Epic Pictures announces its partnership with NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), to manage theatrical booking engagements for Epic Pictures and Dread titles and coordinate unique promotional releases and campaigns.
Moving forward NAGRA will work with Epic and bring their releases to their network of 1100 cinemas, platforming Epic and Dread titles to more screens and markets than ever before.
“Horror films were meant to be seen on the big screen.” says Bruce Eisen, myCinema’s Director of Content Strategy and Acquisition. “We are excited to be working with Epic Pictures to bring five new and unique Dread Central titles to cinema owners and horror fans across the country. Horror films continue to drive movie-goers into the theater. It’s the perfect time to expand the myCinema catalogue by partnering with a company that knows their audience.”
myCinema, which was launched out of Cinemacon 2018, is the platform within NAGRA that facilitates more freedom between venue owners and content providers, giving cinemas the power to personally curate and dictate their programming.
The first collaboration between the two takes place this October when a new Dread title will be released theatrically every week, putting a spotlight on our celebrated genre program. The slate includes the sci-fi thriller THE FARE, directed by D.C. Hamilton, hotly anticipated classic horror revisit CANDY CORN, directed by Josh Hasty and starring horror icons P.J. Soles (Carrie, Halloween) and Tony Todd (Candy Man), Tom Botchii’s feature debut ARTIK, and the bigfoot horror HOAX, from Matt Allen.
“Our national theatrical partnership with NAGRA is the next step in the evolution of Epic and Dread.” says Epic Pictures CEO, Patrick Ewald. “Our filmmakers ask for the best possible release for their films and this amazing opportunity with NAGRA allows them an incredible and unique opportunity to provide Dread horror fans with a true theatrical experience unlike anything else.”
Established in 2007, Epic Pictures Group has grown to become one of the most creative and dynamic independent studios. Focusing on filmmaker-driven projects. Epic often helps shape them from script to launch via its domestic distribution division, Epic Pictures Releasing. Epic Pictures Group seeks out relationships with exceptional producers and talent in order to secure A-level, high-quality projects. Epic Pictures Group actively develops a full range of new relationships and strategic alliances with financers, independent production companies, producers and studios both domestically and in Europe and Asia. Epic Pictures recently acquired Dreadcentral.com and now features horror titles through Dread.
NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV service providers worldwide secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband, and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. NAGRA-KUDELSKI’s ‘myCinema’ solution brings the agility of the internet age to cinemas by providing an unprecedented choice of content (live music, Broadway, e-sports events, opera, ballet, and sporting events, as well as classic and independent films from a variety of genres); reducing the theatre owners CAPEX and OPEX investment. myCinema equally enables independent content creators to reach cinema-going audiences in major theater circuits and small-town theaters by putting cinema owners and managers in control of their community’s entertainment experience. Learn more at www.myCinema.live
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