Universal Enters Into an Exclusive Film Processing Agreement with Deluxe

Deluxe is now the Worldwide Provider of 35mm release printing services for Universal

Oct 20, 2010, 08:00 ET from Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group today announced the signing of a multi-year, exclusive worldwide 35mm film print services agreement with Universal Studios that includes Focus Features.  

"We are thrilled to have concluded this agreement with Universal," said Cyril Drabinsky, President and CEO of Deluxe.  "We are ready to meet Universal's day and date film deliveries which remain a critical component of the theatrical release schedule," adds Drabinsky.

The deal leverages the worldwide box office success of Universal's film slate with Deluxe, the world's largest processor of film for the motion picture industry.   It follows last week's grand opening of a digital intermediate suite by Deluxe's subsidiary EFILM® at the Universal Studios lot, bringing together EFILM's premiere digital intermediate color timing services with Universal's award winning sound mixing studios.

Deluxe's high volume processing and printing laboratories in North America are in Hollywood and Toronto, and strategically located internationally in London, Rome, Barcelona and Sydney.  Deluxe expects to process approximately 5 billion feet in 2011.

About Deluxe

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services.  Laboratory and post production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia. Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America, Europe and India.  For more information, please visit www.bydeluxe.com.

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