Eastsiders Series to Premiere on Vimeo On Demand September 15

Aug 25, 2015

Eastsiders Series to Premiere on Vimeo On Demand September 15

Wolfe Releasing Acquires Worldwide Rights to Second Season of Popular Web Series EastSiders

Series to Premiere on Vimeo On Demand September 15th and Available Today for Pre-Order at Vimeo.com/OnDemand/EastSiders.
The second season of popular web series EastSiders has been acquired for exclusive worldwide distribution by Wolfe Releasing and will premiere on Vimeo On Demand September 15th. Following its exclusive window on Vimeo, Wolfe will release the series on DVD and across additional digital platforms beginning November 3rd, 2015.
Set against the bohemian backdrop of the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, EastSiders is a comedic look at the area’s hip millennial population struggling to navigate life, love and making the rent.
EastSiders was written and directed by actor Kit Williamson (Mad Men), who also stars in the series as Cal, an ambitious young photographer who navigates the complex world of modern gay life with his boyfriend, Thom, played by Van Hansis (As The World Turns).
The series also stars Constance Wu (Fresh Off The Boat), Brea Grant (Heroes), Brianna Brown (Devious Maids), Steven Guarino (Happy Endings), Willam Belli (Rupaul's Drag Race), John Halbach (Such Good People), Matthew McKelligon (Interior Leather Bar), and Vera Miao (Best Friends Forever).
Notable guest stars include Traci Lords (Cry Baby), Sean Maher (Firefly), Lennon Parham (Playing House), Satya Bhabha (New Girl), Leith Burke (Grey’s Anatomy), Jai Rodriguez (Kingdom) and cult comedian Drew Droege from the Chloe viral videos.
“Kit is a talented triple-threat writer/director/actor, and we are thrilled to work with him on again on EastSiders to bring this popular show back to audiences worldwide. He clearly has his finger on the pulse of pop culture and what audiences want to see. And we couldn’t be more excited for the show to premiere through our partnership with Vimeo.” said Stephens.
“We are so excited to continue our relationship with Wolfe, and look forward to partnering with Vimeo. Both media companies are at the vanguard of a new era of independent content on the web, and I'm proud that EastSiders will be a part of this movement,” said EastSiders writer / director Kit Williamson.
The award-winning first season of EastSiders was successfully distributed in 2013 across multiple platforms, including Logo TV, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, and was acquired by Wolfe for release on DVD and digital platforms.
The deal was negotiated by Jim Stephens, President of Wolfe Releasing, and EastSiders series creator Kit Williamson on behalf of Go Team Entertainment. Vimeo’s exclusive distribution window was negotiated by Stephens and Sam Toles, Vice President of Content Acquisitions and Business Development, Vimeo.
Now in its 30th year, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films. Major 2015 Wolfe releases include this year’s Swiss Oscar and Golden Globes submission, the powerful gay historical drama, The Circle; the award-winning new feature from legendary lesbian director Monika Treut, Of Girls and Horses; the heartwarming gay drama, Eat With Me (co-starring Teddy Chen Culver, Sharon Omi, Nicole Sullivan and George Takei) and the popular romantic comedy-drama hit, Boy Meets Girl. Wolfe is also well known for the DVD releases of such beloved modern classics as Cloudburst, Undertow, Desert Hearts and Big Eden. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix and Amazon, and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, Hulu, iTunes, YouTube Movies and WolfeOnDemand.com. Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.
Jessica Casano-Antonellis
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