Cannes 2012: eOne inks co-distribution deal for A Late Quartet with RKO Pictures


The deal-making continues at Cannes, as Entertainment One on Wednesday unveiled a co-distribution agreement with RKO Pictures in the U.S. for the theatrical drama A Late Quartet.

The narrative film debut from director Yaron Zilberman stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken, and follows four members of a renowned string quartet who struggle to stay together at the cusp of their 25th season.

The deal covers all media rights for the U.S., excluding DVD and VOD.

“Our expansion has not only provided us greater access to premium titles, it’s also opened the doors to new opportunities for collaboration with other strong industry players, like RKO. This is a fantastic scenario and we’re all delighted to bring A Late Quartet home from Cannes,” said Dylan Wiley, VP of theatrical marketing and distribution for eOne Films U.S. in a statement.

The company in August 2011 hired Wiley to expand its U.S. theatrical film division and  step up its film releasing stateside.

The deal was brokered by David Reckziegel, films North America president, Richard Rapkowski, VP, business and legal affairs and Wiley for eOne, and Andrew Matthews and Suzanne Rosencrans for RKO.

A Late Quartet will be co-released in U.S. theatres in fall 2012.

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