Sony Inks Distribution Deal Down Under With Transmission Films23 Jul, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment July 23 announced a multiyear distribution agreement with Transmission Films, beginning Oct. 1 in New Zealand and Australia — the latter via joint venture Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia Ltd. Sony will distribute titles on both physical and digital formats.
Transmission’s future releases include Todd Haynes’ Carol, starring Cate Blanchett; Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep; Sundance Film Festival hit Brooklyn, and Martin Scorsese’s Silence, starring Liam Neeson and Adam Garfield.
“As Transmission has grown as a business, we’ve built a catalog that reflects our love of film — from quality theatrical, to family favorites, gripping action and intriguing arthouse,” Daniel Greentree, head of home media for Transmission, said in a statement.
Upcoming Transmission titles include Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellan and Laura Linney; Lion, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman; Anton Corbijn’s Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Dane Dehaan, and Justin Kurzel’s Cannes-selected Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
“This collaboration fits very much into our strategy to continue to grow and leverage our distribution strength worldwide,” Man Jit Singh, president of SPHE, said in a statement.