A24 and CBS’s Showtime Networks have agreed to an exclusive output deal that will see the studio’s theatrical films air across the premium cable channel’s networks.
The deal makes A24 films released through Nov. 1 2022 eligible and will include up to 16 films annually produced by the studio.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the agreement allows Showtime to show the films on-air, on-demand and online. The announcement was made by Kent Sevener, Showtime’s executive vice president of content acquisition and business affairs.
“We can’t wait to bring Showtime viewers this incredible collection of world-class films from some of the most acclaimed visionaries in the industry,” Sevener said in a statement. “Along with our award-winning series, documentaries, sports offerings and an already established library of theatrical titles, A24’s iconic slate of films exemplifies Showtime as a one-stop-shop for curated, cutting-edge content.”
Some of A24’s upcoming theatrical releases include”Waves,” starring Sterling K. Brown, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Lucas Hedges; Mike Mills’ next film starring Joaquin Phoenix; “Green Knight,” starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander; Joel Cohen’s adaptation of “Macbeth” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand; “Zola” from Janicza Bravo; and Jonathan Glazer’s untitled World War II project.
The deal also gives Showtime Networks exclusive rights to the TV premiere of A24’s previous Oscar-winning and nominated films including Barry Jenkins’ Best Picture winner “Moonlight,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” “Room” and “Ex Machina.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Showtime. They are one of the most dynamic platforms in the business, and they consistently showcase first-rate, singular programming. We think they are the perfect home for our diverse array of projects,” A24 reps said in a statement.