Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to Status Media’s THE FINAL WISH

Lin Shaye & Michael Welch Star in this Eerily Evil Horror Film

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that it has acquired all North American Distribution rights to Status Media & Entertainment’s THE FINAL WISH, a horror film starring Lin Shaye (Insidious, Ouija), Michael Welch (Twilight Franchise, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane), Spencer Locke (Insidious: The Last Key, Resident Evil: Extinction), Melissa Bolona (The Hurricane Heist) and Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination). The film is set to be released in theaters early 2019.

Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr., and written by Jeffrey Reddick, the creator of the horror franchise Final Destination, THE FINAL WISH follows a young man (Michael Welch), struggling in his life and career, who returns home to his devastated mother (Lin Shaye) following the passing of his father, an antiques collector. Once home, he encounters a run of good luck, including winning the lottery and re-connecting with an old flame, but he can’t shake the feeling that there is something sinister at work, and these events may be tied to a mysterious antiquity that, legend has it, grants wishes but kills and steals souls in return.

THE FINAL WISH premiered this past October at the 2018 Screamfest Horror Film Festival, where horror icon Lin Shaye served as the Festival Ambassador.

“Anchored by amazing lead performances from Lin and Michael, THE FINAL WISH is a suspenseful horror film with emotionally-complex characters and themes that remain with viewers long after the credits roll,” said Yolanda Macias, Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm. “Timothy and his team further elevate the picture with rich production design and beautiful cinematography and, of course, ample scares that will not fail to satisfy genre fans.”

“Finding a partner like Cinedigm has been a ‘wish’ come true,” said Woodward. “They have been so supportive of this project, and we are all thrilled to finally be sharing it with everyone.”

THE FINAL WISH was produced by Timothy Woodward Jr., Lauren de Normandie, Johnny Cleveland, Jeffrey Reddick and Thommy Huston. Executive Producers include Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Joe Listhaus, Patrick DePeters, Arthur Wylie, Dale Godboldo.

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 industry’s top action stars, each film has a distinctive look and feel.

Cinedigm 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 Netflix, Amazon, Xumo, Roku, Vizio, Dish/Sling, Apple, and Google plus cable/satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirectTV in addition to 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.

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