CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) announced today the addition of FREAK DANCE to its 2012 schedule. The company has picked up North American rights including home entertainment, digital and broadcast, to the new comedy produced by the famed Upright Citizens Brigade. The announcement was made today by Bill Bromiley, Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer.
“The Upright Citizens Brigade has a loyal following and Image is excited to be working with them to release FREAK DANCE,” commented Bromiley. “It’s sure to be a cult classic.”
In FREAK DANCE, a group of ambitious dancers strive to master the notorious “Freak Dance” in order to win an underground competition and save their community center from demolition. It tells the story of Cocolonia, a spoiled rich girl who just wants to dance, so she sets out to join the ranks of some local street dancers. Little does she know that this will ultimately involve her in an epic battle of good and evil between two warring dance troupes. This no-holds-barred satire stars Michael Daniel Cassady (Killers, “The Office”) and Megan Heyn (“2 Broke Girls”) and features Amy Poehler (“Saturday Night Live,” “Parks and Recreation”), Matt Besser (Bad Teacher) and Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live,” Mean Girls). The film was written by Matt Besser and co-directed by Besser and Neil Mahoney.
ABOUT UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
The Upright Citizens Brigade was founded and is currently owned by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. With two theaters in New York and one in Los Angeles, the UCB continues to offer the best and most innovative improv and sketch comedy every day of the week on both coasts. Named “Hot Farm Team” by Rolling Stone magazine and “Best Comedy Club” by AOL, The UCB Theatre is widely recognized as home to today’s funniest actors and writers. Among their esteemed alumni include several performers and writers for Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 30 Rock, Best Week Ever, Old School, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro and countless other films, commercials and television shows. Performers who have gained success continue to lend their talents to the theatre and accredited training centers in both New York and Los Angeles.
The Upright Citizens Brigade continues the spread of their unique brand of no-holds barred comedy to audiences across the country through UCBcomedy.com. UCBcomedy is the virtual home of all things comedy from improv, sketch and standup to pranks, jokes, podcasts, f’ed up and illegal videos and much more from the performers, teachers, students and friends who have made the Upright Citizens Brigade the leading brand of comedy in the country.
ABOUT IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.