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Starz Digital joins Indie Memphis as Spotlight Sponsor

Indie Memphis is excited to announce Starz Digital, the global digital and on- demand licensing and content syndication arm of Starz, as a Spotlight Sponsor for the 18th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, presented by Duncan Williams Inc., and taking place November 3rd – 10th, 2015.

In addition to sponsorship, Starz Digital expects to host between 15 - 30 of its digital distribution partners, which is expected to include representatives from digital retailers in the online, cable and mobile space.

“Starz Digital is pleased to announce sponsorship support for the Indie Memphis Film Festival,” said Mara Winokur, SVP, Digital at Starz. “Our group has shown the film community that we are ‘indie-friendly,’ providing a high-quality home for their movies. We are delighted to continue our collaboration with independent film makers by showcasing this event to our partners and consumers alike.”

"We are thrilled that Starz Digital chose to join Indie Memphis as a Spotlight Sponsor and host guests in our city," says Ryan Watt, Interim Executive Director of Indie Memphis. "Sponsor support is critical to the success of our festival, Starz Digital will have a significant presence at the event, joining presenting sponsor Duncan Williams Inc. It means so much to have an industry leader in digital media endorse what we are doing at Indie Memphis."

About Starz Digital:

Starz Digital is a leading distributor of digital and on-demand content. Starz Digital distributes original programming content (Starz and AMC), feature films (The Weinstein Company, Starz Digital, Anchor Bay Films), anime (Manga Entertainment) and other filmed entertainment utilizing various business models including download-to-own/electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, subscription video-on-demand and ad-supported streaming. Starz Digital also programs and supports numerous ad-supported broadband channels and develops games, applications and other related content from many of its properties for distribution worldwide. Starz Digital is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

About Indie Memphis:

Through diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and on- going efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis

is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which enriches, inspires, and connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film. The 18th Annual 2015 Indie Memphis Film Festival will take place November 3rd - 10th.

Sponsorships are available for the festival and specific films for both businesses and individuals. Contact [email protected] for more information.