Momentum Pictures

Momentum Pictures
Industry Film distribution
Fate Absorbed by Entertainment One; relaunched in 2015
Founded London, England (1996, 2016–present)
Toronto, Ontario (2015)
Products Motion pictures
Owner Alliance Communications (1996–1998)
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. (1998–2007)
Alliance Films (2007–2013)
Entertainment One Films (2015–present)

Momentum Pictures is a film distributor owned by Entertainment One. Prior to 2013, Momentum was a brand of Canadian distributor Alliance Films used for its releases in the United Kingdom, and was one of the leading independent distributors in the UK and Ireland; following eOne's purchase of the company, Alliance and its divisions were folded under the eOne brand. The Momentum brand was revived in 2015 as part of a venture with Orion Pictures to jointly acquire films for distribution in North America and international markets.[1]

Under Alliance ownership, Momentum's most successful theatrical releases include the Oscar, BAFTA and BIFA-winning The King's Speech, Amélie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Control, Downfall, The Young Victoria, Defiance, Milk, Let the Right One In, The Illusionist, Just Friends, District B13 Ultimatum, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Law Abiding Citizen, Glorious 39, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Red Tails and P.S. I Love You.

The studio has also released several family films, such as Hoodwinked!, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (co-distributed with United International Pictures as part of a two-year agreement), Arthur and the Invisibles and Igor, as well as the home video rights for popular TV series Creature Comforts.

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In February 2011, Momentum Pictures won 8 BAFTA awards, more than any other UK distributor. 7 awards went to The King's Speech, including Best Film and Best Actor and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo won Best Film Not in the English Language.


  1. "eOne Revives Momentum Pictures and Partners With Orion For Films — Toronto". Deadline. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
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