Hollywood’s fall 2014 trend is clearly the launch of subscription video-on-demand services. On Monday, Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises — the media company that owns and operates the Tribeca Film Festival — announced a launch of their own.
“Tribeca Short List,” slated to debut in the first half of 2015, will encompass a selection of titles from both companies, as well as outside movies. The films will be curated by Tribeca and others, and refreshed on a weekly basis.
The new service will be based in New York and led by a general manager and a Board of Directors comprised of Lionsgate and Tribeca executives, as well as an Advisory Board made up of others in American entertainment and culture.
“The launch of the Tribeca Short List service unites two powerful brands and underscores our commitment to collaborate with blue-chip partners around the world to deliver premium content to online audiences,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. “The Tribeca name resonates with movie aficionados everywhere, and our service will encompass a highly curated, diverse and prestigious portfolio of quality films.”
“We are pleased to join with Lionsgate, a world-class brand synonymous with innovation and exciting, quality entertainment, to create a highly curated experience that disrupts the ‘more-is-more’ model in today’s streaming on-demand landscape,” said Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca Enterprises. “Tribeca Short List aims to be a service where you can see films you never got to watch, forgot to watch, and want to watch.”