The fine folks over at Olive Films have been carving out quite a nice niche for themselves by distributing obscure little titles that never seem to get enough love. Well, get set, kids, because things are gonna get even better. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
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 complement 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. and 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.
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