June 24, 2008
TurnHere Sponsors 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival to Support Independent Filmmaker Community
TurnHere, Inc., the leading online video platform, today announced that the company will be sponsoring the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival, and streaming all film trailers in the event's online film guide available at lafilmfest.com. Visitors to the online film guide can find links to existing trailers located under the movie captions, directing them to a branded TurnHere video player featuring the preview.
TurnHere's participation in the Los Angeles Film Festival underscores its commitment to the independent filmmaker community. The company uses its independent filmmaker network to produce authentic broadcast-quality narrative content shot by local film professionals all over the world. The network spans more than 50 countries and recently reached the 5,000 filmmaker milestone, also announced today.
The 14th annual Los Angeles Film Festival highlights the talents of new filmmakers by screening over 250 feature films and hosting nearly 100,000 attendees, including film critics, scholars, journalists, filmmakers and film enthusiasts. The film festival will take place from Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 29. For more information about the event and program, please visit: http://www.lafilmfest.com/
"Our filmmaker network is one of the most valuable assets to the current success and future growth of the company," said Kelly Duane, director of content at TurnHere. "TurnHere is committed as a company to promoting and supporting independent filmmakers and we are proud to take part in the celebration of their personal achievements."
Duane will be participating in the festival's Kodak Speed Dating event, designed to connect industry professionals with independent filmmakers to build working relationships.
About TurnHere, Inc
TurnHere, Inc. is a leading platform for online video production and provides studio-quality Internet video advertising and Web distribution for companies in a wide range of industries including media, publishing, travel, local and real estate. The company leverages its growing network of more than 5,000 professional filmmakers across more than 50 countries to create affordable Internet videos that deliver emotionally engaging and authentic content to the right audiences. With deep backgrounds in media and video production, TurnHere works with customers on creative treatments to help produce effective venues for building online traffic. Founded in 2005, the company is privately held with headquarters in Emeryville, California, and offices in New York.
For More Information Kasey Fleisher or Zoe Vandeveer LaunchSquad Phone: 415-625-8555 Email: turnhere (at) launchsquad.com Julie Siegel Film Independent / Los Angeles Film Festival Phone: 310-432-1287 Email: JSiegel (at) FilmIndependent.org