According to The Hollywood Reporter, IFC Entertainment has announced a new video-on-demand service that will premiere select films at the same time they're released in theaters. The announcement came Monday morning at an IFC Films panel on collapsing release date windows, vertical integration and the new day-and-date distribution model.
IFC's First Take, the new distribution outlet, will launch in March with Kevin Willmott's CSA: The Confederate States of America, a mockumentary about what might have happened if the South had won the Civil War, which played at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. IFC plans to offer at least 24 indie films annually. Among the six upcoming projects on First Take's slate are the Gotham Award-winning I Am a Sex Addict, directed by Caveh Zahedi; Aric Avelino's American Gun, which also played at Sundance 2004; and the recent Toronto International Film Festival entry Sorry Haters a psychological thriller starring Robin Wright Penn and directed by Jeff Stanzler.