Orion Classics relaunches as specialty distribution platform

Screen | 5/22/2018 | Jeremy Kay
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MGM-owned Orion Pictures has revived Orion Classics 35 years after its launch, reconfiguring it as a platform for multi-platform and specialised releases that will also use what the company said would be “innovative alternative distribution strategies worldwide.”

The company plans to release eight to 10 films a year across genres starting with Mike P. Nelson’s thriller The Domestics (pictured) starring Kate Bosworth and Tyler Hoechlin in the US theatrically on June 28 and on VOD and digital a day later.

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Orion Classics was formed in 1983 as an arthouse label specialising in acquisitions of indie and foreign films for North American distribution, such as Pedro Almodóvar’s Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train, and Richard Linklater’s Slacker.

MGM senior vice-president of acquisitions Sam...
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