Investment company New Sparta has acquired Icon Film Distribution, the U.K. distrib arm of Icon UK Group. The company will be relaunched, with Ian Dawson tapped as CEO, Norman Humphrey as exec…
Ryan Kavanuagh’s Relativity has formed 278 Films as a service distributor of independent films through the company’s national distribution platform. It said 278 Films is aimed at producers who are…
A24 is nearing a deal for U.S. rights to the drama “Enemy,” following a pair of screenings at the Toronto Film Festival. Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon star in the Toronto-set film…
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Veteran distribution exec Laurie May is launching Canadian distribution company Elevation Pictures at the Toronto film festival, it was announced Saturday. The company's first move is a strategic…
HONG KONG – Los Angeles-based specialty distributor Asia Releasing is to target the U.S.'s growing population of Vietnamese-Americans with a slate of Vietnamese movies. The company has struck a deal…
Distributors Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films have teamed up to acquire North American rights to Josh Greenbaum’s doc “The Short Game,” skedding the film for a theatrical release next month…
Legendary Entertainment has found a new home: NBCUniversal, as it ends an eight-year relationship with Warner Bros. Deal is expected to be announced Wednesday, sources tell Variety.
Combs' Revolt TV has signed a national carriage agreement with Time Warner Cable ahead of its fall launch.
FremantleMedia North America, best known as producer of "American Idol," is ending exclusive distribution and ad-sales partnership with YouTube for online channel The Pet Collective, pacting instead…
Fox Networks and Comcast have rolled up their deals into a sweeping new long-term distribution pact that includes features like full seasons of video-on-demand for many shows, live streaming and the…
Radius-TWC has inked a multiyear homevideo distribution deal with Anchor Bay Entertainment, beginning with comedy "Butter," which hit shelves this week.