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Cinedigm Nabs Film Festival Favorites

12 Nov, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Digital distributor eyes 2013 disc releases for indie titles

Cinedigm Entertainment Group Nov. 12 said it has secured North American distribution rights to two coveted film festival releases, which includes packaged media.

Los Angeles-based CEG, which is a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., distributes a portfolio of more than 5,000 movies through a network of digital theaters and digital distribution channels, as well as on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Digital partners include iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Google, Hulu, Vudu, Xbox and PlayStation, among others.

Titles include writer-director Geoffrey Fletcher’s Violet & Daisy, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Fletcher earned the Cinevation Award for his work on the film at the 2012 Savannah Film Festival.

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 (“The Sopranos”), throws their plan into chaos.

Separately, Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Emily Blunt (Looper, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) star in Arthur Newman, a 2012 Toronto Film Festival favorite about two damaged souls who meet while escaping their pasts.

Both films have planned theatrical releases in 2013, followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD, Blu-ray and TV.

“Moviegoers will leave the theater moved and uplifted,” Vincent Scordino, VP of acquisitions for CEG, said about Newman. “[Violet & Daisy] is a film that will inspire other artists, while satisfying audiences across the country through a variety of delivery platforms.”

Other multiplatform CEG releases include The Invisible War, Citadel, In Our Nature, 22 Bullets and Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.

Cinedigm reports fiscal results Nov. 14.

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