FMPTA Inks Deal With IPTV IzonOrlando – Press Release
July 19, 2012, 9:10 pm
FMPTA has, once again, moved into the forefront of industry trade organizations in Florida with the signing of their IPTV distribution deal with IzonOrlando.com.
FMPTA INKS IPTV DEAL WITH IZONORLANDO.COM
DeLand, Florida – In a step “boldly going where no man has gone before,” Captain James T. Kirk
would be prideful of Florida Motion Picture & Television Association, Inc. as it signs a two-year nonexclusive deal with IPTV forerunner, IzonOrlando.com, making it the only industry trade organization
offering its membership an online distribution outlet.
“This is the next wave for distribution and technology,” explained corporate FMPTA president,
Thomas P. Mitchell, Sr. “The multichannel content will allow our productions a first glimpse of
success, moving forward. Having had Crystal Reel Awards’ entries showcased on the big screen in
2010, was the beginning of offering our entrants, and members, exposure to the masses.”
Initially, FMPTA will offer four channels under the FMPTA banner on the IzonOrlando network. Two
will be geared to a Crystal Reel showcase, one free and one VOD, beginning with past recipients,
while another channel will showcase “Florida Filmmakers” and the “Student Showcase.” In order to
maintain a high production value to the channel, submissions to the FMPTA network’s “Florida
Filmmakers” channel will be screened by a panel.
Recipients of the this year’s Crystal Reel Award will be offered the opportunity to showcase their
production on one of the two CRA channels, based on the judging by industry Oscar, Emmy and/or
Grammy nominated/winning judges for the 23rd Annual Crystal Reel Awards Gala, November 9th &
10th, 2012 at the lovely Florida Hotel and Conference Center. The awards will be presented during
the “Starlight Celebration,” being billed as, “Come out and celebrate with the Stars,” on November
FMPTA serves the motion picture, television, theater, audio recording and digital media industries in
the State of Florida. Members include producers, directors, casting agents, cameramen, actors,
stuntmen, technicians, make-up artists, set designers, equipment rental companies, recording
studios and trade/craft services.
Contact – FMPTA, Corporate Office at 386.873.2453