TIDAL RELEASES EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM NEW MOVIE SOUTHPAW

The Weinstein Company and TIDAL Forge New Relationship to Promote Exclusive Content

New York, N.Y. – June 12, 2015 – Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL today announced the release of a new film clip from the much-anticipated boxing drama Southpaw, distributed by The Weinstein Company.  The film is slated to be in theaters nationwide on July 24, 2015.

TIDAL members can view footage from the film featuring an introduction from one of its stars, Jake Gyllenhaal.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with JAY Z and the incredible team at TIDAL on the newest and most innovative way to stream today’s top music and videos. TIDAL is pushing the boundaries of content sharing and has made a clear and strong commitment to supporting the artists, writers and producers who create that content and we support these artists on their extraordinary endeavor." 

"We are honored to work with The Weinstein Company, a leader and powerful content creator,” said Shawn “JAY Z” Carter. “This partnership falls in line with our beliefs that Tidal is the home for all creatives.”

From acclaimed director Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle.  When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.  The film also features performances by Rita Ora, Naomie Harris, Miguel Gomez, and Victor Ortiz.

Following promotion of Southpaw, TIDAL and The Weinstein Company plan to collaborate to showcase additional content in the future to further engage and entertain new audiences.

About TIDAL 

TIDAL is an innovative music and entertainment platform to experience and discover music from artists around the world, enjoy access to exclusive and curated content, and connect and share with artists. TIDAL is available in 44 countries with a catalog of over 30 million songs and more than 75,000 high quality videos. The service offers high fidelity, CD sound quality, high quality video, expertly curated content and unique offline experiences for members. Follow TIDAL at http://facebook.com/tidal and http://twitter.com/tidalhifi

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY 

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 331 Oscar nominations and won 79 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; 1408; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE KING’S SPEECH; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; QUARTET; ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH; DARK SKIES; THE SAPPHIRES; SCARY MOVIE 5; KON-TIKI; UNFINISHED SONG; FRUITVALE STATION; LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER; THE GRANDMASTER; SALINGER; 12-12-12; PHILOMENA; MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM; AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY; VAMPIRE ACADEMY; THE RAILWAY MAN; THE IMMIGRANT; YVES SAINT LAURENT; BEGIN AGAIN; THE GIVER; FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY; TRACKS; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and WOMAN IN GOLD. Upcoming releases include SOUTHPAW, UNDERDOGS and NO ESCAPE.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Under The Gunn.  Recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives, Million Dollar Shoppers, Rodeo Girls and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects currently in production include John Fusco's Marco Polo. Scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments and Daniel Stashower’s The Hour Of Peril.  TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

For more information, TIDAL images, or test accounts for review purposes, please contact Kristin Eldnes, Head of Communication: kristin.eldnes@tidal.com, +47 90807389.

About Us

TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Discovery, and unique experiences via Tidal X. TIDAL is available in more than 46 countries, with a more than 40 million song catalog and nearly 90,000 high quality videos. TIDAL offers a monthly subscription with a 30-day free trial, the Premium tier at $9.99 and the HiFi tier at $19.99. See www.tidal.com for more consumer info.

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