CINEDIGM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ACQUIRES N.A. DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO TEEN ASSASSIN FABLE “VIOLET & DAISY,”
STARRING SAOIRSE RONAN, ALEXIS BLEDEL AND JAMES GANDOLFINI
Cinedigm to Release Academy Award®-Winning Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher’s Directorial Debut in Theaters Followed by Digital, On-Demand and DVD
(Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 2012) Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Geoffrey Fletcher’s VIOLET & DAISY, which world premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Fletcher recently earned the Cinevation Award for his work on VIOLET & DAISY at the 2012 Savannah Film Festival. Cinedigm’s theatrical distribution will commence in 2013, with subsequent roll out across on-demand, digital and DVD.
VIOLET & DAISY stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA) and Alexis Bledel (GILMORE GIRLS) as two young, pop culture-obsessed assassins in New York City who accept what they think will be a quick and easy job until an unexpected target, played by James Gandolfini, throws their plan into chaos. The film, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a surreal fable,” is Oscar®-winning screenwriter (PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE) Geoffrey Fletcher’s directorial debut. The film is produced by Geoffrey Fletcher, John Penotti, and Bonnie Timmermann.
“Geoffrey has once again created a uniquely profound coming-of-age story that effortlessly mixes gritty realism with pop culture fantasies,” said Vincent Scordino, Vice President of Acquisitions, Theatrical, for Cinedigm. “It’s a film that will inspire other artists, while satisfying audiences across the country through a variety of delivery platforms.”
“Cinedigm’s formidable team and innovative spirit are great for cinema and a perfect match for Violet & Daisy.” said Geoffrey Fletcher. “Our entire team is thrilled to be working with them.”
The filmmakers were represented in the negotiation by GreeneStreet Films and CAA, and for Cinedigm by Scordino.
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About Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Cinedigm Entertainment Group (CEG), a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., is an end-to-end digital distribution company delivering content in theaters, across digital and on-demand platforms, and on DVD/Blu-ray. CEG reaches a global digital audience through partnerships with iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Google, Hulu, Vudu, Xbox, Playstation, and others. The company’s library of over 5,000 titles includes award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company® and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. CEG is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including Hell and Back Again, GasLand, Waste Land, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita. Current and upcoming CEG multi-platform releases include The Invisible War, Citadel, In Our Nature, 22 Bullets and Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey. [CIDM-G] www.cinedigm.com.
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