20th Century Fox home entertainment sign deal with Hopscotch/eOne

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have signed a deal to distribute Hopscotch/Entertainment One’s new release, TV and catalogue products.

The agreement, which kicks in as of February 1 2012, covers both the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Steven Leighton, Senior Vice President of Northern Europe and Asia Pacific for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) said: “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to represent Hopscotch/eOne in the Australia and New Zealand market. The Hopscotch product schedule reflects an exciting growth phase with a broad range of commercial theatrical releases, big brand TV franchises and quality independent and straight to DVD releases that will complement the Fox product portfolio, and give us a tremendous foundation for business success.  Hopscotch has a passion for marketing and promotion that will support Fox’s ability to sell-in and widely distribute the product.”

Jude Troy, Managing Director of Hopscotch/eOne’s Home Entertainment division said: “We are excited at the enormous growth that lies ahead. We are confident the partnership with Fox will strengthen our position in the marketplace and support us in the expansion. We feel the commercial and cultural fit is the right one to take us to the next level.”

Hopscotch was acquired by eOne in April for $20m and in June signed a distribution deal with Lakeshore, the American independent production company behind Million Dollar Baby and Runaway Bride. The two companies will be co-producing Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein.

Hopscotch/eOne’s strong TV line-up includes Life on Mars, The Inbetweeners, The Walking Dead.

The first film TCFHE will distribute will be Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and We Need to Talk About Kevin.


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