CALIFORNIA SCHEMING HITS THEATERS, VOD, AND IVOD
FRIDAY JANUARY 31st
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 3, 2014)- In a nationwide day-and-date release, California Scheming made its way into sixteen theater markets across the country and in Canada, as well as over 100 million homes via Cable VOD providers including Cox, DirecTV, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Insight, RCN, Optimum Bresnan, Dish Network, Armstrong, Rogers On Demand, Shaw, and Bell TV.
After a particularly buzzworthy release, California Scheming enjoyed high online visibility, including hitting the #1 most popular trailer on Apple Trailers during the weekend of the film's premiere.
The trailer was also the #3 most popular on Hulu.
And the film had a top slot on the iTunes Indie New Release page.
GIA MANTEGNA WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY IN THE POSTER FOR CALIFORNIA SCHEMING
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 17, 2013)- Gravitas Ventures and Rapid Eye Film announced today that the teen suspense thriller California Scheming will get a national day-and-date release on January 31st, 2014. The film was written, directed, and produced by Marco Weber (Unthinkable, The Informers, Igby Goes Down) and stars Gia Mantegna (The Frozen Ground, "Gigantic"), Devon Werkheiser, Spencer Daniels, Rachel Seiferth, Claudia Christian, and Chad Lowe ("Pretty Little Liars").
The film will open theatrically in 15 markets including New York and Los Angeles while simultaneously reaching 100 million+ homes via cable On-Demand platforms and major online VOD providers. Gravitas has DVD rights as well.
California Scheming tells the story of three teens in Malibu who meet Chloe, the beautiful new girl in town. Nick and Jason, two best friends and surf buddies from Malibu are drawn to Chloe's good looks and mystique, while Hillary, in town from Boston and staying with family in the wake of her mother's untimely death, is looking for friends and a place to fit in. Chloe introduces the three teens to the world of drugs and misdemeanor, but she may have more in store than she leads them to believe.
Vice President of Acquisitions & Marketing Melanie Miller brokered the deal on behalf of Gravitas Ventures.
“I’ve been a fan of Marco’s films for years,” commented Miller. “We are thrilled to release his directorial debut, and know audiences across the country are going to love it.”
CINEDIGM AND VOLTAGE PICTURES ENTER INTO THREE-YEAR, FIVE PICTURE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH NEW GENRE LABEL RAPID EYE FILM
Deal Encompasses All Rights For The Films, Including Theatrical And All Ancillary Platforms
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 4, 2013) - Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Voltage Pictures have entered into a three-year, five picture output deal with new genre label Rapid Eye Film. Rapid Eye Film, founded by filmmaker Marco Weber (Igby Goes Down, The Thirteenth Floor, Unthinkable, The Informers), will develop, finance, and produce the films, and Cinedigm will provide a US theatrical release and subsequent roll out across on-demand, digital, TV, and DVD. Nic Chartier's Voltage Pictures (The Hurt Locker, Don Jon's Addiction) will handle international sales on all five films.
The first film greenlit under the agreement is the sci-fi thriller Unraveling, with casting under way. Unraveling was written and will be directed by Weber, who is producing alongside his longtime producing partner Vanessa Coifman (Fireflies in the Garden, A Late Quartet) and producer Miggel Schwickerath (The Informers). The film will shoot on location in Los Angeles this spring. Unraveling is best described as a cross of Angel Heart and Se7en.
"Marco and I have a long and successful history, going back to 'Igby Goes Down'," said Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. "And we are thrilled to work with Nic and his team at Voltage to bring these exciting new films to the worldwide marketplace."
"We loved the script of Unraveling and wanted to be involved with Marco on this one and his next movies," said Nicolas Chartier, founder of Voltage Pictures. "Cinedigm is growing very fast and having a US distributor on the films will be great for all our international partners."
California Scheming is a dark teen thriller featuring Chad Lowe and starring actors Gia Mantegna and Devon Werkheiser. The film premiered at the International Sitges Film Festival in competition.