Final Shots: Hulu Inks Multi-Year Streaming Deal With Indie Distributor NEON

Hulu has inked a brand new, multi-year output licensing agreement for all upcoming films and content released via NEON. The new deal grants Hulu first-window streaming rights to all past and future content from the new distribution company.

According to a press release, all future titles will become available via the platform following their theatrical release. NEON, the distribution company formed by Tom Quinn and Tim League, released its first feature, Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, on April 7th. The company also recently announced the launch of a short film division dubbed NEON shorts. The new arrangement follows a string of pay one window output agreements between Hulu and independent distributors such as Annapurna Pictures and Magnolia Pictures.

In other news…

CBS All Access has quietly added 16 new Paramount titles into the thousands it already has in its content library. Films ranging in genre from Rosemary’s Baby to Up in the Air are currently available to subscribers. [AdWeek]

Justin Simien spoke to one outlet about his brand new Netflix dramedy, Dear White People. The director claims he was “taken aback by the volume of vitriol” towards the original series, which is already stirring up controversy. [The Ringer]

Hulu has announced a partnership with Tremor Video, a buying and selling platform for video advertising, to power its Advanced TV advertising across desktop, mobile and streaming devices. Under the agreement, Hulu will provide advertisers with access to its massive library of protected content. [AdWeek]

Hulu has released the official trailer to its forthcoming documentary, Batman & Bill, premiering May 6. Directed and executive produced by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, the original feature tells the story of Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure in creating the iconic superhero:

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