BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media, LLC announced today it has forged a multi-year distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment that will cover the marketing and distribution of Relativity's films on DVD and Blu-ray. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release upcoming titles on Relativity's schedule including Limitless, Immortals and their untitled Snow White film.
This deal enhances Relativity's marketing and distribution infrastructure, following last year's acquisition of Overture's marketing and distribution teams, their Netflix pay deal and Technicolor partnership. Relativity is now a fully integrated studio with the ability to competitively release both Relativity-produced and third-party pictures across all media.
"Fox is widely regarded as an industry leader in home entertainment," said Relativity's President, Michael Joe. "We are thrilled that Fox will be marketing and distributing our product alongside its own impressive line-up."
Steve Bertram, Relativity's COO, said, "The team at Fox is extremely talented, and incredibly well regarded by customers, filmmakers and suppliers. We are confident that we've found a terrific home for our upcoming projects."
"Relativity has quickly proven that they are a force in the industry," said Mike Dunn, President Worldwide, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, "We are thrilled to partner with them to drive a very exciting slate of films."
Relativity recently had Golden Globe®-winner and seven-time Oscar®-nominee The Fighter in theatres, via Paramount Pictures, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams as well as Golden Globe®-winner and eight-time Oscar®-nominee The Social Network via its partnership with Sony Pictures. Releasing next is the much-anticipated Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Oscar®-winner Robert De Niro. On November 11th, 2011 is Immortals starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke. The studio recently announced its production of Snow White, starring Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, beginning production in April.
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, James Cameron's Sanctum in 3D, Season of the Witch, Take Me Home Tonight and The Social Network. Upcoming films for Relativity include Limitless, 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.
ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
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