Amazon's IMDB Buys Indie Film Site Withoutabox

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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by (NSDQ: AMZN), has bought out the eight-year old indie movie distribution site Withoutabox. The financial details were not disclosed.

The Los Angeles-based film site was founded in 2000, and has a database of indie films worldwide. The site also allows filmmakers to submit their movies to indie festivals through its online system, helps them self-distribute these movies, among other services. In July 2006, Withoutabox bought out Film Finders, a film production and rights database and consulting company.

Withoutabox will continue to function as a stand-alone operation based in LA. More details in the release.

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The fellow who played the lead in the play (Love Letters) we put on at the synagogue last night has 3 sons. One is in LA. He went there to direct etc and wound up developing this service, withoutabox, which was recently bought by Amazon. His name is Joe Neulight, parents are Rick & Andrea who are really bright, nice and can-do people. We thought you two guys should meet. Afterall, he's an Allentown boy and I'm sort of an Allentown/Lehigh Valley -by-choice person. Also, they were wondering if a guy who is a writer in NYC, name of Michael Cohen, ever crossed your path perhaps bia Raw Impressions? He recently married Lauren Weisberger (author The Devil Wore Prada) who is also from Allentown. Who would hove thought Allentown was such a hotbed of creative success?!

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