Sony Pictures Home Ent. & Transmission Films ink distribution deal

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Transmission Films have inked a multi-year distribution agreement for Transmission's film library and future new release slate. 

Beginning 1 October, 2015, SPHE will distribute Transmission's titles on both physical and digital formats for the home entertainment market in Australia (through its joint venture, Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia Pty Limited) and in New Zealand. 

Transmission's future new release slate includes Todd Haynes' Carol starring Cate Blanchett, Sufferagette starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Sundance Film Festival hit Brooklyn and Martin Scorsese's Silence starring Liam Neeson and Adam Garfield.

“The Transmission release schedule reflects an exciting growth phase with very high profile quality commercial theatrical releases, and quality independent and straight to DVD titles, that will complement the SPHE product portfolio, giving us a tremendous foundation for building Transmission. We're incredibly excited about building our business alongside the entire SPHE team,” said Transmission Films joint managing directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie.

Transmission Films head of home media Daniel Greentree added, “As Transmission has grown as a business, we've built a catalogue that reflects our love of film – from quality theatrical, to family favourites, gripping action and intriguing arthouse. I'm really excited to see our next chapter unfold as we work with SPHE, who has championed a diverse range of titles and genres, to continue delivering the Transmission story into people's homes.”

“We are pleased to enter into partnership with the team at Transmission Films. This collaboration fits very much into our strategy to continue to grow and leverage our distribution strength worldwide,” said Sony Pictures Home Entertainment president Man Jit Singh.

Other upcoming Transmission titles to flow through the SPHE distribution deal include productions from sister company See-Saw Films, including Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan and Laura Linney, extraordinary true storyLion (starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman), Anton Corbijn's Life starring Robert Pattinson and Dane Dehaan, and Justin Kurzel's Cannes-selectedMacbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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