Twenty years of successful experience in the film distribution business in Latin America
CDC United Network was created 23 years ago and has long established itself as one of the leading film distributors in Latin America.
With a vast library of over 350 titles, CDC United Network is one of the top suppliers of independent content to the theatrical distributors, to all TV channels, and the Digital platforms in the region.
Over the years, CDC has managed to develop a successful business by acquiring commercial titles for distribution in Latin America and systematically partnering with the most important local theatrical distributors to ensure the best possible theatrical release in the territory and with the leading Pay and Free TV stations. CDC acquires movies for all rights and relicenses them throughout the whole of Latin America across Theatrical, Home Video, Pay-TV, Free-TV, Pay Per View, VOD and New Media markets.
At CDC, both the sales and acquisitions teams attend all the key markets of the sector (NATPE, LA Screenings, Mipcom, Miptv) and the main international film festivals (Berlin Film Festival, Cannes, Toronto Film Festival and AFM) and travel several times a year throughout Latin America to visit clients and partners directly.
CDC has privileged relationships with all the television stations in each country across the region encompassing more than 70 broadcasters and has established ties with all the main theatrical distributors as well as new media players. It is considered a key supplier to all.
In order to continue delivering quality product to region, CDC has established strategic relationships with 2 leading theatrical producers.. In September 2016, a ‘first look deal’ was announced with Tooley Productions for the distribution of their films throughout Latin America and South Africa. Tooley’s movies have earned more than $1.2 billion at the domestic box office. Among their main successes there’s the 2013 summer box-office hit We’re the Millers, which grossed $270 million worldwide.
More recently, during the 2017 EFM market, CDC announced a 'long-term output deal' to distribute Bold Films’ productions throughout Latin America and South Africa. Bold Films is an independent company with the mission to produce talent-driven, studio-quality films, which have worldwide commercial appeal. With acclaimed successes such as NIGHTCRAWLER starring Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as WHIPLASH, the Golden Globe-winning film from Academy Award Winner writer-director Damien Chazelle.
In addition to those strategic relationships CDC also continuously acquires products from leading producers and sales agents including Sierra Affinity, Lionsgate, Bloom, Studio Canal, The Weinstein Company, Voltage and many more.
Some of the most important recent and upcoming releases include THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS with Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, MISS SLOANE with Academy Award Winner Jessica Chastain, BAD SANTA 2 starring Academy Award Winners Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates, and AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING, sequel of the famous and successful franchise.
The vast CDC’s library includes also features from critically acclaimed directors as Woody Allen, David Cronenberg and Pedro Almodovar, Academy Awards Winner titles as 12 YEARS A SLAVE, blockbuster movies as A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, UNDERWORLD, I, FRANKENTSTEIN, SPYGAME, POINT BREAK, 13 DAYS, AUTUMN IN NEW YORK and SHOWGIRLS, and an extensive catalogue of family and kids titles including Mark Osborne’s THE LITTLE PRINCE (over 4.5million admissions in Latin America), JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR, HOUSE OF MAGIC and PLANET 51.
Even though CDC acquires titles that are commercial for all media, it is also very important for the entire team at CDC to be involved in and exploit movies that promote social impact, environmental protection and civic rights. Some of the movies CDC is particularly proud to distribute and that fit this criteria are: Ai Weiwei's HUMAN FLOW, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, FREEHELD, ALL EYEZ ON ME, SAMMY's ADVENTURES, THE LITTLE PRINCE, MISS SLOANE, THE LAST FACE, SHOCK AND AWE, MALCOLM X, etc ...