Sep 12, 2018
 Cinedigm Announces the Launch of Digital-First Channels Docurama and CONtv on Sling TV
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 Cinedigm Announces the Launch of Digital-First Channels Docurama and CONtv on Sling TV

Sherman Oaks, CA, September 12, 2018Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today the launch of a pair of digital-first channels—the factual Docurama and the fandom-focused CONtv—on Sling TV, the leading live streaming TV service. The launch is a continuation of the agreement between Cinedigm and Sling TV, which began with the launch of the popular values-based Dove Channel on June 28, marking the first time in the Company’s history that one of its OTT networks was offered through Sling TV.

Docurama and CONtv are now available to Sling TV subscribers throughout the U.S., offered as an individual add-on for $5 a month.

DOCURAMA is an immersive streaming service delivering the best in award-winning documentaries and true-life television series. Launched as a VOD service in 2014, DOCURAMA provides viewers with a vast library featuring hundreds of films, shorts, and series, as well as insightful interviews and in-depth film festival coverage. This month, Sling TV viewers can enjoy the Nick Cave film 20,000 Days On Earth, the innovative spiritual exploration Samsara, the fan-to-frontman fairytale Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, and the in-depth Mafia series Gangster Empire.

CONtv is the leading digital-first entertainment network devoted exclusively to fandom. The network provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content showcasing an eclectic catalog with hundreds of must-watch favorites; from elusive cult films and television shows, to celebrated genre movies encompassing sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, grindhouse, and martial arts action. CONtv’s offerings include kung fu fantasy Immortal Demon Slayer, fan-favorite anime series Digimon Adventure, alien time travel epic Kung Fu Traveler, Anarchy in the UT drama Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2, and beloved cult classics like Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark, Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, and Hellraiser.

“Cinedigm is excited to build upon our relationship with Sling TV with the addition of Docurama and CONtv,” said Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm’s Entertainment Group. “These channels both cater to distinct audiences who are passionate, knowledgeable, and know exactly what they want to see. We look forward to continuing to provide the rapidly growing Sling TV community with our diverse entertainment programming."


ABOUT Cinedigm

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with four networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at www.cinedigm.com

Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com.

Press Contact for CIDM:

Cindy Ronzoni

Cinedigm
cronzoni@cinedigm.com

Sep 11, 2018
Nelvana Inks Multi-Year U.S. Home Entertainment Library Deal  
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Nelvana Inks Multi-Year U.S. Home Entertainment Library Deal  

Cinedigm takes US DVD and transactional digital rights to 3,000 Nelvana episodes

 TORONTO, CANADA – September 11, 2018 – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a significant multi-year home entertainment deal with Cinedigm for multiple titles from its world-famous children’s content library including classic series like Babar, Babar and the Adventures of Badou and Bakugan Battle Brawlers.

Los Angeles-based Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has taken DVD and transactional digital rights for more than 3,000 episodes and will be kicking off the deal with Nelvana’s hit preschool series Ranger Rob, which focuses on the adventures of the Big Sky Park ranger and his gregarious group of friends. Additionally, Cinedigm will be releasing DVDs of The ZhuZhus, the Disney Channel series based on the US$2-billion toy brand.

“These extensive home entertainment deals with first-in-class partner Cinedigm, broadens Nelvana’s North American footprint, enabling U.S. fans to access our iconic library of children’s content wherever and whenever they want,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises.

Nelvana’s laugh-out-loud series 6Teen, and CGI interactive series Little Charmers are also included in the deal. Cinedigm will release Babar and Father Christmas, Babar: King of the Elephants, Babar: The Movie, Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure and Pippi Longstocking for digital purchase in November.

“The Nelvana catalog includes both exciting newer properties as well as beloved series which have entertained and engaged multiple generations over the years,” said Yolanda Macias, Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “Through our broad digital and physical reach in the U.S., we are thrilled to expand Nelvana’s distribution of these well-known programs and help bring them to both long-time fans and new audiences alike.”

Cinedigm has also renewed streaming rights for six Nelvana series, including Babar and Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, for its Dove and ConTV streaming networks.
About Nelvana
Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcasts across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third-party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage.  For more information, visit www.nelvana.com
About Cinedigm

Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at cinedigm.com.

