MGM & Annapurna Resurrect United Artists

Mgm Annapurna Resurrect United Artists

Annapurna Pictures and MGM’s joint distribution venture has rebranded itself as United Artists Releasing, MGM resurrecting the famed UA label which celebrates a century this coming week.

This rebranded entity will proceed with its planned slate of films in the next year including the “Child’s Play” reboot, Richard Linklater’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” and the upcoming 25th instalment in the James Bond franchise.

The venture also plans to offer a third-party distribution alternative to the major studios and streaming companies, like it will do with LAIKA’s “Missing Link”. Eight films have been released through this venture so far including “Creed II,” “Vice” and “If Beale Street Could Talk”.

At the same time, MGM has filed a trademark suit on Tuesday accusing a Nevada man of infringing on the United Artists brand for a film festival name.

Source: The Playlist