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Gigwise, partner  

November 23, 2017

By Colin Mann

Popular music site Gigwise has partnered with pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and its search tool as part of a site relaunch that includes a renewed focus on film alongside traditional music content.

The partnership means that as well as a raft of new entertainment editorial, users will be able to access within the Gigwise site to locate quickly and easily all legal methods of consuming more than 122,000 films and TV shows across all formats, from cinema to DVD, as well as digital download, rental and streaming options. The partnership is part of a broader step-change at Gigwise which has also seen the site join forces with Blonde To Black Pictures to bolster ties with the independent entertainment sector.

“Our new FILM tab and our partnerships with and Blonde To Black Pictures have been a joy to piece together,” declared Niall Green, Director at Gigwise. “On one side we have a direct link to purchase across a huge range of films and TV shows which for me, is a direct shot at copyright infringement and the ongoing fight against it. On the other hand, working with Blonde To Black, their opinions and portfolio of work, will give us added editorial depth thanks to their tight grip on the independent scene.”

Talking about the broader partnership, Sadie Frost, co-founder of Blonde To Black Pictures added: “This is a unique opportunity for Gigwise and Blonde To Black to align editorial with a direct route to legal consumption of our and other artist’s work. We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to direct audiences to the best quality versions of any artistic output and the pairing with just feels like the best way of doing that.”

“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Gigwise, with the prospect of introducing to a whole new younger audience,” remarked Liz Bales, Chief Executive at the Industry Trust for IP Awareness. “With the continued rise of mobile, it was important that FindAnyFilm worked seamlessly within Gigwise’s newly designed platform and film tab and I look forward to it being an integral part of Gigwise’s latest venture into film journalism. With Find Any Film’s extensive database, users have the ability to watch whatever they want through legal sources; whether that be an episode of Peaky Blinders that aired a few days ago or Baby Driver that’s just been released on DVD/BD.”


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