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Starz Scores Four Films From Summit Entertainment

Starz Entertainment has acquired four first-run titles from Summit Entertainment that it will be able to distribute on a number of platforms.
The premium service has secured the rights to Penelope, starring Christina Ricci, comedy Sex Drive, action drama Never Back Down, and the 3D animated children's adventure Fly Me to the Moon. Deal terms were not disclosed.
The films will air on Starz channels and on-demand services in 3D. In addition to its 16 multiplex channels, Starz Entertainment can present the films in HD, Starz On Demand and Starz Play, the broadband video download service.
"Each of these films from Summit will appeal to different age groups and will definitely serve us well with crossover allure," said Starz vice president of program acquisition Nancy Silverstone. "The variety of these four films will afford us the opportunity to program them on many of our 16 linear channels."