Starz shoots for movie deals

Network inks licensing deals for 'P2,' 'Wedding'

Starz Entertainment has inked a flurry of licensing deals, locking up firstrun and library pics from Summit, Lionsgate, Hallmark, IFC, Samuel Goldwyn Co., First Look and Fremantle.

Firstrun pics include Samuel Goldwyn’s “Goya’s Ghost” starring Javier Bardem and helmed by Milos Forman, Summit horror-thriller “P2” starring Rachel Nichols., and IFC’s “After the Wedding,” an Oscar nominee last year for foreign film.

Library titles include “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” “By Dawn’s Early Light,” “Call of the Wild, “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Hound of the Baskervilles” and “Rear Window.”

Pics will run on Starz’s multiple linear and VOD channels.

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