Letterboxd Sets Exclusive Deal with Neon Across Its Slate of Six Shortlisted Films

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NEON is partnering with Letterboxd, the global social network for film discussion and discovery, across its slate of documentary and international films short listed for the 93rd Academy Awards® in an exclusive deal starting this Monday, March 8, 2021. For a limited time (March 8th to March 14th), all six of NEON's shortlisted titles will be made available to Letterboxd users for the discounted bundle price of $19.99 at watch.neonrated.com.  This marks the first time Letterboxd will be offering new films that have not streamed on any other platforms directly to its members.

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The six films will include: Gunda directed by Victor Kossakovsky and executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix; Gianfranco Rosi's Notturno; The Painter and the Thief directed by Benjamin Ree; Andrei Konchalovsky's Dear Comrades!, Russia's Academy Award® Submission; Night of the Kings, Philippe Lacôte's Ivory Coast Oscar Submission; and Jasmila Žbanić's Quo Vadis, Aida?, the Bosnia and Herzegovina submission.

"Letterboxd loves connecting our audience of film fans with the works of great filmmakers," commented Letterboxd's David Larkin. "Partnering with NEON to offer this selection of six sensational films is an exciting opportunity for our community to be part of the awards-season conversation."

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Andrew Brown negotiated the deal for NEON along with David Larkin for Letterboxd.

Most recently NEON acquired Céline Sciamma's Petite Maman, reuniting with acclaimed filmmaker following their successful collaboration on the revered Portrait of a Lady on Fire.  NEON also continues to foray into development and production on the heels of their Best Picture win for Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, with several projects including Pablo Larraín's Spencer starring Kristen Stewart; Ben Wheatley's Horror Film In The Earth which recently made its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival; and The Painter and the Thief narrative remake. 

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About Letterboxd

Launched in 2011, Letterboxd.com is a worldwide community of more than three million film lovers in over 200 countries who rate, review and share their movie-watching activities. In 2020, the Letterboxd community logged 210 million films as watched, wrote sixteen million reviews and created almost two million lists.

About NEON

In just four years, NEON has garnered 12 Academy Award® nominations, 5 wins, including Best Picture, and has grossed over $150M at the box office. The company continues to push boundaries and take creative risks on bold cinema such as Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, which made history winning four Academy Awards®, becoming the first non-English-language film to claim Best Picture.

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The film, which also unanimously won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, has amassed over $53M at the domestic box office and broke multiple records including highest per screen average of the year and highest per screen average for a foreign language film of all time. NEON has amassed a library of over 50 films with noteworthy releases including: Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov's award-winning and record-breaking Honeyland, which is the first non-fiction feature to land Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film in the same year; Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11, 2019's highest grossing documentary with a worldwide gross of $16M; Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling which surpassed $13M at the box office; and Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya, which garnered multiple Academy Award® nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.

After their successful collaboration on I, Tonya in January 2018, 30WEST (Dan Friedkin's and Micah Green's strategic venture) partnered with NEON's Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become majority investors in the company.

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