murphy?

June 24th, 2016  |  Scannain

Offaly based production company Mixed Bag Media has announced multiple acquisition deals for its award winning catalogue of feature film and documentary productions. The biggest development involves a US distribution deal for its most recent feature film A Nightingale Falling.

Flix Premiere, the world’s first online Cineplex, has acquired exclusive US and UK distribution rights for the Irish film directed by Garret Daly and Martina McGlynn and starring IFTA Nominated Tara Breathnach. The period drama forms part of a curated selection of movies launched on the company’s theater-on-demand platform.

Speaking on behalf of the production co-director Garret Daly said:

It’s really great that audiences in America will now have a chance to see the film. There’s a huge Irish American community and a platform like Flix Premiere is a perfect collaboration to reach that audience.

Following its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh the film went on to receive a Best Actress IFTA nomination for Tara Breathnach, Best Film at the Sky Road Film Festival, Best Feature at the Underground Film Festival in Dublin, a Best Drama Score the Reel Music Awards and an Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking from the Newport Beach Film Festival.

The deal with Flix Premiere was handled by Maura Ford of the 7&7 Sales Agency in London on behalf of Mixed Bag Media.

In other acquisition news, following its April cinema release in Ireland, the documentary feature Who is Dervla Murphy? is taking to the skies this August with the film scheduled to screen on all Aer Lingus transatlantic flights. The feature documentary on the renowned travel writer will also debut on DVD and VOD August 1st.

The final deal involves an older project from the companies back catalogue. A feature length version of an arts travelogue film entitled A Grand Experience will screen on Irish TV this July. Whilst a shorter version of the film was originally screened on RTE in 2012, this will be the first screening of the feature length version. The film charts a journey by three artists – writer Eugene O’Brien, musician Wayne Brennan and photographer Veronica Nicholson – along the Grand Canal in Offaly on board an original 68 Grand Canal boat. Viewers can see the film on Irish TV July 5th at 9.30pm.

Mixed Bag Media is an award winning full service global content provider. Founded in 2001 the company creates content across a variety of mediums including film, television, music and radio. The organisation also offers a unique suite of digital services to corporate clients and agencies. Based in Co.Offaly Ireland, the company is currently developing a slate of international feature films and documentaries.

This Streaming Site Wants To Be The Netflix Of Indie Festival Films

June 22nd, 2016  |  The Huffington Post

And now, another reason to end your cable subscription: More indie movies on-demand. With a name perilously close to our readers' favorite streaming service, Flix Premiere positions itself as something between Netflix and cable providers' on-demand services.

Streaming only theatrical dramas, comedies and documentaries — no episodic shows — the site doesn't offer a subscription. It simply charges $4.99 for each film, which is then available to watch for 48 hours. A curated selection of a dozen or so films also screened at various international festivals changes every week, but previous offerings are available on the site for a year.

Current films up on the site include: "Love Me Do," a 2015 film that premiered at London's Raindance Film Festival in September about a financial advisor who falls for an actor and "Tula: The Revolt," 2013's Danny-Glover-led drama about an 18th-century slave uprising.

Will you always recognize the titles on Flix Premiere? Maybe not. Will you enjoy them anyway? Maybe so.

"It's really a theatrical experience," Founder and CEO Martin Warner told The Huffington Post, comparing his site to the "hybrid model" of Netflix.

"[Netflix has] really done well in TV, but kind of at the detriment of film. So they've got a lot of non-exclusive titles that you've seen before," Warner said. "They are of course buying new films, just like we are, but there's a strong emphasis on TV. And Hulu's gone the same way."

A team of 95 people watch and grade movies for Flix Premiere, but only a dozen of them need to watch any one movie in particular. Those films with the highest scores are scrutinized further; the company looks at where else they were screened and their reception on social media, among other factors. Currently, 100 films are rolling out, but another 400 are under review.

Flix Premiere is available in the U.S. and U.K. right now, with expansion to seven other countries planned by year's end.

Flix Premiere launches in US

June 20th, 2016  |  Screen Daily

Flix Premiere is available online and as an app for iOS and Android. The service aims to be operational in seven countries within a year and launched in the UK in April.

Films cost $4.99 and hail from a slate of festival gems spanning genres. Flix Premiere users can buy tickets for exclusive Red Carpet Premieres, advanced screenings of theatrical releases with access to behind-the-scenes footage, cast, and production interviews.

The Flix Premiere line-up rotates every ten to 12 days and all films remain exclusive to the site for 12 months.

"Launching in the world's largest movie market, the U.S., is take two of our global mission to bring the magic of theatrical releases to mobile screens," said CEO and founder Warner.

