Relativity Acquires Domestic Television Rights For Arc Entertainment Titles
(Beverly Hills, CA) August 28, 2012 – Relativity Media has finalized a deal in which the company will distribute the wide theatrical releases for Arc Entertainment. Relativity’s President, Domestic Television and Digital Distribution David Spiegelman made the announcement. In this deal, Relativity will distribute the titles for all domestic television, including pay TV, free TV and transactional distribution throughout the United States. The studio will kick-off this new venture with the titles For Greater Glory and Nitro Circus 3D.
“We are thrilled to be working with ARC,” said Spiegelman. “Their product offers tremendous opportunity for multiple television platforms.”
Relativity has been active in licensing all of its own motion pictures including Act of Valor, Immortals, Mirror Mirror and The Raven to a variety of different program services. Additionally, its title Limitless continues to be a solid performer in the transactional marketplace after almost 13 months in release.
“As we expand our portfolio to include highly commercial wide released theatrical films, Relativity is the perfect partner for us given its proven track record in the industry,” said Rich Goldberg, President of ARC Entertainment. “David is a pro and his team is well positioned to maximize our returns.”
In the world of EST & VOD, Relativity’s TV Sales and Distribution team brokered long-term distribution output deals with all major digital, and cable & satellite providers.
ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA
Relativity Media is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including full-scale film and television production and distribution, the co-financing of major studio film slates, music publishing, sports management and digital media. Additionally, the company makes strategic partnerships with, and investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets.
To date, Relativity has produced, distributed, and/or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures. Released films have accumulated more than $17 billion in worldwide box office receipts. Relativity’s recent films include: The Bourne Legacy, The Raven, Mirror Mirror, Act of Valor, Haywire, Immortals, Tower Heist, Bridesmaids, Limitless, Hop, Cowboys & Aliens, Battle: Los Angeles, Little Fockers, The Fighter, The Social Network, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Dear John, It’s Complicated, Couples Retreat and Zombieland. Upcoming films for Relativity include: House at the End of the Street, Movie 43, Safe Haven, 21 and Over and Paranoia. Thirty-nine of the company’s films have opened to No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 60 Oscar® nominations, including nods for The Fighter, The Social Network, The Wolfman, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. Sixty-two of Relativity’s films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.
RelativityREAL, Relativity’s television arm, has more than 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series that are currently airing or will air in the upcoming television season including Police Women for TLC, Coming Home for Lifetime and The Great Food Truck Race for Food Network. Relativity also owns and operates RogueLife, Relativity’s digital content studio is developing original content for the web and creating sustainable online platforms and communities. Relativity Music Group, a music division of Relativity, provides music supervision, music publishing catalogues and soundtrack services for films produced and/or distributed by Relativity Media and other major Hollywood studios. Relativity Sports is a fast-growing sports management company dedicated to providing high-profile athletes with a full-range of professional development services. For additional information, please visit www.relativitymedia.com.
ABOUT ARC ENTERTAINMENT
ARC Entertainment (www.arc-ent.com) is a fully integrated distribution company providing both physical and digital distribution and sales services entertainment-based products. ARC Entertainment monetizes Content in multiple revenue streams including: Theatrical Distribution, DVD, Blu-ray, Digital, Electronic Sell-through, Streaming, VOD, PPV, Pay and Free TV. ARC Entertainment’s unparalleled relationships with national retailers, coupled with strong sales and marketing expertise, enables the Company to explore unique programs and business models for its content partners.
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