By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 4, 2011 at 4:40AM
Alliiance Films and Relativity Media have extended their output deal, following their initial three year deal signed in Septetember 2008, that generated such films as "The Fighter," "Dear John" and "Brothers." The renewed contract will run until August 2015.
On the 2011 slate for the two companies: "Limitless," starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert DeNiro; and "Immortals," starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke.
"Alliance and Momentum have been incredible partners on our past releases and integral in our distribution efforts," said Michael Joe, President of Relativity Media. "We’re honored to have such solid partners on our team and collaborating with us."
Charles Layton, President of Alliance Films added, "The Relativity team consists of great guys, partners and entrepreneurs. We look forward to helping them build Relativity in the coming years."
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ALLIANCE FILMS AND RELATIVITY MEDIA EXTEND OUTPUT DEAL UNTIL AUGUST 2015
LIMITLESS and IMMORTALS to be Released in Canada and the UK in 2011
(Beverly Hills, CA) February 4, 2011 - Alliance Films and Relativity Media, LLC today announced the details of their renewed output deal which will run until August 2015. All of Relativity’s single picture business productions will continue to be handled by Alliance Films in Canada and by Momentum Pictures in the UK. Alliance and Momentum will also handle all pictures acquired by Relativity for distribution in those territories.
The 2011 slate boasts the much-anticipated Limitless, with Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Oscar®-winner Robert De Niro; and the mythical action fantasy Immortals starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke.
The extension follows the company’s initial three year deal which was signed in September 2008 and has generated films such as: Golden Globe®-winner and seven-time Oscar®-nominee The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams; current release Season of the Witch starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman; the Lasse Hallström drama Dear John starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried; and Brothers directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire.
“Alliance and Momentum have been incredible partners on our past releases and integral in our distribution efforts. We’re honored to have such solid partners on our team and collaborating with us,” said Michael Joe, President of Relativity Media.
Charles Layton, President of Alliance Films said, “The Relativity team consists of great guys, partners and entrepreneurs. We look forward to helping them build Relativity in the coming years.”
Alliance Films currently has strategic partnerships, which include exclusive distribution rights, with Focus Features, The Weinstein Company, CBS Films and Newmarket Films in Canada, as well as ongoing relationships with Summit, FilmNation Entertainment, Newmarket, Exclusive Media, IM Global, Mandate, Wild Bunch, Constantin Films, EuropaCorp and Nu Image in all three territories.