Film Scouts To Feature Internet Premiere Of Koyaanisqatsi

Posted on February 3, 1999

Film Scouts LLC announced they will featurere the Internet premiere of the legendary film Koyaanisqatsi, presented by Francis Ford Coppola, directed by Godfrey Reggio, with a score by Philip Glass. Koyaanisqatsi is presented by Film Scouts in collaboration with the Internet Protocol Multicast Initiative (IPMI) as the centerpiece of the IP Multicast Summit, an event for presenting advancements in IP multicast technology.

"This is the perfect movie for the IP Multicast Summit," says Mayra Langdon Riesman, founder of Film Scouts LLC. "It harkens back to the silent film era in its lack of dialogue, and yet it shows the power of the medium and how well it can be merged with the Internet as a broadcast vehicle. This is really the merging of two worlds, the Internet and the motion picture; just as sight and sound merged to give us motion pictures, we are now seeing the beginning of a new medium on a new frontier."

"It is great to finally see compelling entertainment content on IP multicast" says Philipp Hoschka, editor of the SMIL specification and Architecture Domain Lead of the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C). "This will prove that IP Multicast is a viable technology for TV-like content on the Internet. I worked with Film Scouts during the Cannes Film Festival on IP multicast, and their dedication to this technology is exemplary in the industry. They are truly pioneers."