In an unusual arrangement, Dish Network will be offering some of its subscribers a sneak preview of the comedy Finding Amanda starting today, two weeks prior to the film's theatrical release.
Finding Amanda is being made available to Dish Network Pay-Per-View and Dish On Demand customers through an agreement with Magnolia Pictures and HDNet.
From today through June 26, Dish Network subscribers can order the film in standard-definition PPV for just $9.99 and through Dish On Demand in standard definition for $10.99. Finding Amanda is available on Dish On Demand in HDTV for $11.99. After theatrical release, the film will be available from June 27 to 30 in standard-definition PPV for $6.99.
Finding Amanda stars Matthew Broderick as Taylor Peters, an ex-gambler and failing TV writer who is married to Maura Tierney, as Lorraine Peters. On a trip to rescue Taylor’s niece, a prostitute in Las Vegas, Lorraine suspects he has returned to gambling and decides to leave him. In order to win back his wife, Taylor decides he must continue the mission to help his niece while not falling back into gambling and other vices. The film is written and directed by Rescue Me’s Peter Tolan.
“We are excited to offer Dish Network customers an advanced screening of Finding Amanda, starring Matthew Broderick and Maura Tierney,” Dish Network’s vice president of programming Andy Karofsky said in a prepared statement. “We continue to look for ways to offer our customers a unique TV viewing experience, including affordable alternatives to taking the entire family out to the movies.”
“As we expand our Dish Network Pay-Per-View and Dish On Demand services, our subscribers will see an even wider variety of programming options, including movies that are available on the same day as DVDs are released and others before they are released in theaters,” he added.