Showtime has reached an exclusive output deal with recently created film, television and multimedia studio STX Entertainment, the network said Tuesday.
The deal, which begins this year, gives Showtime rights to air the studio’s theatrical releases through 2019, said network officials. The movies will air on Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels including The Movie Channel and Flix.
The first four features from STX Entertainment include projects from Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit), Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Breaking Bad) and Jason Blum (Whiplash) and will star Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Will Ferrell and Jason Bateman among others.
““As we continue to enhance our theatrical portfolio, we are delighted to have this long-term partnership with STX and look forward to bringing their robust slate of studio-level films to our networks’ subscribers,” said Kent Sevener and Gary Garfinkel, Co-Heads of Content Acquisition, Showtime Networks Inc.