Megan Ellison’s Annapurna has agreed on a multi-year home entertainment deal with 20th Century Fox Film that will have Fox handle physical and digital home entertainment products for all Annapurna-produced movies, the companies announced Tuesday.
Kathryn Bigelow’s historical drama, “Detroit” — which is Annapurna’s first release as a full-fledged distributor — will be the first film released under the new agreement, which covers physical, digital HD and transactional video on demand.
“We are very excited to partner with Twentieth Century Fox Film to extend the reach of our films beyond the in-theater experience,” Annapurna President of Distribution Erik Lomis said in a statement. “We are confident that our films are in the best possible hands, and we look forward to a strong collaboration to bring them to market.”
“Annapurna is taking their approach to creating critically and commercially acclaimed films to the next level, and we are excited to partner with them to deliver these powerful stories to broader audiences across the United States,” Mary McLaren, Worldwide Chief Operating Officer, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, said in the statement.
The Fox deal is another addition to Annapurna’s burgeoning distribution business, which has in recent months announced international partnerships with MGM, eOne, Longride, Mars Distribution, and Eagle Pictures/Leone Film Group. Twentieth Century Fox Film’s home entertainment business currently includes the studios’ own theatrical releases, as well as films from MGM, DreamWorks Animation, eOne, EuropaCorp, Lucasfilm, Pathe and Warner Bros.