Hulu Announces New Deal With Magnolia Pictures (press release)

Hulu will be adding new documentaries, indie movies and critically acclaimed films to their selection after announcing a new deal with Magnolia Pictures. Hulu shared the details through a press release. You may read the press release in its entirety below.

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New Deal to Add Popular and Critically-Acclaimed Theatrical and Independent Films,

Documentaries and Foreign Titles to Hulu in 2017

SANTA MONICA, CA [January 23, 2017] – Today Hulu and Magnolia Pictures announced a new output licensing agreement that will grant Hulu the pay one window streaming rights to films released by the major film distributor. The deal reinforces Hulu’s continued efforts to double down on film programming and will bring new titles to the streaming service later this year.

Through the new deal, the films will become available to stream exclusively on Hulu following their theatrical run. Future releases will begin streaming on Hulu in the later half of 2017.

With its history of releasing popular and critically-acclaimed independent films and documentaries, Magnolia Pictures has garnered a long list of accolades for its culturally impactful titles. Over the past few years, Magnolia has released documentaries including the Academy Award-winning Man on Wire, Food, Inc., Jiro Dreams of Sushi, The Queen of Versailles and Blackfish; as well as acclaimed foreign films such as Force Majeure and recent Oscar-nominees A Royal Affair and A War. The distributor is also known for audience favorites including Melancholia, Let the Right One In, 13 Assassins, Tangerine and Viva.

“As we continue investing in the most valued and sought-after content, films are essential to that mix,” said Craig Erwich, SVP and Head of Content, Hulu. “Magnolia Pictures continuously releases thought-provoking and award-winning titles that we know our viewers will love.”

“We are very proud and excited to have struck such a meaningful partnership with a great company like Hulu,” said Eamonn Bowles, President of Magnolia Pictures. “We look forward to the continued mutual growth of our companies.”

Titles from Magnolia Pictures join Hulu’s growing list of films including theatrical film licensing agreements with Disney Studios, EPIX and a pay one licensing deal with IFC Films for documentaries.


Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month or commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers current season content from the largest U.S. broadcast networks, as well as acclaimed Hulu Originals including The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, Difficult People and the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series, Casual. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.


Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV. Magnolia is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this year, after being launched at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival by founders Eamonn Bowles and Bill Banowsky before being acquired by the Wagner/Cuban Company. Recent releases include Danish Oscar selection and Academy Award nominee A WAR, David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s stranger-than-fiction documentary TICKLED, Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS, Ira Sachs’ LITTLE MEN, Werner Herzog’s LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, North Korean kidnapping tale THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT, Brendan Toller’s DANNY SAYS, chronicling the iconic life of rock legend Danny Fields, Tony Stone’s riveting agrarian doc PETER AND THE FARM, and HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST. Upcoming Releases include Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, the stunning documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, Remember This House, and Danièle Thompson’s CEZANNE ET MOI.




Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She writes for the Inquistir and was first to break the news about the April the giraffe and the live cam streaming from Animal Adventure Park. She enjoys writing about television, entertainment, and live animal cams.

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