Deal Marks Miramax’s First International Digital Agreement;
Offers Instant Viewing of Celebrated Miramax Titles such as Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Kill Bill and Spy Kids
SANTA MONICA, CA – September 6, 2011 – Miramax announced today that hundreds of its film titles will become available digitally in international markets for the first time under a multi-year agreement with Netflix. The announcement was made by Miramax CEO Mike Lang.
Beginning this month, Netflix members in Latin American territories including Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina will be able to instantly watch more than 140 Miramax movies, with dozens of titles being added on a rotating basis. The movies can be watched on multiple platforms, including TV, tablet, PC and mobile phones. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
Films from the Miramax library available to Netflix Latin America subscribers will include Chicago, Chocolat, The English Patient, From Dusk Till Dawn, Gone Baby Gone, Good Will Hunting, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Swingers, There Will Be Blood, Amityville Horror, Scream and Spy Kids.
“We are very pleased to launch our first international digital deal through our friends at Netflix,” said Lang. “The robust Netflix platform will provide a proven avenue to reach Latin American audiences and take advantage of strong subscriber growth prospects. We look forward to growing the international audience for the Miramax library through many more partnerships like this around the world.”
Netflix has been streaming movies from the acclaimed Miramax library in the U.S. since May 2011.
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Miramax sells directly and licenses its titles globally through strategic partnerships with Lionsgate, Studiocanal and most recently Netflix, Hulu and Facebook. The company has two new releases this summer: The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, and the Guillermo del Toro-produced Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce. The Miramax library holds some of the world’s most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare In Love, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, No Country for Old Men, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Life is Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My Left Foot — as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bad Santa, and the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, including four Best Picture Awards. Miramax is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com, like the company on www.facebook.com/miramax or follow Miramax on Twitter @Miramax.