Tugg, the web-based platform that allows you to bring fan-selected films to a theater near you, has added an extensive list of features from The Weinstein Company. Now available are Best Picture Oscar-winners, The Artist and The King’s Speech, along with award-winning films Inglourious Basterds, The Reader and more. Boasting over 500 titles, Tugg allows fans to relive the theatrical experience of some of their favorite blockbusters and sought after indies. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
Here’s the full press release, including a list of films available from Tugg and instructions on how to bring them to a theater near you:
Best Picture Winners “The Artist” and “The King’s Speech”
Among Titles Now Available To Screen
Austin, TX— Tuesday, August 7, 2012— Tugg, Inc. (“Tugg”), a web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters, today announces that it will begin offering films from The Weinstein Company. Newly available titles include the 2012 and 2011 Best Picture winners The Artist and The King’s Speech, Academy Award-winning titles Inglourious Basterds and The Reader, and more.
Starting today, audiences nationwide will be able to program films from The Weinstein Company in any of Tugg’s thousands of participating movie theaters around the country. These films will be added to Tugg’s current library, which consists of over 500 titles ranging from new releases to repertory classics and studio blockbusters to independent festival favorites.
“The Weinstein name is synonymous with quality filmmaking, and we are thrilled to be featuring such a critically-acclaimed list of titles,” said co-founders Nicolas Gonda and Pablo Gonzalez. “As we continue to grow the library, our mission is to enable audiences to share an endless selection of films with friends, family and local communities, and to provide for a rich and engaging experience at local theaters.”
“Partnering with Tugg gives our audience the chance to relive some of their favorite independent films,” said TWC President of Distribution Erik Lomis. “We are always looking for new avenues to distribute our films – old and new.”
Browse Tugg’s library and request to bring a favorite title to your city at www.tugg.com/titles
To learn more about how Tugg works, visit the “How To” page at www.tugg.com/howtuggworks
About Tugg, Inc.
Tugg, Inc. (“Tugg”) is a collective action web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters. Through Tugg, individuals are empowered to select a film, screening time, and nearby theater, and then spread the word to their immediate and online community. Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed, and Tugg will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film; allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show. Tugg is currently working with exhibitors Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, AMC Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, Goodrich Quality Cinemas, Rave Cinemas and Regal Cinemas, as well as additional regional and independently-owned theaters across the country. These exhibitors will provide theatrical venues for individually curated events showcasing Tugg’s growing library of hundreds of studio and independent films.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards®, the most wins in the studio’s history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius’s THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay’s UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; and BULLY. Currently in release are EASY MONEY and THE INTOUCHABLES. Upcoming releases include LAWLESS; KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THE MASTER; and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Currently in production is DJANGO UNCHAINED.