Netflix, RADiUS-TWC announce multi-year output deal
Editor | 24-08-2012
Netflix has concluded a deal with multi-platform distribution label RADiUS-TWC that will allow the over the top (OTT) video leader to show a slate of leading American indie films from 2013.
A newly launched label with The Weinstein Company (TWC), Radius is to be the first studio division dedicated to multi-platform distribution. Led by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the label develops distribution strategies to make marquee content available where, when and how consumers want. The label's inaugural slate includes such acquisitions as Bachelorette and Only God Forgives. Other upcoming titles include: Pusher, The Expatriate and Solomon Kane. Also coming to Netflix are The Details, which also premiered at Sundance, and Lay the Favourite.
"We are delighted to be extending our relationship again with TWC, incorporating the cutting edge and crowd-pleasing movies distributed by RADiUS," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "Weinstein movies like this year's Academy Award winning best picture "The Artist" and the biggest French box office hit ever "The Intouchables" are coming to Netflix in the next few months and we are looking forward to having the RADiUS titles soon after."
"As an independent studio, we embrace all of the new avenues people are choosing to use when seeing their favourite movies," added TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. "The RADiUS-Netflix partnership is a natural and exciting next step for us, and one that gives us the power to reach a broader audience than ever before."
"We could not be more excited about this partnership. Netflix is as enthusiastic as we are about bringing marquee entertainment across various genres to viewers on their own terms – when, where and how they want to see it," said RADiUS-TWC co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego.