Showtime and Bleecker Street team up for an exclusive three-year output deal for the distributor’s movies. The deal will be effective in March.
Under the deal, Showtime will carry the distributor’s movies on-air, on-demand, and its streaming service within five months of their initial release.
“Bleecker Street represents the best in independent film, featuring a range of genres with cutting-edge stories that reach all audiences,” said Kent Sevener, executive VP of content acquisition at Showtime. “We are thrilled to offer Bleecker’s films to our subscribers, complementing our deals with A24, Amblin, and STX. Thanks to our association with these industry leaders, Showtime is a magnet for viewers drawn to daring content.”
Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen added: “At Bleecker Street, we’ve consistently aligned with filmmakers from all walks of life to deliver a very curated and diverse slate of films that spans multiple demographics. Sharing our ethos and appreciation of cinema, Showtime is the ideal partner and a trusted home for some of the best our industry has to offer beyond the theatrical window.”
The agreement will span up to 12 films per year, all of which will be released theatrically by Bleecker Street. Some of the movies included in the deal are Infinite Storm (releasing March 25), Montana Story (May 13), 892 (Summer), and Mafia Mamma (2023).
Recent films from Bleecker Street that will appear on Showtime include Mass, I’m Your Man, Together Together, The World to Come and more.