Hallmark acquires blockbusters from Disney for Latin American markets

Hallmark has acquired 18 major motion pictures for its Latin American markets from Walt Disney Television International - Latin America (WDTVI-LA). 

The package boasts prominent titles including the Academy Award-winning Roberto Begnini film Life is Beautiful, which won in the Best Actor, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Dramatic Score categories; The Horse Whisperer, directed by Robert Redford and starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Redford and Sam Neill; the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated Brazilian film Central Station; and Enemy of the State, with Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Jon Voight.

Also included in the agreement are the comedy Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, featuring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow; and the drama Mrs Brown, starring Dame Judi Dench.

This is the second major feature film package Hallmark has acquired from WDTVI-LA for Latin America. Last year, the two companies signed an agreement for movies including The Color of Money,Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Good Morning Vietnam, Pretty Woman and Medicine Man, among others. 

The Hallmark Channel is currently available in 11 million homes throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, claims the company. 

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