Film Arcade Signs Distribution Deal with Universal Pictures

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Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:16 -- Nick Dager

The Film Arcade and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution agreement in which Universal will handle all marketing, sales and distribution services for Blu-ray, DVD, electronic sell-through, video-on-demand and television of The Film Arcade films in the U.S. and Canada.

The Film Arcade, which does the theatrical marketing and distribution for its productions and acquisitions, will begin the new Universal pact with Mike Birbiglia's Don’t Think Twice.  The film, starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs and Birbiglia, is one of the indie hits of the year having grossed $4.4M at the domestic box office and was just nominated for Best Comedy by the Critics’ Choice Awards. Don’t Think Twice recently had a successful electronic sell-through debut and will be released on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray December 6th. 

In addition, Universal has acquired all international distribution rights to Don’t Think Twice from financiers The Film Arcade and Cold Iron Pictures and will release the film internationally in 2017.

“We are excited to work with the talented team at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,” said The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn.  “We’ve enjoyed collaborating with them on Don’t Think Twice and they will be an invaluable partner on our future films.”

“The Film Arcade is truly a top-quality operation,” said Eddie Cunningham, president, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. “Combining Universal’s exceptional track record in content distribution across both brick and mortar and digital retail platforms with The Film Arcade’s compelling roster of specialty fare sets the table for a long and prosperous distribution partnership.”

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