Amazon and Bleeker Street partner for new ‘Prime Instant Video’ content
New content, including a a few recently released films, will become available to ‘Prime Instant Video’ users soon. Amazon and Bleecker Street have announced a new multi-year content licensing agreement that will make Amazon’s ‘Prime Instant Video’ the exclusive subscription home for theatrical releases including ‘Danny Collins’ starring Al Pacino, and ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ starring Tobey Maguire as American chess champion Bobby Fischer. Prime members in the U.S. will be able to enjoy the selection of films from Bleecker Street through the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/PIV at no additional cost to their membership.
“Prime members love independent films and we’re excited to add these compelling Bleecker Street titles to Prime Instant Video,” stated Brad Beale, Vice President of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “The high-caliber and growing line-up from Bleecker Street brings an impressive variety of films that we know Prime members will enjoy.”
“As we build out our collection of films, it’s important to us to share the work of these amazing filmmakers with a broad viewing audience,” stated Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “We look forward to bringing Prime members an entertainment experience we’re sure they’ll love.”
Additional films that will come to Prime Instant Video from Bleecker Street before any other subscription service in the U.S. include the 2015 Sundance hit, ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ starring Blythe Danner, the family-drama ‘Captain Fantastic’ starring Viggo Mortensen, and the Bryan Cranston led ‘Trumbo,’ about Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.