Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive subscription home for
Bleecker Street’s films including the Al Pacino comedy-drama, Danny
Collins, and the biographical film about Bobby Fischer starring Tobey
Maguire, Pawn Sacrifice
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 31, 2015--
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Bleecker Street today announced a multi-year
content licensing agreement that will make Prime Instant Video the
exclusive subscription home for theatrical releases including Danny
Collins starring Al Pacino, and Pawn Sacrifice starring Tobey
Maguire as American chess champion Bobby Fischer. Prime members in the
U.S. will be able to enjoy the selection of films from Bleecker Street
through the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and
mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/PIV
at no additional cost to their membership.
“Prime members love independent films and we’re excited to add these
compelling Bleecker Street titles to Prime Instant Video,” stated Brad
Beale, Vice President of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon.
“The high-caliber and growing line-up from Bleecker Street brings an
impressive variety of films that we know Prime members will enjoy.”
“As we build out our collection of films, it’s important to us to share
the work of these amazing filmmakers with a broad viewing audience,”
stated Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “We look forward to
bringing Prime members an entertainment experience we’re sure they’ll
Additional films that will come to Prime Instant Video from Bleecker
Street before any other subscription service in the U.S. include the
2015 Sundance hit, I’ll See You in My Dreams, starring Blythe
Danner, the family-drama Captain Fantastic starring Viggo
Mortensen, and the Bryan Cranston led Trumbo, about
Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
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About Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street (bleeckerstreetmedia.com)
is an independently-financed U.S. film distribution company founded in
2014 by Andrew Karpen. The studio specializes in smart and inviting
entertainment appealing to discerning audiences nationwide.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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