'Bones and All' will be the first of MGM's upcoming films to be released internationally by Warner Bros.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has chosen Warner Bros. as the new studio to release its upcoming films internationally, except for the next James Bond film and a couple of others.
The new multi-year deal encompasses the theatrical distribution of MGM films in territories outside of the US including China. The new agreement also includes worldwide physical home entertainment distribution on all newly released MGM titles.
MGM’s previous partner was Universal, which released the 2022 James Bond instalment No Time To Die internationally, as well as such high-profile MGM as House of Gucci and Licorice Pizza.
Under the pact, Warner Bros. International’s distribution division will handle all Warner’s movies, beginning with the release of Bones and All in November of 2022 and Creed III, which is set for 2023.
Universal Pictures International will still distribute MGM and Orion Pictures Till in October of this year and Women Talking in the first quarter of 2023. Bond 26, the next chapter in the James Bond series of films, will also be distributed by Universal Pictures International as part of the studio’s original agreement (details of the movie have not yet been
Former MGM leaders Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy, who were newly appointed as co-chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, arranged the deal with MGM’s chief operating officer Christopher Brearton.
Under the terms of the deal, MGM and Warner Bros. Picture Group will collaborate on marketing and advertising, publicity, film distribution and exhibitor relations on behalf of MGM’s future slate of theatrical releases outside North America (including China), with the team at Warners responsible for execution. The new agreement also includes worldwide physical home entertainment distribution on all newly released MGM titles.
Both MGM and Warner Bros. are under new leadership. MGM is owned by Amazon, while Warners is owned by Discovery.