Netflix, Telefilms ink Latin America deal

Multi-year deal includes 'Hunger Games'

Netflix and Buenos Aires-based Telefilms announced on Tuesday a new multiyear deal to make “The Hunger Games” and other pics available to Netflix subscribers starting this summer in Latin America and Brazil.

Through Telefilms, a major indie distributor in the region, Netflix will get some films four months after their theatrical premiere. Netflix has been in Latin America for nine months and has more than 1 million subscribers there.

“We are excited to now have such a fantastic flow of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films for our members in the region,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. “Telefilms has great taste and a great track record that now extends over 50 years,” he added.

“We are pleased and honored to be part of this strategic alliance with the No. 1 player in content streaming,” said Telefilms prexy Tomas Darcyl. “By choosing to work with Telefilms, Netflix is providing Latin American consumers the most appealing and prestigious films available.”

“The Hunger Games” will be available to Netflix subscribers Aug. 18. Other pics under the deal include “The Artist,” “Shame,” “The Chernobyl Diaries,” “To Rome With Love,” “Ender’s Game,” “Beautiful Creatures,” “The King’s Speech,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Biutiful,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “The Fifth Element” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”