101 Films, an Amcomri Entertainment company, announced today an exclusive all rights distribution deal with Screen Media Ventures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, for the UK & Ireland which will add more than 450 movies to the already significant 101 Films distribution library.
101 Films will exclusively sell and distribute this extensive high- quality library across physical, VOD, EST, SVOD, TV and AVOD for those territories. The deal was negotiated by David Fannon and Michael Kosche on behalf of Screen Media Ventures and Andy Lyon for 101 Films.
Screen Media’s catalogue features all-star cast titles, including MONSTER (Charlize Theron), WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE (Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio), BATTLE IN SEATTLE (Woody Harrelson, Channing Tatum), SUGAR MOUNTAIN (Jason Mamoa), UNIVERSAL SOLDIER 3 (Dolph Lundgren, John Claude Van Damme), NIGHT WATCH (Michael Caine), LOVE & RAGE (Daniel Craig), RUNNING SCARED (Paul Walker) and UPSIDE OF ANGER (Kevin Costner), and more.
Andy Lyon, 101 Group Managing Director, said, “This library has been on our radar for some time and is incredibly commercial. When the opportunity to work with David and his team arose, we moved to close the deal. 101 Films has amassed an enviable library and we are always seeking to add to our library either by acquiring new productions such as “Jeepers Creepers: Reborn”, recently acquired from Screen Media’s Foresight Unlimited, or by adding significant libraries of content as we did when we acquired the Metrodome business in 2016. Our sister company, 101 Films International, is now also producing its own content for global distribution.”
David Fannon, President of Screen Media Ventures, added, “101 Films is a great partner for Screen Media in the UK, they are a forward-thinking outfit that is not scared to think out of the box, which in today’s ever-changing marketplace is paramount to success. I am excited to see what they bring to the table and working with them in the UK and Ireland.”
ABOUT 101 FILMS
101 Films is one of the largest independent distributors of film in the UK. Founded in 2011, it remains one of the UK’s fastest growing independent entertainment brands having acquired the distribution rights to over 2,000 movies in its short life and following its acquisition by Amcomri in 2016, 101 Films acquired the assets of Metrodome Distribution Group adding that library along with that of Palisades Tartan to its roster of commercial movies. In 2019, 101 Films also added the 200 strong Quiver movie library to its UK distribution library. In addition to its slate of new and modern movies for all rights distribution, 101 Films’ Black and Red physical imprint continues to reinvent, restore, and re-release cult and classic films on Blu Ray. 101 Films distributes across all forms of media: physical, digital, TV, SVOD and AVOD.
ABOUT AMCOMRI ENTERTAINMENT
Amcomri Entertainment provides a global distribution capability for independent movie, documentary and TV series producers. Exploiting a network of quality, trusted distribution partners around the world, Amcomri’s companies deliver a premium, transparent and trustworthy route to market. With decades of experience across all the key media markets, the Amcomri team is fast becoming the go-to team for independent producers seeking the widest possible audience for their productions. Amcomri’s network is built on strong, trustworthy partners. Arranging strong pre-sale partners in the major markets, the teams can often provide the assurance that lenders need in order to provide production finance. Amcomri Entertainment companies include 101 Films, 101 Films International, Hollywood Classics International, Amcomri Film Partners, Appreciated Media Global and the rapidly expanding documentary, drama and non-fiction series specialist, Abacus Media Rights.
www.amcomrimedia.com for more.
About Screen Media Ventures, LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.