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Freeman in Internet Flick

Morgan Freeman USAToday has an article discussing the next project coming down the pike for Morgan Freeman. Freeman will be starring in "10 Items or Less" which will be distributed on the Internet on the same day it is released in the theaters. It's all part of the business model of Freeman's company, Clickstar.

Freeman figures that movie pirating on the internet has not become as pervasive as music pirating yet due to the size constraints of video files. However it's just a matter of time until the film industry takes the same hit that the music industry has taken. He figures if he can get a legal distribution channel in place before that happens, he can capitalize on encouraging legal use.

This is a good indication that some people are making the initial steps to innovate in the film industry. The article also mentions Soderbergh's latest flick "Bubble" which also had almost no window between theater and home release. However this is the largest profile star to participate in front of a camera for this sort of project. We'll have to wait until it's released to see if this is just a gimmick, or the beginning of the future. --Terrence Ryan

 

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