The Weinstein Company and Vivendi Entertainment (VE) announced today a home entertainment partnership that will make Vivendi Entertainment (VE) the exclusive distributor of The Weinstein Company library and grant VE the rights to distribute 20 new direct-to-DVD titles from TWC over the next year. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairmen of TWC, and Tom O'Malley, President of VE.

The Weinstein Company library includes a vast array of titles and brands ­ feature films such as The Reader­ 2009 Oscar nominee for Best Picture featuring Academy Award Best Actress winner Kate Winslet and Vicky Cristina Barcelona­ featuring Academy Award Best Supporting Actress winner Penelope Cruz; the DRAGON DYNASTY series with films featuring Jackie Chan and Jet Li; DIMENSION EXTREME titles including George Romero's Diary of the Dead, Pulse 2 and 3, Daria Argento's Mother of Tears, Hell Ride, presented by Quentin Tarantino, Teeth and many others; classic like El Cid starring Charleton Heston and Sophia Loren, and Fall of the Roman Empire; as well as animated classics including The Reef, Tortoise & The Hare, The Blue Elephant, Jerry Lewis' animated remake of his legendary film The Nutty Professor, and more.

Bob Weinstein stated, "Vivendi Entertainment is a great place to build our home entertainment library and, in keeping with our plan for the company, develop and increase our catalog business. We have a relationship with Doug Morris going back twenty years and we are thrilled to be putting our library into Vivendi¹s hands."

Tom O'Malley stated "It's a great honor to be partnering with Bob and Harvey. They are both icons in the film industry and having them as partners takes Vivendi Entertainment to a new level. We're thrilled to be representing their catalog to retailers and are excited about their upcoming slate of direct to DVD films."