Image Entertainment Will Be Dripping 'Blood'

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT GETS

BLOOD

LOS ANGELES, CA - April 20, 2013 - Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to Nick Murphy’s thriller Blood from IM Global genre division Octane. The film stars Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes), Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity) and Stephan Graham (Gangs of New York, “Boardwalk Empire”). The film was produced by Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, The Kite Runner, Jarhead), the BBC, and executive produced by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes. Bill Bromiley, Chief Acquisitions Officer for Image Entertainment made today’s announcement.

“Blood had a great buzz among critics during its world premiere at the London Film Festival and it is a must-have for Image,” commented Bromiley. “It’s a film with good theatrical potential. We’re pleased to have Blood on our slate.”

Blood is a thriller which charts the moral collapse of a close police family. Two brothers, both cops, are smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father. Unspoken secrets and unvoiced suspicions drive the ominous suspense as the brothers spiral into an obsessive confrontation between crimes of the present and crimes of the past.

The deal was negotiated by Bill Bromiley, Mark Ward and Michael Bayer on behalf of Image Entertainment and IM Global’s President of International Sales Jonathan Deckter and VP of Business and Legal Affairs Lauren Wilson on behalf of IM Global.

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