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Spencer Halpin's Moral Kombat Now Available on Leading Digital Distribution Portals and Outlets

Mar 31, 2010 (04:03 PM EDT)
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Award-winning HD documentary gets broad acceptance

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spencer Halpin's Moral Kombat, a controversial documentary which examines the polarizing subject of violence in video games, is now available for rental or purchase on the leading online video distribution sites. The current and future platforms to find the film include: Amazon OnDemand, Apple's iTunes, Hulu, Microsoft's Xbox Live, Netflix, and Sony's PlayStation Network.

Indie Director, Spencer Halpin, said, "I couldn't be more proud to see the movie gain such amazing support from the industry. It's taken a while to see Moral Kombat distributed the way that I had always hoped, but it's been more than worth the wait. Technology has advanced significantly since the film's inception – and it's interesting to note that it was also the very first feature-length high-definition documentary shot. So it being available for people to watch in so many settings, from viewers experiencing it through a game console, iPhone or laptop… it's just very rewarding as a filmmaker to have your work that readily consumable."

"We're very excited to see Moral Kombat get such acceptance and interest," said Matt Dentler, Head of Programming for Cinetic Rights Management, the exclusive digital distribution agency for the film. "Although Spencer originally created the film primarily as an education and social commentary documentary, it's really grown far beyond that. We're seeing the demographics span from college-age gamers, who want to engage in the debate, to stay-at-home moms who are keen to learn more about the medium and its impact on their children. Having the film be so accessible makes it convenient to stream, download and watch at your convenience and when convenient. If you have a web-enabled device, you and watch the movie on your own terms, and that in itself is – like this documentary – quite compelling."

To find out more about Spencer Halpin's Moral Kombat, including production stills, exclusive footage, awards and screening dates, please visit the film's dedicated website at: http://www.moralkombatmovie.com visit its Facebook fan page or follow updates on Twitter.

About Spencer Halpin

Spencer Halpin is a director, film maker and owner of IGP, the production company which created and produced Spencer Halpin's Moral Kombat, the first feature-length documentary shot entirely in high definition. The film examines the polarizing and topical subject of violence in video games for which Spencer won a Director's Choice Award from the Dallas Film and Video Festival in the Meta Media category. When the documentary's trailer was uploaded to YouTube, it was viewed over 100,000 times in the first weekend alone – earning it awards and spurring debate on scores of websites. For more information on the filmmaker, Spencer Halpin, please visit: http://www.unclespence.com

About Cinetic Rights Management (CRM)

Formed in 2007 as a sister company to Cinetic Media, Cinetic Rights Management provides comprehensive film sales representation for digital media. Cinetic has become the industry gold standard through aggressive sales and innovative deal-making. That reputation now extends to digital platforms through CRM. CRM is dedicated to assessing the universe of licensing opportunities in order to maximize revenue on behalf of filmmakers. CRM maintains up-to-the-minute relationships with and knowledge of all digital retailers, from the large portals serving the broadest audiences to the small sites serving deep niche interests. CRM provides clients with a fully-integrated digital rights management service including: pioneering sales negotiation and strategy, digital encoding logistics, committed grassroots marketing; and collated accounting and reporting.

Contacts:

Business information: IGP, LLC and Spencer Halpin's Moral Kombat

Jennifer Halpin – jjjohnson28@hotmail.com, (646) 942.4704


Digital Distribution and release date info: Cinetic Media

Matt Dentler - Submissions@crm.cineticmedia.com, (212) 204.7979



SOURCE Cinetic Rights Management