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Harmontown Movie, Plus Exclusive Bonus Material Available via Harmontown.com

October 09, 2014

Harmontown, the newly released documentary about TV Writer and Producer Dan Harmon (TV’s “Community” and “Rick and Morty”) and his podcast tour, will be available directly from Harmontown.com on October 10th. Fans will be able to purchase special edition packages with exclusives like Dan’s Birthday party, full-length recordings of all Harmontown shows featured on the 22-city tour, and the Extended Cut, along with bonus clips featuring celebrities like Eric Idle and Bobcat Goldthwait.

Specialized movie offerings on Harmontown.com will include a streaming only version of the film during EST (Electronic Sell-Through) and two special edition packages with over 50 hours of additional content, available at discounted pricing through November 7, 2014. International customers who purchase the film from the website will also receive a discount code for the special editions.

Both special editions will include a three-month membership to the re-launched site, which will feature live streaming video and purchasing options for upcoming Harmontown podcasts and merchandise. Of the direct sales initiative on Harmontown.com, Dan Harmon said, “The audio podcast will continue to be free and won’t change, but technology will never stop changing, and I’m excited to exploit it, along with myself, for the benefit of fans. And also myself. Quite possibly mostly myself.”

Direct film sales are a collaborative effort between Starburns Industries, Future You Pictures and VHX, a leading Internet sales platform behind other projects like Indie Game and Aziz Anzari’s Dangerously Delicious.

Harmontown is now available in select theaters and on VOD via The Orchard with EST partners including iTunes, Amazon and Xbox, and has already received a warm reception by fans and critics alike. Between exhaustive writing schedules for the next season of “Community”, Harmon is spending the weekends on tour promoting the theatrical release with accompanying sold out podcasts from Los Angeles to New York. Special guests on the promotional tour include Kumail Nanjiani, Bobcat Goldthwait, Gilbert Gottfried, Steve Agee and fellow Starburns Industries exec and writer Dino Stamatopoulos. Current tour information is available at http://live.harmontown.com/#events

Harmontown stars Dan Harmon and was directed by filmmaker Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing). Supporting cast includes Jeff B. Davis (Who’s Line is it Anyway), Erin McGathy (This Feels Terrible) and Spencer Crittenden (Harmontown’s Game Master). TRT: 101 Minutes

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About VHX
VHX is an open internet platform that enables anyone to sell video content from their own websites, and to build a direct connection with their audience. VHX provides tools for web design, social media integration, SEO, traffic analytics, robust customer data, and sales features from flexible pricing to content bundling, allowing publishers to take full control of their digital distribution strategies. More atvhx.tv

About The Orchard
The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 25 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners’ business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. For further information, please visit http://www.theorchard.com.

About Future You Pictures
Future You Pictures is a Los Angeles film and television production company founded in 2009 by director, Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing). “Harmontown” is the company’s second feature documentary production. The company is currently developing a roster of television and film projects. Future You Pictures is one of several companies controlled by The Berkeley Company, LLC., which also owns BRKLY, a design based production company focusing on brand development and marketing for television, film and commercials.

About Starburns Industries
Starburns Industries is a full-scale production studio based in Burbank, CA. Under the creative partnership of Dan Harmon (“Community”, Adult’s Swim’s “Rick and Morty”, Channel 101) Dino Stamatopoulos (HBO’s “Mr. Show”, “Conan”, Adult Swim’s “Moral Orel” and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole”), Joe Russo II (“The Simpsons”, “Rug Rats”) and James A. Fino (“King of the Hill”), the company produces TV shows, features, commercials and new media projects. Starburns is currently in production on “Anomalisa”, the stop-motion animated feature written by Charlie Kaufman and the studio is home to Adult Swim’s hit animated show, “Rick and Morty”, co-created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland (Channel 101, “House of Cosbys”). Learn more at starburnsind.com

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