SOURCE: Seven Arts Pictures plc

Seven Arts Pictures plc

August 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Seven Arts Pictures Signs Deal With Showtime to Exhibit "NOISE," a Seven Arts Film Starring Tim Robbins and Bridget Moynahan

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - Seven Arts Pictures plc (Seven Arts) (NASDAQ: SAPX) announced an agreement with Showtime to exhibit "NOISE," starring Tim Robbins, starting on February 1, 2009. The agreement allows Showtime to exhibit the film as many times as they want until January 31st, 2011. Seven Arts continued its relationship with Showtime on "DEAL" starring Burt Reynolds and Shannon Elizabeth through Seven Arts' distribution deal with MGM Pictures, which had an overall "output" arrangement with Showtime and which resulted in "DEAL's" exhibition on Showtime.

Peter Hoffman, CEO of Seven Arts, commented, "We are delighted Showtime has agreed to air 'Noise' starring Tim Robbins and Bridget Moynahan, and 'Deal' starring Burt Reynolds and Bret Harrison."

The dark comedy "Noise" was released in the US in 2008 and features Tim Robbins -- as a New York attorney -- who is desperately seeking relief from the constant din of New York City, and takes matters into his own hands soon becoming known as the vigilante "the Rectifier". The film also features stars William Hurt and Bridget Moynahan. In "Deal," Burt Reynolds plays an ex-gambler who teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, and finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé (Bret Harrison) is his toughest competition. "Deal" also stars Shannon Elizabeth.

For nearly a decade, Seven Arts Pictures plc has remained a prominent full service independent producer and distributor of quality feature films. Under the experienced hand of Founder and CEO Peter Hoffman, the company has distinguished itself as a consistent source for quality art house films that boast "festival cache," as well as highly marketable bigger budget feature films that appeal to a worldwide audience.

About Showtime Networks Inc.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL® and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL® XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL® HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL® ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

About Seven Arts:

Seven Arts Pictures plc ("SAP," "7 Arts" or the "Company") was founded in 2002 as an independent motion picture production and distribution company engaged in the development, acquisition, financing, production, and licensing of theatrical motion pictures for exhibition in domestic (i.e., the United States and Canada) and foreign theatrical markets, and for subsequent worldwide release in other forms of media, including home video and pay and free television.

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