LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Faith-based film company Pure Flix Entertainment (Pure Flix) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) announced today a long term, multi-year distribution services agreement.Under the arrangement, UPHE will exclusively handle sales and distribution services for the Blu-ray, DVD, Electronic Sell-through and Video-on-Demand platforms of Pure Flix new release films as well as for its diverse catalog of titles across the U.S.Pure Flix will oversee consumer marketing to support UPHE, and will continue to manage sales, marketing and distribution for the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). The announcement was made today by Michael Scott, Partner, Pure Flix and John Morici, Managing Director – U.S. & Canada, UPHE.
The pact will begin with the home entertainment release of Woodlawn, starring Sean Astin, Sherry Shepherd, Nic Bishop, C. Thomas Howell, Caleb Castille, and Academy Award® winner Jon Voight, which is widely available today on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand.Also on deck in 2016 is the highly anticipated God’s Not Dead 2, starring Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Hayley Orrantia, Ernie Hudson, Sadie Roberts, Robin Givens, Maria Canals-Barrera, and Fred Thompson, with special appearances by Pat Boone, Ray Wise, Governor Mike Huckabee, and Newsboys.
“We originally launched Pure Flix to connect relevant and entertaining Christ-centered storytelling with faith-based moviegoers,” says Scott.“As our movies have found success, we’ve been blessed with a growing audience.There is simply no better partner to help us serve the full potential of Pure Flix than Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.”
“Pure Flix is the premier leader in faith-based entertainment as evidenced by its decade-long success in the category,” added Morici. “Combining Universal’s world-class home entertainment distribution operation with Pure Flix’s robust catalog and ever-growing pipeline of high quality, specialty fare perfectly positions us for success in this well-defined market.”
About Pure Flix Entertainment Founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis, Pure Flix has become the largest Christian entertainment production and distribution studio in the world. Their recent theatrical successes include God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, and Woodlawn. On April 1, 2016, Pure Flix will release nationwide to theaters the highly anticipated God’s Not Dead 2 starring Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Hayley Orrantia, Ernie Hudson, Sadie Robertson, Robin Givens, Fred Thompson, Maria Canals-Barrera, with Pat Boone and Ray Wise, and special appearance by Newsboys. Pure Flix also provides an online streaming service delivering over 3000 faith-based and family films, TV shows and educational programming for the whole family. With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed nearly 100 faith and family-friendly properties.Their official web site is www.pureflixentertainment.com.
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal.NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.