Opera, ballet broadcast to Canadian cinemas
N.Y.-based Emerging Pictures provides content for D FilmsTORONTO -- New York-based Emerging Pictures has sub-licensed a raft of European live opera, ballet and plays for Canadian cinemas to indie distributor D Films.
The alternate programming supply deal follows Emerging Pictures in July inking an exclusive deal with Opus Arte, a subsidiary of London's Royal Opera House, to broadcast operas, ballets and plays live in HD to movie theaters in North America (HR, July 13).
Toronto-based D Films will distribute a mix of live opera and ballet from London's Royal Opera House and Shakespeare plays from the Globe Theatre.
The Canadian distributor also secured live opera from Milan's Teatro Alla Scala and Barcelona's Gran Teatre Del Liceu, and two new series, "Ballet In Cinema" and "Shakespeare In Cinema."
The Canuck distribution deal was hammered out by Tony Cianciotta and Jim Sherry for D Films and Ira Deutchman for Emerging Pictures.