Woodland Hills, CA/Morristown NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that they are producing and distributing the FIRST EVER, LIVE 3D, WIDELY RELEASED MUSIC PERFORMANCE when Foo Fighters perform their entire new album "Wasting Light" in a LIVE 3D BROADCAST to over 80 theatres nationwide on April 5th, following the theatrical debut of their documentary, FOO FIGHTERS: Back and Forth.
Cinedigm, along with Exclusive Media Group, RCA Records and Spitfire Pictures, will bring the music documentary "FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH," followed by a live 3D performance broadcast, directly into theatres. The live 3D performance will feature Foo Fighters playing their upcoming album front to back, a week in advance of the album's street date of April 12th.
"This is a collaboration of world class, innovative and experienced 3D partners in the business," said Jonathan Dern, President of Cinedigm's Entertainment Group and Executive Producer of the 3D event. "We look forward to providing a fantastic evening to fans around the country."
The live 3D production involves Cinedigm, Sweetwater/NEP, Hi-Ground Media, and Element Technica. In addition to producing the event, Cinedigm will be providing their proprietary 3D distribution technology and satellite connection to the networked theatres; Sweetwater/NEP will be using "Cobalt," their "state of the art" mobile truck in a complete 3D configuration. Element Technica will be providing 3D rig technology and Hi-Ground Media will be creating 3D graphics.
Wayne Miller, in association with Action 3D, has been tapped as the 3D producer and director for the LIVE 3D performance broadcast. A veteran in the 3D production world, Miller has captured more than 50 artists in 3D and is considered one of the most proficient producers in 3D, including the 3D theatrical releases for Phish and Dave Matthews Band.
Following the theatrical broadcast, the documentary (not the live performance piece) will air as a VH1 Rock Doc on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia on April 8th at 10PM ET/PT.
"FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH" is produced by Nigel Sinclair ("No Direction Home: Bob Dylan", "Amazing Journey the Story of the Who", "The Last Play at Shea") of Exclusive Media's Spitfire Pictures. The documentary chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana's drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Sinclair is also the CEO and co-chairman of Exclusive Media Group. Executive Producers are Jeanne Elfant Festa, Glen Zipper, Michele Farinola, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek, John Cutcliffe, Alex Brunner and Chris Miller.
Oscar® and Emmy® winner James Moll produced and directed the documentary film which culminates with the making of the new album: a process in which the band pushed itself forward by going fully back to basics and recording in Grohl's garage completely on analog tape. No computers, no software - just a band recording an album to tape in a garage. The new record also marks the Foos' first full-length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, with whom Grohl worked on Nirvana's classic album Nevermind. Former Nirvana member Krist Novoselic will also return along with other surprise guest artists.
The music documentary is co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records and produced by Spitfire Pictures in association with Allentown Productions. VH1 and Sony Music Entertainment acquired domestic and international television rights respectively.