Amazon Prime Video Forges Pact With Italy’s Leone Film Group

Variety | 2/12/2019 | Nick Vivarelli
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Amazon Prime Video has inked a major deal with Italy’s Leone Film Group, giving the streaming giant full exclusive Italian pay-TV rights to all of Leone’s local releases for the next 30 months.

The growing distribution-production company originally founded by spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone has output deals for Italy with Lionsgate and DreamWorks and close ties to several U.S. Indies. They are at the EFM in Berlin as a buyer.

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Leone last year scored at the Italian box office with Julia Roberts-starrer “Wonder” and Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” among other Hollywood titles. It also did well with Italian director Gabriele Muccino’s dramedy “There Is No Place Like Home,” which Leone also produced and was among Italy’s top homegrown grossers in 2018.

Amazon Prime Video has been stepping up its activity lately in Italy, where Netflix has a larger footprint, having produced several...
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