AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films, launched www.YEAHTV.com at SXSW 2013. It’s a streaming video service and a new way to watch online. The viewer is privy to inside information as the movie plays, like how Marlon Brando wanted his Superman character Jor-El to look like a bagel, and how Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Tierney nearly came to blows on the set of “Reservoir Dogs.” YEAH! has curated over 500 original iconic films so far including sci-fi, horror and action-adventure, and an ipad app will be launched this summer.
Lisa Judsen, general manager of YEAH! introduced Richard Linklater, Joe Swanberg and Wes Craven at a transformed VICE nightclub on 6th street to demonstrate how the service works. Wes Craven’s “Nightmare On Elm Street” is one of YEAH!’s curated films, and Craven explained to the crowd what inspired the movie as they watched clips.