Ah, the duopoly that controls film post production servicing seems alive and well, though it’s interesting that just when many studios are running away from Technicolor in favor of Deluxe, Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity is running towards Technicolor:
Paris (France) & Hollywood (California) – January 10, 2011 – Technicolor today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Relativity Media, a media and entertainment company known for creating, financing and distributing content across all platforms, to provide a broad range of services including production, post production, release printing and distribution services for theatrical and subsequent windows.
Under the terms of the exclusive long-term agreement, Technicolor will provide Relativity Media with an extensive range of production and post production services including visual effects and film services including 35mm trailers release printing, and front-end negative processing. Also included are theatrical distribution services across both 35mm film and digital cinema, along with marketing services. Technicolor will also be a preferred provider a number of digital services including DVD compression & authoring, media management, and digital delivery to consumers.