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Hulu and distributor Neon ink licensing deal

Streaming television service Hulu and distributor Neon have brokered a new, multi-year output licensing agreement for all upcoming films and content released by Neon. The deal is the first of its kind ...
April 21, 2017

Streaming television service Hulu and distributor Neon have brokered a new, multi-year output licensing agreement for all upcoming films and content released by Neon.

The deal is the first of its kind for the distributor, which will grow Hulu’s slate of new, critically acclaimed films with all of Neon’s future titles becoming available to stream exclusively on Hulu following their theatrical release.

“Our partnership with Neon marks another big step forward in our commitment to offering a world class collection of films to our subscribers,” said Craig Erwich, SVP and head of content, Hulu, in a statement. “Neon has already acquired a highly-anticipated slate of films this year and we can’t wait to bring their titles from the theaters to the Hulu audience.”

This new deal with Neon is the latest in a string of pay-one window output agreements Hulu has with independent distributors including Annapurna Pictures, Magnolia Pictures and IFC Films for documentaries.

Neon, the distribution company formed by Tom Quinn and Tim League, recently announced they would be releasing director Laura Poitras‘ documentary Risk (pictured), about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (pictured).

The company also recently announced the launch of a short film division (Neon shorts), which combines feature films with shorts.

 

 

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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