HBO, Max, and A24 announced today that they have inked an exclusive multiyear Pay-1 output agreement for the studio’s films.
Under the terms of the deal, the A24 theatrical slate will be exclusive to Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO, Max and Cinemax during the Pay-1 window. The Pay-1 window traditionally lasts around 18 months following the theatrical and home entertainment releases. Regarding timing, it usually depends on the studio. This exclusive output agreement is on top of a previous licensing deal between studio and streamer.
Among the films to be available under the new deal are Sofia Coppola’s award-winning Priscilla starring Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, Kristoffer Borgli’s Nicolas Cage starrer Dream Scenario and Sean Durkin’s upcoming release The Iron Claw starring Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White. Movies included in the pay-1 output agreement include* Dicks: The Musical, Priscilla, Dream Scenario, The Zone of Interest, Stop Making Sense (2023), The Iron Claw, Love Lies Bleeding, Civil War, and more. The two companies have additionally extended their licensing deal to continue bringing the entertainment company’s robust and award-winning library of movies to HBO & Max viewer’s screens. Between the existing and new library of A24 films, subscribers will have access to more than one hundred A24 titles over the term of the agreement. The expanded selection of critically acclaimed films includes Everything Everywhere All at Once, Uncut Gems, The Whale, Past Lives, and more. “Continuing our relationship with A24 to bring award-winning movies alongside recent fan-favorites to subscribers adds incredible value to the HBO and Max value proposition,” said Royce Battleman, EVP, Content Acquisitions, Warner Bros. Discovery. “The diverse range of stories that come from the A24 pipeline make this partnership so impactful for our audience.” *All dates and films are subject to change.