DreamWorks announces 10 foreign outpeal deals

Multi-year agreements include Tri Pictures & DeaPlaneta for Spain

DreamWorks Studios has reached 10 output deals as part of its shift toward indie distribution on the international front.

The deals were announced Tuesday — two days before the opening of the European Film Market in Berlin — and brokered through DreamWorks’ existing collaboration with David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment to rep DreamWorks films for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The multiyear output agreements in all media have been reached with Acme in the Baltics; Blitz for Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia; Odeon in Greece; Sam Film in Iceland; United King in Israel; Andrea Leone Film in Italy; Monolith in Poland; Lusomundo in Portugal; through a joint venture between Tri Pictures & DeaPlaneta for Spain; and Fida Film in Turkey.

DreamWorks had announced partnerships in September with Entertainment One (eOne) for the U.K. and Benelux; Italia Film for the Middle East; Nordisk Film for Scandinavia; and Constantin Film for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

DreamWorks will continue to have Disney handle North America, Latin America, Asia, Russia and Australia. Reliance, which continues to finance production of DreamWorks’ films, has distribution rights in India.

Upcoming features under the DreamWorks deal with Mister Smith include “Delivery Man,” starring Vince Vaughn and currently in post-production; the WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch with Bill Condon directing, which is in production; and “Need for Speed,” starring Aaron Paul and directed by Scott Waugh, which starts lensing in April.

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