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.
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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.”