Lionsgate has expanded its output deals across Europe and Asia for its Lionsgate and Summit labels, the company announced on Tuesday.
In a handful of new deals, Eagle Films will distribute Lionsgate films in the Middle East and Jaguar Films will handle Summit titles in the territory, while Lionsgate fare will go through Encore Films and Golden Village in Singapore.
Lionsgate has extended existing partnerships with eOne in Spain and Vertical in The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, as well as its relationship with online entertainment service iQIYI in China.
Ongoing output deals include StudioCanal in Australia, Leone Film Group in Italy, Metropolitan Filmexport and SND in France, Belga Films in Benelux, Monolith in Poland, eOne in Canada, and Central Partnership in Russia as well as a joint venture distribution partnership with IDC in Latin America, and self-distribution in the UK through Lionsgate UK.
“We’re excited to extend our longstanding relationships with many of the premier content companies in the world as well as establish several brand new distribution partnerships,” Lionsgate motion picture group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger said.
“Our international partners are an important part of our global box office success, and we can’t wait to bring Lionsgate’s deep portfolio of commercially exciting, star-driven films to their audiences.”
In the past five years Lionsgate’s feature slate has generated close to $10bn at the global box office, led by Wonder, La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, and the Hunger Games, John Wick, and Now You See Me franchises.
Upcoming releases include the comedy Uncle Drew, Sundance acquisition Blindspotting, action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, thriller A Simple Favor, comedy Flarsky, and the star-driven event films The Kingkiller Chronicle, John Wick: Chapter Three, Robin Hood and Chaos Walking.
Lionsgate executive vice-president of international sales and China/Asia productions and strategy Wendy Reeds and her team brokered the deals alongside vice-president of international sales Jennifer Fattell, and director of international sales Ella Field, out of the London office.
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