Spout partners MySpace for Sundance Fest

MUMBAI: Spout.com announced an exclusive partnership with MySpace to bring the frenzy and films of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival to the MySpace Film community.
Spout’s insight on the festival will come direct from Butterknife filmmakers Joe Swanberg and Ronald Bronstein, as well as industry veteran blogger Karina Longworth who will be creating exclusive broadcast coverage direct from the festival.

By providing content from cutting edge filmmakers, Spout will not only present the MySpace community with a fresh perspective on filmmaking, but will also allow independent filmmakers to have a voice outside of more traditional channels.

“Giving filmmakers a voice in the cluttered film festival and Hollywood communities is essential for furthering the cause for independent film. Joe’s creative webseries is the perfect vehicle to bring to the supportive MySpace community,” says Spout CEO Rick DeVos.

The Spout coverage of the Sundance Film Festival will run on MySpace from 17-24 January and can be found online at Spout’s official MySpace profile http://myspace.com/welovefilm.

In addition to the MySpace partnership, Spout will premiere Joe Swanberg’s new webseries Butterknife, exclusively at http://www.spout.com/butterknife on 28 January. Spout is promoting the launch through financial and promotional support. This partnership follows Spout’s 2007 support of the YouTube launch of Four Eyed Monsters.