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Monday, December 5, 2016
The Film Arcade signs domestic distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
LOS ANGELES (December 5, 2016) - The Film Arcade and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announced today that they have entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution agreement in which Universal will handle all marketing, sales and distribution services for Blu-ray, DVD, Electronic Sell-through, Video-on-Demand and Television of The Film Arcade films in the U.S. and Canada.
The Film Arcade, which does the theatrical marketing and distribution for its productions and acquisitions, will begin the new Universal pact with Mike Birbiglia's Don’t Think Twice. The film, starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs and Birbiglia, is one of the indie hits of the year having grossed $4.4M at the domestic box office and was just nominated for Best Comedy by the Critics’ Choice Awards. Don’t Think Twice recently had a successful Electronic Sell-Through debut and will be released on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray tomorrow Tuesday, December 6th.
In addition, Universal has acquired all international distribution rights to Don’t Think Twice from financiers The Film Arcade and Cold Iron Pictures and will release the film internationally in 2017.
“We are excited to work with the talented team at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,” said The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn. “We’ve enjoyed collaborating with them on Don’t Think Twice and they will be an invaluable partner on our future films.”
“The Film Arcade is truly a top-quality operation,” said Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. “Combining Universal’s exceptional track record in content distribution across both brick and mortar and digital retail platforms with The Film Arcade’s compelling roster of specialty fare sets the table for a long and prosperous distribution partnership.”
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About The Film Arcade
The Film Arcade is an independent film distribution company that recently released Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs and Birbiglia as well as Josh Mond’s James White starring Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon. Previous films include People Places Things starring Jemaine Clement, A.C.O.D. starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler, Song One starring Anne Hathaway and Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight starring Kathryn Hahn. The Film Arcade is in post-production on Lake Bell’s What’s the Point starring Ed Helms, Amber Heard and Bell.