Sep 11, 2019
Comedy Dynamics is Launching on The Roku Channel Powered by Cinedigm
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that Comedy Dynamics’ award-winning library is now available on The Roku Channel, the home for free and premium TV on the RokuÒ platform. Comedy Dynamics’ programming consists of previously featured movies, series, original content, and award-winning specials. Now, the linear channel delivers a more robust approach, presenting 24/7 stand-up comedy specials carefully curated by Comedy Dynamics’ staff.

The Comedy Dynamics linear channel is easily accessible via Roku streaming players and Roku TVÔ models, as well as on the Roku mobile app, through supported Web browsers and on select Samsung smart TVs that access The Roku Channel.

Founded in 2008, Comedy Dynamics has emerged as the largest independent producers of stand-up comedy content in the United States, and home to the number one comedy audio catalog in the industry. With this new linear network, users of The Roku Channel can enjoy Comedy Dynamic’s plethora of award-winning specials, both classic and modern, starring some of stand-up’s most iconic performers.

Programming highlights include all-star stand-up specials from the likes of Jim Gaffigan, Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Whitney Cummings, David Cross, Gary Gulman, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, Bill Hicks, Cameron Esposito, Tim Allen, D.L. Hughley, Marc Maron, Jeff Dunham, Janeane GarofaloLil Rel Howery and more.

Comedy Dynamics will also put the spotlight on a slate of programming blocks dedicated to a series of different themes each month. Themed blocks include content specific to Grandparent’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving, among others. In addition to holiday-specific content, Comedy Dynamics will celebrate international cultures with blocks of comedy showcasing stars from across the globe. 

“Bringing our catalog of stand-up to an even broader audience, fills us with excitement and joy. We’re committed to providing Comedy, Only Comedy to fans across the globe, as a way to celebrate the one thing that universally brings us all together; laughter,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.

"Cinedigm is proud to continue our successful partnership with Roku, as we deliver non-stop 24/7 comedy specials to their audience with the launch of the newly refined Comedy Dynamics channel," said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. "The popularity of stand-up comedy is at an all-time high, as people flock to comedy clubs every night and eagerly tune in to the latest stand-up specials. Comedy Dynamics is boldly blazing a new trail, giving viewers even more of the premium stand-up programming they crave, and putting the power back in their hands with the ability to enjoy hundreds of hours of quality content when and how they want on a wide range of platforms and devices.”

Roku is a registered trademark and Roku TV is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. 

ABOUT CINEDIGM
Since inception, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has been a leader at the forefront of the digital transformation of content distribution. Adapting to the rapidly transforming business needs of today’s entertainment landscape, Cinedigm remains a change-centric player focused on providing content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Cinedigm’s Content and Networks groups provide original and aggregated programming, channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information, visit www.cinedigm.com.

ABOUT COMEDY DYNAMICS
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company is behind the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and unannounced projects for Disney+, BET+ and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon.  The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61stAnnual Grammy Awards in 2019.
For more information, visit www.comedydynamics.com.

Press Contact for Cinedigm Digital Networks:
Cindy Ronzoni
cronzoni@cinedigm.com

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Sep 10, 2019
CONtv Partners with the Saturn Awards to Stream the 45™ Annual Celebration of Horror, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy Live For The First Time Ever
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Aisha Tyler Hosts the Star-Studded Event Featuring Appearances by Genre Icons such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Jon Favreau, Kevin Feige, George Takei, & Many More

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that CONtv, the Company’s popular fanspace-focused network, is among the live streaming partners of the Saturn Awards. For its first time ever, CONtv will present a special live broadcast of the 45™ Annual Saturn Awards on Friday, September 13 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET/6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT, featuring pre-show programming and interactive red carpet coverage, as well as table cams, commentary, and an exclusive Q&A segment. The event will be streamed on CONtv’s live linear channel as well as its direct-to-consumer service. The live linear channel is available on Pluto TV, STIRR, XUMO, Twitch and Samsung, while the CONtv service is available at www.contv.com and on iOS, Android, Roku and many Vizio televisions. This marks the first time that the Saturn Awards have been broadcast live since 1978.