Every week U.S. consumers spend 5.6 hours of watching movies, TV shows and videos online, according to Forrester's Consumer Technographics study. That's about 292 hours of streaming media consumption per year per person, with a preference for exclusive content.

"Our curation team is scouting film festivals around the world to bring the best movies into the Flix Premiere Online Cinema. These are movies that vow audiences with superb storytelling and complex characters."

Launch titles include Tensions, Love Me Do, I Put a Hit On You and Noble Fir. The Red Carpet Movie Premieres lined up for the first month are dramas Interwoven and The Paddy Lincoln Gang.

Flix Premiere online cinema officially launches in the United States

June 19th, 2016  |  examiner.com

The time has come. Flix Premiere officially launched in the United States on Friday, June 17, 2016. Movie audiences in the U.S. can now experience film premieres on their mobile screen with the online cinema. A curated selection of new original films will be available to U.S. audiences for the first time via the Flix Premiere. The streaming experience can viewed on your computer and via the Flix Premiere app for iOS and Android.

The U.S. is the second market to go live for Flix Premiere, following the U.K., as part of the company's global launch in seven countries within the next year. The new online movie theater allows viewers to have the "Red Carpet Experience" and watch curated original films on their computer screen as well as their mobile screens and app.

Priced at $4.99 per film, Flix Premiere viewers can select movies from a slate of film festival gems that spans across genres, including drama, comedies, documentaries, and thrillers. Flix Premiere moviegoers can buy tickets for exclusive "Red Carpet Premieres", watch advanced screenings of theatrical releases with access to behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with cast and production members. The original films shown at the Flix Premiere movie theater change every ten to twelve days. All films stay exclusive to the site for twelve months.

"Launching in the world's largest movie market, the U.S., is take two of our global mission to bring the magic of theatrical releases to mobile screens. Every week, U.S. consumers spend 5.6 hours of watching movies, TV shows and videos online, according to Forrester's Consumer Technographics study. That's about 292 hours of streaming media consumption per year per person, with a preference for exclusive content. Our curation team is scouting film festivals around the world to bring the best movies into the Flix Premiere Online Cinema. These are movies that will wow audiences with superb storytelling and complex characters," said Martin Warner, CEO and Founder of Flix Premiere.

The Flix Premiere Online Cinema will show more than twelve films on-demand to U.S. audiences at the time of the US launch, including, 'A Nightingale Falling', 'Changeover', 'Get Happy', 'I Put A Hit On You', 'Lipstikka', 'Love Me Do', 'Noble Fir', 'Sonata for Cello', 'Superbob', 'Tension(s)', and 'Tula: The Revolt'.

In July 2016, the first two Red Carpet Movie Premieres are the drama 'Interwoven' with Academy Award winner Mo'Nique, directed by VW Scheich, and 'The Paddy Lincoln Gang', directed by Ben Jagger and starring Dean S. Jagger.

Flix Premiere is available on the web across every browser and as an iOS app and Android app across a full range of mobile devices. The company is adding over-the-top content (OTT) distribution on streaming media devices, including to game consoles, later this year. Movie tickets costs $4.99 per film. Movie buffs can buy five movie tickets for the price of four tickets. The movie is available for 24 hours after ticket purchase.

To check what is playing on Flix Premiere, go to flixpremiere.com. Also, keep up with them via social media: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Movie Streaming Service Flix Premiere Launching in U.S.

June 17th, 2016  |  Variety

Touting itself as an online cineplex for indie films, Flix Premiere launched its steaming service Friday in the U.S., two months after its U.K. opening.

"We're at the confluence of exhibition and distribution, if we do our job right," said film producer and tech entrepreneur Martin Warner, who heads Flix Premiere. The service offers exclusive access to "curated theatrical releases" for $4.99 per film.

"Moviegoers will have a single, simple destination where they can discover great new and old movies, particularly in the independent sector," he added.

Warner told Variety that he set up Flix Premiere to give indie movies an opportunity to find an audience since traditional theatrical distribution and programming models are set up for blockbusters. The new platform will offer viewers eight to nine movie premieres every week exclusive to Flix Premiere — making the service distinctive from traditional cinema release and VOD platforms like Netflix and Hulu.

Titles available include romantic comedy 'I Put a Hit on You,' starring Aaron Ashmore; Danny Glover's 'Tula: The Revolt'; Manoj Annadurai's 'Get Happy!'; and Estes Tarver's drama 'Changeover.'

The first two 'red carpet' upcoming titles unveiled Friday were 'Interwoven,' starring Mo'Nique, based on 15 interconnected true-life stories of people struggling with love, loss, homelessness, alcoholism and betrayal; and rock band drama 'The Paddy Lincoln Gang.'

