BVDM Sponsors 2009 Tribeca Film Festival


Broadway Video Digital Media Sponsors Tribeca Film Festival

New York, NY, April 12, 2009 – Broadway Video Digital Media (BVDM), announced today it will be serving as an industry sponsor for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).  Having contributed its post-production services to the Festival in prior years, BVDM made the commitment to serve as an industry sponsor and take a greater role in this year’s Festival, which runs from April 22nd through May 3rd.

BVDM’s New York City based HDTV technical facilities and expertise are a perfect fit for the filmmakers in need of mastering, finishing and HDTV duplication services.  “We are extremely proud to be an Industry Sponsor for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival,” says Mark Yates, President of BVDM.  “The Festival provides an outlet for some of the world’s best new films, and it showcases the very best of New York.  In the current economic climate, I can’t think of a better vehicle to help breathe life into the City and add to its vitality.   The entire BVDM team is excited to be participating.”

As an Industry Sponsor, BVDM is donating technical services to a group of the Festival’s filmmakers, and offering discounted rates to any filmmakers who require the post-production expertise that makes BVDM a leader in the digital media sector.  Julie La’Bassiere, TFF’s Director of Industry Relations said, “We are so thrilled to have BVDM as an Industry sponsor this year.  Not only are their digital services to filmmakers and the industry of the highest quality, but their commitment to being a leader in cutting edge technologies is truly exceptional.”

This year’s Festival will feature films from 135 different filmmakers, representing 36 countries around the globe.  However, there are also offerings from quintessential New Yorkers Spike Lee and Woody Allen.  With films addressing themes as diverse as art, culture, politics, sports, and music, the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival promises something for every fan of the cinema.

Media Contact:
Chris Calvosa
Director of Marketing
Broadway Video Digital Media
212-333-0555 xt. 640
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About the Tribeca Film Festival

Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.   Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Tribeca Festival has screened over 1100 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than two million attendees and has generated over $530 million in economic activity for New York City.

About Broadway Video Digital Media (BVDM):

Broadway Video Digital Media is the industry leader in providing distribution, digital file encoding, duplication, video transmission, closed captioning and asset management services to organizations of any size.  From its state-of-the-art technical operations center in Times Square, BVDM operates one of the largest videotape duplication centers in the nation, supporting virtually all professional formats.  Worldwide digital connectivity allows for on-demand distribution to any destination in any file-based or video format.  BVDM maintains an extensive complement of HDTV technology and equipment and has been a pioneer in solving critical issues related to the HDTV transition.  Currently, BVDM is helping to form industry wide standards and practices for the restoration and preservation of large-scale video archives.  From DVD authoring and replication to broadcast finishing, BVDM is the one-stop source for any organization in need of video and media-related technology solutions.  After a successful spin-off from Broadway Video Entertainment in 2007, BVDM remains closely affiliated with the Broadway Video family of companies.  BVDM is committed to investing in emerging digital technologies and offering its clients cutting edge solutions, while continuing to support the current, practical, and real world demands facing today’s media industry.