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Cinedigm Will Release DEAR DICTATOR Starring Michael Caine In theaters & on VOD March 16, 2018

Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired all North American distribution rights to the acerbic high school comedy, DEAR DICTATOR (formerly titled COUP D'ETAT). Cinedigm will release the picture theatrically and on Digital and TV VOD platforms on March 16, 2018, with a DVD release to follow on April 24, 2018.

DEAR DICTATOR boasts an all-star cast with Odeya Rush (LADY BIRD, GOOSEBUMPS), two-time Oscar® winner Michael Caine (GOING IN STYLE, NOW YOU SEE ME 2), Katie Holmes (LOGAN LUCKY, ALL WE HAD), Seth Green (FAMILY GUY, ROBOT CHICKEN) and Jason Biggs (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, AMERICAN REUNION). The picture was written and directed by the husband and wife team of Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, who also wrote and directed the autobiographical comedy, AMATEUR NIGHT, starring Ashley Tisdale and Jason Biggs, and released by Cinedigm in 2016. Under the title "COUP D'ETAT," the script for DEAR DICTATOR had been featured on "The Black List", the annual entertainment industry survey of the "most liked" screenplays for the year.

The picture focuses on Tatiana (Rush), a misfit teen, who begins writing letters to a notorious British-Caribbean dictator, General Anton Vincent, played with great panache by the legendary Michael Caine. When Vincent is overthrown in a coup, he flees to Tatiana's home, which she shares with her single mom (Holmes). While hiding out in suburbia, Anton teaches the teen how to start her own high school revolution by taking down the popular kids and grabbing all the power for herself!

"With DEAR DICTATOR, Lisa and Joe have delivered a smart, original and biting black comedy with a fantastic cast and laugh-out-loud moments," said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm's Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. "The picture skewers the traditional high school hierarchy and appeals to the inner-rebel in all of us."

"After working with Cinedigm on AMATEUR NIGHT, we know them to be collaborative and supportive partners," said Syracuse and Addario. "Their team is enthusiastic and has a track record of success with indie movies, and we could not have found a better distribution home for DEAR DICTATOR."

The film was produced by Coastal Film Studios, Aloe Entertainment, Fortitude International, and Defiant Pictures and individually by Jake Shapiro, Mary Aloe, Jorge Garcia Castro, Robert Ogden Barnum, Daniel Grodnik, and Lucas Jarach. Executive Producers are Wei Wang, Paul Brett, Wayne Chang, Michael Clofine, Luke Daniels, Nadine DeBarros, Paul English, Anders Erden, Kevin Scott Frakes, Sean Glover, Lila Janakievski, George Nedelkovski, Alan Pao, Buddy Patrick, Tim Smith, Peter Stewart, James Swarbrick, and Adrian Voo.

The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm's Melody Fowler, Vice-President of Acquisitions, and United Talent Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.

About Cinedigm
Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. We provide premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Walmart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the Company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing over-the-top channel business, with four channels under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem.

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