Media contacts: ChizComm Ltd. | www.chizcomm.com on behalf of Nelvana
Lana Castleman | 416.551.0822 x 330 | lcastleman@chizcomm.com

Jill Newhouse Calcaterra/EVP Cinedigm

310-466-5135 // jcalcaterra@cinedigm.com

Michelle McTeague, Publicity Manager, Nelvana

416.966.7724 // michelle.mcteague@corusent.com

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Sep 5, 2018
Cinedigm Acquires Worldwide Distribution Rights To THE AURORA GAMES
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Cinedigm Acquires Worldwide Distribution Rights To THE AURORA GAMES

The All-Female Sports and Entertainment Platform will Debut in August 2019

LOS ANGELES // September 5, 2018 – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced the Company has acquired the exclusive worldwide digital rights, including live streaming rights and video device rights, to THE AURORA GAMES, the all-female sports and entertainment platform making its debut August 20-25, 2019.  The recently announced AURORA GAMES will occur every two years beginning in 2019 and will celebrate women’s accomplishments and visions against a backdrop of world class sports competition and entertainment.

“We know audiences will flock to see THE AURORA GAMES to celebrate women’s athleticism, accomplishments and the enormous contributions that women are making to sports,” said Bill Sondheim, president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. “With streaming rapidly becoming one of the key ways that sports related content is consumed, Cinedigm is once again providing innovative digitally driven distribution services for high quality content partners.”

THE AURORA GAMES, which will announce the awarding of its inaugural site and other details in the next few weeks, is being designed as a six-day festival with sports competitions, musical performances, seminars and experiential fan activities.  Just last week, THE AURORA GAMES Foundation was announced, which will provide grants to organizations around the world that create sports opportunities for girls and women.

“THE AURORA GAMES is coming to audiences at the perfect time,” said Yolanda Macias, EVP, Content Acquisitions, Digital Sales and Studio Relations. “A combination of female empowerment, elite athletes, inspiring personal stories and great entertainment will make this appointment viewing.”

“We are excited to join forces with Cinedigm and look forward to sharing our celebration of the power, finesse and entertainment value of women’s sports with fans around the world. The time is right for an all-women’s sports competition and festival and we think the Aurora Games will provide the platform that women’s sports has been looking for” said long time sports executive Jerry Solomon who created the Aurora Games and will serve as Executive Producer.

THE AURORA GAMES has gained support from a group of high profile advisors including Donna de Varona, Chris Evert, Nadia Comanici, Nancy Kerrigan, Jackie Joyner Kersee and more. Advisory board members and supporters marked the one year countdown with enthusiastic support noting the growing interest in women’s sports and sports opportunities for girls.
ABOUT CINEDIGM

Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with nine networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at cinedigm.com.

ABOUT THE AURORA GAMES

For press and other information on the Aurora Games email theauroragames1@gmail.com

Follow the Aurora Games on Twitter (@AuroraGamesFest) and sign up for the Aurora Games newsletter at www.auroragamesfestival.com.

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Contact: Jill Newhouse Calcaterra

310-466-5135 // jcalcaterra@cinedigm.com

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Aug 27, 2018
Hahn Story Acquisition
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Cinedigm partners with Mark Yellen Productions and Rosenbloom Entertainment to produce a multi-season series about literary adventurer Emily “Mickey” Hahn

The multi-season series chronicles the life and love affairs of the beautiful and fiercely independent American woman who introduced exotic Shanghai and greater China to U.S. readers before WWII and is based on extensive exclusive material including two autobiographies, one biography, and the vast archives of the Hahn and Boxer estates

“I have deliberately chosen the uncertain path whenever I had the chance.” – Emily Hahn LOS ANGELES, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- -- Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that it has partnered with Mark Yellen Productions and Rosenbloom Entertainment to produce a multi-season, programmatic series about renowned feminist and adventurer Emily Hahn, the prolific literary author who introduced exotic Shanghai and greater China to US audiences through her articles published in the New Yorker Magazine in the 1930s.

The production will be available to US, International and China outlets and reinforces Cinedigm’s deep relationships in China. Currently, the group is bringing the series to showrunners, writers, and directors and expects to be in production in 2019. With plans to shoot on location in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the producers will take full advantage of Shanghai’s iconic Bund waterfront, which has one the richest collections of Art Deco architecture in the world.
“Emily Hahn was a charismatic, unconventional free spirit who wrote about her experiences with courage and compassion. We’re honored to bring Emily’s incredible story of love and adventure, discovery and intrigue to audiences worldwide,” said Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO, Cinedigm. “Now is the perfect time to re-introduce audiences to the vibrant, complex, and intriguing world of 1930s Shanghai from a uniquely female perspective.”

