Codeblack Films has signed an output deal with Eagle Films, a motion picture producer and distributor based in the Middle East and North Africa. What the press release is calling a “historic agreement” marks Codeblack’s 2nd output deal, and it will put the company in a position to distribute its library of films throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, beginning with Lionsgate/Codeblack’s “Addicted.”
“Codeblack is expanding its footprint beyond the domestic marketplace,” said Jeff Clanagan
Eagle Films is one of the largest distributors in Western Asia and Egypt and has released Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” and “Expendables” franchises, as well as “The Wolf of Wall Street” in the region.
Codeblack signed its first international output deal with Times Media Films, one of South Africa’s largest distributors, in October 2014. Three months later, Times Media launched “Addicted,” the first film released under the agreement, to a top 10 box office debut in its opening weekend.
A big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane’s popular novel “Addicted,” the film, which follows the trials and tribulations of a professional African American woman with a sex addiction, was directed by Bille Woodruff, from a script penned by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash, and stars Sharon Lean, Boris Kodjoe, William Levy, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kat Graham, and .
Codeblack Films’ Executive Vice President & General Manager Quincy NewellWendy Reeds, Lionsgate Executive Vice President of International Sales.