IndiePix Launches West Coast Operation

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Thu, 08/12/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

IndiePix the internet-based distributor of independent films has announced the expansion of its operations with the launch of a new West Coast office. Director of Acquisitions Jason Tyrrell will head-up the new efforts beginning with the establishment of an IndiePix satellite office in Hollywood. In addition to discovering more West Coast independent filmmakers Tyrrell will cover additional film festivals in the Midwest Southwest and Asia with the view to developing new projects for potential production through IndiePix Studios. Presence on the West Coast will allow more opportunities to create film fund partnerships to expand IndiePix’s 2011 theatrical slate to a half dozen or more films that will go on to receive national exposure. “As IndiePix has expanded its reach and our team has scouted talent at larger national and international film festivals ” says Tyrrell “I began to find that contrary to what may generally be thought about the Los Angeles area there is a solid and vibrant independent film and arts community totally under-served by the studio system. In addition to acknowledging the significant and further developing film communities of San Francisco Seattle Portland Denver/Boulder and in the Southwest we decided it was time to dip a toe in those waters.” Bob Alexander president of IndiePix says “It is a natural step for IndiePix to increase our focus on Independent Film development and creation in Los Angeles. Independent Film has a history in New York but the independent spirit is not isolated there. Working with a wider range of Independent Filmmakers earlier in their development and production efforts to bring their special vision to a wider audience is a central company objective. Jason is perfect to lead our effort in this area.” Tyrrell expects to have the Los Angeles satellite office up and running in time for the Toronto Film Festival in September. He will continue to lead the New York acquisitions team with Mark DeFrancis taking an expanded role in coverage of East Coast film festivals. IndiePix