Image Entertainment Acquires the Much Anticipated Thriller The Numbers Station Starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman from

  Image Entertainment Acquires the Much Anticipated Thriller The Numbers
  Station Starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman from Content Media Corp

Business Wire

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- November 01, 2012

Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE),
heads into the 2012 American Film Market with the pick-up of all U.S. rights
to the much anticipated action thriller, The Numbers Station. The film stars
John Cusack (The Raven, 2012, The Paperboy) and Malin Akerman (Watchman, The
Proposal) and was directed by Kasper Barfoed (The Candidate). The Numbers
Station was acquired from Content Media Corporation. The film was financed by
Matador Pictures and Picadilly Pictures and by Blue Lake, the fund managed by
Echo Lake Entertainment and Blue Ice Capital Group. The Numbers Station was
produced by Sean Furst and Bryan Furst of Furst Films and Nigel Thomas of
Matador. The announcement was made by Bill Bromiley, Image Entertainment’s
Chief Acquisition Officer.

Image Entertainment is planning a first quarter 2013 theatrical release for
The Numbers Station and the film will premiere at this year’s AFM.

“We’ve been following this project since the script stage,” commented
Bromiley. “We really enjoyed working with Doug Mankoff and his team at Echo
Lake Entertainment as well as Jamie Carmichael and his Content team. We have
been hoping to pick up another film from them and The Numbers Station is just
that film.”

Content’s Carmichael said, “We’re really excited about Bill’s ambitious plans
for The Numbers Station. It’s great to have the muscle of Image and RLJ
Entertainment behind the film.”

Written by F. Scott Frazier, The Numbers Station stars Cusack as Emerson, a
disgraced former black ops agent who is tasked with a dead-end job protecting
Katherine (Akerman), the code operator for a small CIA broadcast station in a
barren region. Emerson’s mission is simple: protect Katherine. Keep her safe
and keep her secure. When a car bomb outside the station signals an ambush,
the pair is forced to take refuge in the station itself, using Emerson’s
deadly combat skills as their only weapon. Under attack from a group of
unknown, but lethal aggressors, Emerson and Katherine find themselves in a
life-or-death struggle against a resolute enemy. With the station compromised,
an unclear target and no escape, the truth becomes their priority if they want
to make it out alive. The film co-stars Liam Cunnigham (Safe House, Clash of
the Titans) and Lucy Griffiths (“True Blood”).

The deal was negotiated by Bill Bromiley and Michael Bayer on behalf of Image
Entertainment and by Jamie Carmichael, President of Content, Film Division and
Rick Kwak, EVP Head of Worldwide Business and Legal Affairs, for the film.

About Content Film, a division of Content Media Corporation plc

Content Film is the worldwide film and library sales arm of Content Media
Corporation plc. Content specializes in high quality and commercial feature
films, and is able to assist film producers in securing finance. Content
handles worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity on all titles. The Feature
Film Library arm also manages international sales on over 230 titles.

Content titles include THE NUMBERS STATION starring John Cusack and Malin
Akerman; THE MACHINE starring Caity Lotz and Toby Stephens, LFF winner MEA
MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD from Oscar® winning director Alex
Gibney; NOTHING TO FEAR produced by Slash starring Clancy Brown, Anne Heche,
Ethan Peck, James Tupper, Jennifer Stone and Rebekah Brandes; the
post-apocalyptic action thriller BOUNTY KILLER; NIM’S ISLAND 2: THE GREAT
ANIMAL RESCUE directed by Brendan Maher, the family adventure SPACE WARRIORS
directed by Sean McNamara and starring Thomas Horn, Mira Sorvino, Dermot
Mulroney and Josh Lucas; the ultra-violent medieval actioner IRONCLAD: BATTLE
FOR BLOOD, Mike Figgis’ erotic psychological thriller SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF
starring Sebastian Koch and Lotte Verbeek; skateboard documentary WAITING FOR
LIGHTNING; Sundance’s terrifying ghost story THE PACT starring Caity Lotz and
Casper van Dien, action thriller and the cult genre sequel OUTPOST: BLACK SUN.

Content attends all major markets and festivals including Cannes, Venice,
Toronto, AFM, London, Rome, Sundance and Berlin. Content Film is being managed
in an executive capacity by Jamie Carmichael, President - Film Division.

About RLJ Entertainment

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent licensee and
distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the
United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,200 exclusive titles. RLJE is a
leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn
(British TV), Image (stand-up comedy, feature films), One Village (urban),
Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (educational), Criterion (art
films) and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple
formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, digital streaming, broadcast
television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical. Via
its majority-owned subsidiary Agatha Christie Limited, RLJE controls the
intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of
mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and
Poirot. And through its direct-to-consumer business, RLJE has direct contacts
and billings relationships with millions of consumers.

RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize
existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including
its branded digital subscription channels, and engages a distinct audience
with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. RLJE
has proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn and Acacia brands, and owns
the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.

Contact:

Sue Procko for Image Entertainment
310-836-6200 or 323-719-8141 at AFM
sue@spprinc.com
 
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