Cablevision Systems has clinched a deal to sell Bresnan Broadband holdings, otherwise known as Optimum West, to Charter Communications for $1.6 billion in cash, the companies said Thursday.
The Taiwanese epic "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale" has been acquired for U.K. distribution by Optimum Releasing.
Vivendi-owned StudioCanal is taking one more step toward European studio status, rebranding its U.K. and German subsids Optimum Releasing and Kinowelt with its own moniker.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Guardians of the Galaxy
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Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
U.K. distrib Optimum Releasing announced a slew of fresh acquisitions repping a variety of big-star pics.
Optimum Releasing founder and CEO Will Clarke is leaving after 11 years to start a media company with longtime business partner Paul Higgins.
U.K.-based distrib-turned-producer Optimum Releasing has continued its buying spree by announcing a slate of nine acquisitions.
Brit shingle Big Talk has inked a co-financing and co-production pact with U.K. distrib and producer Optimum Releasing.
Optimum Releasing, the U.K. distrib that was acquired last year by StudioCanal, has promoted several of its senior execs as it gears up for expansion.