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Cinedigm Inks Deal With Chesler/Perlmutter Productions

30 Sep, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Pact includes library of family friendly, faith-based titles for physical and digital distribution

Cinedigm Sept. 30 announced it has entered into a first-look distribution deal with Chesler/Perlmutter Productions for original, cast-driven, family and faith-friendly films. The agreement calls for no less than four films per year. Additionally, Cinedigm acquired distribution rights to more than 24 catalog titles for distribution across digital, video-on-demand, and physical home entertainment channels.

Toronto, Ontario-based Chesler/Perlmutter is an independent family film production company, with expanding content development, production and distribution capabilities.

The deal provides Cinedigm with a pipeline of marketable films with well-known stars for its digital and physical retail platform partners, as well as a consistent flow of content to enhance Cinedigm's direct-to-consumer digital network business. In particular, the Chesler/Perlmutter titles will feed Cinedigm's Dove Foundation branded family and faith-based channel.

Cinedigm has announced plans for ConTV, a comic book convention digital channel, and has launched a documentary channel called Docurama.

"Chesler/Perlmutter is synonymous with high-quality family friendly entertainment," Bill Sondheim, president of Cinedigm Entertainment, said in a statement. "This deal will uniquely address our existing businesses like DVD and VOD while also supporting our emerging distribution strategies with digital channels like The Dove Channel."

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