WORLDS COLLIDE AS MMA ACTION FILM ‘CAGEFIGHTER’ COMES TO CRACKLE

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The action-packed fight movie starring former and current athletes from both MMA and Pro Wrestling joins the free streaming platform’s growing original and exclusive content library

 

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today that action film Cagefighter will be exclusively available for free on Crackle beginning Thursday, April 1.

 

Written and directed by Jesse Quinones (Secret Lives of Cage Fighters, Calloused Hands) the film stars professional MMA fighter Alex Montagnani, former AEW Champion Jon Moxley, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell, and Gina Gershon (Riverdale, The Little Mermaid). The film was produced by Trilight Entertainment’s Shayne Putzlocher and Jessica Gaube, Anamorphic Media’s Sara Shaak, Jesse Quinones and Lorianne Hall and executively produced by Joe Ferraro, Dave Duckett, Bob Harris, Al Morrison, Craig Lothian, Gary Drummond, Glenn Paradis, Jean Pierre Magro, Pedja Miletic, Arron Briffa and Jay Reso.

 

Reiss Gibbons (Montagnani) is on the cusp of cementing himself as the greatest to ever step inside the Legends cage. With five title defenses under his belt and the support of coach and mentor Marcus (Liddell), Reiss has it all. But when savvy promoter Max Black (Gershon) pits him against pro wrestling superstar Randy Stone (Moxley) in the company's first ever cross-promotional event, Reiss finds himself in the toughest fight of his life.

 

“We’re thrilled to add Cagefighter to Crackle’s slate of exclusive programming,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “Stacked with real MMA fighters and professional wrestlers, the film boasts nonstop action that our viewers will love.”

 

As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Cagefighter alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story, After the Murder of Albert Lima, Insomnia, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Anything is Possible: The Serge Ibaka Story, Bucket List, and Going From Broke, which recently commenced production for its second season.

 

Cagefighter is distributed in the U.S. by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content to Crackle Plus.

 

Crackle Plus linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 29 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

 

CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns Crackle Plus and also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

 

ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC

Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.

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