Select films will get day-and-date theatrical and VOD release.
Comcast Corporation and IFC Entertainment have signed a deal to create “IFC in Theaters,” a service providing on-demand independent films day-and-date with their theatrical release.
Two independent films will debut day-and-date with their box office release each month beginning in March.
A total of four or five total films will be available for VOD viewing monthly, and will cost $5.99 each. Available titles are expected to include Spike Lee’s “CSA: The Confederate States of America,” “American Gun” featuring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker and Marcia Gay Harden; and “Sorry, Haters” starring Robin Wright Penn and Sandra Oh.
“This agreement isn’t about simply collapsing distribution windows; ‘IFC in Theaters’ is enabling independent filmmakers to reach a wider audience in a much more economical manner,” said IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, in a statement.