Studio 100 Film is delighted to announce that Maya the Bee will buzz into the North American market. The international children’s production and distribution company, based in Munich/Germany, has recently signed a distribution agreement with Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company. The announcement was made today by Patrick Elmendorff, CEO of Studio 100 Media 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 select 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 Media 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.
Studio 100 Film presents Maya the Bee – Movie as German-Australian co-production of Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Flying Bark Productions. Directed by Alexs Stadermann, it is produced by Patrick Elmendorff and Thorsten Wegener (Studio 100 Media), Jim Ballantine and Barbara Stephen (Buzz Studios). Studio 100 Film, the film division is a hundred percent subsidiary of the international children’s production and distribution company Studio 100 Media based in Munich.