Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment has struck a deal to handle physical and digital distribution in the UK and Ireland for Signature Entertainment’s catalogue and new titles.
Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Marc Goldberg and his team at Signature. They have achieved an incredible amount of traction within the UK retail space in a short space of time and we are very excited by the opportunities we believe we can maximise for them across the trade in their back catalogue and also exciting front line releases in Q2 including Hirokin – The Last Samurai and the very much anticipated Osombie, which was one of the buzz titles in Berlin last month. The Signature catalogue and release slate complements Kaleidoscope’s own business well and combined will have real traction across retail, rental, digital and other ancillary channels.”
Marc Goldberg, MD and owner of Signature, added “Kaleidoscope have shown the UK market their ambition over the past 12 months, creating a business model that supports what we at Signature are aiming to achieve through 2012 and beyond. 2012 is about the growth of Signature Entertainment, with Spencer and his excellent team we believe KHE can help us build on a successful 2011. There are some exceptional opportunities through both traditional, non-traditional and the variety of digital platforms for both Signature catalogue and our exciting 2012 line-up of new titles. It is an exciting time for both businesses“.
Signature Entertainment was launched in February 2011 and concentrates on genre titles. Its 2012 slate includes Hirokin – the Last Samurai, Osombie – The Axis of Evil Dead, Casino Jack, Drive to Dream, and Signature’s first theatrical release, The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best.