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May 10, 2019

Cinedigm Acquires TEACHER for North America

David Dastmalchian and Kevin Pollak Anchor This Intense Thriller

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the psychological thriller TEACHER.  Written and directed by Adam Dick, the film stars David Dastmalchian (ANT-MAN, ANIMALS, upcoming DUNE) and Kevin Pollak (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, THE USUAL SUSPECTS).  Following a limited theatrical engagement, Cinedigm will release the picture on demand, digital HD, and DVD in August 2019.

Adam Dick’s narrative debut as a director, TEACHER is an unflinching portrayal of trauma as a contagion passed between people and generations, all set within the prism of modern suburbia. The film follows the downward spiral of a high school English teacher (Dastmalchian) as he goes to disturbing lengths to protect his favorite students from bullies and challenge the power of a wealthy patron (Pollak) within the community.

“Provocative and suspenseful, TEACHER delves into the destructive impact of bullying,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “David and Kevin give fearless performances and, combined with Adam’s astute direction, the film delivers a powerful message that remains long after the end credits.”

“We have been seeking a distributor willing to take risks and truly get behind our film,” said producer Matthew Helderman. “Cinedigm quickly jumped on board and has proven itself to be a collaborative partner willing to support independent filmmaking in a changing landscape and help us bring our film and its message to audiences.” 

Producing duties were shared by Adam Dick, Matthew Helderman of BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8, and Zachary Kamen.  Executive Producers are John August Glassgow, Markie Glassgow, Ted Reilly, Carol Smith, and Kelly Waller

The deal was negotiated by Macias for Cinedigm, and Helderman / Buffalo 8 on behalf of the filmmakers.


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Jill Calcaterra



Source: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.