Big Film Deal for Bravo

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In its biggest theatrical-movie deal since it became part of NBC Universal, Bravo has acquired rights to more than 130 films from Paramount Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Television Domestic Distribution and Sony Pictures Television, officials said Monday.

Under terms of the agreement, Bravo will have exclusive cable rights to almost 70 film releases from Paramount, 50 from Warner and 11 from Sony. The titles begin debuting Oct. 14 with the network-television premiere of Vanilla Sky.

Bravo will also have the exclusive cable premiere of Miramax Films’ ChicagoNov. 18.

A Bravo spokeswoman declined to discuss what the network is paying for its movie package.

Film titles in the package include Braveheart,School of Rock, Miss Congeniality, The Silence of the Lambs and Memento.

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