E1 locks U.S. indie distribution deals

Regent Releasing, Here Films contract covers TV, films

TORONTO – Indie studio E1 Entertainment has signed an exclusive North American DVD distribution deal with Regent Releasing and Here Films.

The three-year deal will see Toronto-based E1 Entertainment release movie and TV titles on DVD from the two indie distributors in the U.S. and Canadian markets through August 2012.

E1 Entertainment U.S., the New York-based music and video distribution subsidiary, will release four Here Films titles each month and TV series from the premium cable channel Here! TV.

The first Regency Releasing title from the DVD deal is Yojiro Takita's "Departures," which won the best foreign language film at 2008 Academy Awards.