'Interwoven' premieres on July 1 and 'The Paddy Lincoln Gang' debuts the next day.

Warner expects Flix Premiere to attract more than 2 million viewers in its first year — compared with 600,000 for Netflix at the same stage. Flix Premiere features original pics that have been selected from film festivals such as Tribeca, Sundance and Cannes.

The U.S. is the second market to go live with Flix Premiere — part of the company's global launch in seven countries within the next year. The selection of movies in the Flix Premiere theater will change every 10 to 12 days and the films stay exclusive to the site for 12 months.

Flix Premiere's strategy is to extend the experience of a movie premiere with 'red carpet' screenings, behind-the-scenes interviews with actors and directors, and the worldwide debut of a new movie.

Warner points to recent data showing that consumers spend 5.6 hours every week watching movies, TV shows and videos online, according to Forrester's Consumer Technographics study.

Movie Streaming Service Flix Premiere Launching in U.S.

June 17th, 2016  |  Yahoo Movies

Touting itself as an online cineplex for indie films, Flix Premiere launched its steaming service Friday in the U.S., two months after its U.K. opening.

“We’re at the confluence of exhibition and distribution, if we do our job right,” said film producer and tech entrepreneur Martin Warner, who heads Flix Premiere. The service offers exclusive access to “curated theatrical releases” for $4.99 per film.

“Moviegoers will have a single, simple destination where they can discover great new and old movies, particularly in the independent sector,” he added.

Warner told Variety that he set up Flix Premiere to give indie movies an opportunity to find an audience since traditional theatrical distribution and programming models are set up for blockbusters. The new platform will offer viewers eight to nine movie premieres every week exclusive to Flix Premiere — making the service distinctive from traditional cinema release and VOD platforms like Netflix and Hulu.

Titles available include romantic comedy “I Put a Hit on You,” starring Aaron Ashmore; Danny Glover’s “Tula: The Revolt; Manoj Annadurai’s “Get Happy!”; and Estes Tarver’s drama “Changeover.”

The first two “red carpet” upcoming titles unveiled Friday were “Interwoven,” starring Mo’Nique, based on 15 interconnected true-life stories of people struggling with love, loss, homelessness, alcoholism and betrayal; and rock band drama “The Paddy Lincoln Gang.”

“Interwoven” premieres on July 1 and “The Paddy Lincoln Gang” debuts the next day.

Warner expects Flix Premiere to attract more than 2 million viewers in its first year — compared with 600,000 for Netflix at the same stage. Flix Premiere features original pics that have been selected from film festivals such as Tribeca, Sundance and Cannes.

The U.S. is the second market to go live with Flix Premiere — part of the company’s global launch in seven countries within the next year. The selection of movies in the Flix Premiere theater will change every 10 to 12 days and the films stay exclusive to the site for 12 months.

Flix Premiere’s strategy is to extend the experience of a movie premiere with “red carpet” screenings, behind-the-scenes interviews with actors and directors, and the worldwide debut of a new movie.

Warner points to recent data showing that consumers spend 5.6 hours every week watching movies, TV shows and videos online, according to Forrester’s Consumer Technographics study.

Flix Premiere will try to disrupt indie film distribution with on-demand cinema

June 17th, 2016  |  L.A. Biz

Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, of perfectly serviceable films play on the festival circuit, screening at a fest or two and then never seeing the light of another projector. They might land on a digital service like Netflix or iTunes, but with no marketing money left, they struggle to find an audience, frustrating the filmmakers who’ve poured their hearts and souls into the projects and their investors who’ve spent a few million bucks to make the things.

“Flix Premiere is the cinema-meets-the-distributor model of making movies,” founder and CEO Martin Warner told me last month from the Cannes Film Festival, where the company was announced last year.

The service launches in the United States today with a dozen titles viewable on its website and iOS and Android apps. New movies will be added every 10-12 days. All films stay exclusive to the site for a year.

In addition to the dramas, comedies, documentaries and thrillers, Flix Premiere offers exclusive red-carpet premieres — advance screenings with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew — starting with the drama “Interwoven,” starring Mo’Nique, on July 1.

Tickets cost $4.99 per film, with a bundle of five tickets for the price of four. Titles are available for viewing for 24 hours after purchase.

Flix Premiere has been available in the United Kingdom since June 8 after a soft launch in April, where the startup is headquartered, with plans to be in seven countries within a year. The firm was privately financed by Warner, who is the majority shareholder, and three other people.

