By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire March 1, 2011 at 6:59AM
Miramax today confirmed to a renewed partnership with Alliance Films in Canada. Since 1987, Alliance has distributed close to 400 titles from the Miramax library, including "Pulp Fiction," "Shakespeare in Love" and "No Country for Old Men."
Under their new joint output agreement Alliance will release all of Miramax's new films in Canada, starting with John Madden's delayed "The Debt," starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, and the Guillermo Del Toro-produced "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce.
Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax, said, "We are very pleased to continue Miramax’s long-standing partnership with Alliance on our library titles and to expand the relationship to encompass new theatrical releases. Alliance is one of the top distribution companies in the world and their team brings a combination of experience and innovative thinking that fits perfectly with Miramax’s mission. We are confident that together we will maximize the value of our library and new releases, especially as new digital platforms gain traction."
"We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the new Miramax team," added Charles Layton, President of Alliance Films. "We know this outstanding library well. Not only does it hold great value as-is, we know that Mike Lang and his team will continue to build on the Miramax standard."
"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" will be released August 12th, while "The Debt" hits theaters August 31st.