Cinedigm Acquires Home Entertainment Rights to THE IDENTICAL, Starring Ashley Judd
Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired US rights to City of Peace's star-studded faith and family friendly film THE IDENTICAL, featuring Ashley Judd, Amanda Crew, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano and Ray Liotta. The film is being released theatrically on September 5th on a targeted 1,200 screens. The home entertainment roll out, including physical, digital, television and non-theatrical rights, is set to launch January 2015.
Directed by Dustin Marcellino,
"We believe the film will resonate deeply with audiences seeking uplifting, family and faith friendly entertainment," said Yolanda Macias, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Forecast Planning & Digital Sales for Cinedigm. "With the film's unique story, talented actors and fantastic soundtrack, we immediately wanted to partner with City of Peace in bringing
"Cinedigm's expertise in technology and digital content distribution clearly makes them the Industry leader and an excellent complement to our City of Peace Films business model. We are very pleased to be partnering with such an innovative and progressive company as Cinedigm as we forge forward into the future," said Don Noes, City of Peace Films Producer and COO/New Business Development.
The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm's Yolanda Macias with Jerry Dasti of Sloss, Eckhouse LawCo and Michael Helfant of Amasia Entertainment representing the filmmakers.
About City of Peace/A Framework Where Music, Films And Video With "Redeeming Value" Can Be Developed:
Yochanan Marcellino is the Founder, President and CEO of City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films, formed in 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. Both companies, though separate corporations, consider themselves "sister companies" and beautifully complement one another by offering the prospective artist a unique set of creative services.
"Whether or not an artist is an entertainment industry veteran, new and emerging, or in the beginning stages of development, these creative services can be offered 'a la carte' or as a 'full service package,' tailored to meet the changing needs and challenges of the 21st century artist," says thirty-five-year music industry veteran Marcellino.
City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films includes, but is not limited to, the following list of creative services: major physical and digital distribution, record production, artist management, artist development, music publishing, song development, art direction, graphic design, website development, music video production, film production and film development. City of Peace Media also consults in the following strategic areas: marketing plan development, public relations planning, radio promotion, publicity, advertising, touring and name branding.
The primary focus of City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films is to provide a framework where music, films and video with "redeeming value" can be developed, produced and distributed worldwide, bringing a message of hope, love and encouragement to this generation.
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. The company's library of over 52,000 films and TV episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.
Additionally, given Cinedigm's infrastructure, technology, content and distribution expertise, the company has rapidly become a leader in the quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm's first channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on over 165 million consumer devices including Roku, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being rolled out. Earlier this year, Cinedigm also announced 'Con TV in partnership with WIZARD WORLD, for launch in Q4 2014. The Company recently announced its third OTT channel via a partnership with The Dove Foundation. DOVE MOVIE CHANNEL will be a digital streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking high quality and family friendly content approved by Dove.
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