NEEDHAM, MA and SANTA MONICA, CA – Echo Bridge Entertainment, a leading worldwide distribution company, and Miramax announced today that they have entered into a domestic distribution deal. Under the long-term deal, Echo Bridge will distribute 251 titles from the distinguished Miramax film library via DVD and Blu-ray to retailers around the country utilizing Echo Bridge’s unique merchandising and distribution techniques.
NEW YORK and SANTA MONICA – FilmDistrict and Miramax today announced that FilmDistrict has acquired all U.S. rights to DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and that a wide release has been scheduled for August 12. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Johnson, the film stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Jack Thompson and marks the directorial debut of Troy Nixey.
SANTA MONICA, CA, VANCOUVER, BC and PARIS, FR – LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading diversified filmed entertainment studio, Studiocanal and Miramax announced today that they have entered into a worldwide home entertainment distribution deal. Under the long-term deal, Lionsgate and Studiocanal will distribute more than 550 titles from the renowned Miramax film library via DVD, Blu-ray, EST and Internet Video On Demand (VOD), in addition to cable VOD internationally.
Focus Features and Universal Pictures International to Distribute Miramax’s Espionage Thriller The Debt, Starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington
NEW YORK, NY and SANTA MONICA, CA – The espionage thriller The Debt will be distributed for Miramax by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International (UPI). Focus will release The Debt in the U.S. nationwide on Wednesday, August 26th, and UPI will release the film internationally.
Tribeca Film and Miramax Announce Distribution Deal for Last Night Starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillame Canet
NEW YORK, NY and SANTA MONICA, CA – Tribeca Film and Miramax today announced they are teaming up on the U.S. release of Last Night, an intricately layered relationship drama starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. Tribeca Film has acquired theatrical, VOD and select digital rights to Last Night and plans to release the film in Spring 2011 theatrically in multiple U.S. markets, including New York and Los Angeles, and also via national VOD outlets and on additional platforms.
LONDON, UK – Miramax and Pathé International are teaming up on Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a tale of hair-raising, spine-chilling horror from Producers Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, and The Orphanage) and Mark Johnson (Chronicles of Narnia). One of the most eagerly anticipated horror films of 2011, the film stars Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, The Gift) and Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech, Memento, L.A. Confidential) and marks the feature directorial debut of acclaimed comic book illustrator Troy Nixey, following his acclaimed short Latchkey’s Lament.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Miramax today announced the first appointments to its new Management team. Steve Schoch has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, responsible for finance and accounting, business development, operations and IT. Krista Wegener has been named Vice President, Head of International Distribution, responsible for licensing of the Miramax library and new releases outside the U.S. via third party distribution partners. Additionally, Thomas Moreno has been named Senior Vice President, Operations and will also run the company’s website, www.miramax.com.
SANTA MONICA and LOS ANGELES – Miramax and The Weinstein Company (TWC) today announced an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax’s best-known properties and to partner on potential new television shows and special edition home entertainment products.
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. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars®, including four Best Picture awards.