Filmed live at the landmark Avalon Theater in Hollywood, the 45™ Annual Saturn Awards is a star-studded celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, honoring the films, series, stars, and creators whose work has left an enduring mark on entertainment. Hosted by actress and comedian Aisha Tyler, the evening puts the spotlight on 25 awards—including three Lifetime Achievement Awards—spanning across the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres. Notable nominees include Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, “Game Of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead,” and “The Haunting Of Hill House,” with special appearances by beloved genre icons such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Visionary Award recipient Jon Favreau, Stan Lee World Builder inaugural recipient Kevin Feige, George Takei, Jennifer Tilly, “Supergirl” stars Melissa Benoist and Jon Cryer, Henry Thomas, Doug Jones, “Stranger Things” creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, Lea Thompson, Katee Sackhoff, and Vincent D’Onofrio, among many others.

CONtv is a premier digital entertainment network that includes horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genre programming in its schedule. The channel presents viewers with unprecedented access to live programming and a growing roster of genre-focused films; retro television series; and a greatly expanded catalog of highly-lauded anime titles. CONtv highlights include Highlander, Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes, MXC, Sealab 2021, Destroy All Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Deltora Quest, as well as curated blocks such as “MXC Mondays,” “Saturday Morning Cartoons,” and “Flashback Fridays,” among others. In addition, CONtv is one of the largest digital comics destinations, with nearly 10,000 issues, including graphic novels such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Boys, Transformers, Star Trek, Judge Dredd, Bloodshot, Bob’s Burgers and Vampirella.

"Cinedigm is proud to announce this key partnership between CONtv and the Saturn Awards, as we stream the world-famous ceremony live for the first time ever," said Tony Huidor, Cinedigm’s General Manager of Digital Networks. “The Saturn Awards are an unabashed celebration of all things horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, putting the spotlight on some of the most iconic properties and best-loved characters that the industry has to offer—making it the perfect complement to CONtv’s lineup of classic cult films and series carefully curated for genre aficionados. This broadcast gives viewers the best seat in the house to one of entertainment’s most epic evenings.”

ABOUT CINEDIGM
Since inception, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has been a leader at the forefront of the digital transformation of content distribution. Adapting to the rapidly transforming business needs of today’s entertainment landscape, Cinedigm remains a change-centric player focused on providing content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Cinedigm’s Content and Networks groups provide original and aggregated programming, channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information, visit www.cinedigm.com.

ABOUT THE SATURN AWARDS
Since 1973, the Saturn Awards honor the very best in science-fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment and is the official award presentation of the non-profit Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to recognize films often overlooked by mainstream awards. Recent past winners include Black Panther, The Shape of Water, Get Out, Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Danai Gurira, Ryan Coogler, The Walking Dead, Sonequa Martin-Green, Tom Holland and Chloe Grace Moretz, among many others.

The Saturn Awards is produced by veteran television producer Justin W. Hochberg, CEO of Saturn Media, Inc. a live event, digital media and social commerce company launched in conjunction with its partnership with the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror headed by President Robert Holguin. The newly created Saturn Awards Advisory Board includes prominent creatives in entertainment such as Roberto Orci (Star TrekTransformers 1-3), Christina Steinberg (producer of the Oscar winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), filmmaker Dean Devlin (Independence Day), producer Roy Lee (It, Bates Motel), director Robert Rodriquez (Alita: Battle Angel, Cannes winner Sin City), director/producer Kirk DeMicco (The Croods, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Vivo) and Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). These new partnerships will expand the Saturn Awards brand to create a home for fandom year-round, with new content currently in development and capitalizing on decades of never-before-seen exclusive archival awards show footage with fandom’s legendary icons over its 45-year history.

