Paramount Acquires 'Boyhood' for Home Video Distribution21 Aug, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
Paramount Home Media Distribution has acquired the U.S. home entertainment distribution rights to Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, from IFC Films.
The studio will handle all physical and digital home entertainment distribution of the film following its theatrical run, with IFC Films handling VOD and sales to cable, satellite and telecommunication providers. IFC will release the film on some VOD platforms day-and-date with Paramount’s home video release.
The film, starring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Ellar Coltrane, was shot over the course of a dozen years and has earned a 100 score on Metacritic. Boyhood has grossed $14.4 million in limited domestic theatrical release off a budget of $4 million.
“We are thrilled and delighted to bring Richard Linklater’s extraordinary film to home viewing audiences,” said Amy Reinhard, president of worldwide TV and home media acquisitions for Paramount Pictures. “Boyhood is an exceptional and unique piece of cinematic artistry that explores universal themes that everyone can appreciate.
“We plan to bring all of Paramount’s home media division’s resources to bear and leverage our numerous distribution platforms in order to ensure that Boyhood reaches the broadest possible audience and look forward to giving viewers a chance to go behind-the-scenes with bonus footage chronicling the 12 years of work that went into this outstanding achievement.”
Boyhood producer John Sloss added: “We are thrilled that Paramount Home Media Distribution is bringing the company's extensive home video reach and marketing acumen to Rick’s vision.”