IndieVest inks output deal with Vivendi


IndieVest Pictures, the L.A.-based indie film financier and distributor, has struck a home entertainment output deal with Vivendi Entertainment. While Indie will handle its own theatrical distribution, Vivendi will handle TV, VOD and DVD as well as digital and mobile rights for IndieVest titles.

IndieVest, which aims to produce six to eight films a year, will launch its first release, Hue Rhode's "Saint John of Las Vegas," in February. The film stars Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman, Tim Blake Nelson, Peter Dinklage, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jesse Garcia and John Cho.

"We are creating a multi-genre, commercially driven, production slate that guarantees our filmmakers theatrical distribution, and can't imagine a better home entertainment partner than Vivendi Entertainment to bring our titles to the largest possible audiences," IndieVest president Mark Burton said.

The deal was negotiated by Yolanda Macias on behalf of Vivendi and Mark Burton and attorney Glenn Feig for IndieVest Pictures.