DreamWorks Studios Announces International Partnerships6 Feb, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Thanks to its distribution deal with film financing and licensing company Mister Smith Entertainment, DreamWorks Studios has announced 10 new partnerships for international distribution, including home entertainment.
The following companies will handle distribution of DreamWorks Studios titles: Acme in the Baltics; Blitz in Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia; Odeon in Greece; Sam Film in Iceland; United King in Israel; Andrea Leone Film in Italy; Monolith in Poland; Lusomundo in Portugal; Tri Pictures and DeaPlaneta in Spain; and Fida Film in Turkey.
The Walt Disney Co. will continue to distribute DreamWorks Studios’ titles in North America, and territories outside of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Reliance will retain distribution of films in India.
“On behalf of Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, we are delighted to now have in place our remaining key international distribution partners,” said Jeff Small, DreamWorks Studios’ president and COO. “We look forward to working with these premier companies as we expand the global reach of our films in the marketplace. Our thanks to David Garrett and his team at Mister Smith Entertainment, who continues to be a key partner.”
DreamWorks previously announced partnerships with Constantin Film, Entertainment One, Nordisk Film and Italia Film in fall 2012. Upcoming releases under the DreamWorks deal with Mister Smith Entertainment include Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn, the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate with Benedict Cumberbatch, and Need for Speed, starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper.
“It is a true affirmation to the Olympian status of DreamWorks Studios that they have been able to secure partnerships with the cream of the independents across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Mister Smith CEO Garrett. “Every single one of these partners are leaders in their field, and this is reflected in their undoubted professionalism, and their shared passion for movies. These strategic partnerships create an outstanding network of distribution for the upcoming DreamWorks Studios slate.”