DreamWorks Studios has announced that, through their existing
collaboration with David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment to
represent DreamWorks Studios' films for Europe, the Middle East and
Africa, they have concluded a further ten key partnership deals with
leading independent distribution companies.
DreamWorks has entered into multi-year output agreements to distribute
the company's films in all media with international distributors: Acme
in the Baltics, Blitz for Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia; Odeon in Greece; Sam
Film in Iceland; United King in Israel; Andrea Leone Film in Italy;
Monolith in Poland; Lusomundo in Portugal; through a joint venture
between Tri Pictures & DeaPlaneta for Spain; and Fida Film in Turkey.
"On behalf of Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, we are delighted to
now have in place our remaining key international distribution partners.
We look forward to working with these premier companies as we expand the
global reach of our films in the marketplace. Our thanks to David
Garrett and his team at Mister Smith Entertainment who continue to be a
key partner," said Jeff Small, DreamWorks' President and COO.
As part of the Company’s strategy to create a network of partnerships
for their product internationally with a view to additional financial
flexibility and capitalizing on the expanding global market, DreamWorks
previously announced partnerships with Constantin Film, Entertainment
One (eOne), Nordisk Film, and Italia Film in Fall 2012. DreamWorks’
domestic distributor, The Walt Disney Company, will continue to handle
North America, Latin America, Asia, Russia and Australia. Reliance
continues to finance production of DreamWorks’ films and hold
distribution rights in India.
Mister Smith CEO David Garrett commented, “It is a true affirmation to
the Olympian status of DreamWorks Studios that they have been able to
secure partnerships with the cream of the independents across Europe,
the Middle East and Africa.Every single one of these partners are
leaders in their field, and this is reflected in their undoubted
professionalism, and their shared passion for movies. These strategic
partnerships create an outstanding network of distribution for the
upcoming DreamWorks Studios slate.”
Upcoming features under the DreamWorks deal with Mister Smith
Entertainment include: "Delivery Man" (Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt,
Scr./Dir. Ken Scott) currently in post-production, the Wikileaks drama
"The Fifth Estate" (Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney,
Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia
Vikander and Carice van Houten, Dir. Bill Condon) currently in
production, and "Need for Speed" (Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen
Poots, Dir. Scott Waugh) which starts principal photography in April.
About DreamWorks Studios
DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by
Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil
Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The company’s recent releases include
Spielberg's"Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy
Lee Jones. The film has grossed over $160 million at the U.S. box office
and has been nominated for twelve Academy Awards. including Best Picture
and Best Director. Other releases include "Real Steel," starring Hugh
Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy, Steven Spielberg’s "War Horse,"
based on Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book and was nominated for six
Academy Awards including Best Picture, and "The Help," which resonated
with audiences around the country and earned over $200 million at the
box office and received four Academy Awardή nominations with Octavia
Spencer winning one for Best Supporting Actress. Upcoming films include
the comedy "Delivery Man," starring Vince Vaughn, the WikiLeaks drama
"The Fifth Estate," and car racing actioner "Need for Speed."
DreamWorks Studios can be found on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksStudios and
on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/dw_studios.
About Mister Smith Entertainment
Led by CEO David Garrett, Mister Smith Entertainment is involved in the
financing, co-financing and licensing of high-quality mainstream feature
films and filmmaker driven movies for the global market. The company is
a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Film. Mister Smith
Entertainment's current film slate includes: Inimitable
Pictures’"Imagine," Dan Fogelman’s directorial debut starring Academy
Award.winner Al Pacino, Academy AwardΠnomineeJeremy Renner and
Academy Award.nomineeJulianne Moore, which starts filming in
April;Constantin Film's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," the
first film in the highly anticipated action fantasy franchise based on
Cassandra Clare's #1 best-selling book series and scheduled for release
in August 2013 through Screen Gems; Constantin Film's compelling true
story "3,096 Days" based on the autobiography of Natascha Kampusch, the
Austrian girl who was held captive for over 8 years and whose escape
made headlines around the world, which is due for release in early
2013; and Constantin Film's romantic comedy “Love, Rosie” which is based
on the best-selling novel Where Rainbows End
by internationally renowned author Cecelia Ahern, starring Lily Collins,
Sam Claflin, directed by Christian Ditte and scheduled to commence
principal photography in May 2013.
