Fox Inks Home Entertainment Distribution Deal With Annapurna11 Jul, 2017 By: Stephanie Prange
Twentieth Century Fox Film has inked a multiyear deal with production company Annapurna for all U.S. home entertainment rights to Annapurna-produced pictures across physical, Digital HD and TVOD platforms.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit will be the first film released under the agreement. The crime thriller, set against the backdrop of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, debuts theatrically Aug. 4.
“We are very excited to partner with 20th Century Fox Film to extend the reach of our films beyond the in-theater experience,” Erik Lomis, president of distribution for Annapurna, said in a statement. “We are confident that our films are in the best possible hands, and we look forward to a strong collaboration to bring them to market.”
“Annapurna is taking their approach to creating critically and commercially acclaimed films to the next level, and we are excited to partner with them to deliver these powerful stories to broader audiences across the United States,” Mary McLaren, worldwide chief operating officer for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, said in a statement.
With this new deal, 20th Century Fox Film expands its home entertainment footprint, which includes Fox’s theatrical releases, as well as that of MGM, DreamWorks Animation, eOne, EuropaCorp, Lucasfilm, MGM, Pathe and Warner Brothers.
Annapurna in recent months has announced international distribution partnerships with MGM, eOne, Longride, Mars Distribution and Eagle Pictures/Leone Film Group. Founded by Megan Ellison, Annapurna focuses on creating sophisticated, high-quality content that is critically and commercially conscious while still appealing to a diverse audience, according to the press release. In five years, the company has garnered 32 Academy Award nominations for projects including Zero Dark Thirty, Joy, The Master, Foxcatcher and The Grandmaster, according to the press release.