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High definition charity

HD DVD/Blu-ray/DVD

Source: High-Def Digest

As part of a move to get more independent content on to HD DVD, Microsoft and Amazon have joined forces to subsidise the production of independent titles. Entitled “The 1000 HD DVD Indies Project”, due to the number of titles to eventually be made available, this venture will see Microsoft offering their authoring services for free to independent filmmakers who make the grade, while Amazon will then package the discs and sell them exclusively on their web site. The idea, it would appear, is that the discs will be made to order, eliminating much of the overhead associated with bulk production, and with the proceeds going straight back to the filmmakers.

There’s no word yet on any of the titles that we can expect to see through this scheme, but it’s interesting news for sure, and goes some way towards showing how serious Microsoft is about supporting the HD DVD format.

 
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2007 at 3:08 PM | Comments: 1
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Web

 
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I'm personally hoping "Horror-inclined" filmmakers and/or indie studios sign up!

Posted by: Jayson Sehn, July 2, 2007 11:37 PM

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