Red carpet, archival footage to smartphones via Babelgum
Spirit Awards producer Film Independent has partnered with Babelgum to feature a selection of the indie kudocast’s archival content and red-carpet footage on mobile smartphones.Beginning Feb. 1, more than 140 clips from the past 24 years will be available via Babelgum mobile phone apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Google’s Android devices. The content will also be accessible through the Spirit Awards’ and Babelgum’s websites. The partnership marks the first time an awards show has made archival and red-carpet footage available through smartphones. The 25th Spirit Awards will take place March 5 at L.A. Live and air on the Independent Film Channel at 8 p.m. PT.