The development follows other similar deals with StudioCanal in Germany, Nordisk in Scandinavia, Alliance network’s Aurum in Spain and Roadshow Pictures in Australia. The self-distribution partnership with IDC in Latin America was recently extended.
“We’re pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Metropolitan by creating an output agreement in this key territory,” said Lionsgate motion picture group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman.
“Lionsgate has emerged as a major force in the global marketplace, and we are proud to have handled most Lionsgate films in France for the past several years,” said Metropolitan founders Samuel and Victor Hadida.
Wachsberger and Lionsgate evp of international legal and business affairs Michael Meyer negotiated the deals.