US studio Lionsgate has signed a new and expanded multi-year output deal with German media company Tele München Gruppe (TMG) covering the distribution of its Summit label films in Germany and Austria.
The agreement of which financial details have not been disclosed comprises movies such as Divergent, The Last Witch Hunter, Gods of Egypt and the sequel to Now You See Me.
“Having been an early investor in Lionsgate when Jon Feltheimer and Michael Burns re-launched the company in 1999, I am pleased that our strong and longstanding relationships with both Summit and Lionsgate have now come full circle,” TMG chairman Herbert G. Kloiber said in Berlin. “We are excited to extend and expand our multifaceted relationship with the entire Lionsgate team.”
Kloiber added: “Lionsgate has emerged as a powerful creative force in the global marketplace and we look forward to a consistent supply of commercially attractive pictures that we expect to resonate with German-speaking moviegoers for years to come.”
The extension follows six years of TMG-Summit output agreements which covered The Twilight Saga pictures. Films from the Lionsgate label will continue to be distributed through Studio Canal in Germany.