Flix Premiere Online Cinema Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Moviegoers in the UK

June 8th, 2016  |  prweb

Flix Premiere is rolling out the red carpet for moviegoers in the UK. The online cinema officially started its debut in the UK with a selection of 24 theatrical releases of world-class films that become available to UK audiences for the first time. Flix Premiere viewers can buy tickets for advanced screenings of online movie premieres and get access to behind-the-scenes footage, cast and production interviews. The UK is the first market to go live as part of the company's global launch in seven countries within the next year.

"Flix Premiere gives movie audiences a third choice for discovering new films that have not been shown in their country before. We turn your mobile screen into a red carpet experience for movie premieres from anywhere," said Martin Warner, Founder and CEO of Flix Premiere. "By combining the theatrical release experience with online availability, we created a new medium that sits between traditional on-demand sites and the movie theatre visit. Our focus is on giving online audiences memorable movie experiences, from the curated movie selection to a beautifully designed on-screen cinema."

Vetted through a rigorous curation process, Flix Premiere has hand-picked a film line-up for UK audiences that spans across genres, including drama, comedies, documentaries, and thrillers. The selection in the Flix Premiere movie theatre changes every ten to twelve days and the films stay exclusive to the site for twelve months.

The Flix Premiere Online Cinema will show the following films to UK audiences in June on-demand: 'A Nightingale Falling', 'Alex In Venice', 'Change Over', 'Cottage Country', 'Delicious', 'Druid Peak', 'Elephant Song', 'Flutter', 'Fossil', 'Fray', 'Glass Chin', 'Hollywood Banker', 'Lily & Kat', 'Match', 'Lipstikka', 'Little Accidents', 'Remember You', 'Sleepwalkers', 'The Giant Mechanical Man', 'The Swell Season', and 'The World Made Straight'.

The following Red Carpet Premieres are scheduled in June:

  • 'The Paddy Lincoln Gang', premiering June 10th. The Paddy Lincoln Gang are a rock band with everything, but their charismatic lead singer holds a dark secret from his past.
  • 'Sonata for Cello', premiering June 17th. A renowned cellist struggles against a physical disorder while attempting to prepare for concerts.
  • 'White Rabbit', premiering June 24th. A bullied student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, causing his imagination to visualize violent acts.

Movie tickets costs £3.99 per film. The movie is available for 24 hours after ticket purchase. For movie buffs, Flix Premiere offers a "buy five, get one free" ticket package. To check what is playing on Flix Premiere, go to flixpremiere.co.uk.

Flix Premiere is available on the web across every browser and as an iOS app and Android app across a full range of mobile devices. The company is adding over-the-top content (OTT) distribution on streaming media devices, including to game consoles, later this year.

About Flix Premiere - Founded by serial entrepreneur and film producer Martin Warner, Flix Premier is the world's first Online Movie Theatre that offers carefully curated theatrical releases of world-class film productions. By combining curated theatrical releases with on-demand availability, Flix Premiere offers a single destination to discover brand new movies from award-winning movie directors, break-out stars and the new voices of global cinema. Every 10-14 days, the Flix Premiere online platform offers viewers 8-9 new exciting movies, exclusive to the site. In addition, Flix Premiere viewers can enjoy theatrical releases of movies online, offering a red carpet experience at home with behind-the-scenes footage, cast and production interviews and much more. Flix Premiere films span a variety of genres, including drama, comedies, documentaries, and animations. The company has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

For more information and movie trailers, go to https://flixpremiere.com, and read Martin Warner's take on online cinema here.

Film Acquisition Rundown, Week of May 23: Abramorama Rocks Out With 'Breaking a Monster,' The Orchard Falls For 'Miss Stevens'

May 27th, 2016  |  Indie Wire

(Excerpt) Flix Premiere, "the world's first online Cineplex," picked up exclusive distribution rights for the film "Interwoven," directed by VW Scheich and starring Academy Award winner Mo'Nique, at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The film is part of the latest round of Flix Premiere's movie acquisitions for exclusive distribution on the company's theater-on-demand platform. The film will become available at the time of Flix Premiere's global launch.

Flix Premiere acquired 'Interwoven', starring Oscar winner Mo'Nique

May 25th, 2016  |  examiner.com

Flix Premiere, the world's first online Cineplex, announced at the 69th Festival de Cannes that the company has acquired exclusive distribution rights for the film 'Interwoven', directed by VW Scheich, starring Academy Award® winner Mo'Nique ('Precious'). The drama 'Interwoven' is part of the latest round of Flix Premiere's movie acquisitions for exclusive distribution on the company's theater-on-demand platform. The film will become available at the time of Flix Premiere's global launch. Flix Premiere has distributions rights for 'Interwoven' in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and Russia.

