Film unit taps studio as exclusive U.S. homevid distributor

Newmarket Films has tapped Lionsgate as its exclusive US homevid distributor, including DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery, TV and Video On Demand.

The deal, announced Tuesday, covers Newmarket’s theatrical releases and most of its library including Christopher Nolan’s “Memento.”

First title under the deal is “Creation,” starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, available June 29. Other upcoming releases covered by the pact include Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar’s “Agora” and “Hesher,” starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman.

Newmarket, founded in 1994, was recently purchased by Exclusive Media Group and aims to theatrically release six to eight titles per year. Lionsgate noted that its recent theatrical titles “Precious” and “Brothers” exceeded industry averages both on DVD and VOD, and were Lionsgate’s top VOD debuts.

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