The Independent Film Channel completed three agreements to increase
the number of films in their library and secure future acquisistions. First,
a renewed output agreement with Sony Pictures Classics provides all
theatrical titles released by the distribution company through 1999. The
agreement includes the Gary Oldman's forthcoming "Nil By Mouth", and the
recent "In The Company Of Men", "The Myth Of Fingerprints" and "Dream With The Fishes".
An agreement with Buena Vista Television, gives IFC access
to seventeen of Miramax's top theatrical releases from 1995 through 1997.
These include, Billy Bob Thornton's "Sling Blade", Keving Spacey's "Albino Alligator", "Trainspotting", Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite" and "Everybody Says I Love You". Lastly, an agreement with Columbia Tri-Star Television secured
IFC access to a number of vintage independent titles, including; Spike Lee's
"School Daze", John Waters' "Hair Spray", Robert Rodriguez "El Mariachi", and John