"Interwoven is an absolute gem of a movie. It tops the bill in our latest round of film acquisitions that we released around the Cannes Film Festival. It is also our first movie with an Oscar winning performer. The film stands for caliber of movies that we will offer audiences on the Flix Premiere digital Cineplex," commented Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere on the brand new acquisition.

The drama Interwoven explores our search for connections and how strangers can impact our lives. Inspired by true stories, Director VW Scheich weaves together 13 captivating tales of people who are struggling with love, loss, addiction, homelessness, and suicide. Their tales reveal the fragile ties which bind us all as everyone searches for their meaning of life. It started its festival run with the release at the Mill Valley Film Festival in 2015. One of the film's stars, Mo'Nique received a nomination in the Best Actress Awards category at the 2016 Beaufort International Film Festival.

Using Interwoven as an example, Flix Premiere's founder Martin Warner discussed the company's business model and film acquisition strategy.To get more information about the Flix Premiere, go to the Flix Premiere website.

Flix Premiere's founder Martin Warner's keynote at the 69th Festival de Cannes

May 22nd, 2016  |  examiner.com

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, CEO and Founder of Flix Premiere, Martin Warner addressed and discussed the future of online cinema during his keynote at the 69th Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film's NEXT program, the festival's future of cinema forum. Warner was interviewed by Chief International Correspondent for Variety Magazine, John Hopewell.

During the discussion, Warner outlined new models for film distribution and online movie consumption. Warner also discussed how the new disruptive model of an online Cineplex will give movie audiences broader access to a greater variety of world-class movies and share updates on what Flix Premiere has achieved within the last year to democratize cinema.

This was Flix Premiere's second event at the festival, following its debut at the 68th Festival de Cannes in 2015, when the company initially launched its mission to revolutionize the film industry by offering brand new movies anytime, anywhere.

According to Warner, "Each year tens of thousands of movies are made worldwide, but only 5%of these movies find their audience or recover investment. The other 95%, albeit most of great movies, get lost in an archaic distribution system, without their audience knowing about them, Each great movie deserves a chance to be seen. Using an innovative movie curation system and marketing model that gives each of these films the spotlight they deserve, we can connect these movies to their audience worldwide and - at the same time - give online movie watchers broader access to the types of movies they crave to see.\n In 2015, at the highly anticipated Flix Premiere pre-launch party, the company also announced their Democratize Cinema campaign. This campaign enables filmmakers, directors, producers, movie critics, and all movie-goers to become involved in a mission that aims to provide one true single point of discovery for great new movies. This campaign is truly driven to help all underappreciated and overlooked films finally realize their full potential. As of May 1, 2016, more than 105,000 people have signed the online petition, expressing their hunger for a single point to access a broad range of high quality films with a hotbed of emerging talent. "Great films should not be dependent on who is in the movie, which studio produced it, or how much it cost produce, but instead on the power of story, characters, resonance, relevance and much more," stated Warner.

Flix Premiere is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur and film producer Martin Warner. The world's first cineplex uses technology innovation to break traditional barriers and connect audiences with the work of talented filmmakers. Flix Premiere initiated its global roll-out with a soft launch in the UK, providing film viewers in the UK a new destination to discover movies across genres including drama, comedies, documentaries and animation. The platform is next set to launch in the US and other locations as well.

Flix Premiere Ready for Its Close-Up

April 11th, 2016  |  Variety

While Hollywood is loudly warring over Screening Room, another viewing revolution that promises to benefit indie cinema in particular has just arrived — Flix Premiere, which was launched April 4 in the U.K. and the U.S. by film producer and tech entrepreneur Martin Warner, will add more territories this summer.

Calling the service "a digital cineplex online and on-demand, where cinema meets the distributor," Warner says that by combining "curated theatrical releases" with on-demand availability where viewers "pay per film, not with monthly subscriptions," moviegoers will have "a single, simple destination where they can discover great new and old movies, especially indies."

Warner notes that traditional theatrical distribution and programming models "are set up for blockbusters and primetime slots — and that'll never change. And all the indies have, by comparison, very little marketing and placement. So we saw this as a great opportunity to try something new, using the Internet and social media for marketing."

The new platform will offer viewers "eight to nine" movie premieres every week or so, Warner says, and by keeping films exclusive to Flix and available on-demand, the company will create a clear distinction between traditional cinema release and VOD platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Google Play.

Warner, who predicts that Flix Premiere will attract "over 2 million" viewers in the first year, reports that the service already has "over 100 movies, with our sweet spot being around the $15 million budget mark."

Its initial slate includes "2 Jacks" with Sienna Miller, "Café" with Jennifer Love Hewitt and "Little Accidents" with Elizabeth Banks and Josh Lucas.

