Magnolia Gets Shorts16 Feb, 2006 By: Holly J. Wagner
Magnolia Pictures has struck a deal with Shorts to bring the Academy Award-nominated live-action and animated short films first to select American theatres then later to sister company HDNet and Magnolia's new home entertainment division.
“In the past, only insiders and Academy voters got to see this powerful, short-form cinema. Now, for the first time, they're available to theater-goers and will reach the audience they deserve,” said Shorts International CEO Carter Pilcher.
The series will run starting Feb. 24 at the Cinema Village in New York and Laemmle Fairfax in Los Angeles as well as weeklong runs with Landmark Theatres in San Francisco, Detroit, Berkeley, Atlanta, Seattle, and Denver. Regal Cinemas will show the program in Austin and Portland Feb. 26 and 27 and The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago will run the series March 3 through 9.
More markets will be added in the coming weeks and later the series will also be available across other platforms that include ShortsTV on mobile phones.