Lionsgate has signed a deal to become the exclusive US home entertainment distributor of all theatrical releases from Exclusive Media Group subsidiary Newmarket Films.

The arrangement covers DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery, TV and VOD, and will kick off with Jon Amiel’s Creation, which Newmarket acquired after the world premiere in Toronto last year. Creation will be available on DVD, VOD and digital download on June 29.

Upcoming releases include Alejandro Amenabar’s Agora, and Sundance premiere Hesher.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Chris and his extraordinary team at Newmarket,” Lionsgate president and co-COO Steve Beeks said. “I have known Chris for many years and have long admired how he has grown Newmarket into one of the top producers and distributors of independent film in the world.”

“Newmarket has had a great working relationship with Lionsgate and Steve Beeks for many years,” Newmarket president and Exclusive chairman Chris Ball said. “This deal is the perfect partnership for our company as we continue to grow and expand our theatrical distribution business.” 

Ball, Exclusive’s CFO of US operations Rene Cogan and Gary Hirsh brokered the deal for Newmarket with Lionsgate’s executive vice-president of business and legal affairs, acquisitions and co-productions Wendy Jaffe.