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Tugg on a Redhead
Documentary "Being Ginger" screening in January
DAILY Screens  December 31, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Harris is organizing a 30 city screening tour for his true-life rom-com, beginning with a Tugg screening at AMC Barton Creek (2901 S. Capital of Texas Highway) Monday, January 13, 7.30pm..."

'Ghosts with Shit Jobs' Comes to the ATX, by the Power of Tugg!
Jim Munroe's new film is at the Alamo – if you want it there
DAILY Chronolog  September 11, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And Tugg, that's one of those enough-people-ask-for-it-and-it's-a-done-deal systems, and that's where you go to click for tickets, to add your voice to those indie-film lovers already saying "Hell, yes – we wanna see a sharp, Munroe'd vision of this fucked future of ours!"..."

Programming for the Proletariat
Austin-based web platform Tugg in pilot stage
DAILY Screens  February 22, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Getting a small-scaled movie onto the big screen is an uphill battle for indie filmmakers, but a new “collective action web-platform” called Tugg may ease the struggle, while simultaneously putting the power of the programmer into the hands of audiences...."

Film Flam
Tugg + Weinsteins, AFCA expands, & Ron cooks ‘Chinatown’
DAILY Screens  August 7, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Local web-platform Tugg Inc. announced today a partnership with The Weinstein Company...."

Film Flam
Your lawn on PCP, PJ Raval's latest project, and more
DAILY Screens  April 17, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Fresh film news; contents include: Untitled Gay Retiree Documentary, a Tugg screening for Earth Day, "How To Mow Your Yard on PCP," and more...."

Austin Outlander Fans See Another Side of Sam Heughan
Tonight's screening showcases early work by the Man Who Would Be Jamie
DAILY Screens  November 17, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...What do two Austin women have in common with British film director Suki Singh, Scottish actor Sam Heughan, Outlander fans, and an online platform called Tugg? That would be tonight's one-time-only screening of Singh's 2014 Emulsion, which stars starring Heughan...."

The Way We Watch Now: Case Studies
Five experiments in theatrical-on-demand
Screens Story  June 22, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Kelley initially heard about Tugg through a press release. Or, more accurately, he'd received a press release about Tugg, ignored it, and then noticed that "somebody had posted something about it on Twitter." He went back to his email..."

The Way We Watch Now
Is theatrical-on-demand the next big thing?
Screens Story  June 22, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Austin-based film producer Nicolas Gonda thinks he has the solution, and that's why he and his business partner Pablo Gonzalez founded Tugg. Gonda says, "It really started with a question: Why can't it be better right now? If there are audiences that are complaining of not getting the films that they want to see, whether it's repertory films or new releases, and there are distributors and filmmakers [who] are eagerly trying to find those audience for their films, what's happening in between?"..."

Tugging on SXSW
Extra screenings of three film fest faves on demand
DAILY Screens  March 19, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...SXSW and digital film bookers Tugg have come together to present three screenings this week at the Alamo Ritz: Nazis-in-Space weirdfest Iron Sky screens tonight (March 19); Audience Documentary Feature Spotlight winner Brooklyn Castle is penciled in for March 20; and Mike Birbiglia's confessional comedy Sleepwalk With Me is eying a March 21 screening. However, they will only happen if enough people demand them...."

Civics 101
News Column  July 5, 2013
"...'GROWTHBUSTERS: HOOKED ON GROWTH' Associate Producer Lynsey Jones will be on hand for a screening of this documentary challenging the conventional wisdom of growth. All proceeds go to Tugg.com and the nonprofit Citizen-Powered Media..."

Can Tim League Win With 'Irma La Douce'?
Alamo experiments with theatrical on demand for Tura Satana
DAILY Screens  July 3, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Mikels. So to celebrate what would have been her 74th birthday on July 10 he decided to book one of her movies: And, rather than just take over a Drafthouse screen ("which I reserve the right to do," he told us), he is undertaking his own experiment with local theatrical on demand firm Tugg..."

The Long Trip up the 'Dark Mountain'
Writer/director Tara Anaïse brings her wilderness horror to Austin
DAILY Screens  July 29, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Now she's touring the finished project around the country, allowing audiences to book their own screenings through theatrical-on-demand service Tugg, before its VOD debut on Aug. 1..."

Austin Represents on Indiewire Influencers List
From Alamo to Tugg, ATX film industry favorites make the cut
DAILY Screens  June 18, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...• Nicolas Gonda, co-founder of Tugg, is our local broker for his company's attempts to crowdsource and curate independent film screenings through a "collective action web-platform." Tugg did a lot of beta testing in Austin last year, and it's picked up partnerships with Alamo Drafthouse, Cinemark, AMC, and Regal Cinemas...."

Straight to (Digital) Video
Devolver Digital Films focuses on new avenues to viewers
Screens Story  March 29, 2013, by James Renovitch
"...Apart from using Tugg for a few cinematic screenings, Wilson doesn't want to engage with the established world of big-screen releases, opting to focus on video-on-demand and other digital modes of dissemination. When releasing a film digitally, directors and producers are left to promote their own work..."

One in a Crowd: Satanic Panic
Book seeks crowdfunding, plus Short Term 12 returns
DAILY Screens  May 24, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Looking for something a little less fantastical and a little more conventionally dramatic? There's still time to to buy tickets for the upcoming Tugg-powered screening of Short Term 12 (read our full review here and our interview with star Brie Larson, Checking in to Short Term 12). The May 28 screening at the Alamo Village (2700 W..."

'Miami Connection' Connects After 25 Years
Grandmaster Y.K. Kim reels as his 1987 flop becomes a 2012 cult
DAILY Screens  December 12, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...After a screaming screening at Fantastic Fest, where audiences fell for its chintzy charm, Miami Connection is becoming a midnight screening staple, sitting somewhere between the wild charm of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the carcrash fascination of The Room. It's now part of Tugg.com's theatrical on demand archive, meaning the new and unexpected extra life could keep going..."

'The American Scream' Rises From the Grave
Fantastic Fest Halloween doc fave returns to screens today
DAILY Screens  November 9, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...The American Scream screens at the Alamo South Lamar Nov. 9-12, and can be booked for more screenings throughTugg.com..."

How To Support Your Local Filmmaker Without Leaving Your Sofa
Berndt Mader’s '5 Time Champion' debuts on VOD and DVD
DAILY Screens  October 9, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...5 Time Champion is now available on VOD and DVD. It’s also available in the Tugg library, so if your home flat-screen sounds too small to properly enjoy the Smithville-shot vistas, you might consider raising the flag for a theatrical screening...."

Brand on the Run
Synergy is the name of the game at Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo empire
Screens Story  August 31, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...It became so saturated that it became difficult to make money at a certain point, and the same thing is happening on VOD," he said. The firm has already struck a deal with another Fons client, theatrical-on-demand firm Tugg (see "The Way We Watch Now," June 22), and are using online VOD/retailer firm Distrify to promote Klown..."

Gathr'ing for 'Before the Mask'
Special screening of the cult horror (but only if you demand it)
DAILY Screens  April 8, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Gathr.us is a lot like Tugg, the Austin-based system of booking films for the people, by the people. In a riff on the Kickstarter model, people can pre-order tickets for a one-off screening..."

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