Movie site Jaman acquires E1 titles

Deal includes 3,000 films, docs and TV programs

Online movie site has stuck a pact with independent video distributor E1 Entertainment that will expand Jaman's art-house offerings.

Jaman is acquiring nearly 3,000 of E1's feature films and documentaries as well as episodic series and American TV classics.

The feature titles -- including "Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "Madame Bovary" and "La Chinoise" -- include works by such French New Wave directors as Jacques Demy, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer.

The package also includes concert performances by James Brown, Jewel, Duke Ellington and Johnny Cash.

The TV episode collections include such performers as Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Laurel & Hardy, Lucille Ball, Shirley Temple, Bob Hope and Andy Griffith.

"The caliber of films that E1 Entertainment delivers is synonymous with our mission to bring high-quality entertainment to audiences around the world," Jaman CEO and founder Gaurav Dhillon said.