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Echo Bridge and Miramax Enter into Distribution Partnership
Echo Bridge Licenses 251 Miramax Titles For Domestic DVD Distribution
NEEDHAM, Mass. & SANTA MONICA, Calif.–Echo Bridge Entertainment, a leading worldwide distribution company, and Miramax announced today that they have entered into a domestic distribution deal. Under the long-term deal, Echo Bridge will distribute 251 titles from the distinguished Miramax film library via DVD and Blu-ray to retailers around the country utilizing Echo Bridge’s unique merchandising and distribution techniques. Miramax titles under the new partnership include such films as the From Dusk Til Dawn trilogy, award-winning dramas such as Music of the Heart, Marvin’s Room, Tsotsi and Becoming Jane, and select titles from the Hellraiser, Halloween, Pokemon and Children of the Corn franchises.
“These Miramax titles are fabulous additions to our home entertainment offerings,” said Michael Rosenblatt, Chairman, President and CEO of Echo Bridge. “We’re elated to partner with Mike Lang and the new Miramax team. We are all very excited about bringing these Miramax titles – many of which have tremendous star power and are cult classics – to audiences for their discovery and enjoyment.”
“We are very pleased to partner with Michael Rosenblatt and the team at Echo Bridge on these titles, which in many cases have never been fully exploited,” said Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax. “Our goal at Miramax is to work with the right partners to fully maximize every asset in our extraordinary film catalog across all platforms. We believe the Echo Bridge team will bring the right experience, execution and a strong entrepreneurial approach to our business, along with our other home entertainment partners.”
The Miramax library is a collection of 700 motion pictures which were produced, financed or distributed by Miramax Films since 1979. The Miramax library holds some of the world’s most sophisticated, thought-provoking and critically-acclaimed independent films including sex, lies, and videotape, The English Patient, Shakespeare In Love, Reservoir Dogs, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, My Left Foot, Cinema Paradiso, Life is Beautiful, Amelie, Kill Bill Volume I and II, No Country for Old Men, as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, the Scream, Hellraiser and Scary Movie franchises and Spy Kids. Collectively the Miramax archives have received 284 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, including 4 Best Picture Awards. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com.
About Echo Bridge Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an independent distribution company that acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content throughout the world. In April 2008, Echo Bridge Entertainment acquired Alliance Atlantis International Distribution from Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. The acquisition adds the distribution rights to over 5,500 hours of first run and catalog programming to the Echo Bridge Entertainment Library, creating one of the largest independent distributors of film and television programming worldwide, with a combined portfolio of over 11,000 titles. Echo Bridge Home Entertainment distributes directly to virtually all major U.S. and Canadian retailers. For more information about the company and products, please visit: www.echobridgeentertainment.com.