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Paramount Lands VOD Deal In China on August 01, 2012

New York, NY -- YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: YOD) PRC subsidiary, a leading Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) platform in China, announced today that it has signed an agreement to offer Paramount Pictures titles through YOU On Demand's Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) services in the People's Republic of China.

The titles that will be available to YOU On Demand customers rank among the most renowned and successful films in Paramount's 100-year history. These titles include worldwide box office hits such as the Mission: Impossible franchise starring Tom Cruise, including the latest in the series, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," Michael Bay's "Transformers," the Coen Brothers' Oscar® winning "No Country For Old Men," and director/producer J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

"Paramount Pictures is one of Hollywood's most iconic studios and we are delighted to offer films from its rich library to our customers," said Shane McMahon, CEO and Chairman of YOU On Demand. "The addition of Paramount's roster now gives YOU On Demand the most vibrant and compelling titles available in the People's Republic of China," he concluded.

Paramount now joins Warner Bros. Entertainment, Disney Media Distribution, Lionsgate, Miramax Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, Gravitas Ventures, Film Buff, K2 Communications, 3net and Big Mama Digital Entertainment (Karaoke) as content providers working with YOU On Demand in its efforts to bring the best in home entertainment to audiences in China.

 

Regal Entertainment Group Supports Charities Through Innovative Straw Vote Campaign on July 31, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announces the Regal Straw Vote. This election is a friendly competition where moviegoers make their vote count by choosing a flavor of frozen drink. Regal is donating 50 cents for every medium and large frozen drink sold during August. Sales of cherry drinks support St. Jude Children's Hospital while all other flavors benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Regal has a long history of investing in American charities and through the Regal Straw Vote moviegoers are also showing their support.

"Throughout August Regal Entertainment Group theatres are a popular place to take a break from the summer sun. And when you buy a big frozen drink, your trip to the movies is even sweeter knowing that you've helped a great charity at the same time," stated Russ Nunley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. "With this fun and innovative Straw Vote, Regal and our employees are filled with American pride while making a campaign promise to help kids all across the USA through these charities."

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and St. Jude Children's Hospital are mobilizing their friends, fans and followers to show support by choosing the appropriate flavor of frozen drink at Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres during August. Through this cause marketing campaign Regal will donate up to $600,000 in total contributions. To find election results and to cheer for a favorite charity, go to Regal's Facebook page where weekly updates and vote totals will be posted. To watch the Regal Straw Vote public service announcement seen in theatres visit: youtu.be/zQehx0X6QiE

 

CINEDIGM AND ARC ENTERTAINMENT TO PARTNER ON “NITRO CIRCUS THE MOVIE 3D” on July 31, 2012

Los Angeles, CA -- Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NADSAQ: CIDM), announced today the company is partnering with ARC Entertainment for the distributor's highly anticipated Nitro Circus The Movie 3D opening in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, August 8th. A fully integrated distribution company, ARC will utilize the expertise of Cinedigm to supplement the theatrical release of the film.

In the world of the sports adventure troupe known as Nitro Circus, no dream is too out-there, no idea is too high-risk and no never-before-seen stunt is too impossible-sounding to attempt. They laugh at gravity as they somersault across skyscrapers, gleefully morph their bodies into human torpedoes and generally aim to have more fearless fun than anyone else on the planet. And now, this summer, the action-athletes who never stop pushing the boundaries of what others say can and can't be done head off on their wildest and most inspiring quest yet, in three dimensions.

They're on the road to world domination . . . or at least to Las Vegas . . . as they pull off a series of one-of-a-kind, irreverent stunts in pursuit of creating the ultimate live show in the heart of America's entertainment mecca.

Using innovative 3D cinematography and the latest compact camera rigs, the filmmakers provide moviegoers with a groundbreaking experience in 3D cinema that puts the audience in the shotgun seat with The Crew as they pilot motorcycles, rally cars, parachutes, mountain bikes, monster trucks and more.

"ARC Entertainment is the perfect partner to utilize our theatrical distribution expertise and TDS software to manage their film releases," said Brad Carroll, Vice President of Theatrical Distribution, Cinedigm. "With ARC's pre-existing relationships, the two companies together form a powerful and efficient distribution machine."

"Cinedigm has emerged as a true 21st Century company within the entertainment industry," said Trevor Drinkwater, Chief Executive Officer of ARC Entertainment. " ‘Nitro Circus The Movie 3D' brings out the best in those who see it, and our unique partnership brings together the best of ARC and the best of Cinedigm."

"This film is certain to have the legions of Nitro Circus fans thoroughly entertained," continued Carroll. "It is action-packed from the beginning to the end, with each stunt crazier than the last."

The action sport collective of Nitro Circus was created by Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle, Jeff Tremaine, Travis Pastrana, Johnny Knoxville and Trip Taylor. The show, "Nitro Circus," featuring Pastrana, debuted on MTV in 2009. An instant hit, Nitro Circus spawned an on-going series of live world tours earning more than $30 million in ticket revenue since 2010. They have sold more than one million DVDs worldwide, and ranked the Number 1 selling Action Sports Franchise of All Time. The Nitro Circus Live TV show currently airs on MTV2.

To find a theatre playing Nitro Circus The Movie 3D visit www.nitrocircus.com.

 


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