Distribution – Ireland
Country Focus: Ireland
UPC in its Element with VOD, Volta locks Eye
by Naman Ramachandran
- Mea Maxima Culpa to release on demand simultaneously with theatrical
Leading Irish production house Element Pictures and its distribution wing Element Pictures Distribution (EPD) have signed a deal with Irish service provider UPC where some key Element titles will be made available to Irish television viewers via the UPC On Demand service. The first title under the deal is Alex Gibney’s IFTA-winning documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God that looks at corruption in the Catholic Church. The film will be available from February 22, the same day that the film is released in cinemas.
Andrew Lowe, director for EPD said, “We are very pleased to partner with UPC to supply Irish films for their on-demand platform which has enjoyed great success since it launched last May. We see UPC’s on Demand platform as an important means of delivering our films to customers in a cost effective and convenient way. EPD has enjoyed box office success with recent releases such as What Richard Did [+see also:
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Some of EPD’s library titles are available on Irish video on demand platform Volta, who recently struck a deal with the UK’s Artificial Eye. Leos Carax’s Holy Motors [+see also:
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