Foxtel signs new movie deal with Studiocanal

2013-10-15_1136Foxtel has finalised a new distribution arrangement with Studiocanal which will see more premiere and classic library titles on its movie channels.

The Pay TV provider now has agreements with four of Australia’s key independent movie distributors, including Hopscotch Entertainment One, ICON, and Transmission Films.

Foxtel Chief Executive, Richard Freudenstein said, “We are excited to finalise these exclusive arrangements with key independent movie distributors. This will ensure Foxtel Movies continues to deliver our customers the widest choice of new release and classic films, over flexible distribution platforms, including our brand new online and on-demand movie service Presto, launching soon.”

Upcoming premiere titles from these key independent studios will include:

Studiocanal: The Impossible starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor; sci-fi/romance flick The Host based on the Stephanie Meyer novel; and The Way Way Back featuring Toni Collette and Steve Carell.

· Hopscotch Entertainment One: multi AACTA Award-winning The Sapphires (now showing); Seven Psychopaths; Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine; coming next year, The Butler with Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey; and Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco.

Icon: Oscar Award-winning Zero Dark Thirty with Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton (now showing); director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, with Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender; and Ender’s Game with Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley (coming next year).

Transmission: diversity in films like Cannes award-winner Amour; to outrageous Aussie comedy in Paul Fenech’s Housos vs Authority (now showing); coming next year, The Best Offer with Geoffrey Rush; Railway Man with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman; and Tracks with Mia Wasikowska – a highly anticipated film from the producers of The King’s Speech.

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