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Cinedigm and Tribeca Film Team to Acquire All U.S. Rights to “THE ENGLISH TEACHER,” Starring Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane and

  Cinedigm and Tribeca Film Team to Acquire All U.S. Rights to “THE ENGLISH
  TEACHER,” Starring Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane and Greg Kinnear

Veteran Television Director Craig Zisk’s Feature Directorial Debut Also Stars
                      Lily Collins and Michael Angarano

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- February 12, 2013

Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
(NASDAQ: CIDM), and Tribeca Film have teamed up to acquire U.S. distribution
rights to director Craig Zisk’s (“Nurse Jackie,” “Weeds”) feature directorial
debut, THE ENGLISH TEACHER. The film will release in spring 2013 with an ultra
VOD and digital window, followed by theatrical release, DVD and broadcast.

THE ENGLISH TEACHER stars four-time Oscar® nominee Julianne Moore (“Boogie
Nights,” “The Hours”) who most recently won Golden Globe® and Emmy® Awards for
her lead role in the HBO movie “Game Change.” Moore plays a beloved English
teacher whose repressed personal life exists in stark contrast to the passion
she brings to the classroom.Her routine is upended when a former star pupil
returns to her small town after failing miserably as a playwright. Co-written
by Dan and Stacy Chariton, THE ENGLISH TEACHER also stars two-time Tony Award®
winner Nathan Lane (“The Producers,” “The Good Wife”), Oscar® nominee Greg
Kinnear (“As Good As It Gets,” “Little Miss Sunshine”), Lily Collins (“Mirror
Mirror”) and Michael Angarano (“Ceremony”). The film is produced by Matthew E.
Chausse, Naomi Despres, Ben LeClair and Robert Salerno.

“THE ENGLISH TEACHER has everything audiences want in an independent film. It
cleverly tells an honest, relatable and extremely funny story of
self-discovery and reinvention that pops with great performances,” said
Vincent Scordino, Vice President of Acquisitions, Theatrical, for Cinedigm.
“We’re excited to be working with Tribeca and look forward to getting this
film in front of as many people as possible. They’re going to love it.”

"We feel very fortunate to have had such wonderful collaborators in the making
of this film, from our talented director and screenwriters to our wonderful
cast,” said Robert Salerno. “We are now excited to bring the film to its
audience, and are thrilled to be partnering with Cinedigm and Tribeca. Their
enthusiasm and energy for this film is amazing."

“THE ENGLISH TEACHER is a film about life lessons, taking risks and fulfilling
one’s dreams, no matter how old you are. In a performance that is at once
dynamic, funny and moving, Julianne Moore leads a superb cast in this
sparkling debut feature by Craig Zisk,” said Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative
Officer of Tribeca Enterprises.

Scordino negotiated the deal on behalf of Cinedigm with Tribeca Film’s Nick
Savva, Director of Acquisitions.

About Cinedigm

Cinedigm is leading a digital entertainment revolution. Cinedigm's pioneering
digital cinema deployment and servicing efforts, and our state of the art
distribution and exhibition software, are cornerstones of the digital cinema
transformation. Cinedigm's is also the leading digital aggregator of
independent content in the world, providing end-to-end digital content
delivery to theaters, across digital and on-demand platforms, and on
DVD/Blu-ray. Through partnerships with iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Google, Hulu,
Vudu, Xbox, Playstation, and others, Cinedigm reaches a global digital
audience. The company’s library of over 5,000 titles includes award-winning
documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film
Company® and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through
partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. Cinedigm is proud
to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including “The Invisible War,” “Hell
and Back Again,” “GasLand,” “Waste Land” and “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.”
Current and upcoming CEG multi-platform releases include “Citadel,” “In Our
Nature” and “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.” Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm
Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp
www.cinedigm.com. [CIDM-G]

About Tribeca Film

Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and
marketing independent films across multiple platforms, including
video-on-demand, theatrical, digital, home video and television. It is an
initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how
film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences
to films they might not otherwise see. Current and upcoming Tribeca Film
releases include award winning and Oscar®-nominated “War Witch,” “Struck By
Lightning,” directed by Brian Dannelly and written by/starring Chris Colfer,
Bob Byington’s “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” starring Nick Offerman,
“Greetings from Tim Buckley,” and “How to Make Money Selling Drugs.”

Contact:

Cinedigm Entertainment Group:
Sommer Hixson, 646-259-4138
shixson@newvideo.com
or
Cinedigm Corporate:
Maggie Begley, 310-301-1785
Maggie@mbcprinc.com
or
Tribeca Film:
Tammie Rosen, 212-941-2003
trosen@tribecaenterprises.com
 
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