September 21, 2015

Cinedigm Acquires All North American Rights to "Full of Grace," Feature Film Detailing Mary of Nazareth's Later Life as She Helps Fortify a Fractious Church

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired all North American distribution rights to the feature film Full of Grace, which examines the final days of Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus. The film will have an early 2016 release date, which will be preceded by an extensive church screening program. In addition to the film's release across all traditional, ancillary platforms, Full of Grace will also find a home on Cinedigm's newly launched Dove Channel, a digital streaming service offering curated faith-based content vetted by The Dove Foundation™.

Full of Grace is an artfully made biblical epic in the spirit of The Passion of the Christ which tells the story of the New Testament from the perspective of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. There is only one person in the Gospel that had the experience of living 30 years with Jesus, from birth through the Resurrection: his mother Mary. After a full life shared with her Son, fleeing into Egypt, losing him in the Temple, seeing him placed upon the cross, Mary is living her final days on earth pondering her life with Jesus. Set 10 years after the Resurrection, Mary eagerly awaits the return of the Apostle Peter. Arriving at Mary's home after years of traveling, preaching and narrowly escaping death, Peter expresses the overwhelming responsibility of spreading the story of Jesus amidst heresies and conflict. Providing the encouragement only a mother can, Mary helps Peter re-discover the truth: he is not leading, he is following and walking in the light of God.

Written and directed by Andrew Hyatt and starring Noam Jenkins, Bahia Haifi and Kelsey Chow, Full of Grace is an Outside da Box production. It has garnered comprehensive support from the Catholic community. The filmmakers had a private audience with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the company's mission and the need for more captivating human stories from the Christian point of view.

The film was produced by T.J. Berden, Eric Groth, Justin Bell and Jon Michael Kondrath.

"We wanted to up the artistic game of Christian films and make something that speaks to a modern audience by exploring the deeper humanity of Mary and the disciples," said Hyatt.

"This is a beautiful story of love and devotion and we're thrilled to bring it to audiences," says Yolanda Macias, EVP Acquisitions/Cinedigm.

The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm's Kristin Harris directly with Berden. Producers were represented by Sam Curphey, Esq.

About Outside da Box:

Outside da Box has successfully produced digital content for the young Church for over a decade, and with Full of Grace, they expand into making responsibly budgeted, artfully and spiritually rich films for the entire Church. Their next film will be a unique and powerful look at the life of Saint Paul.

About Cinedigm

Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of 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 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, 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 iOS, Roku, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being rolled out. Cinedigm launched CONtv, a Comic Con branded channel in partnership with WIZARD WORLD, on March 3, 2015. The Company's third OTT channel, DOVE CHANNEL, launched on September 15, 2015 and is a digital streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking high quality and family friendly content approved by Dove Foundation.

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