H Collective and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions strike global distribution deal
The announcement follows the news that The H Collective has acquired the xXx franchise with Vin Diesel’s One Race Films. The H Collective has several production deals with prominent producers, including James Gunn, with whom they are currently in production on an untitled horror thriller directed by David Yarovesky and starring Elizabeth Banks.
The H Collective is also currently in post-production on Christopher Cantwell’s The Parts You Lose, starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The movie is produced by Mark Johnson under his Gran Via banner.
“During my time working in the studio system, I’ve established a strong relationship with Josh Greenstein, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution and Steve Bersch, President of Worldwide Acquisitions at Sony Pictures. Their teams are the best in class, and their distribution strategies and platform are the perfect complement to our diversified slate. We’re looking forward to growing this partnership and collaborating with the entire Sony family,” said Nic Crawley, CEO of The H Collective.
Josh Greenstein, President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group added: “We’re incredibly excited to be in business with The H Collective. Nic and his team are working with some of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers today. We look forward to sharing their unique stories with the world, creating dynamic campaigns, and distributing them around the globe.”
Greenstein brought the deal to SPWA, and SPWA’s Co-Head Michael Helfand negotiated the deal with Nic Crawley and Jenna Sanz-Agero at The H Collective. The H Collective is a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company to produce and finance a diversified slate of four high-quality films per year including prestige, horror, action comedy and franchise IP.