Fathom Events, Lionsgate and Codeblack Films to Host Special Live Event Screening of Feature Film “Addicted,” Based on Smash Best-Seller, on October 9; Author Zane, Director Bille Woodruff and Film’s Cast will Treat Audiences in Select Cinemas Nationwide to Special Event on Eve of Addicted’s Theatrical Release

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Fathom Events, Lionsgate and Codeblack Films to Host Special Live Event Screening of Feature Film “Addicted,” Based on Smash Best-Seller, on October 9 

The legions of fans of Zane’s provocative best-selling thriller “Addicted,” adapted into a major motion picture from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Codeblack Films, will be treated to a unique one-night event, Addicted: Live With Zane,” the day before the film’s nationwide theatrical release, it was announced today by event hosts Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Fathom Events.

For a list of participating theater locations click here.

 

              Fathom Events, Lionsgate and Codeblack Films to Host Special Live Event Screening of Feature Film “Addicted,” Based on Smash Best-Seller, on October 9

Author Zane, Director Bille Woodruff and Film’s Cast will Treat Audiences in Select Cinemas Nationwide to Special Event on Eve of Addicted’s Theatrical Release

Denver, Colo. – September 12, 2014 – The legions of fans of Zane’s provocative best-selling thriller “Addicted,” adapted into a major motion picture from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Codeblack Films, will be treated to a unique one-night event, Addicted: Live With Zane,” the day before the film’s nationwide theatrical release, it was announced today by event hosts Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Fathom Events.

The three companies have joined forces to give fans an early chance to see the film and participate in a live Q&A with best-selling author Zane, Addicted stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford and William Levy and the film’s director Bille Woodruff.  The event will be broadcast live from the AMC Magic Johnson Theater in New York and audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter as well as hear Grammy®-winning recording artist Estelle sing her latest single, “Conqueror,” featured in the film.

“Addicted: Live With Zane” will be presented in select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, October 9th at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT with a second tape-delayed showing at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT.

“’Addicted’ is a film people will be talking about for a long time,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “Offering our large and loyal audience the chance to have an advance look and participate with the author, cast and filmmakers is an experience they won’t soon forget.”

“We’re excited to partner with Fathom Events to bring this unique in-theater experience to the fans of ‘Addicted,’” said Quincy Newell, Codeblack Films EVP & General Manager.   “This live interactive event with Zane and our fabulous cast, capped with Estelle performing her song ‘Conqueror,’ will add an extra dimension to the movie-going experience for audiences to savor.”

Tickets for “Addicted: Live With Zane” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 340 select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).  Each online ticket purchase also allows audiences to get a free download of Zane’s new novella, Addicted With a Twist.

Based on Zane’s best-selling novel, Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career.  As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist.  As she pursues a secret life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.  The film also stars Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kat Graham, and William Levy and is directed by Bille Woodruff from a screenplay by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash.

 

For artwork/photos related to “Addicted: Live With Zane,” visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, international distribution and sales and video games. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first and second installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first installment of the recently-launched Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Warm Bodies, The Possession, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

 

About Codeblack Films

Codeblack Films, a division of leading global entertainment company LIONSGATE®, is a vertically integrated film production and distribution company focused on providing independent studios, filmmakers, globally-recognized celebrities, intellectual property rights holders and brands cross platform monetization solutions. Entertainment industry veteran Jeff Clanagan founded Codeblack Films in 2012.  Codeblack Films’ core objective is to super serve the global Black community with quality programming and help its content and brand partners access the enormous spending power of the rapidly growing African-American consumer market. Codeblack Films’ understanding of the social context of this fast evolving market — values, attitudes, behavior and current and emerging trends — provides the Company with a unique ability to position its content and brand partners in the center of influence.

In July 2013, Codeblack Films released the surprise follow-up hit from superstar comedian and actor Kevin Hart “LET ME EXPLAIN” which went on to generate over $32-million at the box-office. Following closely was the theatrical release of Shola Lynch’s 2013 NAACP Image Award winner “FREE ANGELA and ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS”, George Tillman Jr. and Alicia Keyes’ critically acclaimed and NAACP Image Award nominated “THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE” starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, the independent thriller “REPENTANCE, starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie and Sanaa Lathan and the Golden Globe nominated film “FRANKIE & ALICE” starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry. Codeblack Films is set to release the sexy and provocative thriller “ADDICTED” from celebrated author Zane on October 10, 2014.

Through parent company Lionsgate, Codeblack Films’ operational capabilities include motion picture production and distribution, strategic acquisitions, television programming and syndication, home entertainment distribution, digital distribution, new channel platform monetization and international distribution and sales.

 

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