Exclusive Media Signs Content Deal With Icon Entertainment International
LONDON – Exclusive Media, the filmed-entertainment company based in Los Angeles and London, has signed an agreement with Icon UK Group to rep Icon Entertainment International’s library of over 200 films, including titles such as What Women Want, Mean Streets and Project Nim.
The deal, announced by Exclusive Media co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East along with Aviv Giladi, CEO of Icon U.K. Group, gives a significant boost to Exclusive Media’s home-entertainment portfolio.
Other titles in the package include Ralph Fiennes directorial debut Coriolanus and several projects featuring Hammer actor Christopher Lee, including five films from the 1960’s Fu Manchu series, such as The Face of Fu Manchu, further complementing Exclusive Media’s existing Hammer library.
The deal, negotiated by East between Marc Schipper and Peter Naish of Exclusive Media and Giladi and Estelle Overs of Icon UK Group, sees Exclusive take over all of Icon’s titles, as well as the Majestic Films library.
Under the Majestic Films banner, originally founded by East, the library includes titles such as Into The West and Henry V.
Giladi said: "The history of the library and the Exclusive international sales portfolio makes this a good fit as we continue at Icon UK Group to focus on film finance and production."
Exclusive Media's current output includes action-thriller Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon, currently in theaters through Lionsgate Entertainment.
Exclusive Media is in post-production on Ron Howard’s Rush starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl produced with production partners Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Brian Grazer and Revolution Films.
Universal Pictures is set to roll out the movie in the U.S. in Sept. 2013.
The Icon U.K. Group is owned by Access Industries, the privately held U.S.-based industrial group founded in 1986 by chairman Len Blavatnik.