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London—Jun 24, 2013

Mr Wolf Signs Major Partnership with the Royal Opera House

Arts Alliance Media to distribute live events to cinemas worldwide
Mr Wolf and the Royal Opera House today announced an exclusive long-term agreement to distribute Royal Opera House operas and ballets to cinemas worldwide, beginning this autumn with the 2013-14 Season.

Mr Wolf will be ROH Cinema’s exclusive overall partner on a global basis and will work with its sister company, Arts Alliance Media, to handle worldwide sales and distribution, live transmission of the events from London, and global marketing services. More2Screen will continue to handle sales for UK independent cinemas and selected overseas territories.
The 2013/14 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season comprises five live operas and five live ballets; the Season opens with Turandot on September 17th 2013 and the first live ballet is a new production of Don Quixote, choreographed by Carlos Acosta on 16th October. Other highlights of the Season include new opera productions of Les Vêpres siciliennes in November, Parsifal in December, and Don Giovanni in February 2014, and The Winter’sTale, a new full-length ballet by Christopher Wheeldon to be staged in April 2014.
Each performance will be streamed live to more than 1,000 cinemas worldwide and will provide a significant uplift to the Royal Opera House’s footprint and presence in cinemas worldwide.
Alfred Chubb, CEO of Mr Wolf said: “The Royal Opera House is one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Our aim is to help the ROH Live Cinema Season to continue to grow in stature and to bring the pick of its greatest productions to opera and ballet fans all over the world.”
Alastair Roberts, MD of Royal Opera House Enterprises said: “We have seen a real increase in demand for The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet in cinemas over the past couple of years and so we are really excited to be working with Mr Wolf, Arts Alliance Media and More2Screen who will help us reach even larger audiences in the UK and around the world through this new partnership.”
Howard Kiediasch, CEO of Arts Alliance Media added “AAM has a long relationship with the Royal Opera House, and we’re delighted to be able to work with them this year to bring ten incredible live experiences to audiences around the world”

Further information:
Arts Alliance Media
Kate Pidgeon – / +44 20 7751 7512
About Mr Wolf
From offices in London and Los Angeles, Mr Wolf produces, co-produces, finances and manages distribution of live events and music-based feature films.
Mr Wolf launched with the release of Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino, produced by PBS, Universal Music and Sugar Entertainment, on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day in 56 territories.  Mr Wolf’s next release will be Springsteen & I, the Ridley Scott Agency-produced Bruce Springsteen feature, which will debut in July 2013.
Mr Wolf is led by Alfred Chubb, formerly of Paramount Pictures and HTC. The team includes Yogita Puri, film finance, production and distribution executive who joined from Revolver Entertainment, Barry Clark-Ewers who opened new doors for alternative content at Universal before joining the production and distribution team at Red Bull and Benjamin Cooley, formerly producer at Shine America and partner at Jack Black's production company, Electric Dynamite, who will be working on US acquisitions and production from Los Angeles.
Mr Wolf’s Head of Classical, Ross Fitzsimons is a non-executive director of Curzon World with extensive experience of the entertainment industry and is also an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London Business School.
About the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera and ballet.
The iconic Covent Garden theatre is the home of two of the world’s great artistic companies: The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.  With an inspiring, innovative and unashamedly ambitious schedule of events, the Royal Opera House is unique in the breadth of its artistic output, the extent of its reach and the innovation through digital activity, consistently winning critical acclaim and awards for the quality of the productions and the creativity of its partnerships.
The Royal Opera House works with the world’s great artists, practitioners and craftspeople, identifying and nurturing emerging talent, and commissioning new work that ensures the relevance of opera and ballet within the world in which we live. Last year almost 700,000 people attended 428 performances at Covent Garden and the work was also experienced in cinemas across six continents, via screens in parks and public spaces nationwide, online, on television and on the radio.
A strong commitment to learning and engagement underpins all activities. From workshops in schools to formal apprenticeships, community projects to teacher training, last year almost 30,000 people were inspired through participatory projects, including an extensive programme in Thurrock and the
Thames Gateway. A further 21,000 attended for the first time through targeted
schemes for families, schools, students and isolated older people.

Arts Alliance Media Contacts:
Alessandra Skarlatos 
 +44 (0)20 7751 7543 
Logo: Arts Alliance Media About Arts Alliance Media: Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. It offers a wide range of software solutions to exhibitors which allow them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and grow revenues, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.  Its software touches over 25,000 digital screens globally, while AAM’s network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens. Clients include Cinépolis, Wanda, Hoyts and Odeon UCI.  AAM’s latest offering is Thunderstorm – a unique online marketplace for cinema where exhibitors can browse the latest technologies to enable them to increase revenues and improve customer interaction. Arts Alliance Media Directory page Arts Alliance Media Web Site
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