Hulu Offering Miramax Films In Japan
Miramax has signed a multi-year deal to stream its films on Hulu in Japan. The studio also said it plans to expand to other Asian markets and has its eye on other television and digital platforms in Asia. Under the agreement, Miramax films are already available through Hulu in Japan via Blu-ray and game consoles, Internet-enabled TVs, tablets and smartphones. Financial terms of the deal were not released. The titles available to Japanese subscribers include There Will Be Blood, Pulp Fiction, Chocolat and Spy Kids. The deal comes less than a month after the subscription service debuted in Japan. Earlier this month, Miramax signed digital streaming deals in Latin America, UK, and Turkey.
Mexican Rom Com ‘Labios Rojos’ Gets Release Date
Lionsgate and Pantelion Films are rolling out Mexican romantic comedy Labios Rojos on Oct. 14 in limited release. The romantic comedy, written and directed by Rafa Lara, tells the story of a happily married couple (Jorge Salinas and Silvia Navarro) who face sudden problems in the bedroom. Individually, they resort to desperate and absurd measures to try to rekindle their romantic life.
WeiT Orders New Seasons Of Endemol Programs
Endemol’s Russia operation WeiT Media has inked a slew of format deals ahead of MIPCOM. Among them are second seasons of of both The Ten Million Show for Rossiya 1 in Russia and The Forty Million Show for Channel 7 in Kazakhstan. Both are based on UK hit The Money Drop and will launch by the end of the year. WeiT also will produce content for a younger audience with second seasons of Conveyor Belt of Love; Snog, Marry, Avoid?; and Hot Tub Ranking — all UK formats as well. Those commissions will boost entertainment programming in prime time on Russia’s MUZ-TV.
Moet & Chandon Extends British Indie Film Awards Sponsorship
Champagne house Moet & Chandon is continuing on as the title sponsor of the Moet & Chandon British Independent Film Awards. This year’s ceremony, set for Dec. 4, returns to Old Billingsgate on the Thames. Nominations will be announced Oct. 31. Last year marked Moet’s first sponsorship of the film awards, now in their 14th year. The King’s Speech and Never Let Me Go were among the 2010 winners.