COS COB, Conn., July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hen Soup for the Soul Leisure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of many largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, at the moment introduced Display Media’s cope with Millennium Media to launch not less than 5 movies a 12 months for the subsequent three years from the manufacturing powerhouse. The primary movie shall be The Enforcer starring Antonio Banderas, Kate Bosworth and a pair of Chainz. Directed by Richard Hughes, the movie is capturing this summer time in Greece. Display Media will deal with the North American launch in 2022.
Millennium Media is finest identified for the field workplace hits The Expendables franchise, Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Mechanic: Resurrection. Current movies embody Angel Has Fallen and the profitable reboot of the Rambo franchise, Rambo: Last Blood. It has additionally produced the acclaimed impartial movies Tesla, Blackbird, The Outpost, and Tin poor health Death.
In an ongoing relationship with Millennium Media, Display Media just lately launched the Megan Fox starrer Until Loss of life, which was the highest Impartial movie on iTunes in gross sales. In 2020, Display launched two Millennium Media movies, Roger Michell’s Blackbird starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, and Mia Wasikowska, and one among final summer time’s prime performing movies, Rod Lurie’s The Outpost, starring Caleb Landry Jones, Scott Eastwood, and Orlando Bloom. The Outpost was featured in lots of end-of-year prime ten lists, and was the highest movie on many VOD shops, together with iTunes the place it held the highest spot for greater than three weeks.
Over the previous few years, Display Media has change into a frontrunner in impartial movie distribution with solely theatrical and day and date releases. In August, Display Media will launch Chase Palmer’s Bare Singularity, starring John Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Invoice Skarsgård, Ed Skrein, Linda Lavin and Tim Blake Nelson. The movie premiered within the opening evening slot on the 2021 San Francisco Movie Competition, profitable the Viewers Award. Current releases embody mafia thriller The Birthday Cake starring Shiloh Fernandez, Ewan McGregor, and Val Kilmer; the comedies Eat Wheaties! starring Tony Hale; and Senior Second starring William Shatner, Jean Sensible and Christopher Lloyd; the critically acclaimed documentary Road Gang: How We Obtained to Sesame Road; and the Nicolas Cage hit Willy’s Wonderland.
“We’re ecstatic to develop our relationship with Millennium Media and anticipate to launch these films throughout all home windows together with TVOD, DVD, SVOD, and AVOD,” mentioned David Fannon, President of Display Media. “The staff at Millennium is nice to work with, and our partnership has confirmed profitable for each corporations. Crackle Plus will prominently exhibit these movies in AVOD, making them accessible to hundreds of thousands of viewers. The movies must be main driver titles for the Crackle Plus networks.”
“Millennium Media and Display Media have developed a really fruitful relationship over the previous few years. This deal is a testomony to that and the success of our previous movies like The Outpost within the palms of Display Media,” mentioned Jonathan Yunger, Co-President at Millennium Media. “We’re elated to proceed to supply high quality business movies and formalize this partnership,” he added.
The deal was negotiated by Fannon with Millennium Media President Jeffrey Greenstein and Mr. Yunger.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Hen Soup for the Soul Leisure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The corporate owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates quite a lot of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks together with Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Youngsters, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The corporate additionally acquires and distributes video content material by way of its Display Media subsidiary and produces unique lengthy and short-form content material by way of Landmark Studio Group, Hen Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Tv. Hen Soup for the Soul Leisure is a subsidiary of Hen Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the well-known guide collection and produces super-premium pet meals below the Hen Soup for the Soul model title.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC
Millennium Media. Inc. is among the longest-running impartial movie corporations in Hollywood and has established itself as a frontrunner in creating multi-billion-dollar field workplace motion franchises and acclaimed impartial movies. The total-service leisure firm funds, produces and sells movies worldwide and has a manufacturing facility, Nu Boyana Studios, in Bulgaria, which hosts worldwide and Hollywood productions.
Millennium is finest identified for the field workplace hits THE EXPENDABLES franchise, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and LONDON HAS FALLEN, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, and MECHANIC: RESURRECTION. Current movies embody ANGEL HAS FALLEN and the profitable reboot of the Rambo franchise, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD. It has additionally produced the acclaimed impartial movies, TESLA, BLACKBIRD and THE OUTPOST.
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