FilmOne will commence this deal with the release of “Independence Day: Resurgence” in West Africa on July 1, 2016.
West African film dissemination company FilmOne Distribution has signed a distribution deal with 20 Century Fox.
This deal is the first of it’s kind for the American film producer and distributor. Under this deal, all Fox productions will be directly distributed to cinemas in Nigeria and Ghana.
FilmOne will commence this deal with the release of “Independence Day: Resurgence” in West Africa on July 1, 2016. Other films to be released from this arrangement includes “Ice Age: Collision Course” and “The Birth of a Nation” from the Studio’s Fox Searchlight Pictures division and Dreamworks Animation’s “Trolls”.
Group Chief Executive Officer and President of Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution Kene Mkparu said he was confident the partnership would increase the numbers in previous box office results.
“Twentieth Century Fox have today made a bold statement in showcasing their interest in the growing African Film Market, of which the West African region, particularly Nigeria has become a major player”, Mkparu said in a statement
“We have no doubt in our mind that this partnership will not only surpass previous box office results but with Fox’s diverse film slate it will deepen and popularise the cinema-going culture in naturally receptive and entertainment-loving countries like Nigeria and Ghana”.
20 Century Fox is know for distributing films like “Titanic, “Home Alone”, “Fantastic Four” amongst others.
Paul Higginson, Fox’s Executive Vice President International Distribution (EMEA) expressed his pleasure with working with FilmOne.
“Twentieth Century Fox has always sought out new opportunities and the best distribution partners in each territory with in-depth local knowledge, and we feel that we’ve found the perfect partner in FilmOne. We look forward to working with FilmOne closely to get the best results from all our titles.”
Moses Babatope, Chief Operations Officer and EVP of FilmOne Distribution said in a statement they would be marketing these films “with innovative and engaging campaigns.”