This past December CINEDIGM acquired The Film Detective and this month have acquired FANDOR highlighting a massive expansion moment in the independent film community. The Film Detective’s founder and president Phil Hopkins is now overseeing the extensive libraries of the three entities. Phil was awesome enough to chat with Selig Film News about his own history and about the exciting future of the indie and classic film world.
Tapping into the $4.8 billion-dollar global market for independent film, Cinedigm plans to leverage its substantial content library, technology, engineering and distribution capabilities to rapidly expand Fandor’s content offering, relaunch the service’s apps and dramatically expand distribution to Cinedigm’s global footprint of over 900 million connected devices. The Company anticipates the service could reach seven figure subscriber levels within the next 24-30 months with a focus on rapid global expansion and distribution. Cinedigm will continue to offer the service ad-free, but also plans to offer a free, ad-supported on-demand tier as well as a linear streaming channel to further broaden the service’s reach to audiences of all viewing preferences.
Historian Phil Hopkins chatted with Gadi Elkon of Selig Film News about these massive acquisitions and how they will impact the independent television and film market. Phil was kind enough to share a brief history of his rise as a noted film historian and restoration expert. Enjoy this enlightening look into a potential game changer for those interested in consuming indie and classic film/tv via the massive scope of Cinedigm.
Interview with Historian Phil Hopkins:
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