Open Road Films Is Cinedigm’s First “Distributor 3.0” Launch Partner
Software Swiftly Deployed to Bolster Strategic Efforts for Thanksgiving
Release of “Homefront”
LOS ANGELES -- November 25, 2013
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that leading independent film
distributor Open Road Films has become the launch partner for their newly
released “Distributor 3.0” platform. Distributor 3.0 is the next generation
booking software from Cinedigm, and provides film distributors, both large and
small, with an unparalleled set of features to facilitate the efficient
distribution of digital content to virtually any theater.
Distributor 3.0 streamlines the process of delivering content to exhibitor
partners and offers a variety of other significant improvements, all resulting
in the most efficient system in the industry.
Open Road Films will leverage the expanded functionality and efficiencies of
Distributor 3.0 for its November 27^th Thanksgiving Release of “Homefront”
starring Jason Statham and James Franco. “Distributor 3.0 provides customers
like Open Road Films with enhanced functionality to allow their distribution
team to better manage their entire work flow, including planning, print and
virtual print management,” said Dan Sherlock, President, Cinedigm Software.
“Virtually every new feature of Cinedigm’s Distributor 3.0 has been designed
in response to our current client requests, from the largest major studio to
the feistiest of independent. This product proactively allows teams like Open
Road Films to easily navigate and benefit from the myriad of information
opportunities presented by today’s digital theater landscape.”
“We were pleased that our partners at Cinedigm Software could integrate this
new system in such a swift and efficient manner to allow us to utilize it for
the Thanksgiving release of ‘Homefront,’” said Scott Kennedy, Senior Vice
President of Distribution and Operations at Open Road Films.
Over the past decade, Cinedigm has led the digital distribution revolution
that continues to transform the media landscape. In addition to its pioneering
role in transitioning movie theatres from traditional film prints to digital
distribution, Cinedigm continues to advance worldwide cinema modernization
with its suite of software products allowing exhibitors and distributors to
manage their newly digital businesses with efficiency, insight and certainty.
Additionally, Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the
United States, withdirect relationships with over 60,000 physical and digital
retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon.
The company’s library of over 32,000 titles and 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. Current
and upcoming theatrical releases include Destin Daniel Cretton’s highly
acclaimed Short Term 12,Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors,Penny Lane’s Our Nixon and
Shaul Schwarz’s Narco Cultura.
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp
About Open Road Films
Open Road Films is a dynamic, acquisition-based domestic theatrical
distribution and marketing company which annually releases a diverse slate of
star-driven motion pictures which has included multiple #1 releases. It was
founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group
(Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition companies in the United States.
Open Road and its lenders recently extended the company’s $100,000,000 credit
facility through 2018.
Past releases include: The Grey starring Liam Neeson which opened to #1 at the
box office; End Of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña which
opened #1 at the box office; A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans; Side
Effects directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law,
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum; The Host, based on Twilight saga
author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book; Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher,
Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad and Matthew Modine; and Machete Kills, directed by
Robert Rodriguezand starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara,
Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián
Bichir, Alexa Vega,Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko
Zaror andMel Gibson.
Upcoming releases include: Homefront (11/27/13) starring Jason Statham, James
Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth; Justin Bieber’s Believe (12/25/13)
directed by Jon Chu; 3-D animated The Nut Job (1/17/14) with voice talents of
Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser; Sabotage
(4/11/14) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington,
Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia
Williams, Mireille Enos; A Haunted House 2 (3/28/14) starring Marlon Wayans,
Jaime Pressly and Gabriel Iglesias; Chef (5/9/14) written, directed and
starring Jon Favreau along with Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John
Leguizamo and Robert Downey, Jr.; and Testament (2015) written and directed by
Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect).
More information about Open Road Films can be found at:
Cinedigm Public Relations:
Maggie Begley, 310-301-1785
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