EXCLUSIVE: Streaming service IndieFlix, based in Seattle, has just added a number of executives to its board, including Tucker Tooley, CEO of Tooley Productions, Eric Eisner of Double-E Productions and filmmaker Leopoldo Gout (Zoo, Molly’s Game). The company, founded by CEO Scilla Andreen, is a membership-based streaming service ($40/yr) that gives its members access to over 9,000 high quality shorts, features, documentaries, web-series and television shows from 85 countries, 2,500 film festivals and the top film schools in the world. One of the ideas behind IndieFlix is to pay royalties to filmmakers “for every minute watched.”
Others who have just joined the board are Sarah Imbach, former COO at 23andMe, chief of staff and VP at LinkedIn and SVP at PayPal along with Cory Finnell, Chief Analytics Officer at Churchill Downs and CIO at Big Fish Games.
Eisner’s company is currently in post-production on a documentary about the Grateful Dead. He also founded the online retail site romp.com. “This is just the beginning,” he said. “IndieFlix is the future and the future is here. The original content play and data sharing with filmmakers is game changing.” Tooley also called the IndieFlix site “unique.”
Gout recently announced his own publishing imprint with Simon & Schuster/Atria books. Start-up advisor Sarah Imbach was an early, pre-IPO senior executive at 23andMe, LinkedIn and PayPal.