Hi I'm Kathleen Barrett.
Brooklyn native and enthusiast. Operations manager at VHXtv.
Contact me at kathleen (at) vhx (dot) tv.
"you’re gonna be home alone for a bit"
love part 2
(via heydoggies)off the rails
Sneak peek alert! We made something cool for our filmmakers. More info coming soon.
As the resident payments nerd at VHX I cannot tell you how excited I am for this feature! Now you can sell your videos from any site on the web - VHX powered or not.VHX
Congrats to Drafthouse Films, director Joshua Oppenheimer and THE ACT OF KILLING team on today’s Oscar® nomination!
Watch it now: www.actofkilling.com
So excited for everyone involved with this project! If you haven’t seen it go do so immediately.Birth. Movies. Death.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed a $3.2M Series A fundraising round led by Union Square Ventures. USV brings a huge amount of experience with industry-changing companies, and we’re proud to have them on board.
In the last year, VHX has grown from 2 people and a comedy special into an 8-person team with a solid software platform and dozens of great releases. The filmmakers, distributors, studios, and publishers we’ve worked with have helped shape two simple ideas about the future of premium video distribution:
Creators want well-designed websites, control of their own content, and a direct relationship with their audience.
Consumers want to watch high-quality videos that are restriction-free and available everywhere, and are happy to pay for it.
Taking a look at each VHX team members’ home media setup is a glaring example of just how complex and fragmented the video experience is: TVs, tablets, game consoles, phones, Chromecasts. The way we discover and watch video is changing every day, and varies wildly from country-to-country.
We are building a publishing platform that helps close these gaps between interest and availability. And our approach introduces new ways to sell content, and allows more people to be involved in that process.
We are looking for beta testers: Filmmakers, distributors, publishers, educators, and moving-picture-creators who want to put the new platform to use. If you’re ready to sell work, we can power your website.
We are looking for new team members: Great people who love videos and are passionate about creating for creators. We are building a watching experience that’s better than Netflix, keeps artists and fans as close as Kickstarter, and empowers publishers as much as Tumblr did for us.
Thanks for tuning in.
Beyond excited to announce this!VHX
Kevin Spacey had some inspiringly choice words for the Edinburgh Television Festival this past week, fresh from his experience as executive producer of House of Cards.
And through this new form of distribution, we have demonstrated that we have learned the lesson that the music industry didn’t learn. Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price and they’ll more likely pay for it rather than steal it. Well, some will still steal it but I think we can take a bite out of piracy.
Give the audience control and in the end, fans win out. We couldn’t agree more.
Sing it SpaceyVHX
I was certainly surprised to find this today at VHX for my birthday, but I think Charlie has gone insane.
Things get weird on fridaysThe Big Pugh
IndieWire just launched their 2013 Influencers List and VHX is proudly listed alongside some of our favorite people! It’s great to see the likes of Tim League (Drafthouse), Radius TWC, Parts and Labor, James and Lisanne of Indie Game, Marc Shiller, and Ted Hope, to name just a few. We are so grateful and humbled to be featured.
Check out the full list to get to know other people trying to figure out what the indie film industry looks like today and in the future. Also to see our founders’ special secret bond over…ahem…The Fifth Element.