Canadian distrib Elevation Pictures has signed a multi-year slate co-financing deal with Anton Corp. Under the deal, Anton will partner on the Elevation slate which includes 20-25 pictures per year, made up of elevated commercial and prestige driven films, from its output deals with Black Bear Pictures, Bleecker Street Films and Bold Films.

Previous Elevation titles include Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, which was produced by Elevation backer Black Bear Pictures, and Lenny Abrahamson’s Room.

“We are thrilled to partner with Anton and work with Sébastien Raybaud and Harold van Lier to continue to build our slate of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films,” said Elevation Pictures Co-Presidents Laurie May and Noah Segal. “This collaboration, including some films to be brought by Anton, as well as Canadian co-productions, will elevate our slate to the next level.”

Anton will be participating in Elevation’s slate which includes: Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day starring Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts; Gary Ross’ Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey and John Lee Hancock’s The Founder starring Michael Keaton (

“This collaboration with the excellent team at Elevation Pictures and Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures marks a new strategic chapter in our expansion plans. We are very proud to be in business with them and look forward to seeing them become an even stronger player in Canada”, said Sébastien Raybaud, CEO of Anton Corp., which has co-financed to date over 160 films including Paddington, Non-Stop, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Shaun the Sheep, through its slate deal with Studio Canal.