Roadside Attractions Reaches Exit Deal With Hulu For Pay One Window

Roadside attractions announced on Thursday that it had entered into a multi-year production agreement with Hulu which will see films from the veteran specialty distributor hit the streamer during the post-theatrical paid window.

The deal was announced by Roadside co-presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen, alongside Hulu president Joe Earley.

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Under the terms of the deal, Hulu will receive exclusive U.S. streaming rights to upcoming Roadside movies, including Call Jane. Oscar-nominated Phyllis Nagy’s timely feature debut, starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver, follows an underground group of abortion activists in 1968 Chicago, willing to break the law to support women’s health.

Gigi and Nate, starring Charlie Rowe, Marcia Gay Harden and Jim Belushi, is another upcoming film that is part of the arrangement. The film tells the story of Nate Gibson, a disabled young man who finds hope through his relationship with his service animal, a charming and inquisitive capuchin monkey named Gigi.

“Our new relationship with Hulu is a win for everyone – but especially for the talented producers whose films we acquire for distribution,” d’Arbeloff and Cohen said in a statement. “It 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 highest quality independent cinema. range and the most entertaining in the industry.”

Added early, “Delivering great storytelling is a central goal shared by Hulu and Roadside Attractions. We are fortunate to have their highly anticipated new titles available to our viewers as part of our industry-leading list of independent films.

Along with Cohen and Roadside’s Angel An, the deal with Hulu was brokered by Lions Gateby 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 negotiates Roadside’s theatrical release deals.

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