Netflix And RADiUS-TWC Announce Multi-Year Output Deal In The United States To Bring Diverse Slate To Widest Possible Audience
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and RADiUS-TWC, the new multi-platform distribution label from The Weinstein Company, announced today a multi-year output deal for a slate of great new films that U.S. Netflix members can watch instantly beginning in early 2013.
Among them are Leslye Hedland's razor sharp comedy "Bachelorette" the raucous Sundance Film Festival sensation about three best girlfriends (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan) whose night of prenuptial debauchery threatens to ruin the wedding; "Only God Forgives," Nicolas Winding Refn's eagerly awaited follow up to "Drive" starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas; the Toronto and Telluride satirical hit "Butter" with Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman.
Also coming to Netflix are "The Details" starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Haysbert, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta and Laura Linney which also premiered at Sundance to great fanfare and "Lay the Favorite," another Sundance hit directed by Academy Award® nominee Stephen Frears ("The Queen") starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta- Jones and Vince Vaughn.
"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 favorite movies," said 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.
With more than 27 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit http://www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
About RADiUS - TWC
RADiUS -TWC, a newly launched label with the The Weinstein Company (TWC) is the first studio division dedicated to multi-platform distribution. Utilizing both traditional and digital media, RADiUS-TWC will bring the highest quality film and other specialty entertainment to a wider audience than ever before. Led by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the label will continue to develop innovative 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."