MGM signs long-term distribution agreement with Forum Film (Cinema City)
MGM announced that it has signed a long-term distribution agreement with Forum Film, the distribution arm of Cinema City International NV (CCI). The deal covers Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Israel and includes both theatrical and DVD/BluRay Disc rights. For certain titles, Forum will also cover the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the studio.
The pact includes new releases over a five-year period, as well as both of the highly anticipated upcoming two “Hobbit” films (set for release in 2012 and 2013) and the next film in the long running “Bond” franchise, “Bond 23” (due November 9, 2012). MGM and Forum look forward to distributing “Bond 24” on a similar basis.
"Our relationship with Gary and Roger goes far back and I'm very proud that they have chosen us to be their distributors in ‘our’ markets" said Mooky Greidinger CEO of Cinema City International. "Starting a long term distribution agreement with such an amazing slate is very exciting and everyone in our team is fully committed to maximize the potential of the movies"
“We feel very fortunate to be able to continue our relationship with Mooky and Forum Film. We know that with Forum and all of the resources they have amassed, our films will be in the best hands possible in all of these important territories,” said Barber and Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of MGM.
About Cinema City International NV and Forum Film
Cinema City International is the largest multiplex theatre operator in Central and Eastern Eruope, and in Israel with 93 multiplexes and 885 screens. Forum Film companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cinema City International NV acting as film distributors in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Israel. Forum Film is one of the veteran distribution outfits in the world and is well known for its long relations with The Walt Disney Company and many other leading majors and independent suppliers.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
For Forum Film:
Carmel Rabinowitz & Arye Barak
For Cinema City International NV:
tel. (+48) 22 826 74 18 / mobile (+48) 500 202 355