Between Netflix, Amazon, and now Facebook, there are plenty of options for streaming movies over an Internet connection. Now, a just-launched start-up adds a twist to the bunch. Fandor is a subscription-based video service stocked with 2,500 nonmainstream films.
Unlike its competition, Fandor isn't aiming to compete with the giants like Netflix and Amazon. Instead it hopes to supplement those services with access to a curated list of independent titles for a $10 monthly subscription fee. And according to Fandor, its licensing system nets filmmakers some money, an especially important feature when you consider that many of these films may otherwise go relatively unseen. Filmmakers are paid based on the number of minutes a viewer spent watching a film.