FlixFling snaps up 6 films at TIFF

The U.S. streaming service is moving ahead on its promise to ramp up acquisition efforts at major festivals.
September 9, 2014

Streaming service FlixFling announced on Monday that it has closed distribution deals for 6 films at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The titles are the comedy The Infinite Man, the crime thriller AB Negative, the mystery drama Blur, the racing documentary Fast Dreams, and the horror films Tulpa and Salvage.

“We own all rights in the territories on average for 15 years but the exclusive SVOD window for FlixFling will most likely be around 1 year,” Thomas Ashley, CEO of FlixFling, said in an email.

The territories covered by the deal are a mix of U.S.-only (The Infinite Man), U.S. and Canada (AB Negative, Tulpa and Salvage), and global (Fast Dreams).

The Infinite Man and AB Negative will get theatrical releases through FlixFling’s parent company, Invincible Pictures, following a 30-day pre-theatrical VOD window. Vimeo has the 30-day pre-theatrical exclusive electronic sell-through and VOD window for The Infinite Man.

FlixFling began ramping up acquisition efforts at Cannes in May with its new film fund, Invincible Entertainment Partners. It plans to acquire 1 to 6 films per market/festival and release the same number per month.

The company is also branching out into production with writer/director Kevin Smith’s action-adventure feature Yoga Hosers, which it’s producing with StarStream Entertainment, Abolitta Productions and Smith’s SModcast Pictures. The film will star Johnny Depp, his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith.

FlixFling recently closed a VOD and UltraViolet content deal with Warner Bros. that added thousands of the studio’s movie and TV titles to its service, including recent films such as The LEGO Movie, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim and the Harry Potter series.

The company is in the process of deploying new apps across a number of devices, including Xbox, Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony and TiVo, along with updated apps for iOS, Android, Chromecast and Roku.

Pictured: Josh McConville in The Infinite Man

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Todd is StreamDaily's U.S. West Coast Correspondent. He has written for a wide range of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, NylonGuys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. You can reach him at toddrlongwell[at]gmail.com or on twitter @toddlongwell1

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