Cinedigm Acquires Danish Pic ‘Antboy’

By | Monday March 24, 2014 @ 11:08am PDT

fantastic-trailer-for-the-superhero-film-antboy-headerCinedigm has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Antboy, the Danish live action family film directed by Ask Hasselbalch, which premiered last year at Toronto. The pic, based on Kenneth Bogh Andersen’s comic book series, follows shy and ordinary … Read More »

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AFM: Cinedigm Snaps Up Two Installments Of ‘Easy Money’

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 10:16am PDT
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Cinedigm has acquired from TrustNordisk Easy Money: Hard To Kill and Easy Money: Life Deluxe, the thriller that launched the stars of Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa and Robocop‘s Joel Kinnaman with the original 2010 Swedish … Read More »

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Cinedigm Says $51.1M Deal For Gaiam’s Entertainment Unit Will Boost Its Video Distribution Clout

By | Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 3:40pm PDT

Cinedigm‘s picking up GVE (for Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment) which is a power in distribution of DVDs and Blu-ray discs — and complements Cinedigm’s efforts in theaters and digital. The goal is to make the company “a huge force … Read More »

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Toronto: Cinedigm Acquires Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Night Moves’

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 10:18am PDT
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Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to the Kelly Reichardt-directed Night Moves, which just played Toronto, Venice and Deauville. The film, about environmentalists trying to blow up a hydroelectric dam, stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and … Read More »

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Cinedigm Ups Vincent Scordino To SVP Theatrical Releasing

By | Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 11:31am PDT

In the newly created post, Vincent Scordino will oversee Cinedigm‘s distribution and acquisitions, reporting to Cinedigm Entertainment Group Co-President Susan Margolin. He was VP. Prior to joining Cinedigm last summer, Scordino was with Millennium Films, following … Read More »

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Cinedigm Acquires ‘Adventures Of The Penguin King’ Docu

By | Thursday August 8, 2013 @ 9:35am PDT
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Cinedigm acquired the North American distribution rights to Adventures Of The Penguin King, a documentary produced by Atlantic Productions that tracks the exploits of one King Penguin. The film was shot entirely in 4K 3D, and Cinedigm is planning a multi-platform release this winter. The film follows Rex–a King … Read More »

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Cinedigm Lands Home Vid, VOD Rights To Kids Franchise ‘The Hive’

By | Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 10:28am PDT

Cinedigm has inked a deal on the animated CG show The Hive, the youngster franchise catering to the pre-school set aired globally in 150 international markets including Disney Junior. … Read More »

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Cinedigm Forges Acquisition And Distribution Alliance With Demarest Films

By | Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 8:00am PDT

Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 2013 (NASDAQ: CIDM): Demarest Films and Cinedigm today announced they have entered into a co-acquisition and distribution partnership that combines Cinedigm’s full service acquisition and digital distribution and marketing capabilities with Demarest’s deep financing, development, acquisition and production resources to create a new co-acquisition and marketing arrangement that should greatly expand independent film acquisition, marketing and distribution opportunities for both parties.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Short Term 12′

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 1:41pm PDT

Brie Larson earned kudos out of SXSW 2013 for her turn as a troubled social worker in Destin Daniel Cretton’s Audience- and Grand Jury Prize-winner. Cinedigm snapped up Short Term 12 a few weeks after its Austin premiere and will release it August … Read More »

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GKIDS Expands Cinedigm Deal To Create New Label For Animated Pics

By | Thursday May 30, 2013 @ 2:03pm PDT

GKIDS is the indie animation distributor that has had a run of its pics up for Oscars the past few years with The Secret Of Kells (in 2010) and Chico & Rita and A Cat In Paris (both in 2012). The pact with digital distributor Cinedigm expands on the companies’ existing home entertainment partnerships and creates a new multiplatform label, with GKIDS continuing to distribute its films theatrically and Cinedigm handling all other distribution under the GKIDS brand.

The first title in the partnership is From Up On Poppy Hill, the latest from Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibl, which is distributed domestically via GKIDS. Poppy Hill, released in the U.S. in March, is directed by Miyazaki’s son Goro and is set in Yokohama in 1963 as Japan picks itself up from the devastation of World War II and prepares to host the Olympics. The English-language voice cast that including Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard and Chris Noth among others. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy executive produced, and a September 3 home vid release is planned. Read More »

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Cinedigm And Magnet Media To Partner On Five Features

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 7:27am PDT

Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2013 — Cinedigm (NADSAQ: CIDM) and Magnet Media Productions today announced they have entered into partnership to distribute five feature films over the next three years using Cinedigm’s expansive digital distribution and marketing capabilities.

