German distributor Constantin Film has struck an output deal that gives it theatrical and video/DVD rights to a slate of films flowing from US producer Hyde Park Entertainment.
The five-year deal, which gives Constantin rights in Germany and Austria, was concluded with KirchMedia, which as part of the Epsilon pact with Italy's Mediaset has all European rights to the Hyde Park slate (Screendaily April 12).
Hyde Park, founded by Ashok Amritraj and David Hoberman, has put together an ambitious slate of films to be funded by the international market and two Hollywood studios. MGM and Walt Disney take alternate films, while another has been placed with Sony Pictures' offshoot Screen Gems. Internationally Hyde Park has struck output deals of various durations with Epsilon (Europe excluding UK), Nu Metro (South Africa), Forum Film (Israel), Almassa Art (Middle East), Pinema Prods (Turkey) and Samfilm for Iceland.
On the first picture, Tim Robbins-starrer Anti Trust, MGM has rights in North America, the UK, Australia, Latin America and South East Asia, with the film expected to be one of the first to transit 20th Century Fox.
In a bid to secure a steady flow of US pictures Constantin has struck deals with Spyglass Entertainment, Mandalay Pictures and Escape Artists. In recent weeks it has also added deals with Impact Entertainment (Screendaily, May 4) and Propaganda Films (Screendaily, May 8).