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Image Entertainment Announces Its Next Movie Package for TV Syndication -- Image Maker II -- Featuring Award-Winning Talent


Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ:RLJE), announced today their new movie package for syndication that follows last season's successful launch of Image Maker I. Image Maker II contains 18 feature films with a wide range of award-winning actors and directors including Jennifer Aniston, Steve Buscemi, Sean Connery, Richard Dreyfuss, Shelley Duvall, John Goodman, Woody Harrelson, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Theresa Russell, William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Sharon Stone and Christopher Walken. The new package was announced by Steve Saltman, Sr. Vice President Worldwide Television for Image Entertainment.

“Our first TV syndication package was quite successful,” commented John Hyde, Vice Chairman of Image Entertainment. “We created this package based on the feedback from our stations. Because of its vast catalog, Image is in a unique position with its customers to offer nearly every type of genre imaginable. We are certain this next package has something for everyone.”

“Our clearance level on Image Maker I exceeded expectations proving quality films continue to fill a need for local stations,” stated Don Golden, Head of Syndicated Sales.

The package is a fine mix of classics, suspense and comedy. It includes Handmade Films' classics Time Bandits starring Sean Connery, John Cleese and Shelley Duvall as well as The Long Good Friday featuring Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Pierce Brosnan. Additional films include The Double with Richard Gere, Topher Grace and Martin Sheen; Management with Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson; Everest with William Shatner and Jason Priestly; In the Electric Mist featuring Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman; Born to Ride starring Casper Van Dien, William Forsythe and Theresa Russell; $5 A Day with Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone and Dean Cain; Home Run Showdown starring Matthew Lillard, Dean Cain and Annabeth Gish; Pete Smalls is Dead featuring Peter Dinklage, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth and Rosie Perez; The Lightkeepers with Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Dern and Blythe Danner; Ernest Goes to Africa featuring Jim Varney; The Dogfather starring Chris Parnell; Turning Green with Timothy Hutton and Colm Meaney; Puck Hogs, The Riddle, Fall Down Dead and Venus and Vegas.

About RLJ Entertainment

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,200 exclusive titles. RLJE is a leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn (British TV), Image (stand-up comedy, feature films), One Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (educational), Criterion (art films) and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, digital streaming, broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical. Via its majority-owned subsidiary Agatha Christie Limited, RLJE controls the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot. And through its direct-to-consumer business, RLJE has direct contacts and billings relationships with millions of consumers.

RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including its branded digital subscription channels, and engages a distinct audience with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. RLJE has proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn and Acacia brands, and owns the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.

For Image Entertainment
Sue Procko, 310-836-6200

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