Virgin America Premiers New Spanish-language Independent Film Line Up From Sundance Film Festival
Park City, Utah. -- January 22, 2008 -- Virgin America today announced a new line-up of compelling, Spanish-language independent films and television for the next generation carrier's Red™ Inflight Entertainment System. Virgin America's guests currently have access to the most foreign language films and television entertainment content on any U.S. domestic airline.
"As the only California-based airline, we want to our entertainment line-up to be as diverse, sophisticated and smart as our guests," said Charles Ogilvie, Virgin America's Director of Inflight Entertainment & Partnerships. "Finding compelling Spanish-language content is a priority and we'll continue to search out cutting-edge projects at Sundance and beyond. We're thrilled that award-winning films like "Bella" with acclaimed actor Eduardo Verástegui can be seen in their native language on Virgin America."
"Bella" will premier on Virgin America in April 2008. The film recently won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival and the filmmakers are being honored later this week with the Smithsonian Latino Center's prestigious Legacy Award.
Virgin America launched service on August 8, 2007, and already has agreements with Disney, Fox, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal Studios, Venevision International, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Terry Steiner International and Warner Brothers to provide major theatrical content at every seat and on every flight through the interactive Red™ Inflight Entertainment System. In addition to English language choices, Red™ delivers exciting film, television and audio programming in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
Innovative, Spanish-language content premiering later this year on Virgin America flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Vegas, San Diego and Seattle include:
"Bella" -- An international soccer star (Eduardo Verástegui) is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. In one irreversible moment, lives are turned upside down and an ordinary day is turned into something unforgettable. "
Original audio soundtrack from "Bella" -- featuring songs from Rachel Yamagata and Nina Simone, and Alejandro Sanz and Shakira's "Te Lo Agradezco Pero No".
"Mujeres Infieles" (Unfaithful Women) -- courtesy of Venevision International with María José Prieto and directed by Rodrigo Ortuzar.
New episodes of "El Circulo" -- El Nuevo Herald`s society editor Ana Remos's guide to the hottest parties, the most elegant homes and much more.
New episode of "Xpediente" -- hosted by renowned war correspondent, Allan Villafana, XPEDIENTE gets to the bottom of unsolved cases.
Red™ is the airline's industry leading onboard entertainment system and offers guests 25 on-demand films, live TV, a wide array of audio music entertainment including the ability to compile individual playlists, videogames and even meals on-demand.
Abby Lunardini, Director of Corporate Communications - 650.533.7576 / firstname.lastname@example.org
About Virgin America:
As San Francisco's hometown airline, Virgin America is a next generation low-fare carrier that will serve as many as 10 cities within a year of operation, and up to 30 cities within five years. Virgin America's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport's ultra-modern, spacious and convenient International Terminal, which was completed in 2000. The airline's brand-new Airbus A320-family aircraft offer guests their own interactive in-flight entertainment systems, plugs for laptops and other portable electronic devices and a host of other features aimed at bringing a little fun back to flying. To learn more visit: www.virginamerica.com