SEATTLE–Nov. 21, 2013– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced an exclusive content licensing agreement with new film studio A24, known for cutting-edge commercial hits such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. This groundbreaking multi-year agreement makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive premium subscription home for all of the current and forthcoming A24 titles shortly following their release on DVD and Blu-Ray.
“We are always looking for new ways to bring our Prime Instant Video customers, unique, exclusive movies and TV that we think they will love,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “As always, we monitor DVD and digital sales very closely and A24 movies such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring are exceptionally popular among our customers. This new deal with A24 allows us to offer those same titles to our Prime Instant Video customers soon after they are released on DVD and Blu-Ray and at no additional cost.”
Today’s announcement includes four theatrical releases: Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez; Ginger & Rosa, directed by Sally Potter, starring Elle Fanning and Annette Bening; The Bling Ring, directed by Oscar Award winner Sofia Coppola, starring Emma Watson; and James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now, starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. The deal will also include A24’s upcoming releases like Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson; and The Rover directed by David Michôd, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.
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