Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that SPHE will distribute eOne’s specialty label, Momentum Pictures, across physical and digital home entertainment platforms globally (excluding Canada).
Momentum Pictures’ current release slate includes The Program, from director Stephen Frears, and starring Ben Foster; Forsaken, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland; and All Roads Lead to Rome, starring Sarah Jessica Parker. SPHE will also manage U.S. distribution for eOne television titles on DVD and Blu-ray, including Haven and Bitten.
“We are pleased to be working with Sony who have a proven track-record of success in the U.S. home entertainment market,” said Nelson Kuo-Lee, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Global Film Group, Entertainment One. “Our new distribution agreement rounds out our plans for home entertainment globally, strengthens our relationship with retail and ideally positions us as consumer behavior evolves.”
“Combining Momentum’s high-quality film and television slate with our current portfolio allows us to create a more diverse product offering to satisfy a wide range of consumer interests. Our distribution agreement represents a significant step forward in our commitment to satisfying those consumer needs while leveraging our global capabilities in delivering tailored solutions to retail,” said Bill Stellman, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Supply Chain, SPHE.