HBO and Summit Entertainment ink exclusive output deal

MUMBAI: Summit Entertainment and HBO have entered into an exclusive output agreement through which the latter will release the studio’s slate of films that arrive in theaters beginning in January 2013 through the end of 2017.

The agreement makes Summit the only minimajor to maintain an exclusive output arrangement with HBO.

HBO president – film programming Bruce Grivetti said, "We are extremely happy to have Summit Entertainment as our newest partner. HBO is committed to delivering the best filmed entertainment to our subscribers and we believe Summit, an innovative and exciting producer, will play a vital role in the fulfillment of this promise."

Summit Entertainment co-chairman and CEO Rob Friedman added, "We are proud to be in business with HBO and have our films programmed alongside many of the industry’s leading studios. HBO continues to consistently produce quality original programming mixed with exciting sports and feature film programming and we look forward to a very productive relationship."

Summit Entertainment films expected to appear on HBO include the studio’s re-imagination of the popular epic adventure Highlander, Ender’s Game based on the award-winning novel written by Orson Scott Card; and epic 3D production Pompeii.

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