Rosenbloom and Yellen acquired exclusive life story rights to Hahn’s remarkable and largely unknown life, and then partnered with Cinedigm for production and distribution. The rights include Hahn autobiographies CHINA TO ME and NO HURRY TO GET HOME, and Ken Cuthbertson’s biography NOBODY SAID NOT TO GO: THE LIFE, LOVE AND ADVENTURES OF EMILY HAHN, as well as extensive exclusive archival materials from the estates of Emily Hahn and her husband Charles Boxer. The deal was made with the Hahn estate’s literary agents Richard Curtis Associates. Many of Hahn’s books have been reissued by Open Road Media.

“We’re passionate about bringing this unique and exciting story to worldwide audiences,” said Chip Rosenbloom, President of Rosenbloom Entertainment. “This will be an epic series about a courageous and compassionate woman, with a vibrant ensemble of diverse characters, set amidst the cinematically rich visual landscape of 1930s Shanghai, pre-war turmoil in China, and the sunset of the British Empire in Asia. Emily was able to champion female empowerment and embrace cultural diversity at a time when those concepts were completely alien to most, making it very relevant in today’s climate of change.”

A feminist trailblazer before the word existed, Emily Hahn wrote hundreds of articles and short stories for The New Yorker from 1925 to 1995, as well as fifty-two books in many genres, most notably China To Me and The Soong Sisters.

“Emily Hahn’s story is an adventure of discovery, intrigue, and courage; where the avant-garde collides with ancient cultural traditions in a thriving and eclectic city on the cusp of dramatic social and political change,” said Mark Yellen, President of Mark Yellen Productions. “Just as Emily introduced her readers to new cultures, characters, and a worldview many had not been exposed to before, we hope to (re)introduce Emily and her work to contemporary audiences who we feel will fall in love with her as we have.”

About Emily “Mickey” Hahn
Known as “Mickey” to her friends, Emily Hahn traveled across the country in the 1920s dressed as a boy; worked as a Harvey Girl in Taos, New Mexico; ran away to the Belgian Congo as a Red Cross worker during the Great Depression; was the concubine of a Chinese poet in Shanghai in the 1930s; had an affair and an illegitimate child with Charles Boxer, the head of the British Secret Service in Hong Kong just before the outbreak of World War II; and, was involved in underground relief work in occupied Hong Kong. In Shanghai, she counted amongst her friends and associates Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Noel Coward, Sir Victor Sassoon, Morris “Two-Gun” Cohen, Chiang Kai-shek, and the Soong Sisters. Repatriated as part of a prisoner exchange in 1943, Micky fled back to the United States, expanding her prolific writing career and becoming a pioneer in the fields of wildlife preservation and environmentalism before her death in 1977 at the age of ninety-two.

Roger Angell wrote in her obituary in The New Yorker: “She was, in truth, something rare: a woman deeply, almost domestically, at home in the world. Driven by curiosity and energy, she went there and did that, and then wrote about it without fuss.”

Mickey was the first woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin in mining engineering. She worked shortly in the field, dressed as a man, but grew bored. She then began a career with the New Yorker Magazine, when her brother-in-law submitted her letters from travels across America for publication.

In 1935, Mickey traveled to Shanghai seeking adventure after a failed love affair and was seduced by the “Paris of the East.” One of the largest cities and ports in the world, Shanghai attracted foreign business people, artists, celebrities, refugees, and migrants, and was the epicenter of art, business, and architecture in Asia.

There she met real estate tycoon Sir Victor Sassoon. From center stage of his luxurious Cathay hotel, the eccentric and powerful Sassoon introduced her to the fashionable nightspots and privileged expatriates of the multi-cultural city. Counting amongst her friends Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Noel Coward, Morris “Two-Gun” Cohen, Chiang Kai-shek, and the Soong Sisters, Mickey began writing of her experiences and perspective introducing American readers to China through her lively and entertaining articles in the New Yorker. Learning to speak Shanghainese and eventually to read and write Mandarin, Mickey embedded herself into the “old Chinese walled city” and turned her apartment into a salon for writers and artists, where she met Shou Xunmei (Zau Sinmay), Chinese writer and poet, and a central figure in the Shanghai literary set.

Mickey supported herself with her writing and began an affair with the writer/poet, becoming his mistress, and later his second wife under Chinese law. Together they founded the Chinese and English language magazine Candid Comment, “devoted to bringing about more mutual understanding between East and West by means of literature.”

Her affair and lifestyle with Xunmei led to an opium addiction on which she commented: “Though I had always wanted to be an opium addict, I can't claim that as the reason I went to China."

