Upcoming films to be released include THE WANNABE and AVA’S POSSESSIONS

Los Angeles/Toronto – September 9, 2015 –Momentum Pictures and Orion Releasing announced today a multi-picture agreement to jointly acquire and distribute specialized multiplatform releases in the U.S. and select international territories.

Entertainment One (eOne) is reintroducing its Momentum Pictures banner and reviving the successful film brand as a new distinct label focused on securing great films for digital and ancillary exploitation on a global basis.

“We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Orion Releasing. As we bring back Momentum Pictures, we are taking a global approach to distribution, and focusing on specialized theatrical releases in the U.S. while looking for the strongest opportunities for each film in markets around the world,” said Berry Meyerowitz, President, Momentum Pictures. “Our goal is to work with the best partners to bring great films to audiences in new and innovative ways, and this deal is a great place to start.”

“Our deal with Momentum Pictures expands Orion’s strategy to acquire quality content for worldwide audiences,” said Chris Ottinger, President, Orion Releasing. “Together we will be able to use our strong customer relationships and robust distribution infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world.”

The first films to be distributed in select theaters and other platforms under the new agreement include THE WANNABE, written and directed by Nick Sandow, starring Vincent Piazza, Patricia Arquette and Michael Imperioli; and AVA’S POSSESSIONS, starring Louisa Krause, Jemima Kirke and Dan Fogler and written and directed by Jordan Galland.

About Momentum Pictures, an Entertainment One Company
Momentum Pictures is focused on distributing multiplatform film, television and special interest content in the U.S. and around the world.

About Orion Releasing
Orion Releasing is focused on distributing films theatrically and via television and video on demand services.

Orion Releasing has distributed such films as Simon Helberg’s WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS; TELL starring Milo Ventimiglia; LARRY GAYE starring Mark Feuerstein, directed by Sam Friedlander and written by Mike Sikowitz; 2014 SXSW Grand Jury Award-Winner FORT TILDEN; and the comedy BALLS OUT starring Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon and Jay Pharoah.