Press Contact for Cinedigm Digital Networks:
Cindy Ronzoni
cronzoni@cinedigm.com

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Sep 4, 2019
Cinedigm Promotes Tony Huidor
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Cinedigm Sept. 4 announced the promotion of Tony Huidor to SVP of products & technology, as well as GM of Digital Networks.

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Sep 4, 2019
Cinedigm Announces Promotion of Tony Huidor to Senior Vice President of Products & Technology and General Manager of Digital Networks
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today the promotion of Tony Huidor to Senior Vice President of Products & Technology, as well as General Manager of Digital Networks.  A seasoned industry executive with more than 25 years of experience within the entertainment industry focused on new media, Huidor has served as Vice President of Digital Operations at Cinedigm for the past 5 years.  

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“Tony has been instrumental in growing and shaping Cinedigm’s digital business, as well as the driving force in the creation and development of the company’s flagship digital distribution platform, Matchpoint. We are thrilled to recognize the tremendous value and extensive expertise Tony brings to Cinedigm with this well-deserved promotion,” said Erick Opeka, President of Digital Networks.  “As we continue to focus on the fast growing and ever evolving video streaming business, Tony will continue to serve in a critical role both strategically and executionally in helping Cinedigm adapt and excel in this competitive landscape.”

In his new role as Senior Vice President of Products & Technology, Huidor is responsible for managing product development across all consumer-facing mobile, web, set-top and Connected TV applications that power the company’s numerous ad-supported and subscription-based video streaming services. In addition, he is tasked with developing and implementing enterprise-level platforms and systems designed to streamline and scale the business while reducing the costs related to the production, optimization and distribution of all digital content and assets required by these OTT services.  In his role as General Manager of Digital Networks, Huidor will oversee and manage overall operations of the company’s various owned & operated channels and services as well as expanding its licensed video channels and services business. In addition, he will continue to drive further adoption of Cinedigm’s Matchpoint platform through a variety of strategic new partnerships and licensing agreements.

“Cinedigm has a strong legacy as a pioneer in the entertainment industry – starting with its roots in theatrical exhibition through its key role as the leading independent distributor up to its current role as a leading player in the emerging OTT ecosystem -- since the beginning.  Now, with such a firm foundation established across the entire video streaming space, I am excited to continue working with Erick on leading the company’s OTT efforts and expanding our business,” Huidor said. “It's an exciting time in the rapidly evolving media distribution business and I'm excited to embrace the challenges ahead and furthering Cinedigm's pioneering work in this space.”

Huidor has worked in various executive roles within the music and movie industry overseeing digital production across a variety of product types including music, video, mobile apps, games and other content production; he brings extensive understanding of the special considerations and requirements for creating and developing content for emerging platforms.

Previous to joining Cinedigm, Huidor served as Vice President of Technical Product Development for Universal Music Group Distribution, as well as Vice President of Product Development & Operations for Universal Music Group. Prior to working for Universal Music Group, Tony served as Director of Product Development for the Walt Disney Internet Group where he oversaw and led all mobile content production worldwide. Before arriving at Disney, he worked for the online unit of E! Entertainment Television and began his career at Philips Interactive Media, the multimedia arm of consumer electronics giant Philips Electronics, where he led development and production of dozens of games and interactive entertainment titles.

Tony earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

ABOUT CINEDIGM
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at cinedigm.com.

Contact:
Jill Newhouse Calcaterra
jcalcaterra@cinedigm.com
310-466-5135

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Aug 29, 2019
A survival weekend turns sinister in Hyde Park Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions’ PREY
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Arriving in Theaters and VOD September 27

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) has officially announced that it will release PREY, directed by Franck Khalfoun (Amityville: The Awakening), theatrically and on VOD September 27, 2019. From Hyde Park Entertainment, ImageNation and Blumhouse Productions, the terrifying thriller stars Logan Miller (Escape Room, “The Walking Dead”) and Kristine Froseth (Apostle) as two young strangers forced to run and fight for their lives against a mysterious and deadly force lurking deep in the jungle of a secluded island retreat.

