SOURCE: Metabeam

April 17, 2007 10:00 ET

Metabeam and BlackLight Films Release Feature Film Online Plus Exclusive Downloads, Mobile Features

Louie Schwartzberg's Famed Film "Chasing the Light" Unveiled in Online Cut for Free at Ctl.metabeam.com With Bonus Features and Ongoing Director Commentary

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Fans of award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg will now have more access than ever before to the artist and his work. Today, at NAB 2007, entertainment technology provider Metabeam® Corporation (www.metabeam.com) and Schwartzberg's BlackLight Films (www.blacklightfilms.com) are launching a web service that showcases a suite of new features designed to enhance fans' viewing experience.

"The age of digital media has evolved in such a way that people want the ability to manipulate content to make it their own," said Schwartzberg. "There's a multitude of opportunities to give fans what they want. Our innovative work with Metabeam will make ctl.metabeam.com an evolving playground for digital media enthusiasts."

Fans that access the site today at ctl.metabeam.com can:

--  Watch the online cut of the movie at no cost and without commercial
    interruptions
--  Watch bonus clips and other additional video content
--  Comment and annotate the film using a click.tv interface
--  Download free high-definition video segments, wallpapers and bonus
    imagery
--  Send content to their mobile device
    

"We are really excited to be featured alongside such a tremendous film, and are look forward to responding to fans' demand for such content in their preferred high definition format in the coming months," said Chris Brown, CEO of Metabeam. "Louie is a visionary artist who appeals to a large segment of the market that wants to do more with their favorite digital media content. Ctl.metabeam.com ensures that the film remains at the core, while enabling users to modify bonus materials and have access to evolving bonus material content."

The site is designed by Metabeam to take advantage of the Metamenu system of digital media production. Metamenu was launched in June of 2006 and is also featured today on the Blu-Ray release of titles including Academy Award® winner "Crash," "Lord of War," "The Punisher," "Saw," and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." The Metamenu system is also available for HD DVD, Standard DVD, and other networked computing and mobile platforms.

Metabeam will be demonstrating this new use of its Metamenu Technology at NAB 2007, on April 14th - 17th in Las Vegas. For more information, visit Metabeam executives at the EDGe table in the Sonic booth #4314. Or to arrange interviews outside of the show, contact Jennifer Ritchie at 206-932-2454.

"Chasing the Light" is now playing on PBS. For viewing times in your area, see http://149.48.228.121/search/search_programsaz.html. For the online streaming film with feature enhancements, please visit ctl.metabeam.com.

About Metabeam

Metabeam™ conceives, develops, produces and promotes new forms of entertainment with unprecedented audience control and ease-of-use. Founded in 2005, the company delivers entertainment technology to the world's leading digital media artists. Metabeam invented the Metamenu™ system, a production method and consumer interface that sets a design standard for mobile and next-generation home media. The Metamenu method is currently in use in the production of multiple projects on DVD-ROM, HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Hollywood has chosen Metamenu technology for a diverse set of blockbuster titles including Academy Award® winner "Crash," and science fiction classic "Terminator 2."

Located in Manhattan Beach, CA and Seattle, WA, Metabeam is privately held.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jennifer Karkar Ritchie
    REVOLUTION PR on behalf of Metabeam
    206-932-2454
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