Hulu Scores Output Deal with IFC Films


SANTA MONICA: A new output deal makes Hulu the exclusive streaming home for all future documentary releases from IFC Films, which will include all docs from the brands IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight.

The multiyear agreement marks the first time these documentary films will be available on Hulu within the first window following their initial release in theaters and on-demand. Starting this fall, Hulu will be the exclusive streaming VOD home to highly anticipated documentary releases from IFC Films, and will be the only destination to stream future documentaries from IFC Films following their run in theaters. The deal also grants Hulu the streaming rights to debut future trailers for all IFC Films documentaries.

The first documentary feature to premiere on Hulu in-window will be King Georges, about Georges Perrier, the 67-year-old owner of the French restaurant Le Bec-Fin. City of Gold, which follows Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, will also become exclusive to Hulu following its theatrical release on March 11.

Lisa Schwartz, IFC Films‘s executive VP of distribution, operations and business development, said: “We are so excited to announce this groundbreaking first-window partnership with Hulu. IFC Films and Sundance Selects take great pride in the quality of the documentaries that we acquire and release every year and we are thrilled to have Hulu as a destination for them. Hulu is the ideal partner for first-window exhibition and will provide a terrific opportunity in promoting each films’ theatrical release.”