Roadside Attractions Ink Post-Theatrical Pay 1 Window Deal with Hulu – Deadline
The Roadside Attractions films after their big screen release will now be available on Hulu after the distributor signed a multi-year release deal with the streamer for the Pay 1 post-theatrical window.
Hulu will get exclusive US streaming rights to upcoming Roadside Attractions movies as Call Jane, Oscar nominee Phyllis Nagy’s feature debut starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver about an underground group of abortion activists in 1968 Chicago willing to break the law to support women’s health; and Gigi and Nate, starring Charlie Rowe, Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden and Jim Belushi. This photo, inspired by real events, tells the story of Nate Gibson, a young man with a disability who finds hope through his relationship with his service animal, a charming and curious capuchin monkey named Gigi.
Roadside Co-Presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen said, “Our new relationship with Hulu is a win for everyone, but especially for the talented producers whose films we acquire for distribution. This means that at Roadside we can focus on maximizing our films in theaters with the certainty that they will find a corresponding home on Hulu’s premium streaming platform, which offers the most high-end independent cinema. and most entertaining in the industry.
“Delivering great storytelling is a central goal shared by Hulu and Roadside Attractions,” said Hulu President Joe Earley. “We are fortunate to have their highly anticipated new titles available to our viewers as part of our industry-leading slate of independent films.”
Along with Roadside’s Cohen and Angel An, the Hulu deal was brokered by Lionsgate’s Ryan Lowerre and Dillon Siler.
Lionsgate owns a minority stake in Roadside and distributes Roadside’s films in home entertainment in the United States; as part of this pact, the studio is negotiating Roadside’s Pay 1 theatrical release deals.