FOX ENTERTAINMENT’S FREE STREAMING SERVICE TUBI, DRAFTHOUSE FILMS AND GIANT PICTURES SIGN EXCLUSIVE CONTENT DEAL FOR NEARLY 40 TITLES
Collaboration marks first time Drafthouse Films has made the majority of its slate available on a single streaming platform, with most titles available exclusively for free to Tubi viewers through June 30
SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2021 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, cinephile favorite Drafthouse Films and the digital distribution label Giant Pictures have signed an exclusive content deal for nearly 40 Drafthouse Films titles now streaming for free on Tubi. The collaboration marks the first time nearly the full slate of Drafthouse’s premium English and foreign language titles will be available on a single streaming service.
“Alamo Drafthouse has an undeniable reputation of giving cinephiles across the country a one-of-a-kind experience, and we can’t wait for our movie-loving audience to explore these premium indie titles,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “As the exclusive home to this eclectic slate of films, we’re proud to support Alamo Drafthouse and the independent filmmaking community.”
Through June 30, Tubi will be the exclusive free home to 20,000 Days on Earth, Ambassador, The Act of Killing, A Band Called Death, Borgman, Bullhead, Cheap Thrills, The Congress, The Dog, A Field In England, The Final Member, The FP, Graceland, I Declare War, Klown, Klown Forever, Men & Chicken, Mood Indigo, Nothing Bad Can Happen, The Overnighters, Pieta, R100, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, Wake In Fright, Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, and Wrong.
Tubi will also be the exclusive free home to such repertory titles as Confetti of the Mind, Dangerous Men, Miami Connection, Ms. 45, Trailer War, and The Visitor. Non-exclusive titles include Amira & Sam, The Connection, The Keeping Room, The Look of Silence, The Tribe, and The World of Karako.
“Giant Pictures is thrilled to connect our partners, Tubi and Drafthouse Films, together in this exclusive free streaming partnership”, said Nick Savva, General Manager of Giant Pictures. “The caliber of the Drafthouse catalog and the wide streaming distribution provided by Tubi is a match made in cult movie heaven!”
“Our reason for existence at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is to share the movies we love with as many people as possible,” says Tim League, founder and executive chairman of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. “We are excited to share our years of curation with the Tubi audience.”
Tubi has more than 30,000 movies and television shows from over 250 content partners, including every major studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at http://www.tubi.tv/.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, is an ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service with movies and television shows from every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free. The service is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.
About Giant Pictures
Giant Pictures is a digital distributor based in New York City and Los Angeles that works directly with filmmakers and rights owners to distribute movies and TV shows to VOD and streaming platforms around the world. A division of Giant Interactive, an award-winning digital media and technology services company, Giant Pictures has licensing and distribution agreements with more than 45 of the top movie and TV streaming services, including Tubi, Apple TV, Netflix, Roku, Peacock, Prime Video, IMDb TV, Pluto TV and Kanopy. Visit us at www.giant.pictures.
About Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of “sharing the films we love with the widest audience possible,” Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named one of Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Films Of The Year.” The company’s second release Bullhead was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar® in 2012, followed by internationally celebrated Danish comedy Klown, which has been slated for a US remake. The release of Joshua Oppenheimer’s groundbreaking documentary The Act Of Killing, produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog won top prizes at festivals worldwide and earned the year’s strongest box office opening for a documentary in 2013, as well as receiving a nomination from the Academy Awards® for Best Documentary Feature, with the 2015 release of Oppenheimer’s companion film, The Look of Silence, receiving the same honor.
The slate has included such diverse and acclaimed films as the cult, phenomenon Miami Connection; 2013 SXSW Midnight Audience Award black comedy/thriller Cheap Thrills; Ben Wheatley’s “psychedelic trip into magic and madness” A Field In England, the Netherlands’ official 2014 Oscar® entry Borgman; Japanese auteur Sion Sono’s Toronto International Film Festival Audience Award-winning Why Don’t You Play In Hell?; Ari Folman’s epic sci-fi animated/live-action hybrid The Congress starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, and Jon Hamm; the audacious and award-winning Ukrainian sign language drama The Tribe; Karyn Kusama’s nerve-jangling thriller The Invitation; the bizarro Men & Chicken, starring a hilariously unrecognizable Mads Mikkelsen; and many more.
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