Output deal covers distribution of Summit label films in Germany and Austria.
Lionsgate has secured an expanded multi-year output agreement with Tele München Group (TMG) covering the distribution of its Summit label films in Germany and Austria in all media.
The expanded agreement was negotiated in Berlin and closed ahead of the release of Summit’s action adventure film Divergent in Germany and Austria on April 10.
The renewed deal will include other tentpole titles such as The Last Witch Hunter, starring Vin Diesel; Gods of Egypt, director Alex Proyas’ epic re-envisioning of mythical ancient Egypt; as well as the sequel to last year’s Now You See Me, which grossed more than $350m at the worldwide box office.
“Having been an early investor in Lionsgate when Jon Feltheimer and Michael Burns re-launched the company in 1999, I am pleased that our strong and long-standing relationships with both Summit and Lionsgate have now come full circle,” said TMG Chairman Herbert G. Kloiber.
“We look forward to a consistent supply of commercially attractive pictures that we expect to resonate with German-speaking moviegoers for years to come.”
The extension follows six years of TMG-Summit output agreements which covered The Twilight Saga.
Films from the Lionsgate label will continue to be distributed through Studio Canal in Germany.