Buena Vista International Television (BVITV) has signed adeal to represent the TV rights in
Theexclusive multi-year deal, signed on Friday (Oct 10), replaces an earlier dealthat saw local all-rights distributor Lauren Films handle Miramax's titles inall sectors of the Spanish market. But Miramax's relationship with Lauren wasterminated acrimoniously in August.
This is avery significant deal for us as it gives us rights to 17 films a year andpartial rights to perhaps ten others," said Tom Toumazis,BVITV senior vice president and managing director for
The new deal starts with the immediate slate ofpictures spanningThe
The deal,coupled with ongoing problems in the Spanish theatrical sector, would appear tosupport speculation that Miramax may now hold back licensing its other rightsin the Spanish market. In other similar circumstances, such as
Rick Sands,Miramax Films' chief operating officer, said:"BVITV have established a reputation as a distributor who can deliver a"must-watch" experience for broadcasters. We are pleased to be represented by adistribution organization that has unparalleled relationships with broadcastersthroughout