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Friday, April 4, 2014

Olive Films Picks Up Cult Epics Titles For Distribution


CHICAGO, IL – Olive Films has entered into an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement with Cult Epics, the independent label known for its catalog of cult classic horror, art-house and erotica titles from the 1920s to the present.

The deal includes all North American distribution rights across all platforms including theatrical, packaged media, digital, VOD, television and more.  The deal was announced by Olive Films/Martini Entertainment Senior Vice President Eric D. Wilkinson.

“I’m excited to bring the Cult Epics studio under the Olive Films’ family of labels that also includes our recent partnership with 108 Media,” stated Wilkinson. “Cult Epics’ catalog of titles is a great compliment to our existing library and we look forward to working with Nico and taking the brand to the next level.”

Nico Bruinsma, Cult Epics CEO concurs, "I have known and done business with Olive Films from the early days of selling DVDs and am very excited to trust them with the complete and exclusive distribution and representation of my library."

Originally founded in the Netherlands in 1991, Cult Epics has been in business in the U.S. & Canada for over 15 years.  The Cult Epics catalog represents some of the most legendary cult directors such as Fernando Arrabal, Rene Daalder, Tinto Brass, and Radley Metzger. Its library boasts over 100 films including In a Glass Cage, Viva La Muerte, Un Chant D’amour, Radley Metzger’s Score, The Lickerish Quartet, Camille 2000, PIG/1334 and Bettie Page. 

Under this new agreement, Olive Films will be premiering Cult Epics high definition Blu-ray™ releases of Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, Tinto Brass’ Black Angel and the German horror classic Nekromantik, including theatrical promotional screenings across the country.

This deal was initiated by Eric D. Wilkinson on behalf of Olive Films/Martini Entertainment and negotiated with Nico Bruinsma for Cult Epics.

About Olive Films
Olive Films was founded in 2003 by Farhad Arshad as a boutique theatrical and distribution label. Currently located in Chicago, Illinois, its catalog boasts over 500 titles cultivated from the libraries of Paramount, Republic, Warner and HBO and includes such Hollywood classics as the Oscar® winners High Noon starring Gary Cooper and John Ford’s The Quiet Man starring John Wayne, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers starring Kevin McCarthy, Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 starring Robert DeNiro, the John Wayne classics Rio Grande, McLintock! and Sands of Iwo Jima, along with such contemporary classics as Stephen King’s Cujo, the Wachowski’s Bound, The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ironweed starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.


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