Samuel Goldwyn Films has entered an exclusive output agreement for up to 20 of its theatrical releases in 2010-2011 to play across all EPIX platforms.
The films will be available on the EPIX channel, subscription on demand and epixhd.com platforms in 2010.
The deal was announced by Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX, and Meyer Gottlieb, president and COO of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Goldberg said: “This new exclusive output agreement with Goldwyn will further bolster EPIX’s incredible line-up of films from its studio partners at Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM, adding even more depth to what is already one of the strongest film libraries of any premium movie service on television. Movies are what consumers want to watch on television, on demand, on their computers and on their mobile devices.”
“EPIX is developing a brand and an approach that is transforming the way films are viewed by consumers,” added Gottlieb. “We chose EPIX because we want to be part of this new approach to deliver our films to consumers in the way they want to see them. This agreement allows Goldwyn to have its films showcased on what will become a unique and terrific premiere pay television service.”
Goldwyn’s 2010 releases will include The Yellow Handkerchief starring Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne.
The distributor’s 2009 slate includes The Merry Gentleman, Management, Cold Souls and Free Style.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom and its units Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate. The next-generation channel, VOD and internet service will launch in the fourth quarter of 2009. EPIX gets exclusive access to Paramount, Paramount Vantage, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies released theatrically after January 1, 2008; plus MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate titles released theatrically after January 1, 2009. The EPIX catalogue will also include TV and live events.