LOS ANGELES, CA (September 1, 2015) – Revolution Studios has entered into a multi-project pact with Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
(UPHE), to create new, non-theatrical productions based on properties in Revolution’s film library. Under the terms of the arrangement, Universal acquires the rights to produce and distribute sequels, prequels or other spinoffs of Revolution feature titles for non-theatrical formats worldwide.
“We have found an ideal partner in Universal 1440 Entertainment, which has had global success in creating or extending film franchises with high-quality, non-theatrical productions,” said Revolution CEO Vince Totino. “Combining Revolution’s extensive library of hit films with Universal’s skill and experience at producing and releasing original content is a win-win proposition.”
Added Revolution COO Scott Hemming: “The Revolution catalogue contains a wealth of popular and acclaimed titles with compelling storylines that naturally lend themselves to new stories.”
An industry leader in the non-theatrical, original productions arena, Universal 1440 Entertainment has produced numerous successes worldwide, including installments of American Pie, Bring it On, Curious George, The Scorpion King, Death Race, Jarhead, the Chucky series and Beethoven, among many others.
“We look forward to working with Vince and Scott and their team to bring new films based on Revolution’s properties to audiences around the world,” said Glenn Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “This access to Revolution’s impressive library of films affords Universal unique opportunities to revitalize and extend the narrative of beloved properties to create exceptionally appealing new fare exclusively for entertainment audiences.”
Revolution Studios General Counsel and Head of Business and Legal Affairs Marla Levine negotiated the deal on Revolution’s behalf, while Nancy Eagle, Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, spearheaded negotiations for Universal 1440 Entertainment.