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13 films make their digital premieres through Sundance Institute Artist Services program

13 films make their digital premieres through Sundance Institute Artist Services program

A still from CLEAR CUT: THE STORY OF PHILOMATH, OREGON
Sundance Institute announced thirteen films supported by the Institute that are for the first time available to rent, download and stream. Look for the films on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, SundanceNOW and YouTube. Films will be available on Netflix on March 1. For a full list of titles and where they are available, visit sundance.org/nowplaying or join Sundance Institute’s social media communities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Kickstarter.

Social TV: Watch online with your Facebook and MySpace pals

Social TV: Watch online with your Facebook and MySpace pals

Mashable, the site devoted to coverage of the social-media industry, posted a cool report about SplashCast, a widget that adds revolutionary commenting capabilities to offerings from Hulu and other online video providers. It’s easy to add a comment to the discussion thread on, say, a YouTube page, but SplashCast, or “Social TV,” as they call it, is different.

My Final Post on Digital Distribution, I Swear

My Final Post on Digital Distribution, I Swear

A lot of themes have emerged at Sundance this year. The environment. The economy. Noisy gum-chewers.