nWave Pictures Distribution and Atlantic Productions Conclude Worldwide Distribution Agreement for "Penguins 3D"

   nWave Pictures Distribution and Atlantic Productions Conclude Worldwide
                   Distribution Agreement for "Penguins 3D"

Written and narrated by David Attenborough, this must-see 3D film of the epic
journey of an amazing penguin launches Memorial Day weekend.

PR Newswire

LONDON, BRUSSELS and BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013

LONDON,BRUSSELS and BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --nWave
Pictures, an nWave Studios company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of
worldwide distribution rights to "Penguins 3D" (working title) from the
award-winning British company, Atlantic Productions, creators of the
BAFTA-winning "Flying Monsters 3D." Written and narrated by renowned
naturalist and veteran filmmaker David Attenborough, this tale of the epic
journey of one special penguin will be released in the US on May 24, ^ 2013 in
time for Memorial Day weekend.

"Penguins 3D," which comes in 40- and 20-minute versions, 3D and 2D,
15-perf./70-mm, and digital in 4K and 2K, will be available from nWave
exclusively, for exhibition at IMAX theatres, REALD and digital 3D giant
screen cinemas. The film depicts the fortunes of a young male King Penguin,
who returns to the place where he was born and raised. Known as Penguin City,
this sub-Antarctic island is home to albatrosses, leopard seals and elephant
seals—and six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the
inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.

"We are thrilled and proud to work with Atlantic on the big screen release of
this mesmerizing, 3D story-driven film that will wow kids and families alike,"
says Eric Dillens, chairman of nWave Studios. "This film acquisition marks an
important step for our distribution company in our new strategy to provide a
continuous flow of stunning and factually accurate films for exhibition in
IMAX theatres and digital 3D cinemas at major US and international
institutional and entertainment venues."

"Audiences have loved our recreation of pterosaurs in Flying Monsters 3D and
we're excited to be partnering with nWave to bring them this new giant screen
film," says Anthony Geffen, Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Productions
and Producer of "Penguins 3D." "We think they will love the characters, the
story, and the amazing visuals in the world of these fun and fascinating
animals."

"To be at the cutting edge, when you know that you're doing something that no
one has done before, is exciting and a great privilege," said David
Attenborough. "While this island may be remote, it is far from barren. It
bears witness to some of the most spectacular sights in the natural world,
including giant birds such as the albatross and one of the world's largest
gatherings of King Penguins."

"Penguins 3D" was produced by Atlantic Productions in association with British
media powerhouse BSkyB and US-based Galileo Digital Entertainment. The action
takes place on the remote island of South Georgia, a British overseas
territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It was filmed in 4K 3D, entirely on
location over a five-month period. Production lasted 14 months.

"You can have any number of brilliant 3D shots, but without a compelling story
at its heart the film won't work," adds Anthony Geffen. "What the 3D medium
offers is a uniquely intimate experience, inviting audiences to literally step
inside the world of the King Penguin. This is a truly ground-breaking film set
in a virtually unknown sub-Antarctic location."

The industry premiere of "Penguins 3D" will be hosted in March 2013 during the
Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) 2013 Film Expo, at Moody Gardens in
Galveston (TX).

The film is recommended for General Audiences and has been rated "U"
(Universal) by the British Board of Film Classification (the US equivalent is
the Motion Pictures Association of America).

The film's official website is http://www.PenguinsTheFilm.com 

About nWave Studios

nWave Studios, an associate company of StudioCanal, is the first fully
integrated digital studio in the world specializing exclusively in the
production and distribution of immersive stereoscopic/3D films. The studio's
history dates back to 1994, when it was founded by Ben Stassen and D&D
Entertainment Group, an independent TV production company. The Belgian company
quickly established itself as the world's leading independent producer and
distributor of specialty films for attractions, ride films, IMAX theatres and
digital 3D cinemas. Over the last 15 years, nWave has become a leader in these
market segments, having handled the sales and marketing of an impressive
catalog of 50 plus titles (e.g., "The Little Prince 4D," "African Adventure
3D," "Volcano Mine Ride," "Turtle Vision 4D" and "Haunted Castle 3D"). In
2008, the company produced its first feature-length 3D animated film, "Fly Me
to the Moon" ($50M in box office gross), followed two years later by "Sammy's
3D Adventures" ($85M in box office gross). In 2011, nWave secured a
co-production, co-financing and worldwide distribution deal for four new
feature-length 3D animated films with Paris-based Studio Canal. nWave Studios
is headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a satellite office in Los Angeles
(Calif.). For more information: http://www.nwave.com

About Atlantic Productions

Atlantic Productions is one of the world's leading factual production
companies whose award-winning television and theatrical films have been seen
around the world. Since it was founded in 1992, Atlantic's focus has been on
producing great stories told with fantastic visuals, and it has deployed the
most cutting-edge technologies to do so. A pioneer in 3D and CGI production,
Atlantic released the BAFTA-winnng "Flying Monsters 3D" in 2011. Other
theatrical projects include the feature documentary, "The Wildest Dream"
filmed on Everest and featuring the voice talents of Liam Neeson, Natasha
Richardson, Ralph Fiennes, and Alan Rickman. Atlantic's most recent TV
projects include "When Rome Ruled" (Channel 5/Nat Geo) - a series that looks
at the iconic names and places of ancient Rome, informed by innovative CGI and
expert opinion - and the triple Emmy-Award winning David Attenborough's "First
Life" (BBC/Discovery) - a film that describes a journey back in time in search
of the very first animals on Earth. In addition to film and TV work, Atlantic
creates interactive products, with its "Kingdom of Plants" App being chosen by
Apple in its Best of 2012 list of Apps. The company's website is
http://www.atlanticproductions.co.uk

Press Contacts:

nWave Pictures Distribution
Brain McWilliams, +1 310‐838‐4010, bmcwilliams@spellcom.com
Julien Bollee, +33 66-445-0020, jbollee@nwave.com

Atlantic Productions
Tanya Wiggins, +44 (0)208-735-9300, tanyaw@atlanticproductions.co.uk

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