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Cinedigm Fare Going Home With Universal

By | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 5:00am PDT

Los Angeles, CA, May 14, 2013  Cinedigm, the global leader in digital content distribution, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the premier home entertainment company, have entered into a multi-year agreement whereby Universal will

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Film Arcade And Cinedigm Pick Up Sundance Winner ‘Afternoon Delight’

Afternoon DelightJill Soloway is having a pretty good year. She won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance in January, and now her feature debut Afternoon Delight has a distributor. The Film Arcade acquired … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Violet & Daisy’

By | Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 6:16pm PDT

Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel star in Violet & Daisy as a pair of hit girls swept up in intrigue with their latest target (James Gandolfini). Precious writer Geoffrey Fletcher wrote and directed the 2011 Toronto Film Fest entry. Cinedigm is promising … Read More »

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CNN Films & Cinedigm Acquire ‘Our Nixon’; Presidential Docu To Air In August

By | Wednesday April 24, 2013 @ 8:07am PDT

CNN Films and Cinedigm have picked up Our Nixon for TV broadcast and theatrical release this summer. The film of Super 8 home movie footage of Richard Nixon and his administration is set to debut on … Read More »

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BitTorrent Counters Piracy Rep With Indie Distribution Partnership

By | Saturday April 20, 2013 @ 1:45pm PDT

The P2P filesharing company long associated with illegal piracy is engineering a PR facelift. On Monday BitTorrent will post the first seven minutes of Cinedigm‘s April 26 opener Arthur Newman, launching an experimental promotional partnership with … Read More »

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Cinedigm Unveils Agreements To Outfit Drive-In Theaters With Digital Projectors

This is a fun announcement for the exhibition industry in the lead-up to next week’s CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas. Cinedigm and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) say that the company will help more than 100 … Read More »

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MIPTV Briefs: A+E UK’s ‘Pawn Stars’; Music Box Takes ‘Generation War’; Cinedigm & ABC; ‘Love/Hate’ Deal; Sweden’s Mexiko; Telenovels Sell

A+E Networks UK’s History channel has set details of its upcoming local version of Pawn Stars. The show will focus on Regal Pawn, a shop near Chester, England. The eight-part series will star Regal’s owner Mark Manning, (aka Big Mark), his daughter Vicki, his best friend Little Mark and Little Mark’s son, Marco. The UK will be the first market to make its own version of the series that will feature distinctly British items. The show airs in the UK this fall and is produced by Leftfield Pictures, the production company behind the original U.S. series which has increased in popularity in Britain since it debuted in 2010.

Music Box has taken U.S. rights on Beta Film’s Generation War, a six-hour miniseries about the fate of young men and women who fought in World War II. The Band Of Brothers-like story is from ZDF, teamWorx and Beta Film and scored record ratings on ZDF with a 24% market share. It also triggered a local debate about personal guilt in WWII. Music Box is planning a theatrical release in major cities across the U.S., followed by TV, VOD and home video. The UK’s Arrow Film picked up all rights as did eOne/Hopscotch in Australia. Directed by Philipp Kadelbach, the production stars Volker Bruch (The Reader), Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Miriam Stein and Ludwig Trepte. Beta Film is selling here at Mip-TV. Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC’s ‘The Whale’, International Emmy Awards, Cinedigm In Oz, Channel 5 Acquires ‘The Bible’, & More

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 9:00pm PDT

Charles Furness Stars In BBC’s ‘The Whale’
Charles Furness stars as Nantucket seafarer Thomas Nickerson and Jonas Armstrong plays first mate Owen Chase in The Whale, based on a tale that inspired Herman Melville’s 1851 classic Moby Dick. The BBC One and Discovery drama will be told through the eyes of cabin boy Nickerson who, at 14, was the youngest member of the crew after his ship was sunk by a whale in 1820. The Whale is executive produced by Eamon Hardy and Ruth Caleb and Mike Dormer and John Chapman are producing. Filming begins this week in Malta. Read More »

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