StudioCanal to release Summit Entertainment titles in Australia, NZ
StudioCanal ANZ CEO Elizabeth Trotman.
StudioCanal will distribute films from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label in Australia and New Zealand after the two companies signed a long term output deal.
Summit's films were previously released in Australia by eOne. Titles such as John Wick: Chapter Two and the upcoming Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton and Tim Minchin, will now migrate over to StudioCanal's release sked.
Other titles included in the deal are the action thriller Granite Mountain, with Alex Russell, Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch, and sci-fi crime thriller Kin, starring Jack Reynor, James Franco and Zoë Kravitz.
StudioCanal currently distributes Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment film titles in Germany, and Lionsgate handles StudioCanal’s film library in North America.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with our partners at StudioCanal into another major territory,” said Lionsgate group chairman Patrick Wachsberger and international COO Andrew Kramer.
“They are a savvy world-class distributor who has done a wonderful job with our films in Germany, and we are proud to bring to their highly regarded Australia/New Zealand team one of our most diverse and commercially exciting slates.”
StudioCanal ANZ CEO Elizabeth Trotman called Summit's films "a major force at the international box office, and we look forward to their deep and diverse pipeline of critically-acclaimed blockbusters for years to come.”
The agreement was negotiated by Trotman and Lionsgate EVP of international sales Crystal Bourbeau.