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. READ MORE »
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 …
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.
Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC’s ‘The Whale’, International Emmy Awards, Cinedigm In Oz, Channel 5 Acquires ‘The Bible’, & More
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.
Cinedigm‘s Docurama distribution arm is relaunching as a multi-platform brand. Armed with a library of over 1,200 nonfiction films, the company today announced plans to screen seven feature length documentaries in theaters in consecutive one-week runs starting April 22: G-Dog (dir. Freida Mock), ¡Vivan Los Antipodas! (dir. Victor Kossakovsky), The World Before Her (dir. Nisha Pahuja), The Fruit Hunters (dir. Yung Chang), Charge (dir. Mark Neale), Ping Pong (dir. Hugh Hartford), and London: The Modern Babylon (dir. Julien Temple). 15 markets are lined up including Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, Phoenix, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Ithaca.
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 30, 2013) – Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz’s NARCO CULTURA, which world premiered last week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Competition section. The film was produced by Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy and Ocean Size Pictures’ Todd Hagopian; executive produced by Fred Warren and Robin Warren; and edited by Bryan Chang and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg. It will next screen at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section. Cinedigm plans a theatrical release and awards qualifying run for the film in 2013.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Come Out And Play (El Juego De Niños), Belarus-born Makinov’s English-language horror film that made its world premiere last night at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Cinedigm’s theatrical distribution will commence in early 2013, with subsequent rollout across on-demand, digital and DVD.
Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) vacation before the birth of their child. Francis insists on venturing to a more serene locale, and Beth hesitantly agrees. They set out to a beautiful island, but soon discover it’s mysteriously abandoned and the only people on the island are children. Beth and Francis are left to uncover the mystery of the disappeared adults and a day in paradise quickly turns into a struggle for survival.
Written and directed by Makinov, Come Out And Play is produced by Mexico- and Los Angeles-based Canana. Pablo Cruz is the producer. Cloaking his true identity, Makinov wears a mask while working with his cast and crew, in an effort to enforce his personal vision of a cinema that detaches itself from the ego-driven model of the director.
Los Angeles, CA; September 12, 2012 – Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) has licensed Cinedigm’s Exhibitor Management System (EMS) to run back office operations including release planning, booking, “holdovers,” contract terms management, box office auditing, film rental accruals, payments, remittance processing and reporting. Carmike is the fourth largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States, operating 233 theatres with 2,245 screens in 35 states. Cinedigm’s EMS will streamline content booking and payments circuit-wide and will integrate directly with Carmike’s theatre-based point of sale system, as well as corporate and accounting systems.