ROOTED IN PEACE Streamed via PublicVine at SUNDANCE 2015

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SUNDANCE AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER STREAMS NEW GREEN FILM THROUGH PUBLICVINE’S INNOVATIVE SOCIAL VIDEO MARKETPLACE.

PublicVine Presents Sundance Award-Winning Producer Greg Reitman’s Screening of New Film ROOTED IN PEACE at the I-Heart Lounge on Park City’s Main Street.

January 20, 2015 (LOS ANGELES), PublicVine presents Sundance award-winning producer Greg Reitman screening his new film ROOTED IN PEACE, which he also produced and directed. The event will be held on January 24, 2015 at the I-Heart Radio Lounge located in the heart of Sundance on Main Street in Park City, Utah. The film will be screened using PublicVine, the social video marketplace, followed by a live question and answer session and after party with Reitman, PublicVine’s Founder/CEO Nam Mokwunye, and producer/writer Scott Zarakin.

PublicVine, which was designed at Stanford University by Nam Mokwunye, is the online and mobile social video marketplace—a platform, where video content vendors and consumers connect, transact, and get paid. PublicVine is venture-backed with $5.6 million and is partnering with film festivals, filmmakers, distributors, and other “video content vendors” to redefine the industry in a manner that is transparent, fair, and safe.

Both video content vendors and consumers benefit from PublicVine’s social invite, viral revenue sharing, and social apps systems. Much like a “video mall in the cloud”, PublicVine allows video content vendors to set up unlimited channels and video stores from which they can rent out or sell video content directly to consumers. These transactions can happen in three streaming modes: video on demand (VOD), live programs, and TV/Radio broadcasts. When consumers rent or buy video content, it appears in their video library. They can also invite friends in their social network to rent or buy those videos. And when they do, they make a commission. And they can also make commissions on their friends’ commissions.

But just as important to filmmakers is PublicVine’s international reach. Through its relationship with global telecom operators, PublicVine offers video content vendors access to the 3 billion smart-device consumers in over 200 countries in which it is transactional.
With no downloading, video content vendors retain 100% control of their video content, and can receive up to 79% of transaction revenue on each of their videos. Video content vendors can also make up to 79% on ad revenue and 20% of apps revenue that is generated on their channel(s). There is no fee to register, no NDAs, no exclusivity, and no loyalty contract.

According to Reitman, “When releasing films today, one of the most important issues is being able to reach the widest available audience while retaining as much financial control as possible. PublicVine’s platform provides a perfect balance for releasing our new film, ROOTED IN PEACE. When it comes to reaching consumers for digital transactions on a world-wide level, PublicVine’s platform is going to be a game-changer for filmmakers.”

After sponsoring the 2014 International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), PublicVine is now also enabling film festivals to cut costs and make money. Unlike other submissions platforms, film festivals retain 100% of their submission fees when they curate submissions and screenings directly through their channel(s) on the PublicVine platform. Further, film festivals can make up to 79% of revenue on films they source, and 10% on films they curate.

ROOTED IN PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Reitman poses the basic question of “How do we want to live?”, inviting viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world around them, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence. The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such authorities as Deepak Chopra, media mogul Ted Turner, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

“Greg Reitman’s screening of ROOTED IN PEACE from his channel on PublicVine could be a first in film history,” says Mokwunye. “This screening only gives us a glimpse of what is possible with PublicVine and what opportunities lie ahead for the industry—particularly for the 97% of filmmakers whose creations never make money. As a formerly practicing fine artist, I personally understand how important it is to receive pragmatic opportunities. PublicVine is one of those.”

About Blue Water Entertainment, Inc.

BLUE WATER ENTERTAINMENT is a leading independent production company, developing and producing content in narrative, television, music, short form and documentary styles. True to the vision of its founder, Greg Reitman, the mission of BLUE WATER ENTERTAINMENT is to tell cinematically compelling, intentional, and empowering stories that make a difference in our world. Cinema is the place where dreams are made and where life stops. In the magic kingdom of story telling, BLUE WATER ENTERTAINMENT’S slate of films focuses on current issues that impact our daily lives — from politics, social justice and poverty to religion…and of course, the environment.
www.bluewatercompany.com

About PublicVine:

PublicVine is the online and mobile social video marketplace where video content vendors and consumers connect, transact, and get paid. PublicVine was designed by Founder/CEO Nam Mokwunye while he was a visiting scholar and social entrepreneurial fellow at Stanford University. In December 2013, PublicVine closed a $5.6m Series A deal with Joel R. Anderson, Chairman of Anderson Media, the largest DVD and CD distributor in the USA. In June 2014, PublicVine soft-launched the “video mall in the cloud” and is currently registering new video content vendors and consumers.

For more information please visit www.publicvine.com

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