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  • TRANSMISSION FILMS AND SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER IN MULTI-YEAR DISTRIBUTION DEAL
  • CULVER CITY, CA (July 22, 2015) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Transmission Films today announce a multi-year distribution agreement for Transmission's extensive film library and future new release slate. Beginning October 1st, 2015, SPHE will distribute Transmission's titles on both physical and digital formats for the home entertainment market in Australia (through its joint venture, Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia Pty Limited) and in New Zealand.

    Transmission's future new release slate includes Todd Haynes' CAROL starring Cate Blanchett, SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Sundance Film Festival hit BROOKLYN and Martin Scorsese's SILENCE starring Liam Neeson and Adam Garfield.

    "The Transmission release schedule reflects an exciting growth phase with very high profile quality commercial theatrical releases, and quality independent and straight to DVD titles, that will complement the SPHE product portfolio, giving us a tremendous foundation for building Transmission. We're incredibly excited about building our business alongside the entire SPHE team," said Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie, Joint Managing Directors of Transmission Films.

    Daniel Greentree, Head of Home Media for Transmission Films, said, "As Transmission has grown as a business, we've built a catalogue that reflects our love of film – from quality theatrical, to family favourites, gripping action and intriguing arthouse. I'm really excited to see our next chapter unfold as we work with SPHE, who has championed a diverse range of titles and genres, to continue delivering the Transmission story into people's homes."

    "We are pleased to enter into partnership with the team at Transmission Films. This collaboration fits very much into our strategy to continue to grow and leverage our distribution strength worldwide," said Man Jit Singh, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

    Other upcoming Transmission titles to flow through the SPHE distribution deal include productions from sister company See-Saw Films, including MR. HOLMES starring Ian McKellan and Laura Linney, extraordinary true story LION (starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman), Anton Corbijn's LIFE starring Robert Pattinson and Dane Dehaan, and Justin Kurzel's Cannes-selected MACBETH starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

    TRANSMISSION FILMS
    Transmission Films is a leading independent film distributor bringing the best local and international films to Australian and New Zealand audiences.

    Joint Managing Directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie launched Transmission in 2008 alongside See-Saw Films. Since then Transmission has released such films as THE KING'S SPEECH, AMOUR, SAMSON & DELILAH, THE RAILWAY MAN, CALVARY, SHAME, AN EDUCATION, MR. TURNER, CALVARY, TRACKS, THE PAINTED VEIL, QUARTET and New Zealand smash hits BOY and THE DARK HORSE.

    Richard and Andrew's 21-year partnership has seen them release over 130 films and generate over $280 million at the box office. The films they have acquired and distributed have won 7 Palme d'Ors, been nominated for 44 Academy Awards and received over 200 Australian Film Institute/AACTA nominations.

    SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

    For more information contact:

    Transmission
    Ally Caracatsanis
    ph: 02-83339000
    allyc@transmissionfilms.com.au

    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Staci Griesbach
    Sony Pictures Animation
    Ph. +1(310) 244-6903
    Staci_Griesbach@spe.sony.com