Showtime Networks Inc. and Amblin Partners have renewed their exclusive production agreement for the latter’s films.
While Universal releases the Amblin titles in theaters, those movies won’t go to Peacock in 2022 like the rest of Uni’s list after four months in theaters.
Amblin Partners movies released through December 31, 2024 will air on Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix, as well as Showtime’s multiplex channels and streaming service. Today’s announcement was made by Kent Sevener, Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition for Showtime Networks Inc.
Showtime’s deal with Amblin began in 2010 and adds an additional 18 movies. Upcoming theatrical releases include Spielberg’s untitled autobiography starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano and Gabriel LaBelle; Distantstarring Anthony Ramos and Naomi Scott; Easter Sunday, starring comedian Jo Koy; other Last Voyage of Demeter, starring Corey Hawkins.
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“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Steven Spielberg and the Amblin team to bring upcoming theatrical releases to Showtime’s broadcast and linear subscribers,” said Sevener. “Combined with our award-winning sports series, specials, documentaries and offerings, as well as our established library of theater titles, Amblin Partners’ critically acclaimed films add incredible value to SHOWTIME’s list of premium content.”
“For more than a decade, we have been proud to work closely with Showtime to bring our films to viewers on all platforms, and we are grateful that the extension of this agreement gives us years of partnership ahead,” said Chris. Floyd, director of operations. And General Counsel of Amblin Partners. “We are extremely optimistic about our next list of films, and this new agreement ensures that each of these films will have an incredible platform on SHOWTIME to watch at home after their theatrical release.”