Amazon Bows 'Indie' Store18 Jan, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Amazon.com has launched an online store, Independent Voices, featuring actor/director Jon Favreau as the link's curator.
The store seeks to highlight Amazon's selection of independent movies, arthouse films and on-demand DVD burning. Favreau was selected based on his work supporting independent film and is slated to provide reviews and recommendations on the site.
Favreau, who directed the May 2nd theatrical release Iron Man, with Robert Downey Jr., last summer released his Emmy-nominated “Dinner for Five” series on Amazon, including favorites episodes for burning via CreateSpace DVD on Demand.
The store also features user discussion forums, polls, movie information from IMDB.com (owned by Amazon), blogs, reviews and links to video-download service Amazon Unbox.