Cinedigm Signs New Distribution Deal With VMI Worldwide18 Jul, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Cinedigm July 18 announced a new distribution deal with Los Angeles-based sales and production company VMI Worldwide.
As part of the multiyear deal, Cinedigm will oversee theatrical, home video, television and digital distribution for VMI’s new home entertainment division, VMI Distribution. The first title to be released under the new pact will be comedy Palm Swings Oct. 3.
The agreement reflects Cinedigm’s strategy to increase output of third-party content and solidify its position as the home for content creators seeking distribution outside of the traditional studio system.
Over the years, VMI has grown into a significant network made up of producers, distributors and buyers. Cinedigm previously distributed the VMI-produced World War II movie War Pigs, featuring Dolph Lundgren, Luke Goss, Chuck Liddell and Mickey Rourke.
“Andre and his team have amassed an impressive library,” Bill Sondheim, president of Cinedigm, said in a statement. “Due to their strong reputation and relationships with talented filmmakers around the globe, they are able to acquire quality commercial pictures, and we are thrilled to add their content to our ever-growing distribution portfolio.”
Andre Relis, president of VMI, said Cinedigm shares mutual entrepreneurial spirit and approach.
“With their experience, collaborative approach and wide distribution reach, we look forward to a very successful partnership,” Relis said.