Miramax inks Deal in Japan

'Chocolat,' 'Patient,' 'Dusk' included in deal

In another move to digitally exploit its library, Miramax has inked a deal with Hulu in Japan for select library titles.

Pics include “Chocolat,” “The English Patient,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Gone Baby Gone,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Jackie Brown,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Swingers,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Scream” and “Spy Kids ”

Beginning immediately, Hulu subscribers in Japan will be able to instantly watch the titles on platforms including TVs, Blu-ray players, and gaming consoles, PCs, tablets and smartphones.

In June, Hulu and Miramax announced a deal for hundreds of Miramax films to stream on the Hulu Plus subscription service and for select Miramax films to stream via the ad-supported Hulu service in the U.S

“We are pleased to partner with Hulu in Japan, which has built a compelling platform in a market we are very focused on,” said Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax. “We look forward to making our terrific movies available to many more television and digital platforms in Japan, as well as other markets throughout Asia, as the audience continues to expand exponentially and new platforms continue to proliferate.”

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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