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Universal Dipping Into Revolution Catalog for DTV Productions

1 Oct, 2015 By: John Latchem

Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, has entered a multi-project pact to create new content based on the Revolution Studios film library.

Revolution is the production house responsible for such films as Black Hawk Down, Maid in Manhattan, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care, America’s Sweethearts, XXX and White Chicks, among a line-up of 46 films as well as several syndicated TV series based upon them. In October 2014, Revolution acquired the 64-title Morgan Creek International library.

Under the agreement, Universal acquires the rights to produce and distribute sequels, prequels or other spinoffs of Revolution feature titles for non-theatrical formats worldwide.

“This access to Revolution’s impressive library of films affords Universal unique opportunities to revitalize and extend the narrative of beloved properties to create exceptionally appealing new fare exclusively for entertainment audiences,” said Glenn Ross, EVP and GM of Universal 1440 Entertainment.

Universal 1440 has been responsible for extending a number of the main studio’s most notable franchises, producing direct-to-video installments of “American Pie,” “Bring it On,” “Curious George,” “The Scorpion King,” “Death Race,” “Jarhead,” “Beethoven” and the Chucky series, among others.

“We have found an ideal partner in Universal 1440 Entertainment, which has had global success in creating or extending film franchises with high-quality, non-theatrical productions,” said Revolution CEO Vince Totino. “Combining Revolution’s extensive library of hit films with Universal’s skill and experience at producing and releasing original content is a win-win proposition.”


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