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Lightyear Joins Vivendi

20 Oct, 2008 By: John Latchem

Lightyear Entertainment has signed a long-term distribution agreement with Vivendi Entertainment.

Vivendi will handle physical distribution of Lightyear product in the United States and Canada, plus mobile viewing, electronic sellthrough and digital rental. The agreement paves the way for Lightyear releases to be available through the iTunes store.

Lightyear plans on releasing two to three films a month through Vivendi, starting in November. Its current library of 70 titles includes sci-fi, horror, comedy, urban comedies, urban faith-based films, dramas, action, music and children’s films. Lightyear had previously been distributed through Warner Home Video since 1995.

Lightyear’s fourth-quarter releases include House Arrest (Nov. 4), Take a Leap of Faith (Nov. 4) and Johnson Family Christmas Dinner (Dec. 9).

Lightyear’s January 2009 releases include Confessions of an Action Star, a mockumentary featuring special appearances by a wide range of well-known actors and celebrities; Opie Gets Laid, a relationship comedy in the style of Judd Apatow’s films; and Pastor Jones: Sisters in Spirit 2.

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