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Cinedigm and The Film Arcade Nab Sundance Selection ‘Song One’ Starring Anne Hathaway

CANNES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) and The Film Arcade are proud to announce the acquisition of Song One, a musical romance starring Anne Hathaway and directed and written by Kate Barker-Froyland. The companies are planning a multi-platform release in the fall with The Film Arcade distributing the film theatrically and Cinedigm handling all ancillary distribution.

Anne Hathaway stars as Franny, an anthropologist doing research in Morocco, who returns to New York when her musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield) suffers an accident and falls into a coma. As she reconnects with her brother and mother (Mary Steenburgen), Franny seeks out musicians that her brother loved. Among them is James Forester (Johnny Flynn), Henry’s musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. A strong romantic connection sparks between Franny and James, set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s modern folk music scene.

“We love the authenticity of the family relationships, the romantic chemistry of the leads and the incredible role the original music plays in Kate’s film,” said The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn and Vincent Scordino, Senior Vice President of Theatrical Releasing, for Cinedigm.

Noting the enormous role that music played in this film, writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland says, “Every song conveys a unique feeling, chosen carefully to fit each scene. We recorded all the music live so performances of many wonderful musicians and singers are captured in the moment. Songwriters Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice were the perfect people to tell the stories of James and Henry through their music.”

“It's exciting to see the passion that Cinedigm and Film Arcade have for this film. We're looking forward to seeing it in theaters soon,” said Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow.

Woodrow and Molly Conners are producers. Executive Producers are Maria Castone, Sarah E. Johnson and Hoyt David Morgan. The deal was negotiated by Scordino with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) representing the filmmakers. CAA also arranged financing for the film.


Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 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 close to 50,000 titles and 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, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.

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Founded in 2012, The Film Arcade is an independent film distribution company focused on bringing quality films to the widest possible audience. The Film Arcade’s initial releases were the Sundance sports documentary The Other Dream Team and Afternoon Delight, which won Best Director at Sundance 2013 for filmmaker Jill Soloway. Recent releases include the critically acclaimed restaurant documentary Spinning Plates and the comedy A.C.O.D. starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch.


Worldview Entertainment is a leading independent motion picture company that finances, produces and acquires theatrical quality films for worldwide distribution. The company is backed by a strong capitalization and is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Worldview was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York with offices in Beverly Hills, California.

Maggie Begley

Source: Cinedigm Corp.

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