Netflix Signs Multi-Year Agreement with The Weinstein Company
All those who skipped seeing The Artist in the theater can soon skip it at home, as well. Netflix today announced an exclusive deal with The Weinstein Company that will include the Oscar-nominated mostly silent film.
The agreement mostly includes foreign language and documentary titles, with a few features thrown in. The Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated, which follows a Memphis, Tennessee, high school football team, is included. All of the films will be available for streaming.
The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, and neither was the exact number of titles. All the parties did say is that an assortment of Weinstein films will be available on Netflix within a year of their release in theaters. Other included titles are Madonna's W.E., Ralph Fiennes's Coriolanus, and Bully, a documentary that looks at bullying in America's schools.
Netflix didn't disclose when the titles would begin appearing on the service
"We couldn't be happier to be working again with Harvey and Bob, who have an unmatched track record of creating critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies," says Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "The Artist is a symbol of the Weinsteins' triumphant return to the top of the film business. Through deep passion, great taste, and phenomenal vision, Harvey and Bob continue to surprise audiences and make history."
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