Mipcom: Miramax Acquires Int’l Rights to Revolution Library

Mipcom: Miramax Acquires Int'l Rights Revolution

On the day before the start of international TV market Mipcom, Miramax and Revolution Studios have announced that Miramax has acquired rights over the global television and digital licensing of Revolution titles.

Revolution CEO Vince Totino, Revolution COO Scott Hemming and Miramax executive vice president of worldwide TV sales Joe Patrick made the announcement on Sunday. The deal comes on the heels of Revolution’s acquisition of the rights to Morgan Creek’s library for $36.75 million. The Miramax deal includes those Morgan Creek titles.

The acquisition is an extension of Miramax’s domestic deal with Revolution, as its been distributing Revolution titles domestically since 2012. Miramax will begin representing Revolution titles internationally as rights revert back to Revolution, and Morgan Creek titles will be immediately available internationally from Miramax.

“We are excited to take this next step in our relationship with Miramax, which has proven to be a formula for success on the domestic front,” said Totino in a statement.

Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

Revolution’s library includes more than 40 titles, including “American Sweethearts,” “Black Hawk Down,” “XXX,” “13 Going on 30,” “Maid in Manhattan” and “Daddy Day Care.”

Morgan Creek titles acquired by Revolution and now represented by Miramax include “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Young Guns,” the “Major League” franchise and “The Whole Nine Yards.”

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  1. pmck69 says:

    I’m still bitter about what Miramax did to many foreign titles they acquired the rights to, especially to many Jacky Chan titles most notably Police Story 3: Supercop. Their infamous editing jobs earned them the moniker MiraAxe in many circles. They butchered some key scenes in Police Story 3 and made it nearly impossible to buy an uncut version overseas, apparently because their slimy tentacles have a very long reach to this day.

    • jhs39 says:

      Miramax is not the same company you are referring to. The butchering of Jackie Chan and many other titles and purchasing rights to movies and sitting on them unreleased for years happened when the Weinstein Brothers ran Miramax. They were forced out by parent company Disney and now run the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. Miramax was a regular contender for Oscar nominations when the Weinstein’s ran the company but the new version of Miramax produces virtually nothing original. The Weinstein’s, however, haven’t changed a bit and still have a reputation for forcing cuts that director’s don’t want.

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