Flix Premiere: The 'NetFlix' for Forgotten Films

April 7th, 2016  |  Fox Business

Indie moviegoers are in for a treat.

A new online streaming service called Flix Premiere has just launched in the United States, but unlike other video-on-demands services, this one will only release independent, "never before seen" movies.

"The truth is that you have the blockbusters in the theaters. Then you got movies that are great for TV but all these independents out there don't have a direct platform. So, a lot of movies get made and they don't recruit their investment and great movies don't get seen," Martin Warner, founder and CEO of Flix Premiere, tells FOXBusiness.com.

The company estimates that 95% of films never find their audience or recover their investment due to the traditional distribution model.

"We're the distributor meets the cinema. We do the whole banana," adds Warner. "What we are doing is transformational because we're not going to bombard you with a thousand movies. We are going to give you eight or nine and then we are going to immerse you into the story."

Flix Premiere is set to disrupt the motion picture industry

April 1st, 2016  |  examiner.com

With great passion and an even better business model in place, CEO, Martin Warner and Flix Premiere, is set to change the game for film lovers around the world in the online war for original content. It really appears that Flix Premiere has truly done their research and discovered an alternative way to enjoy an exclusive film experience. Unlike Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV, Hulu, and other video-on-demand platforms, Flix Premiere will only release original content, pioneering Cinema-On-Demand and creating a clear distinction between traditional cinema release and (VOD) platforms.

This is a unique business model which will allow the consumer to have first hand experience with unique and curated theatrical quality content. This may not be information that that average movie fans knows, but every year 95% of films made 'never' find their audience or recover their investment due a traditional distribution model. This means the majority of great films have become difficult to discover, expensive to fund, and even harder to market as movie goers don't know about these hidden film treasures.

At the pre-launch event at Cannes 2015, the Founder and CEO, Martin Warner, said, "There is an abundance of great theatrical movies that never get seen, that just simply die due to the existing industry model which does not support the economics or provide a broader marketing and release mechanism for all movies" Furthermore, he adds "consumers are led to believe that movies are only worth seeing if they are released at the theater". Warner calls this the 'Hollywood syndrome' good for a few, but not for the many.

In what will be seen by many as the 2016 69th Festival de Cannes Keynote Speech, Flix Premiere Founder, Martin Warner, will talk in depth about his new disruptive model and the impact of an online multiplex moving forward. This will be held as part of the Cannes Film Market NEXT program, it's new future of cinema forum and Martin Warner's on stage interview will be one of the highly anticipated events of the festival.

Once the site is fully launched, Flix Premiere aims to release 8 movies per week on its multiplex theatre, in a curated format, Warner said, "Movie-goers around the world will now have a credible, exciting new alternative to theaters, and VOD platforms like Netflix. And we promise to release theatrical worthy new movie premieres that have never been seen before". At the London Film Festival, Warner said, "Most consumers are watching platforms like Netflix for its TV drama, NOT its movies, the perception is that most movies Netflix and other VOD platforms hold, are non-exclusive deals, meaning the movies are available everywhere!"n Warner believes that consumers don't get the choice and value of new motion picture content, and it appears to be one of his goals to disrupt and change that model for the better which is very exciting. For more information about Warner and his company, visit the Flix Premiere website.

Flix Premiere is the online cinema for forgotten films

March 29th, 2016  |  Engadget

With new, exclusive releases each week, it's movie distributor meets streaming service.

Major film studios have much of their production schedules mapped out years in advance. By default, cinemas have pretty full calendars themselves. With a finite number of screens, theaters can only take so many movies from other distributors. Competition for these slots is fierce, and when film festival season draws to a close, some flicks simply don't get picked up. Even big names and moving stories can't save them from limbo. Flix Premiere, however, wants to do just that, by being an online cinema for overlooked films.

On the face of it, Flix Premiere is a new movie streaming service. But as founder Martin Warner puts it, the outfit is actually playing the role of distributor, just with its own platform for putting bums in virtual seats. As such, Flix Premiere looks at acquisitions from a distributor perspective, with an internal team not only assessing cinematic value, but the size of the potential audience and return on investment.

Just because a film has been forgotten doesn't necessarily mean it'll make the cut. Flix Premiere only wants to promote good films that, for one reason or another, haven't found an audience yet. Typically, these will be of more modest budgets (sub-$15 million) and come from independent studios. And age isn't really an issue. Anything from the past three years or so is on Flix Premiere's radar, though it'll consider older movies, too, if they're of considerable merit.

In some ways, Warner sees Flix Premiere as a competitor to the likes of Netflix and Amazon. Not in breadth, but just as the major streaming services are investing more in original content, Flix Premiere will only ever host platform exclusives. Films you won't find anywhere else, and films that've never been shown anywhere else.

