Relativity Media Forges New Foreign Output Deal with Sahamongkol Distribution in Thailand
(Beverly Hills, Calif.) November 2, 2012 - Relativity Media announced today it has closed a new foreign output deal with leading Thailand distributor Sahamongkol Film International to oversee the distribution of Relativity’s feature films in Thailand through 2015, which will include the ensemble comedy Movie 43, the film adaptation to Nicholas Sparks best-selling Safe Haven, the comedy 21 and Over, the darkly comedic action thriller Malavita, and the newly-announced animated comedy Turkeys. This agreement furthers the studio’s expansion into the global marketplace.
Sahamongkol has handled distribution in Thailand on previous Relativity’s films such as Nicholas Sparks’ drama Dear John, the 3D epic adventure Immortals, the dynamic action thriller Haywire, the Navy SEAL action thriller Act of Valor, and the magical comedy Mirror Mirror.
Relativity is also pleased to announce it has renewed output deals extending through 2018 and 2019 with distributors from Turkey, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Under these agreements, the distributors will release Relativity’s aforementioned upcoming titles and have previously released such films as Limitless, Immortals, Act of Valor and Mirror Mirror.
- Aqua/Pinema Group initially signed its deal with Relativity in 2008 to handle Relativity’s releases in Turkey and has extended its agreement to 2018.
- Gulf Films originally signed its deal with Relativity in 2008 to handle the distribution of Relativity’s films in the Middle East, and has extended through 2018.
- MGN Films initially signed its agreement with Relativity to handle its releases in CIS/Eastern Europe in 2008 and has extended the deal through 2019.
“Relativity is continuing to grow our network of international partners and broaden our global presence. We’re thrilled to formalize our long term relationship with Sahamongkol and are pleased to renew our existing deals. We look forward to working together on an exciting 2013 release schedule” said Andrew Marcus, President, Corporate Development & Strategy.
Relativity’s network of existing foreign output partners also includes: Alliance Films (Canada), Momentum Pictures (UK), TriPictures (Spain), Nordisk Film (Scandinavia and Iceland), A-Film Distribution (Benelux), Entertainment in Motion (Global Airlines), Sky Land (China), Senator Entertainment (Germany), Studio Solutions Group (Taiwan), Roadshow Films (Australia), Village Roadshow Film Distributors (Greece), Golden Village (Singapore), Nu Metro (South Africa), Imagem (Latin America) and Netflix (Latin America Pay TV).
Relativity’s team is on the ground at AFM showcasing its upcoming slate including the outrageous Movie 43
(in theatres January 25, 2013), the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling Safe Haven
(in theatres February 8, 2013), the comedy 21 and Over
(in theatres March 1, 2013), the darkly comedic action film with EuropaCorp currently-titled Malavita
(in theatres October 18, 2013) and the newly-announced Turkeys
. Relativity is in post-production on Scott Cooper’s gritty dramatic thriller currently-titled Out of the Furnace
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: House at the End of the Street, 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
. Upcoming films for Relativity include: Movie 43, Safe Haven, 21 and Over, 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 agency dedicated to providing high profile athletes a full range of professional development services including contract negotiation, marketing, media relations, fan management, brand building with entrepreneurial ventures, community involvement and personal services. Clients include NBA, NFL and MLB athletes. For additional information, please visit www.relativitymedia.com.