Streaming Exclusively From Friday, March 18, 2016

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Just in time for March Madness, RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the laugh-out-loud buddy comedy, #Lucky Number, premiering on March 18, 2016. In the film, an aspiring New York City sportscaster’s life is on the slow track, until he gets the old cell number of major basketball star “The Saint,” and starts using it to get VIP access to A-List events. He’s living the good life… that is, until his basketball idol finds out. Will the #Lucky Number become his shortcut to success or his path to destruction? Directed by Brendan Gabriel Murphy and written and produced by Michael Cuccolo, the film stars Wu-Tang legend Cliff “Method Man” Smith (How High, The Breaks), Tom Pelphrey (As The World Turns, Guiding Light), Natalie Hall (All My Children, Pretty Little Liars), and Malcolm Goodwin (American Gangster, iZombie).

Managing Director / CEO of North American Distributor Vision Films Lise Romanoff says “We are thrilled to partner with UMC to debut #Lucky Number on its SVOD channel. Method Man nails the role of a ladies man and sports idol and Tom Pelphrey is utterly charming.”

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About UMC – UMC – Urban Movie Channel was created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), UMC is an urban-focused subscription streaming service in North American and features quality urban content showcasing feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content for African American and urban audiences. New titles added weekly include live stand-up specials like Martin Lawrence Presents:  1st Amendment Stand Up and Comedy Underground Series, and performances featuring Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx and comedic rock star Kevin Hart; dramas including Blackbird starring Academy Award® winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington, and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, and Playin’ For Love, starring and directed by Robert Townsend; documentaries including Bill Duke’s Dark Girls and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac; action/thrillers including The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne; and stage play productions including What My Husband Doesn’t Know by David E. Talbert.  For more information visit:

About Vision Films
Vision Films is an independent worldwide distributor and VOD Aggregator. Led by Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision’s USA/Canadian DVD/VOD label releases 2-4 films a month, providing a day-and-date Theatrical, DVD and VOD release through all cable and digital platforms. Shannon Godwin is Vision’s Director of Domestic Distribution and Sisi Cronin is Vision’s Publicist.