STXinternational Inks Output Deal With Top Italy Film Distributor
The Lucky Red deal kicks off with Ridley Scott's kidnapping caper 'All the Money in the World.'
STXinternational continues its worldwide expansion, partnering with one of Italy’s top distributors, Lucky Red, on a multiyear output deal. David Kosse and John Friedberg of STXinternational and Andrea Occhipinti and Stefano Massenzi of Lucky Red announced the deal on Thursday.
Lucky Red will distribute STX’s film slate in Italy, beginning with Ridley Scott’s All The Money in the World. Written by David Scarpa, the film chronicles the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, and will star Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Plummer. Scott is currently shooting the film in Rome.
“Italy is one of the true creative centers of Europe and it is critically important to STX to have a strong distribution partner in such an important European territory,” said Kosse. “We are thrilled to have them aboard the STX team as we expand our international footprint.”
“It’s incredibly important for us to close this strategic deal with STX, a company that has the capability to source the quality of films that we need today for our very selective audience, and that guarantees direct distribution in both the U.S. and the U.K.,” said Occhipinti. “We are proud to be working with David and John and look forward to a successful partnership and great movies.”
Additionally, STXinternational has announced extensions on deals with Tobis Film in German-speaking Europe and SF Studios in Scandinavia.
The company, which distributes directly in the U.K., now has 33 international distribution partnerships, reaching 150 countries, and generating more than $1 billion in combined box office.
Other major international partners include Huayi Brothers in China, Roadshow Films (Australia and New Zealand), Sun Distribution (Latin America and Spain) and PVR Pictures (India).
STXinternational is a division of STX Entertainment, a next-generation media company developing, financing, producing, marketing and distributing film, TV, VR, digital, music and live entertainment content.