Exclusive DVD and Blu-ray deals include Midnight in Paris [pictured] and Happy Feet 2.
Village Roadshow Greece and Feelgood Entertainment have started a new collaboration, which sees Feelgood exclusively distributing the Village Roadshow DVD and Blu-ray catalogue.
This move comes as Greek’s financial crisis has the film world working together on more joint ventures, collaborations and consolidation.
At least two local distribution outlets (Seven and Filmtrade) have become associated with other players such as Spentzos Films. Seven has all its films distributed by Spentzos while Vassilis Sourapas’ Filmtrade has a title-by-title deal.
Zinos Panagiotides’ arthouse distribution company Rosebud was the pioneer in this kind of collaboration, opting for the company’s pictures to be distributed through such a major player in the local film scene as Odeon S.A.
Among the first DVD and Blu-ray titles set to be distributed by Feelgood are Woody Allen’s Oscar winning Midnight in Paris; Happy Feet 2; Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows; Evil Queen starring Julia Roberts as well as local hits including The Christmas Tango.
The deal is another boost to Feelgood, a leading production, sales and distribution outlet created in 2008 and steered by former Audiovisual executive Irene Souganidou.
Covering Greece and Cyprus, Feelgood is the exclusive theatrical distributor of Walt Disney and Sony material as well as that of the Sony Home Entertainment Hellas (Sony, Universal, Walt Disney) and from BBC Home Entertainment and BBC Digital.
Feelgood also handles world sales of Greek films as well as investing in Greek co-productions.
Village Roadshow Greece is also increasinly involved in local productions parallel to its other cinema related activities. Village Roadshow, run by former insurance magnate Dimitris Kontominas, covers exhibition and distribution.
Village Films distributes exclusively in Greece the Warner fare as well as the Warner-Village Roadshow coproductions.
Village Cinema and Leisure owns a 7 multiplexes circuit all around Greece which together with their single screen theaters account for 70 screens, 18 of which fully equipped in 3D. The company introduced recently a Village Playland in an Athens suburb