SAN JOSE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (OTCPINK: NTEK) hosted the first of several live-streaming events on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, as part of this year’s 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF). In a special pre-festival kick-off, NanoTech live-streamed an on-stage interview and Q&A session with members of the legendary band. The stream surrounded U.S. public premiere of the motion picture METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER. The NanoFlix Network provided the stream to televisions, phones, tablets and computers. The movie premier immersed viewers in an exciting sensory cinematic 3D experience highlighting spectacular live performance footage of Metallica’s most memorable songs – created exclusively for film – combined with an engaging, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band’s groundbreaking musical portraiture. The evening event was held at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA and online at www.nano-flix.com. Viewers that missed the live stream can view a recording of the event on the NanoFlix Network.
Moderated by Mark Fishkin, the California Film Institute Executive Director and Mill Valley Film Festival Founder, over 330 attendees enthusiastically enjoyed the celebrity Q&A program in-person as another 14,000 were captured by the online interviews through NanoTech’s hi-definition live feed. NanoTech is the exclusive live-streaming partner of the Mill Valley Film Festival this year and it will be providing more live-streaming events during the popular festival taking place on October 3rd-13th. A full schedule of events can be found at http://www.mvff.com/.
Jeffrey A. Foley, NanoTech CEO, explained the particular significance of the event for the San Francisco Bay Area stating, “Metallica and NanoTech are both based in the Bay Area, a location that has been become known as home to some the most innovative minds on the planet. Many of world’s most influential technology and entertainment companies are born here. It was Metallica’s decision to choose the Mill Valley Film Festival to showcase their film, with NanoTech, a start-up Bay Area company, providing the streaming coverage. That choice showcased the band’s dedication to their own community and their support of local businesses.”
Foley was thrilled that NanoTech “was asked to be the exclusive partner used for streaming this event. Metallica is the most popular band in the world with over 32 million ‘likes’on their Facebook page and over 500,000 people discussing the band online at any given time. Considering the size of their fan base, we knew that streaming anything related to the band would certainly provide us the opportunity to also exhibit our proprietary streaming infrastructure. We are looking forward to future projects, which are already in the works.”
NanoTech has been building a global-streaming infrastructure based on their NanoFlix technology. For the past two years, NanoTech has been providing streaming content for both on-demand and live events in vivid Hi-Definition (HD). This fall, the company plans to expand its offerings to include the world’s first 4K UltraHD streaming products, including the Nuvola NP-1 streaming media player and NanoFlix UHD service.
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About NanoTech Entertainment
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, NanoTech Entertainment is a technology company that focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. With five technology business units, focusing on 3D, Gaming, Media & IPTV, Mobile Apps, and Manufacturing, the company has a unique business model. The company has a diverse portfolio of products and technology. NanoTech Gaming Labs operates as a virtual manufacturer, developing its technology and games, and licensing them to third parties for manufacturing and distribution in order to keep its overhead extremely low and operations efficient in the new global manufacturing economy. NanoTech Media develops proprietary technology that it licenses to publishers for use in their products as well as creating and publishing unique content. NanoTech Media Technology includes the world’s first 4K UltraHD streaming solution. NanoTech Communications develops and sells proprietary apps and technology in the Mobile and Consumer space. Clear Memories is the global leader in 3D ice carving and manufacturing technology. NanoTech is redefining the role of developers and manufacturers in the global market. More information about NanoTech Entertainment and its products can be found on the web at www.NanoTechEnt.com.
About the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival
Presented by the California Film Institute, the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival runs October 3-13, 2013 at the CinéArts@Sequoia (25 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley), Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael), and other venues throughout the Bay Area.
The internationally acclaimed Mill Valley Film Festival is greatly anticipated by cinema aficionados and film industry professionals alike, is well known for the quality of its programming, and is considered a major launching pad for the annual awards season. It has established an impressive track record for launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers' festival by offering a high-profile, prestigious, noncompetitive environment for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema. MVFF holds the distinction of presenting premieres of four of the last five films that have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture (Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, The Artist, Argo).
Each year, the 11-day Festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing over 50 countries from around the world. Festival sections include: World Cinema; US Cinema; Valley of the Docs; Children’s Film Fest; 5@5, a daily shorts program; and Active Cinema, MVFF’s activist films initiative. Gala celebrations, tributes to actors and filmmakers, workshops, panels and seminars, as well as opportunities to mingle with filmmakers in the spectacular setting of the San Francisco Bay Area are just a few of the reasons Screen International named Mill Valley one of its top 10 US film festivals.
Tickets are $14.00 (CFI Members, $11.50), unless otherwise noted and are available for purchase starting on September 8 for CFI or MVFF Fast Pass holders, Premier Patron and Cinema Benefactors only; September 9 for Director’s Circle and above; September 10 for Gold Star and above; September 12 for all CFI Members only and September 14 for the general public. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.mvff.com or call 877.874.MVFF (6833).
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991's Metallica (commonly referred to as "The Black Album"), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th-Anniversary with a week's worth of Fan Club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music + More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. Last summer, Metallica played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City and unveiled a brand new stage in that contained iconic elements that spanned its 30+ year career. The stage is featured in the upcoming film Metallica Through the Never that will be released this fall. Metallica is currently on a run of dates throughout Asia and recently set the record for the fastest sell out concert by a Western band at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. For more information please visit www.metallica.com.
About the California Film Institute
The nonprofit California Film Institute celebrates and promotes film as art and education through the presentation of the Mill Valley Film Festival and year-round exhibitions at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, film distribution by CFI Releasing, and building the next generation of filmmakers and audiences through the CFI Education program. For more information www.cafilm.org or (415) 383-5256.
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