The premium channel Showtime will keep its pipeline of IFC Films, which was behind this year's Oscar best picture nominee
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The extension, announced Thursday, means that Showtime will receive first run of films theatrically distributed by IFC Films through 2021. Showtime subscribers can watch the the titles across all of Showtime's platforms, including its sister outlets -- Movie Channel and Flix -- as well as on Showtime On Demand and its app, Showtime Anytime.
The deal includes recent Sundance Film Festival titles "D Train" and "Sleeping With Other People," as well as the Richard Linklater, 12-year opus "Boyhood," which will make its TV debut on the channel this weekend.
Financial terms for the Showtime-IFC Films pact were not disclosed.
"We are thrilled to have our films play alongside Showtime's award-winning original programs,"said Lisa Schwartz, executive vice president of distribution, operations and business development for IFC Films and Sundance Selects. "Their partnership approach over the last six years has been a major contributor to the size and acclaim of our slate."
Showtime also has arrangements to run