Fathom Events and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media Ventures Bring New Branded Series to Movie Theaters in 2018
Series Begins With ‘One Last Thing,’ Premiering in Cinemas Nationwide for a One-Night Event on June 13
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Releasing Label Launched
DENVER – May 14, 2018 – Fans of the world’s most recognized storyteller Chicken Soup for the Soul can now experience their favorite inspirational series on the big screen. A new line-up of cinema events from Fathom Events and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media Ventures (“Screen Media”) will begin with “One Last Thing,” starring Wendell Pierce, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Joanne Froggatt, this June. The companies anticipate additional titles will be announced soon and will follow later this year. In addition to the feature content, audiences will also enjoy exclusive bonus content paired with each film.
Tickets for “One Last Thing” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events and Screen Media will present “One Last Thing” on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN) as the first Chicken Soup for the Soul branded cinema event. A complete list of theater locations will be available May 11 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In “One Last Thing,” Dylan Derringer (Wendell Pierce, the upcoming Jack Ryan series, TV’s The Wire), a lonely dentist in Florida, is reunited with his long-lost daughter Lucy (Jurnee Smollett-Bell, TV’s Friday Night Lights and Underground) after years apart. This sends him on an eventful and ultimately life-changing journey of discovery that includes the person closest to him, Jamie (Joanne Froggatt, TV’s Downton Abbey). Directed and written by Tim Rouhana, the film illustrates the importance of fatherhood and the true meaning of family.
“One Last Thing” is the first movie to be released under Screen Media’s new Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Releasing banner, which brings inspirational, entertaining and uplifting stories to movie audiences everywhere.
“Screen Media is excited to be part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment family. This programming initiative and the launch of a second theatrical releasing label for our company are examples of the kind of exciting expansion opportunities available to us at Screen Media as a result of our being acquired by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment,” President of Screen Media David Fannon said. “We expect this will become a long-running series, and Fathom Events is the perfect theatrical partner for this content.”
“We’re excited to partner with Screen Media to launch this inspirational new series,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Now more than ever, we see the need to deliver positive messages to as many people as possible, and we hope to do that with this series.”
For artwork/photos related to “One Last Thing,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Lady Antebellum and Sammy Hagar, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Is Genesis History? and IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 917 locations and 1,440 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Screen Media Ventures, LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality TV series and independent feature films for the U.S. and Canada. With a library of over 1,500 TV series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high quality TV series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. The company also owns Popcornflix®, an ad-based direct-to-consumer online video service with five channels and thousands of television episodes and movies. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. is a growing media company building online video on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. The company also curates, produces and distributes long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit, and distributes the online content of its affiliate, A Plus. The company is aggressively growing its business through a combination of organic growth, licensing and distribution arrangements, acquisitions, and strategic relationships. For more information, visit www.screenmediafilms.net, www.facebook.com/screenmediafilm, www.twitter.com/ScreenMediaFilm, or www.instagram.com/screenmediafilms.
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