Andrew Karpen’s ambitious New York-based distributor has struck a licensing deal with the digital giant making Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription platform for its theatrical releases.
Bleecker Street’s slate includes Danny Collins starring Al Pacino (pictured), Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire, Sundance selection I’ll See You In My Dreams starring Blythe Danner, family drama Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen and Bryan Cranston starrer Trumbo.
Prime members in the US will be able to access titles via the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online 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,” said Brad Beale, vice-president of digital video content acquisition for Amazon.
“The high-calibre 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,” said Karpen, Bleecker Street’s CEO. “We look forward to bringing Prime members an entertainment experience we’re sure they’ll love.”
In January Bleecker Street unveiled a Canadian output deal with Laurie May’s Elevation Pictures.