Entertainment One’s deal with DreamWorks

Movie distributor Entertainment One has gained exclusive UK rights to Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming films under a four-year deal with his company DreamWorks Studios.

DreamWorks, whose recent titles include The Help, Real Steel and War Horse, was formed in 2009 and is a studio partnership between Spielberg, Stacey Snider and The Reliance ADA Group.

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Entertainment One will distribute its films, including the work of other directors, to all media across the UK and the Benelux countries.

Darren Throop, chief executive of Entertainment One, said: “This is an extraordinary opportunity to secure premium highly-commercial titles for years to come.”

The first film under the agreement will be the remake of Starbuck, starring Vince Vaughn, for release in 2013.