SANTA MONICA, CA, April 2, 2012 – Miramax and the Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Family Trust today announced that Miramax’s Global Sales team will manage global licensing of the library produced by the legendary Samuel Goldwyn. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
Miramax will license content across a broad range of television and digital platforms, including free and premium linear services, subscription video-on-demand and ad-supported video-on-demand, maximizing distribution of beloved films from the library including such classics as: Guys and Dolls; The Bishop’s Wife; Pride of the Yankees; Little Foxes; Wuthering Heights (1939); and Best Picture Winner, The Best Years of Our Lives.
Other acclaimed Goldwyn titles that the Miramax sales team will represent include: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; Hans Christian Andersen; Ball of Fire; Dodsworth; and The Westerner, among scores of other timeless comedies, musicals and dramas.
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. said, “The Miramax Sales team has demonstrated great success representing renowned film libraries across many traditional and exciting, emerging platforms. I am pleased to have them as our agents for my father’s films. We look forward to reaching even more classic movie fans around the globe with our cherished films.”
“We are very pleased that Goldwyn has selected Miramax to represent its iconic film library around the world,” said Joe Patrick, Head of Worldwide Sales at Miramax. “We believe this agreement underscores the strength of the sales organization we have built and is a testament to its success across multiple platforms worldwide. We’re privileged and proud to be a part of the Goldwyn legacy.”
About Samuel Goldwyn Films
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with both world renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and SUPER SIZE ME, AMAZING GRACE and Julie Delpy’s hit comedy 2 DAYS IN PARIS. Past Goldwyn titles include PRICELESS, a romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou, Academy Award® winner Claude Lelouch’s ROMAN DE GARE, the critically hailed ELEGY starring Academy Award® nominee Penélope Cruz, HARRY BROWN starring Michael Caine and, on the faith side, the box office smashes FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS and AMAZING GRACE. MAO’S LAST DANCER, directed by Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford was one of the top grossing independent films of 2010. In addition to THE DOUBLE HOUR, a revered thriller that was one of the top foreign language grossers of 2011, SGF released THE WHISTLEBLOWER, a powerful, ripped from the headlines thriller starring Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz that premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Upcoming releases include THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (March 28th), winner of this year’s Audience Award at Toronto about former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced – the literal survival of his country and everyone in it, ROBOT & FRANK starring Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon which recently premiered at Sundance to rave reviews and DIANA VREELAND THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL, an acclaimed documentary about the late fashion icon which premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
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 including: Lionsgate, Netflix, Facebook, Hulu and StudioCanal. 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. In 2011, Miramax released three new films including the critically acclaimed film The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain, directed by John Madden. 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 with a sales office in London. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com, “like” the company on www.facebook.com/miramax and follow Miramax on Twitter @Miramax.
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