SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ramius LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE
20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK CITY NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT INC [ DISK ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/12/2010
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.0001(1) 01/12/2010 J(2) 1,640,653(2) D $0 1,859,347 I By Portside Growth and Opportunity Fund(3)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ramius LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE
20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK CITY NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Portside Growth & Opportunity Fund

(Last) (First) (Middle)
CITCO FUND SERVICES LIMITED
CORPORATE CENTER, WEST BAY ROAD

(Street)
GRAND CAYMAN KY1-1205

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
C4S & CO LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE
20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
COHEN PETER A

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RAMIUS LLC
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
STARK MORGAN B

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RAMIUS LLC
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
STRAUSS THOMAS W

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RAMIUS LLC
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SOLOMON JEFFREY M

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RAMIUS LLC
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
RCG HOLDINGS LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RAMIUS LLC
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
COWEN GROUP, INC.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RAMIUS LLC
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each Reporting Person may be deemed to be a member of a Section 13(d) group that owns more than 10% of the Issuer's outstanding shares of Common Stock (Shares). Each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed to be an admission that any Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of such Shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
2. Shares delivered to cover a short sale against the box by Portside Growth and Opportunity Fund.
3. Consists of Shares owned directly by Portside Growth and Opportunity Fund (Portside). As the investment advisor of Portside, Ramius LLC (Ramius) may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Portside. As the sole member of Ramius, Cowen Group, Inc. (Cowen) may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Portside. As a significant shareholder of Cowen, RCG Holdings LLC (RCG Holdings) may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Portside. As the managing member of RCG Holdings, C4S & Co., L.L.C. (C4S) may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Portside. As the managing members of C4S, each of Peter A. Cohen, Morgan B. Stark, Jeffrey M. Solomon and Thomas W. Strauss may be deemed to beneficially own the Shares owned by Portside. Each of Messrs. Cohen, Stark, Solomon and Strauss, Ramius, Cowen, RCG Holdings and C4S disclaims beneficial ownership of such Shares except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interest therein.
Remarks:
By: Ramius LLC; By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, Authorized Signatory 01/15/2010
By: Portside Growth and Opportunity Fund; By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, Authroized Signatory 01/15/2010
By: C4S & Co., L.L.C., By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, as Attorney in Fact for Jeffrey M. Solomon, as Managing Member 01/15/2010
By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, as Attorney in Fact for Peter A. Cohen 01/15/2010
By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, as Attorney in Fact for Morgan B. Stark 01/15/2010
By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, as Attorney in Fact for Thomas W. Strauss 01/15/2010
By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, as Attorney in Fact for Jeffrey M. Solomon 01/15/2010
By: RCG Holdings LLC; By /s/ Owen S. Littman, Authorized Signatory 01/15/2010
By: Cowen Group, Inc.; By: /s/ Owen S. Littman, Authorized Signatory 01/15/2010
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