Lionsgate has inked an agreement with Exclusive Media Group’s Newmarket Films to distribute their titles to home media outlets including DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery, television and VOD. The exclusive agreement covers all theatrical releases in the US. Titles to be distributed by Lionsgate include director Christopher Nolan’s “Memento,” (2000), Alejandro Amenabar’s “Agora” (2009) and “Hesher” (2010) directed by Spencer Susser.
Jon Amiel’s “Creation” (2009) will be the first title to be released under the new agreement on June 29th. The film (starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly) looks at the life of naturalist Charles Darwin who struggled with the contradictions of religion and his theories on evolution.
“Newmarket has had a great working relationship with Lionsgate and Steve Beeks for many years. This deal is the perfect partnership for our company as we continue to grow and expand our theatrical distribution business,” said Steve Beeks, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lionsgate.
Newmarket Films was founded in 1994 by Chris Ball and William Tyre and recently purchased by Exclusive Media Group. Exclusive Media Group (founded in 2008 by Cyrte Investments) runs three development and production labels including Exclusive Films, Hammer Films, and Spitfire Pictures as well as theatrical distribution rights for Newmarket Films.