October 06, 2009 00:01 ET

IODA Expands Video Catalog With Top Comedy, Documentary and Sci-Fi Titles

We Are the World Documentary, Upright Citizens Brigade's Wild Girls Gone Starring Amy Poehler, Britain's New Sci-Fi Series Dr. Hoo, and NOFX Backstage Passport Lead Diverse Additions to IODA's International Roster

CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - IODA, a leading distributor of independent music and film, announced partnerships today with USA for Africa, Upright Citizens Brigade, Lord Entertainment and Fat Wreck Chords for worldwide digital distribution of select video titles. These signings add to the broad spectrum of IODA's video catalog of more than 5,000 titles, which includes award-winning theatrical releases, acclaimed documentaries, expansive concert film and music video collections, film shorts, network and cable TV programs, how-to and lifestyle videos. The announcement was made today at the 2009 MIPCOM conference in Cannes.

We Are the World -- the Story Behind the Song features unique footage of the 45 artists that recorded the charity single by the same name for USA for Africa. The song, written by Lionel Richie and the late Michael Jackson, was recorded in 1985 and soon became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. In addition to the documentary, IODA distributes the original song recording, which will mark its 25th anniversary next year.

Upright Citizens Brigade, the famous comedy troupe starring Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, will release their new spoof on Girls Gone Wild titled Wild Girls Gone -- for the first time ever through IODA's network of digital retailers. Set in a fictional south Florida, a new mayor tries to clean up his spring break town by banning the wide array of debaucheries associated with the annual ritual.

Dr. Hoo, Britain's latest cult offbeat sci-fi original drama from Lord Entertainment Group, stars Ian Hart (Harry Potter), Elaine Cassidy (Harpers Island), and Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives). The original series launched online in the UK and will now be available worldwide repackaged with exclusive director and cast interviews.

NOFX Backstage Passport -- From riots in Peru to S&M clubs in Japan, this show from Fuse TV follows the seminal punk band NOFX as they tour the world, wreaking havoc in exotic locales where other bands fear to tread.

IODA works with leading independent studios including Invincible Pictures and TKTK, distributors like NCircle Entertainment, Cinevole, Typecast Films and Terra, as well as independent producers like Cugat, Wild Card Media, and the Independent Television Service. IODA's video catalog includes award-winning films like 24 Hours on Craig's List, and Iraq in Fragments, children's programming like Sid the Science Kid, WordWorld, and BusyTown Mysteries, acclaimed documentaries such as End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, the Graffiti Verité series, Confession of a Burning Man, If I should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story, comedies including Stuntmen and L.A. DJ: The Movie, dramas such as Polanski Unauthorized, the 4th Dimension and concert films and performances such as The Fall, Nico, Black Flag, Stomp Live and many others.

"Video is an expanding segment of our business as more and more artists choose to create and distribute their work outside of the major studios," commented Erik Gilbert, VP of Content for IODA. "We are excited to play a role in bringing more independent content to the growing digital video marketplace and helping independent film makers connect with audiences worldwide."

About IODA

IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, is the industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music and video community. IODA provides comprehensive services to record labels, physical distributors, artists, and filmmakers, including license negotiations; media encoding and metadata management; royalty payment administration and reporting; and marketing and promotional support. Founded in 2003, IODA represents a rapidly expanding roster of nearly two million music tracks and over 5000 independent film and video titles. IODA distributes its music and video catalog to more than 400 digital storefronts worldwide, including all major digital music services like iTunes®, Amazon MP3 and MySpace Music and mobile carriers and outlets such as Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Nokia. The company's website is

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