Leaving her addiction behind and ending her relationship with Xunmei two years later, Mickey began an infamous affair with Charles R. Boxer, the Chief British Intelligence Officer in Hong Kong, leading to the birth of their daughter.
When the Japanese occupied Hong Kong, Boxer was captured and imprisoned, but Mickey avoided internment and was able to stay in Hong Kong and bring food when visiting Boxer in prison under the guise of being Eurasian and the protection of her citizenship under her marriage to Xunmei. After two years of precarious survival in the occupied city, Mickey was repatriated as part of a prisoner exchange in 1943. In a much-publicized event, Boxer and Hahn were reunited and then married in 1945. Life magazine described the Hahn-Boxer relationship as one of the great love stories of WWII.

About Cinedigm
Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world’s largest retail, media and technology companies. We provide premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon; cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Walmart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm’s unique capabilities, content and technology, the Company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing over-the-top (OTT) channel business, with nine channels under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem. Learn more about Cinedigm at www.cinedigm.com.
In November 2017, Bison Capital became the beneficial owner of the majority of Cinedigm’s outstanding Class A Common Stock. Bison Capital is a Hong Kong-based investment company with a focus on the media and entertainment, healthcare and financial service industries. Founded by Mr. Peixin Xu in 2014, Bison Capital has made multiple investments in film and TV production, film distribution and entertainment-related mobile Internet services.
Cinedigm is now working closely with Bison to develop plans and forge partnerships to release entertainment content and develop OTT channels in China while, reciprocally, releasing Chinese content and new OTT channels in North America.

Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com. [CIDM-G]
For more information:
Jill Newhouse Calcaterra
Cinedigm
jcalcaterra@cinedigm.com
310-466-5135

Aug 1, 2018
BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND SECURES OCTOBER 2ND RELEASE DATE WITH CINEDIGM
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BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND SECURES OCTOBER 2ND RELEASE DATE WITH CINEDIGM

Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger stars in this action-packed World War II film

Los Angeles, CA (August XX, 2018) – Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired North American Distribution rights to the WWII picture, BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND, starring Tom Berenger and Steven Luke. Cinedigm will release the title on Blu-ray and DVD and digital and cable/satellite platforms on October 2, 2018.

Based on true events, BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND takes place over Christmas 1944 as the German army make one final push against the advancing Allied troops on the Western Front.  With orders from his commanding officer (Berenger), Army Lieutenant Robert Cappa (Luke) and his platoon of infantry soldiers attempt to hold a vital road junction during the infamous Battle of the Bulge, one of the deadliest fights of WWII.  The picture explores the heroism and personal sacrifice of the soldiers who hold their position at all costs.

Written and Directed by Steven Luke (as Luke Schuetzle), BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND marks Cinedigm’s second partnership with Luke and his producing banner, Schuetzle Company Productions.  Cinedigm previously distributed WAR PIGS, a WWII actioner produced by Andre Relis at VMI Worldwide and Luke Schuetzle. The film was scripted by Luke and featured him, alongside a veteran ensemble cast, including Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and Chuck Liddell.

“Luke has delivered another high impact WWII action piece as seen through the eyes of a small group of soldiers who face incredible odds,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “In a gritty, intimate visual style, the picture conveys both the chaotic mess of war, as well as the commendable bonds and camaraderie that develop and help to sustain these brave individuals.

“Based on Cinedigm’s success with WAR PIGS, I am thrilled to be collaborating with them again,” said Luke.  “Their marketing and sales teams have a tremendous track record not only with war pictures but actioners as well, and I can’t think of a better distribution partner to bring my movie to audiences.”

BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND was produced by Dean Bloxom and Trinity Schuetzle.  Executive Producers are Bloxom and Graham Schuetzle.

The deal was negotiated by Melody Fowler, Vice-President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm, and Andre Relis, President of VMI Worldwide, on behalf of the filmmakers.

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ABOUT VMI

VMI Worldwide is one of the leading, intercontinental sales, film finance and production companies based in the heart of the movie making capital of the world, Hollywood, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, VMI has an impeccable reputation in the industry by building a strong collaborative and transparent relationship with filmmakers, financiers, and distributors. VMI’s mandate is to support high quality independent filmmaking from all sides of the spectrum. By bringing together visionary talented filmmakers and collaborating with financiers and distributors, VMI empowers its filmmakers by providing the support needed to facilitate production. VMI's goal is to establish long-term partnerships by building strong and honest relationships, while acquiring and producing cast driven, commercial and marketable feature films, documentaries and TV content

ABOUT CINEDIGM 
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at cinedigm.com.

Media Contact:

Rob Fleming

Prodigy Public Relations

310-857-2020

rf@prodigypublicrelations.com

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