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The H Collective And Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Strike Global Distribution Deal
The Partnership Will See the Studio Release and Market Up to Four Films Per Year from The H Collective
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 18, 2018) - LA-based studio The H Collective has entered into a deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) to distribute and market up to four films per year globally.
The announcement follows the news that The H Collective has acquired the xXx franchise with Vin Diesel's One Race Films. The H Collective has several production deals with prominent producers including visionary James Gunn, with whom they are currently in production on an untitled horror thriller directed by David Yarovesky and starring Elizabeth Banks. They are currently in post-production on Christopher Cantwell's The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and produced by Mark Johnson under his Gran Via banner.
The H Collective CEO Nic Crawley said: "During my time working in the studio system I've established a strong relationship with Josh Greenstein, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution and Steve Bersch, President of Worldwide Acquisitions at Sony Pictures. Their teams are the best in class, and their distribution strategies and platform are the perfect complement to our diversified slate. We're looking forward to growing this partnership and collaborating with the entire Sony family."
Josh Greenstein, President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group said: "We're incredibly excited to be in business with The H Collective. Nic and his team are working with some of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers today. We look forward to sharing their unique stories with the world, creating dynamic campaigns, and distributing them around the globe."
The H Collective, which launched in June 2017, is a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company to produce and finance a diversified slate of four high-quality films per year including prestige, horror, action comedy and franchise IP. The H Collective recently acquired the rights to Aaron W. Sala's horror thriller spec The Beast.
Greenstein brought the deal to SPWA, and SPWA's Co-Head Michael Helfand negotiated the deal with Nic Crawley and Jenna Sanz-Agero at The H Collective.
ABOUT THE H COLLECTIVE
Launched in June, and with offices in Los Angeles, The H Collective is a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company that is producing a diversified slate of four high-quality films per year. The company established production deals with prominent producers such as James Gunn, Mark Johnson, Joe Roth, and Sid Ganis on a roster of films that encompasses Family/Comedy, Action/Adventure, Horror/Genre and Prestige fare. The slate includes: an untitled horror feature produced by James Gunn, directed by David Yarovesky and starring Elizabeth Banks; Christopher Cantwell's The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The H Collective most recently acquired the rights to Aaron W. Sala's horror thriller spec The Beast and will produce the fourth installment of the xXx franchise. The H Collective has recently formed a management arm with Chinese stars Li Bingbing and Karry Wang among the firm's first talent. For further information, visit: www.thehcollectivefilms.com.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is 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. SPE's Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html .
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