Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 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 27th 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 Film, 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, with direct 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.
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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 Rodriguez and 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 and Mel 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: www.OpenRoadFilms.com , www.Facebook.com/OpenRoadFilms and www.Twitter.com/OpenRoadFilms