Magazine article Screen International

Drafthouse Films Signs Ancillary Deal with Image

Magazine article Screen International

Drafthouse Films Signs Ancillary Deal with Image

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Drafthouse Films has struck an exclusive US distribution deal with Image Entertainment covering VoD, DVD, digital and television platforms.

Drafthouse, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse theatre chain, will retain theatrical rights on titles it acquires and appoint distributors on a case-by-case basis.

The company also announced it has acquired North American rights to Belgian crime drama Bullhead and 2012 foreign language Oscar submission Bullhead and the comedy Clown: The Movie. Drafthouse has not yet said whether it will release these titles theatrically or name a distributor.

Meanwhile former Anchor Bay executive James Emanuel Shapiro has joined the company as chief operating officer.

"We are ecstatic about adding Bullhead and Clown: The Movie to our growing lineup of films," Drafthouse Films founder Tim League said. …

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