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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Blockbuster signs deal to be exclusive renter for Weinsteins - USATODAY.com:
"The deal teams Blockbuster with movie industry veterans brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein as it tries to counter an expensive rivalry with Netflix (NFLX) over online rentals, as well as cooling store-based movie rentals.

Bobby, a depiction of Robert Kennedy's final day before being assassinated, starring Anthony Hopkins and Demi Moore, and The Nanny Diaries featuring Scarlett Johansson, are part of the first slate of rentals movies to be exclusively available at Blockbuster.

According to the deal, Blockbuster will have exclusive rental rights over Weinstein Co. theatrical releases and direct-to-video films beginning on Jan. 1. The two companies will share rental revenues for Weinstein Co. titles".  (more)

(via kottke)


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