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Codeblack Films Inks Middle East Distribution Deal

10 Mar, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Lionsgate subsidiary also expanding distribution reach in North Africa

Lionsgate subsidiary Codeblack Films March 10 announced it signed an output deal with Eagle Films, a producer and distributor based in Lebanon and Dubai.

Eagle Films has released "The Hunger Games" and "Expendables" franchises as well as Paramount Pictures’ The Wolf of Wall Street in the Middle East and North Africa.

Quincy Newell, EVP & GM of Codeblack, is overseeing the company's international expansion initiative.

The output agreement marks Codeblack's second in the region, beginning with relationship drama Addicted, which grossed $17 million at the domestic box office.

Codeblack signed an output deal for Addicted last October with Times Media Films, one of South Africa's largest distributors. Times Media launched the movie to a top 10 box office debut in its opening weekend in January. Lionsgate released the film on disc Feb. 10.

“We're dedicated to providing international growth and visibility for our content partners and look forward to pursuing additional alliances with distributors in markets around the world,” Jeff Clanagan, founder and CEO of CodeBlack, said in a statement.

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