Miramax to License Samuel Goldwyn Film Library

7:16 AM PST 04/02/2012 by THR Staff

The studio's global sales department will oversee the licensing of such films as "Guys and Dolls" and "The Best Years of Our Lives."

Miramax and the Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Family Trust announced Monday that the former's global sales team will oversee worldwide licensing of the producer's film library.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As part of the agreement, Miramax will license content across a wide range of TV and digital platforms, including free and premium linear services; subscription and ad-supported video-on-demand; and distribution of Goldwyn films such as Guys and Dolls, The Bishop's Wife, Wuthering Heights, Pride of the Yankees and The Best Years of Our Lives (which won an Oscar for best picture in 1946), among other classics. 

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"The Miramax Sales team has demonstrated great success representing renowned film libraries across many traditional and exciting, emerging platforms," said Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., in a statement. "I am pleased to have them as our agents for my father’s films.  We look forward to reaching even more classic movie fans around the globe with our cherished films.”

Miramax will also gain licensing access to such Goldwyn pictures as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hans Christian Andersen, Ball of Fire, Dodsworth and The Westerner.

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"We are very pleased that Goldwyn has selected Miramax to represent its iconic film library around the world," said Joe Patrick, Miramax's head of worldwide sales.  "We believe this agreement underscores the strength of the sales organization we have built and is a testament to its success across multiple platforms worldwide.  We’re privileged and proud to be a part of the Goldwyn legacy.”

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