Transmission Films has announced that it will be the exclusive theatrical distributor of Amazon Studios’ films in both the Australian and New Zealand markets. The deal will also cover the acquisition of Amazon Studios and its production titles.
The output deal will include Mike Leigh’s anticipated historical drama Peterloo, and Tom Harper’s romantic epic The Aeronauts, which will reunite The Theory of Everything acting duo of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.
The output deals comes just after Transmission delivered a record year after the success of the award-winning film Lion, which was the fifth highest grossing Australian film of all time, taking a whopping $29.5 million at the Australian box office.
Transmission Joint Managing Directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie commented on the deal, saying “This deal represents a landmark moment for Transmission. We’re thrilled to be the home of Amazon Studios in Australia. Their taste in quality, commercial cinema and respect for the theatrical window makes Amazon the perfect partner for us to build on our incredible success in 2017 and into the future. Combined with our ongoing relationship with See-Saw and New Regency, Transmission couldn’t be better positioned to take advantage of the changing distribution landscape”.
Transmission is an all-rights distributor and producer of feature film based in Sydney, Australia, and has released films such as The King’s Speech, Lion, Brooklyn, Carol, Suffragette, The Railway Man, Amour, Shame, Love And Friendship and Calvary. Transmission still maintains its partnership with Sony Home Entertainment for its ancillary rights.