CINEDIGM SIGNS MULTI-PICTURE, MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH MOGULDOM STUDIOS
The deal provides Cinedigm distribution rights to at least 10 new “Docutainment” releases a year
Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2014 – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Moguldom Studios announced today they have entered into a multi-year, multi-picture deal for Moguldom’s slate of independent films, which explore stories related to the modern, pop culture experience. The deal provides for no less than 10 new films per year. Additionally, Cinedigm has acquired the distribution rights to seven catalog titles from the Moguldom Studios’ library. Cinedigm will have certain US distribution rights to the films, including digital, television, and physical home entertainment.
Moguldom Studios is a production company for the next generation, creating independent documentary films that are branded as ‘Docutainment.’ Docutainment captures the intersection of reality and traditional storytelling techniques in order to take a unique and objective look at the modern, pop culture experience.
“With its Docutainment slate, Moguldom Studios is taking on controversial and often taboo topics in a frank, entertaining and no-holds barred manner,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s EVP of Acquisitions. “We are proud to partner with Moguldom to bring these films to audiences eager for stories that speak to and reflect not only the African American community but our increasingly cross-cultural society as a whole.”
“We are very excited to partner with Cinedigm. They are the nation’s premier distributor of independent films, and we know that our partnership with them will allow our films to be consumed by the masses. These are important topics and the more people that are able to join the debate, the better,” said Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment.
The deal was brokered between Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment and Melody Fowler, Cinedigm’s Director of Acquisitions. Moguldom Studios films covered in the distribution deal include:
“A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z”
The extraordinary story of how a young hustler from the projects used the same principles to break into corporate America.
Exploring the stories of children affected by gun violence in Chicago.
Examining the fastest growing social trend in American culture: interracial dating.
“Black Church, Inc.”
The prophets for profit. Examining financial corruption of the black church.
“Bottoms Up: Rise of the Backside”
The sexual celebration, exploitation and degradation of women’s most treasured and exalted asset: the almighty butt.
“72%: A Baby Mama Crisis”
Gain insight into the single mother phenomenon in the African American community.
“When The Checks Stop Coming In”
Find out how the IRS, bad contracts and extravagance got these celebrities into financial trouble, and hear what advice they would give to other people and celebrities on the rise to stardom.
“Bleaching Black Culture”
Explore the impact that African Americans have had on art, culture, technology and more. But if the African American community is the cultural architect, why are they still outside the building begging to get in?
“Knifed Up: The Evolution of Cosmetic Surgery”
Get the backstory on the everyday girl who’s hoping for plastic perfection by tapping into the $11.8 billion cosmetic procedure of breast lifts, nose-reshaping, fat injection, liposuction, tummy tucks, facelifts and Botox.
Does Obama get disrespected because of his race or does every President endure this as part of the job?
“Bossip Comedy Series (Parts 1 & 2)”
Laugh with subjects taken from the most popular Bossip content while following black comedians’ lives and performances.
From “Scandal” to “Being Mary Jane,” the phenomenon of sidepieces (male or female) has become an accepted occurrence in our society.
A film that examines the glorification of recreational drugs throughout all aspects of the entertainment business.
“Father Forgive Him”
Explore the events that took place in the Eddie Long fiasco and touch base on the sensitive subjects of homophobia, sexuality and hiding within the black church.
“Dumb It Down”
The downside of US urban culture is examined in the brutally-honest expose about “keeping it real” gone wrong.
“Where is the Love?”
An exploration of the notion that Black women in America have the most difficult time finding love.
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. The company’s library of over 52,000 films and TV episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.
Additionally, given Cinedigm’s infrastructure, technology, content and distribution expertise, the company has rapidly become a leader in the quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm’s first channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on over 165 million consumer devices including Roku, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being rolled out. Earlier this year, Cinedigm also announced plans for a Comic Con branded channel, in partnership with WIZARD WORLD, for launch in Q4 2014. The Company recently announced its third OTT channel via a partnership with The Dove Foundation. DOVE MOVIE CHANNEL will be a digital streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking high quality and family friendly content approved by Dove.
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About Moguldom Media Group
Moguldom Media Group is a fast-growing, global digital media and entertainment company serving original content to large, under-served audiences in high-demand verticals (e.g., women’s lifestyle, parenting, fashion, travel). Industry leading audience engagement is driven by cultural sensitivity and content authenticity. Moguldom currently serves 20 million unique visitors per month viewing over 400 million pages. Moguldom’s online brands, including Bossip.com and MadameNoire.com are monetized through digital advertising (e.g., programmatic, mobile, video, branded entertainment, native and desktop), sponsorship and content commerce including video rentals, purchases, licensing, syndication and subscription.
About Moguldom Studios
Moguldom Studios, a division of Moguldom Media Group, is the next-generation production company creating compelling independent documentary films that are branded as “Docutainment.”
Docutainment, as defined by Moguldom Studios, is a hybrid between reality, day in the life and traditional storytelling, which takes a unique and objective look at diverse modern pop culture experiences, all the while offering riveting stories with universal appeal. Moguldom Studios’ staff consists of award-winning filmmakers who capture these stories with a style that is fresh, edgy and relevant. The goal is to deliver intimate, timely yet unforgettable stories that entertain and ultimately enlighten a large audience. The films are available for purchase or rent on the Moguldom Studios website as well as on platforms including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, where they have achieved top 10 rankings based on actual transaction volume (as opposed to paid-for advertising), and which have been favorably reviewed by industry and consumer publications. For more information, please visit www.moguldomstudios.com.
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