ABC inks for six MGM pix

'Birdcage', 'Fled', '12 Angry Men' part of $25 mil deal

ABC has struck a licensing deal with MGM Worldwide TV Group to air six of its films on the network –headed by the blockbuster comedy “The Birdcage” — in a transaction estimated at about $25 million.

Also included in the agreement are the features “Fled,” “Mulholland Falls,” “Kingpin” and “Larger Than Life,” as well as the made-for-pay remake of “12 Angry Men,” which first aired last year as a Showtime Original project.

It was in January that MGM licensed the first broadcast rights to its 1997 James Bond hit “Tomorrow Never Dies” to CBS. Film has taken in better than $120 million in domestic box office to stand as the most successful 007 film of all time.

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