Flix Premiere isn't really being pitched as a streaming service, though. "Online cinema" is the preferred term, for several reasons. The heavily curated nature of the service, for one -- Warner hopes one day that it'll be as credible as bricks-and-mortar chains like Odeon and AMC -- but primarily because Flix Premiere will treat new releases exactly like theatrical debuts.

In its role as distributor, Flix Premiere will first promote the movies through online marketing campaigns. A film will then have a small advanced screening window, with trailers, interviews and behind-the-scenes snippets building momentum ahead of its general release. Each week, the service will promote around eight titles in the same way a local, independent theater might change what it shows on a regular basis. There's no subscription model: You pay a couple of bucks for your ticket, microwave your popcorn and stream the film as if you were going to the cinema.

You can go back through the archives and see what was playing in previous weeks -- Flix Premiere has a minimum exclusivity period of 12 months on any film -- but the idea is to highlight new releases, not just add them to a vast database of other content. Over the next few weeks, Flix Premiere will release iOS and Android apps to compliment browser access, and in the future, additional apps for smart TVs, games consoles and streaming pucks are in the cards.

The Flix Premiere US and UK websites are actually live right now (though intermittently) for testing purposes ahead of a proper launch at the end of May, after the Cannes film festival. At this point, the service will expand to Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Spain. This is also when Flix Premiere will kick off weekly releases, as it hopes to become a theatrical release format in its own right, and carve out a niche for itself in the already crowded video-on-demand space.

Flix Premiere brings movies into the home instead of the cinema

March 29th, 2016  |  Pocket-lint

A new online movie-streaming platform called Flix Premiere aims to bring the cinema experience into the home.

Unlike the average streaming offerings, already clogging up app space on myriad devices, Flix Premiere is all about exclusive films that might have been missed. While this could be interpreted as a bargain bin for films that don't get snapped up by big names like Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video, it sounds like a more refined selection can be expected.

The movies on Flix will all be exclusive to that platform for at least a year. The idea is for the films to be released on the service, rather than at the cinema. Again this sounds like straight to DVD failures, but should actually be handpicked gems. Bearing in mind that big studios are pushing out multi-million pound turd-cakes topped with lashings of CGI, money clearly doesn't mean everything.

Netflix and Amazon are focusing budgets on creating their own original content, and cinemas are focused on big budget Hollywood films to get tickets sold, leaving some potentially great films without a place to go.

The Flix movies will typically be lower budget, at under $15 million each, and will come from independent studios. The fact that the platform is due to launch internationally right after the Cannes Film Festival is a good indicator of the level of content we can expect.

Flix Premiere will be available online plus on iOS and Android in the US and UK first with plans to expand to Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Spain at the end of May. Pricing for new releases is expected to be about £4 per film.

Flix Premiere Launches UK Streaming Service Today Ahead of its Formal Launch

March 18th, 2016

At the time of going to press, Flix Premiere announced that the UK version of its new theatrical format streaming service has launched today. The Flix Premiere Cineplex has opened up with 9 exciting theatrical movies on General Release and the announcement of two upcoming Film Premieres.

"We are delighted to launch our exciting theatrical Cineplex today in the UK, with a great line-up of exclusive movies that can only be seen on our platform. Today we give the consumer access to our web version of the product, and in the near future we will be releasing iPhone & Android smartphone and tablet apps too." - CEO & Founder, Martin Warner.

Flix Premiere will officially launch its full service US & UK Cineplex Streaming Service at the end of May 2016, along with the announcement of other country services.

Flix Premiere announces its involvement at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

February 18th, 2016

The wait is over! Flix Premiere has finally announced their plans for this year's 69th Festival de Cannes from May 11th – May 22nd 2016.

Martin Warner, Flix Premiere's outspoken Founder will be giving a keynote interview at the Marche du Film on 18th May 2016, followed by the exclusive Flix Premiere After Party.

Currently seats and tickets are being offered to a small percentage of filmmakers, sales agents, distributors and press at flixpremiere.com/cannes-2016.

Flix Premiere is set to disrupt the motion picture industry and compete with Netflix, Amazon and movie theatres

November 3rd, 2015  |  Teqnews Online

London, UK – Global Release – Flix Premiere, the world's first online multiplex will change the game for film lovers around the world in the online war for original content. Unlike Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV and other video-on-demand platforms, Flix Premiere will only release original content, pioneering Cinema-On-Demand and creating a clear distinction between traditional cinema release and (VOD) platforms.

