Lionsgate and Exclusive Media Group’s Newmarket Films have announced that they have entered into a home entertainment distribution deal including DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery, TV and Video On Demand (VOD). Under the terms of the arrangement, Lionsgate will become the exclusive Home Entertainment distributor for all Newmarket Films theatrical releases in the United States in addition to a large majority of Newmarket’s extensive library of releases.
The first Home Entertainment release under the deal will be the recently released Jon Amiel’s “Creation,” about the life of Charles Darwin, starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, which will be released on DVD, VOD and available for digital download on June 29th . The deal also includes the upcoming Newmarket theatrical releases Alejandro Amenabar’s “Agora,” starring Rachel Weisz and Sundance film “Hesher,” starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman. The announcement was made by Steve Beeks, Lionsgate President and Co-Chief Operating Officer Lionsgate and Chris Ball, Co-Chairman Exclusive and President of Newmarket Films.
“We are thrilled to be in business with Chris and his extraordinary team at Newmarket. I have known Chris for many years and have long admired how he has grown Newmarket into one of the top producers and distributors of independent film in the world,” said Beeks, in a statement. “We are proud to have them as our partner and look forward to the opportunity to represent their films and release them on multiple formats.”