The year-old STX Entertainment has set its partners in more than 50 territories to form a worldwide distribution network for its 12 to 15 motion pictures a year.
The first films covered by the pacts are “The Space Between Us,” starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson; “Hardcore,” an action film shot from first-person p.o.v.; “Mile 22,” with Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais; “Bad Moms,” starring Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell; “The Foreigner,” toplining Jackie Chan; “Russ & Roger,” starring Will Ferrell and Josh Gad; and “Happytime Murders,” from the Henson Co.
The deals include Tobis Film in Germany and Austria; Sun Distribution Group in Latin America and Spain; Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand; VVS Films in Canada; Freeman Entertainment in Eastern Europe; AB Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia; and the Searchers in Benelux.
Huayi Brothers Media Corp., as part of their overall investment in the STX film slate, will handle STX’s films in China and related territories.
The deals were announced during the American Film Market.
“We have always envisioned building an international infrastructure that further establishes STX Entertainment as a global content powerhouse,” said STX Film Group chairman Adam Fogelson. “These deals are the first step as we release our growing slate in key countries all over the world.”