Miramax to rep Goldwyn library

Catalog includes 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Walter Mitty'

Miramax and the Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Family Trust announced Monday that the studio will manage global television licensing of the Samuel Goldwyn library.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. But the new partners said Miramax will license content across a range of TV and digital platforms, including free and premium linear services, subscription video-on-demand and ad-supported VOD, maximizing distribution of films from the library that include “Guys and Dolls,” “The Little Foxes,” “Wuthering Heights,” “The Best Years of Our Lives” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

“The Miramax sales team has demonstrated great success representing renowned film libraries across many traditional and exciting, emerging platforms. I am pleased to have them as our agents for my father’s films,” said Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Announcement follows news on Friday that the Goldwyn Family Trust inked a deal with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group for the North American homevideo release of 74 titles from the Goldwyn library.

Companies said that pact represents nearly every film produced by Samuel Goldwyn between 1925 and 1955, including some that have never before been available to the home entertainment market. Titles could be released on Blu-ray, DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD as early as the fourth quarter.