BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Hallstrom 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.
ABOUT ALLIANCE FILMS, INC
Alliance Films, Inc. is one of the top five international independent filmed entertainment companies in the world. A leading multinational distributor, co-financier and producer of filmed entertainment, its member companies, Alliance Films and Alliance Vivafilm (Canada); Momentum Pictures (UK) and Aurum Productions (Spain), offer integrated delivery of content in all media.
On the production front, strategic partnerships include: a feature film co-production and acquisitions deal with Italy's Medusa Film; a first-look deal with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman's See-Saw Films, which yielded the lauded feature The King's Speech; the production joint venture with IM Global, Automatik run by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones; and a five-picture deal with Paranormal Activity producers Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider with upcoming titles that include Barry Levinson's The Bay and James Wan's Insidious.
Alliance Films and Alliance Vivafilm have a dominant presence in Quebec, maintaining numerous first-look deals with the most successful domestic producers with titles including De pere en flic from Cinemaginaire which delivered $10.8m box office in Quebec alone to become the highest ever grossing Quebec title.
Current and upcoming films where Alliance Films has an equity position or otherwise enabled projects to be financed include: The King's Speech, The Woman in Black, Safe, Hobo with a Shotgun, Area 51, Weekender, Goon, The Moth Diaries, Insidious and The Bay.
Current and upcoming theatrical releases include: The King's Speech (Canada & UK), The Fighter (Canada & UK), Blue Valentine (Canada), Chalet Girl (Canada & UK), Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (Canada), The Way Back (Canada & Spain) and Red (Spain).
ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA, LLC
Relativity Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company that focuses on creating, financing and distributing entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. Relativity owns and operates Rogue, a company that specializes in the production and distribution of films targeted to the 13-25 year old audience. Building upon its foundation of financing and producing films, Relativity has grown to include music, sports and television divisions and the next-generation social network iamrogue.com. Relativity also owns and operates RelativityREAL, Relativity's television arm, which has become one of the leading suppliers of reality television with more than 20 shows in episodic or pilot.
To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 studio-quality motion pictures through 2014. Released films have accumulated more than $15.0 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Relativity's recent films include Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Charlie St. Cloud, Dear John, It's Complicated, Zombieland, Couples Retreat, Get Him to the Greek, Robin Hood, and, most recently, The Fighter, Little Fockers, Season of the Witch and The Social Network. Upcoming films for Relativity include James Cameron's Sanctum in 3D, Limitless, Take Me Home Tonight, Immortals, Battle: Los Angeles and Cowboys & Aliens. 33 of the company's films have opened at No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 60 Oscar® nominations, including nods for Nine, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. 53 of Relativity's films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.
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