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‘Maya the Bee’ Buzzing to North America

Studio 100 Film signs cross-platform distribution deal with Shout! Factory for U.S and Canadian theatrical, home entertainment, digital distribution and broadcast releases.

Studio 100 Film announced that Maya the Bee will buzz into the North American market. The international feature films sales agency, based in Munich/Germany, has recently signed a distribution agreement with Shout! Factory, a leading multi-­‐platform entertainment company. The announcement was made by Patrick Elmendorff, CEO of Studio 100 Film and Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos.

In this agreement, Shout! Factory has secured exclusive U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to “Maya the Bee Movie,” including theatrical, home entertainment, digital distribution and broadcast for cross-platform releases. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of this film in selected theaters, video‐on-demand (VOD), subscription video-on-demand (SVOD), electronic‐sell-through (EST), television and in all packaged media through Shout! Factory Kids in 2015.

Patrick Elmendorff, CEO of Studio 100 Film commented, “Following the recent success of Maya the Bee Movie in Germany, South Korea, Poland, etc., we are very proud to announce the distribution agreement for the North American market. I am delighted to partner with Shout! Factory. They have demonstrated great expertise in distributing feature films.”

Maya the Bee is a worldwide and well‐known brand. The books of the little bee were first published over 100 years ago and since then worldwide audiences young and old have loved the brand. “The worldwide sales of the movie to more than 100 countries illustrate the continuous popularity of this well-known and much-loved brand and the rising demand for great family entertainment,” says Elmendorff.

“We are incredibly excited about this new relationship with Studio 100 Film. This highly entertaining family movie is the perfect addition to our library of exciting new films. We look forward to presenting Maya the Bee movie to North American audiences through a wide variety of entertainment distribution platforms and on family home entertainment shelves,” state Shout! Factory’s founders.

Source: Studio 100 Film

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.