Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to Status Media’s SILENCER
Johnny Messner & Danny Trejo Headline This High-Octane Action Film
Also Featuring MMA Rivals Tito Ortiz & Chuck Liddell
NEW YORK, June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ:CIDM) announced today that it has acquired all North American Distribution rights to Status Media & Entertainment’s SILENCER, a new action-thriller starring Johnny Messner (Weaponized), Danny Trejo (Machete) and MMA Rivals Tito Ortiz (Former UFC Champion, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween) and Chuck Liddell (Former UFC Champion & Hall of Famer, War Pigs).
From director Timothy Woodward Jr. (Gangster Land, Hickok), SILENCER follows a retired hitman who must resurrect all of his deadly skills and fight a one-man war against his former employer who has kidnapped his step-daughter. The film is set to be released this September.
“Status Media delivers another potent picture. SILENCER is an explosive actioner with strong production values, high dramatic stakes and the added bonus of pitting legendary MMA rivals, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, against one another,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s EVP of Acquisitions. “Timothy and his team are excellent partners, and we are thrilled to be working with them on SILENCER.”
“Cinedigm collaborates well with indie filmmakers and has been a strong distribution partner for us,” said Woodward. “We appreciate their wide distribution reach and their dedicated/collaborative marketing and sales teams, and we look forward to another success with SILENCER.”
SILENCER was produced by Woodward, Lauren de Normandie, Johnny Cleveland and Terence Sims. Executive Producers include Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Joe Listhaus, Patrick DePeters, Kirk Shaw, Drew Ryce, James Shavick, and Jared Safier. The script was written by Sean Mick.
ABOUT STATUS MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Status Media & Entertainment has a collective ten years of experience in the entertainment industry, and specializes in development and production of feature films across all genres. Status Media utilizes its unique relationships with talent, agents, writers, sales representatives and international distributors to execute the seamless and efficient production of films from conception through sales and delivery.
Status Media & Entertainment’s focus is on high concept, niche action/thriller genre films for the home entertainment market. By adding practical effects and explosions, and casting some of the industries’ top action stars, each film has a distinctive look and feel.
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.