Great news this week for GrowLab cohort member CineCoup, who announced a partnership with Cineplex Entertainment!
In partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, CineCoup today announced at the Banff World Media Festival an innovative feature film model debuting Fall 2012.
“Through first-hand experiences working on both the traditional and social marketing side of film, I witnessed a disconect between how the industry operates, and how the current generation of content creators and consumers behave,” says CineCoup Founder and CEO, J. Joly. “CineCoup is designed to bridge this gap by re-imagining the development, financing, and distribution of original feature films.”
Recently announced as 2012 cohort for GrowLab, a high profile tech accelerator that supports quick-to-market entrepreneurs with funding and mentorship, CineCoup will first launch as a pilot in English and French-language Canada before rolling out internationally.
Filmmaking teams apply to CineCoup with a feature film concept. They advance through a gamified application process designed to develop and package their concept while building audiences early. The top teams with the strongest projects will be optioned for development, and one project in each language will be financed for production and receive a guaranteed release in Cineplex theatres in Summer/Fall 2013. – Read More