About Acme Film/Baltics
ACME Film is one of the largest theatrical distributors in
theBaltics, distributing films from Sony Pictures, Warner Bros.,
Lionsgate/Summit,Lakeshore and many other top independent producers.
Blitz Film & Video Distribution/Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia
Blitz Film the leading filmdistributor in
Croatia and the countries of former Yugoslavia, including film
distribution of motion pictures and other content through standard types
of distribution – theatrical, video, TV - as well as through new
technologies such as Video on Demand, IPTV, internet etc. Founded in
1992 in Croatia, the company has extended its operation to almost all
countries of ex-Yugoslavia through its own group of companies: Blitz
Slovenia, Blitz Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Millennium Serbia. Blitz has
represented U.S. Studios including Warner Bros Pictures
International, Universal Pictures International,Paramount Pictures
International, DreamWorks Animation, and20th Century
Fox with respect to exclusive theatrical distribution, and is also the
exclusive video distributor of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,
Paramount Home Entertainment Global, DreamWorks Animation Home
Entertainment LLC and DreamWorks LLC. Blitz has a very successful
long-term cooperation with a number of independent companies including
Icon Entertainment, Europa Corp, Lakeshore Entertainment, Summit
Entertainment, Pathe Distribution, Studio Canal, LionsGate and others,
whose film it distributes throughout all media.
About Odeon / Greece
Odeon S.A. is one of the leading theatrical distribution companies in
Greece and Cyprus. While operating 40% of the territory's film theatres
Odeon also manufactures and distributes DVDs and BDs and is the
exclusive licensee for FOX, MGM/UA (theatrical and home entertainment),
Paramount Pictures (home entertainment only). Odeon has also been
developing and producing Greek films over the last two decades that
includes "Loufing & Camouflage: Sirens of the Agean" and "Brides".
Samfilm was founded by Mr. Arni Samuelsson, its CEO, in 1975 and is the
biggest distribution company in Iceland. Samfilm is the local
distributor for Warner Bros, Paramount and Walt Disney, both on
theatrical and DVD. On the gaming side, Samfilm handles distribution for
Disney Interactive and Warner Interactive. Samfilm exhibition side runs
5 locations, 3 cinemas in Reykjavik with a total of 13 screens and two
outside Reykjavik with a total of 4 screens. Market share in both
Distribution and Exhibition has been around 45-55% in recent years.
SAMcinemas have been vigilant for new opportunities which live
presentations via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera and National
Theatre in London as well as other live events prove.
United King Films Israel is one of the largest exhibitor and distributor
of mainstream and art house cinema. United King Films owns a chain of
the largest cinema complexes in Israel, which brings around 35%-40% of
box office admissions in Israel. At the moment the chain includes 6
complexes with 5 more to be built within the next 3 years. United King
Films distributes around 50 films each year such as; "The Twilight
Saga," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Crash," "The Pianist," "Beasts of the
Southern Wild," "Rust & Bone," "Holly Motors" and many more.
United King Films is also the biggest producer of Israeli Films
including two Oscar nominated films "Beaufort" and "Footnote" as well as
"Lebanon," "Walk on Water," "The Bubble" and
About Andrea Leone Film/Italy
ANDREA LEONE FILMS was founded in 1989 by Sergio Leone and is currently
owned by Andrea and Raffaella Leone, respectively the son and daughter
of the Director. The company handles the renowned library of western
pictures directed by Sergio Leone for Italy and co-owns rest of the
world along with co-producers MGM, PARAMOUNT, UA. Besides the Sergio
Leone estate the company owns and or controls a library of over 400
titles for ITALY.
