Cinedigm Strikes Deal With Moguldom Studios for "Docutainment"

A Genius Leaves the Hood Poster - P 2014
Courtesy of Moguldom Studios

A Genius Leaves the Hood Poster - P 2014

The multiyear pact includes upcoming documentaries aimed at African-Americans as well as library titles

Cinedigm has entered into a multiyear deal with Moguldom Studios for U.S. distribution rights to at least 10 documentaries annually about pop culture from an African-American point of view — referred to as "docutainment" — for digital, television and home entertainment.

In addition to new films, Cinedigm is also picking up rights to seven films in the Moguldom catalog, including A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z, about how he went from the projects to the boardroom. The documentary, first released in March, has reportedly already sold over 10,000 DVDs.

Cinedigm will also have the right to release some future titles theatrically although there are no current plans to do so.

Moguldom Studios, a division of privately held Moguldom Media Group, started as a digital distributor, and offers a number of brands and websites targeted at African-American audiences. One of their best known is Bossip.

"With its Docutainment slate," said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm's executive vp acquisitions,"Moguldom Studios is taking on controversial and often taboo topics in a frank, entertaining and no-holds-barred manner."

The companies decline to divulge how long the distribution deal extends.

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