Lionsgate's Codeblack Films Signs Middle East Output Deal With Eagle Films

Addicted Still - H 2014
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Addicted Still - H 2014

The distributor earlier released Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' and 'Expendables' franchises in the region; the new agreement will launch with Bille Woodruff's 'Addicted.'

Lionsgate's Codeblack Films has signed an output deal with Eagle Films for the Middle East, to start with the regional release of Bille Woodruff's Addicted.

The agreement marks the second international output deal for Jeff Clanagan's Codeblack Films after the film producer inked its first with South African distributor Times Media Films in October 2014. Eagle Films also released Lionsgate's The Hunger Games and The Expendables franchises in the Middle East.

"We're dedicated to providing international growth and visibility for our content partners and look forward to pursuing additional alliances with distributors in markets around the world," said Clanagan, CEO and president of CodeBlack Entertainment, on Tuesday in a statement. The Eagle Films output deal was negotiated by Wendy Reeds, Lionsgate executive vp international sales.

Lionsgate in 2012 pacted with Clanagan and brought Codeblack Films under its studio umbrella to extend its reach in digital urban-market content.