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Cinedigm Entertainment Group Bolsters Executive Ranks With Hire of Vincent Scordino as VP of AcquisitionsCompany Simultaneously Promotes Emily Rothschild to Director/Acquisitions and Kristin Harris to Director/Theatrical Acquisitions (July 18, 2012)
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/18/12 -- Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) has named Vincent Scordino as Vice-President of Theatrical Acquisitions.
Scordino, a veteran acquisition executive, was most recently at Millennium where he led negotiations in acquiring films including Richard Linklater's "Bernie," Oren Moverman's "Rampart," and Elgin James's "Little Birds," among others. Previously, he was an executive at Apparition where he was involved in the acquisition of Jean-Marc Vallée's "The Young Victoria" and Nash Edgerton's "The Square." Scordino began his career in acquisitions at Picturehouse after working as an agent at Sandra Marsh Management. Scordino will report to Cinedigm Entertainment Group co-President Susan Margolin.
The company also announced internal promotions, including Emily Rothschild as Director of Acquisitions and Kristin Harris as Director of Theatrical Acquisitions.
At New Video, Rothschild oversees all acquisitions for Docurama Films, New Video's acclaimed label of award-winning documentaries. Additionally, she acquires content for theatrical, DVD, VOD and digital release across New Video's various brands and for the company's industry-leading digital aggregation arm. Rothschild joined New Video in January 2011, and was instrumental in such acquisitions as the Sundance award-winning "The Invisible War," Academy Award-nominated "Hell and Back Again," "Being Elmo," and "Woody Allen: A Documentary." Prior to joining New Video, Emily served as Director of Marketing and Distribution for Arthouse Films, where she worked on the theatrical releases of several acclaimed documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated "Waste Land" and "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child." She began her career at THINKFilm.
Harris is a former creative executive at Overture Films where she worked on the development and acquisition of the company's slate of films including "The Men Who Stare At Goats," "The Crazies," "Sunshine Cleaning" and "Law Abiding Citizen." Harris, who began her career at Starz Media, joined Cinedigm in 2011 from Cinema Management Group (CMG), where she helped to oversee their narrative feature acquisitions. At Cinedigm she has worked closely with CEO Chris McGurk and the content group, playing a role in the acquisition of several of Cinedigm's titles including "Like Water," "Citadel" and "In Our Nature."
With the acquisition of entertainment distributor New Video, the largest worldwide digital aggregator of independent content and leading distributor of quality entertainment, Cinedigm has created a new, full service end-to-end digital releasing studio, enabling the company to acquire and distribute independent films and specialty content both theatrically and through digital, mobile and home media platforms.
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About Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., the worldwide leader of digital cinema installation, is a state of the art digital distributor of award-winning independent films and alternative content. CEG has released close to 200 independent films and alternative content events over the last few years, with past releases ranging up to 1,000 screens based on content and audience footprint. Films released by Cinedigm include: "Life In A Day" directed by Kevin McDonald, produced by Ridley Scott and released in association with National Geographic Entertainment and YouTube; "The Ward" directed by John Carpenter; "Smell of Success" featuring Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni and Ed Helms; "Back & Forth," a Foo Fighters documentary directed by Oscar® winner James Moll, and Peter Bogdanovich's "Runnin' Down A Dream" with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Current and upcoming CEG films include filmmaker Parris Patton's "No Room For Rockstars," the much-anticipated documentary chronicling the Vans Warped Tour which premiered at Sundance in January, 2012; "Like Water" chronicling UFC champion Anderson Silva, which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (winner, "Best New Documentary Director" award for first-time filmmaker Pablo Croce) and "The Invisible War," the groundbreaking documentary investigating the rape epidemic within the U.S. military from Oscar® and Emmy® Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (winner, Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival). www.cinedigm.com
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