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Update #37

Standbye...

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Hello VGTM Backers!

Just a very quick update to ask all of you, our amazing Kickstarter family to please bear wear us and "standbye" for an upcoming official announcement regarding VGTM release date. Our distributor is prepping the official announcement now and I super duper promise you guys will be the first to know (even before its public.) And yes rewards will go out with film release date as well.

Thanks again everyone for your patience with the process. It will be worth the wait I promise! :)

XOXO -Jeremy


Update #36

Final Distribution, Rewards & SXSW Panel!

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Hello VGTM Backers!

I'm sure you have all seen the reward surveys start to go out, which is exciting in and of itself...but we have even MORE exciting news! We have at long last finalized our theatrical, VOD & home video distribution strategy for VGTM!  3 quick updates related to this...

DISTRIBUTION PARTNER

I am proud to announce we have partnered with GoDigital & Variance films who have recently merged to form Amplify. Amplify is an exciting partnership for VGTM as it provides a strong distribution channel for our theatrical, home video & VOD release plan. This will ensure VGTM gets the widest possible release to the public, which is what we have always wanted. Variance Films has experience and expertise in successful theatrical distribution, specifically for documentaries, while few companies handle 'digital' distribution (VOD, SVOD, etc) better than GoDigital.  

We are gearing up to start working with Amplify on our release schedule and I hope to update you all very soon with that specific schedule.  Tentatively we are targeting a Summer theatrical release with VOD and DVD/Bluray following after, but we will update you all as we have specific dates for each release window.  

REWARDS!

We have made a special deal with our distributor whereby all of our Kickstarter backers will receive their copies of the film 1st!  To clarify, by 1st I mean BEFORE anyone else has a chance to purchase the film!  For digital copies this will look like a download code we provide and for physical discs (DVD / Bluray) this will be sent in the mail along with your other rewards (t-shirts, posters, etc.)  Exciting stuff!

SXSW FESTIVAL PANEL!

We were approached by the South by Southwest Film & Game Festival (aka 'SXSW') to provide a 'Video Games: The Movie' stage panel during the Gaming Track portion of SXSW.  We of course accepted and will be showing short clips of VGTM as well as talking about the "behind the scenes" making of process with a few industry people who are featured in VGTM.  We are thrilled to have this panel as it will only provide more public exposure and buzz for the upcoming theatrical release!  If you would like to come by the panel at SXSW please do!  It will be at 2pm on Sunday March 9th at the Palmer Event Center on the "SXSW Geek Stage" there in Austin, TX. Come say hi to me! I love meeting our amazing backers.

More to come soon!  XOXO

--Jeremy


Update #35

Sooo Close!

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Hello VGTM Backer Family!

2 VERY quick updates today...

1. THANK YOU all for your continued patience as we wrap up and head towards final distribution. It's been a long process but proving to be very well worth all of our patience (for many reasons.) I called you all "family" in the header because that is honestly how I look at you all - you are the VGTM family without which the film would not exist.  

2. I want to let you know that we are verrrry close to signing our distribution deal. Getting the final agreement / deal points / contract finalized is a process but we are very close. Then we can let you all know when you will be getting your various copies of the film & super cool other goodies. We can't say who our distributor is just yet but the second our deal is signed we will be letting you all know 1st!

Thanks again everyone for your patience and support.  I can't wait to get VGTM in front of you all!

XOXO

-Jeremy


Update #34 - For backers only

Final Film, Distribution, Rewards & Beyond!

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Update #33 - For backers only

**Video Update: Sundance, 2014 & AUDIO!

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