ALF has output or volume deals with the main independent TV movie
production companies acquiring 50/60 pictures per year. And in2000 ALF
moved into the theatrical arena with bigger budget theatrical titles
acquiring 10 to 20 feature films per year in the US $10 to US $60
million range from companies such as LIONS GATE, MILLENNIUM FILMS,
LAKESHORE etc. ALF has recently increased its library for ITALY
acquiring prestigious libraries from independent distributors such as
CAPITOL (LARGO/INTERMEDIA/FRANCHISE), LIONSGATE, LAKESHORE, ECHOBRIDGE
/ALLIANCE, FIRST LOOK, PANDORA, FILM FOUR etc.
Created as a branch of ALF in 2010, PACMEDIA is a new product placement
and major events company based in both Rome and Los Angeles. Pacmedia is
already strongly placed in the market with an extensive client roster
headed by Italy’s leading car group FIAT/LANCIA/ALFA ROMEO and in the US
the CHRISLER/JEEP/DODGE group.
In 2012 ALF has also been appointed as exclusive representative for the
TV Library of NEW REGENCY.
About Monolith Films/Poland
Monolith Films, Poland’s leading independent film distributor, has been
operating in the Polish market since 1998. In 2012 the company signed an
output deal with Lionsgate/Summit. Monolith Films has distributed such
blockbusters as: "American Pie,” “What Women Want,” “Hannibal,” “The
Passion of the Christ”, “Alexander,” “Mr & Mrs Smith,” “Apocalypto,”
“Step up,” “Twilight Saga” and “Taken”. Inaddition to distribution,
Monolith Films is active in the production of the local movies.
About Lusomundo/PortugalAbout ZON - www.zon.pt
ZON is the leader of the Portuguese Pay TV market, with 1.6 million
customers and the leading provider of next generation broadband, cinema
distribution and exhibition. ZON is also the only operator of fixed
telephony to grow.
About Tri Pictures & DeaPlaneta for Spain
DeAPlaneta, the resultof a joint venture between two major European
communication groups – DeAgostini and Planeta – is a role model in the
Spanish audiovisual sector. In addition to acquiring and distributing
films for cinema, Home Entertainment and television, it distributes
contents in fiction, documentaries and children’s entertainment through
DeAPlaneta Distribuci3n and Planeta Junior.
DeAPlaneta is the second largest independent distributor in Spain. Its
catalogue includes Oscar-winners such as "The Pianist," "The Hurt
Locker" and "The King's Speech," together with major commercial hit
films such as "Planet 51" and "The Knowing." Upcoming films include from
the anticipated film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s new saga "The
Host"and Noah Gordon’s worldwide Bestseller "The Physician"to
prestigious Steve McQueen’s "Twelve Years a Slave" or the film
adaptation of 2008 Pulitzer Prize "August: Osage County."
TRIPICTURES was founded in 1987 and is one of the leading independent
distributors in Spain focused on commercial titles for all windows of
exploitation. Tripictures’ catalogue includes films like "Seven Years in
Tibet," "Golden Compass," The Asterix Franchise," Alexander the Great,"
"Sex and the City" or the recently Oscar nominated"Flight." Today,
TRIPICTURES has a catalogue of over 360 titles. In 2006, VOCENTO, a
leading Spanish multimedia publishing group, acquired 70% of
TRIPICTURES, allowing the company to integrate and create synergies with
other television production and services companies within the group.
Upcoming titles include the next film from Oscar nominated director
David O’Russell, "The Place Beyond the Pines" starring Ryan Goslin and
Bradley Cooper, "Non Stop,"starring Liam Neeson or the epic action
adventure, "I, Frankenstein."
About Fida Film/Turkey
For the last 48 years, Fida Film has been the leading company in cinema
advertising, acquisitions and film production in Turkey. Fida Film
started acquiring theatrical, home video and television rights for
foreign films in 2004. Fida Film has more than 400 feature films in its
current slate from partnerships with several prestigious studios and
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