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Miramax Offers Movie Catalog to Netflix in Latin America

6 Sep, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel

The famed movie studio’s first international streaming deal expands previous Netflix agreement in the U.S.

Miramax Sept. 6 said it signed a deal with Netflix that makes available 140 catalog movies to the Los Gatos, Calif.-based online disc rental pioneer’s expansion of its subscription video-on-demand service in Latin America, which launched Sept. 5.

Movies include Chicago, Chocolat, The English Patient, From Dusk Till Dawn, Gone Baby Gone, Good Will Hunting, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Swingers, There Will Be Blood, The Amityville Horror, Scream and Spy Kids, among others.

Netflix and Miramax signed a domestic streaming deal in May — the latter subsequently also inking a streaming deal with Hulu Plus.

“The robust Netflix platform will provide a proven avenue to reach Latin American audiences and take advantage of strong subscriber growth prospects,” Miramax CEO Mike Lang said in a statement. “We look forward to growing the international audience for the Miramax library through many more partnerships like this around the world.”

Indeed, since its acquisition last year by an investor group from The Walt Disney Co., Miramax has aggressively inked North American and European distribution deals for its catalog.

Miramax signed packaged media retail deals with a Canadian distributor and Echo Bridge Entertainment — the latter including about 250 lesser-known catalog titles.

Miramax also has a distribution deal with former owners Bob and Harvey Weinstein that includes home entertainment distribution of planned sequels of such films as Clerks, From Dusk Till Dawn, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Copland, Shall We Dance, Swingers and The Amityville Horror, among others, by The Weinstein Co.

“Our goal at Miramax is to work with the right partners to fully maximize every asset in our extraordinary film catalog across all platforms,” Lang said at the time.


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