At the pre-launch event in Cannes this year, the Founder and CEO, Martin Warner, said, "There is an abundance of great theatrical movies that never get seen, that just simply die due to the existing industry model which does not support the economics or provide a broader marketing and release mechanism for all movies." Furthermore, he adds "consumers are led to believe that movies are only worth seeing if they are released at the theatre". Warner calls this the 'Hollywood syndrome' good for a few, but not for the many.

Flix Premiere aims to release 8 movies per week on its multiplex theatre, in a curated format, Warner said, "Movie-goers around the world will now have a credible, exciting new alternative to theatres, and VOD platforms like Netflix. And we promise to release theatrical worthy new movie premieres that have never been seen before". At the London Film Festival, Warner said, "Most consumers are watching platforms like Netflix for its TV drama, NOT its movies, the perception is that most movies Netflix and other VOD platforms hold, are non-exclusive deals, meaning the movies are available everywhere! Warner believes that consumers don't get the choice and value of new motion picture content.

Flix Premiere has started to release trailers of movies that will show on the platform, together with interviews and information about their services. Warner said, "Since Cannes, we have built a pipeline of over 150 theatrical releases, and expect this number to grow significantly towards the end of the year".

Flix Premiere to challenge Netflix and movie theatres alike with new streaming model

October 15th, 2015  |  The Daily Dot

Flix Premiere is a new streaming service based out of London and Los Angeles, and it's hoping to change the way we find original movies online.

While video-on-demand services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon provide subscribers with huge backlogs of on-demand TV and film to choose from, Flix Premiere founder Martin Warner says he thinks they could be doing better in his latest press release.

"Most consumers are watching platforms like Netflix for its TV drama, NOT its movies," he said. "The perception is that most movies Netflix and other VOD platforms hold... are non-exclusive deals, meaning the movies are available everywhere!"

Basically, the company's goal is to "democratize cinema" by helping films that may have never seen wide release in theaters find their audiences online.

They're hoping to premiere "8 movies per week on [our] multiplex theatre, in a curated format."

No official launch date for the service has been announced, but according to Twitter, it'll be here by the new year.

Flix Premiere's latest web update is now live, and rumors circulate about AFM

October 5th, 2015

In another exciting update this week, Flix Premiere has increased their available content to continue the build up to the official launch later this year. With each update - current and future consumers gain access to new trailers, press releases, and more information about the upcoming revolutionary services that Flix Premiere will be offering.

In addition, Flix Premiere has announced their involvement at the American Film Market this November in Santa Monica. Rumors of another large event or speaking arrangement with Founder & CEO Martin Warner have been circling, but nothing has been confirmed at time of going to press.

Democratize cinema campaign launches – changing the way consumers understand film

August 6th, 2015

One of the most anticipated campaigns of Summer 2015 has finally launched this week - Flix Premiere's Democratize Cinema Campaign. This campaign sets out to redefine the definition of a great movie - as we know it today. The campaign calls for all movie goers to take action and vote for the democratization of cinema – promoting a new era for film behind the confines of Hollywood. Vote Now – to have your say and a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the 69th Festival de Cannes. Thank you in advance for proudly supporting Flix Premiere's mission to see all underappreciated and overlooked filmmakers second chance to become noticed and paid.

Successful pre-launch industry party

May 29th, 2015

As the 68th Festival de Cannes came to a close on Sunday May 24th, the industry leaders, filmmakers, distributors and consumers walk away with a newfound knowledge of "Democratizing Cinema" – a campaign in collaboration with Flix Premiere, that aims to bring a wide range of new cinema to the convenience of your own home.

Flix Premiere's party was anything but ordinary on May 18th, as filmmakers, actors, studios, distributors, and sales agents flocked to Porto Canto to learn more about Martin Warner's involvement with the revolutionary platform - Flix Premiere. He briefly discussed his vision, which entailed creating the world's first true Online Multiplex. Martin Warner [Founder] outlined his vision to democratize cinema, a campaign that will forever change the film industry by finally creating a new and fair economic film model for ALL parties involved.

Following his powerful speech, the party continued as British pop star Labrinth performed some of his various #1 titles, not to mention the five Samba dancers and top DJ that continually kept the theme of the event as a very casual introduction to the revolutionary platform.

Flix Premiere announces pre-launch industry party in Porto Canto during the Cannes Film Festival

April 6th, 2015

Flix Premiere's pre-launch party is shaping up to be one of the largest, and most exclusive parties during the 68th Festival de Cannes.

The company has announced a preview of its celebration night that will include samba dancers, fireworks, and British pop star Labrinth. The event will be hosted aboard the M/Y Antisan yacht on the French Riviera. The event is shaping up to be one of the most talked about events of the Festival.