Other members of the PREY ensemble include Jolene Anderson (“Harrow”), Jerrica Lai (Crazy Rich Asians), Phodiso Dintwe (“The Cul De Sac”), Anthony Jensen (Nazi Overlord, The Gallows Act II) and Jody Mortara (“Blood Relatives”). PREY is written by David Coggeshalland Franck Khalfoun, and produced by Ashok Amritraj, Jason Blum, Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff. Executive Producers include Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno, Alix Taylor, and Priya Amritraj.

For Blumhouse Productions, PREY marks the latest in a lengthy run of chilling films tailor-made to get under the skin of horror fans everywhere. With Blumhouse and Franck Khalfoun reuniting following the debut of 2017’s Amityville: The Awakening, Khalfoun has taken his signature, spine-tingling style and moved it from the iconic and creepy Long Island, New York locale to PREY’s perilous jungle island.

PREY will open in several major theatrical markets including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas and Houston.

ABOUT CINEDIGM
Since inception, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has been a leader at the forefront of the digital transformation of content distribution. Adjusting to the rapidly transforming business needs of today’s entertainment landscape, Cinedigm remains a change-centric player focused on providing content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Cinedigm’s Content and Networks groups provide original and aggregated programming, channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information, visit www.cinedigm.com.

ABOUT HYDE PARK ENTERTAINMENT
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group is one of the leading independent entertainment companies in Hollywood today. Founded by internationally-renowned, award winning producer and UN India Goodwill Ambassador Ashok Amritraj, Hyde Park has produced over 100 films, with worldwide revenues in excess of $2 billion, and has evolved into a cutting edge option to the traditional Hollywood studio system that encompasses the elements of a full-fledged major including development, financing, and production. Hyde Park continues its long-term feature film financing partnership with ImageNation Abu Dhabi.

Hyde Park has partnered with every major studio in Hollywood and produced films starring the likes of Bruce Willis, Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Dustin Hoffman, Andrew Garfield, Steve Martin, Antonio Banderas, Robert De Niro, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jennifer Aniston, Nicolas Cage, and many more.

Hyde Park has had box office hits such as GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, starring Nicolas Cage, BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, starring Steve Martin, PREMONITION, starring Sandra Bullock, WALKING TALL starring The Rock, and many more, as well as critically acclaimed titles including 99 HOMES starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, BLUE VALENTINE starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and SHOPGIRL, starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes.

Hyde Park Entertainment Group and its artists have received awards and recognition from the major award shows and film festivals including the Oscars, the BAFTA awards, the Emmys, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes, and many more.
www.hydeparkentertainment.com

SYNOPSIS
This horror-thriller from Blumhouse & Hyde Park with Director Franck Khalfoun (Amityville: The Awakening) follows Toby Burns (Logan Miller), a millennial coldly floating through life and disconnected from his family. After his father is tragically killed in a carjacking, Toby is left stricken with guilt. He is begrudgingly enrolled in a “Lost and Found” program, in which he will spend three days and three nights on a remote jungle island. Toby soon finds that this “uninhabited” island is not so lonely when he meets a mysterious girl named Madeleine (Kristine Froseth). It soon becomes clear that neither of them are safe here and time is running out. Someone or SOMETHING bloodthirsty lurks in the jungle, and Toby must find a way off this island before becoming its PREY...

FILM INFORMATION:
Distribution Company: Cinedigm
Theatrical/VOD Release Date:  September 27, 2019
Written by: David Coggeshall, Franck Khalfoun
Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
Starring: Logan Miller, Kristine Froseth
Running Time: 85 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Theatrical Trailer: https://youtu.be/gJsQuL7yUHo
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PreyHorrorMovie/

PRESS CONTACTS:
Think Jam
Mandy Rodgers / Conner Schwerdtfeger / Ashley Tecson
Prey@thinkjam.com
(323) 761-2333

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