San Mateo, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 2, 2007–Jaman.com, the leading international and independent Internet film service, today announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Terra.com, the premier Latino Internet portal. The partnership connects two popular Internet communities to provide Terra’s users with the ability to discover, enjoy, and interact with Spanish language films and film fans from around the world.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Terra to bring international and particularly Spanish language cinema to the Latino community,” said Jaman’s CEO Gaurav Dhillon. “Terra is the leading Latino Internet portal and has an enormous user base that we’re pleased to connect with our existing Jaman community. This partnership underscores that Jaman is the movie platform of choice because of our market leading high-def internet movie service and library of over 2,000 titles.”
Jaman will become a featured provider of Spanish language and Latino themed movies for Terra.com’s 8 million unique visitors. In addition, Jaman.com will showcase to its users Terra shorts, a collection of four short films especially commissioned for the Internet by Terra featuring prominent writers, directors and actors from the Latino film community. The shorts include the works of award-winning Writer/Director Guillermo Arriaga (Babel) and leading talent Alicia Braga (City of God).
“Watching movies on-line is becoming part of people’s everyday lives,” said Michele Azan of Terra.com. “By partnering with Jaman today, we are providing our users with the best high-def movies from Latin America, Spain and the rest of the world.”
The four original short films being showcased on Jaman are as follows:
— La Hora Cero: Set in Tehuacán, Mexico. A highway accident along the Mexican desert forces a couple to make a life defining decision. Guillermo Arriaga, Writer; Gary Alazraki, Director; Jose Marñia Yazpik; Ileana Fox.
— La Mujer de Hielo: Set in Patagonia, Argentina. A young woman condemned by an obsession…a story that becomes a legend. Leonardo Becchini, Writer/Director; Gastón Pauls; Belén Blanco; Lucas Akoski
— Rummikub: Set in Playa de Barrina, Brazil. To whom does the poison belong? To the young lovers? Or their parents, whom in old hands “behold rusted hatred”? Jorge Furtado, Writer/Director; Alice Braga; Pedro Furtado.
— De Paso: Set in Colombia. Where is the line that separates life and death? Do we actually realize that we’ve crossed it when the time comes? Andi Baiz, Writer/Director; Angie Cepeda; Carmenza Gómez.
Jaman.com is revolutionizing the way people discover, enjoy and share movies all over the world. The company is pioneering entertainment on the Internet by delivering hi-def films to a growing online community of fans and filmmakers. Jaman.com is based in San Mateo, California and is backed by luminaries in technology and media (http://www.jaman.com/about). Join Jaman, Join the World(TM)
About Terra Networks Operations, Inc.
Terra Networks is a global Internet group with a presence in the U.S. and Latin America. The group operates some of the most popular Web sites in the United States, Spain and Latin America, and is the largest access provider in Spain and Latin America.
Terra.com (http://www.terra.com) is the U.S. Hispanic arm of the Terra Networks group providing portal and value-added services to Spanish speaking users in the U.S. Terra is a leader in the U.S. Hispanic online market according to comScore Media Metrix and Nielsen/NetRatings.