Rialto and Vertigo Releasing Launch Galaxy Pictures for Film Distribution in Australia and New Zealand

Australian company Rialto and the UK's Vertigo Releasing have formed a partnership to establish Galaxy Pictures, a new film distribution company in Australia and New Zealand.

Galaxy Pictures will focus on distributing "broad-appeal, star-driven commercial pictures" that cater to consumers in an increasingly digital landscape.

The partnership between Rialto and Vertigo Releasing has been ongoing for three years, during which they have handled 120 film titles. This new company formalizes their collaboration.

Some of the titles they have worked on together include "Honest Thief," "Boss Level," "Ainbo: Amazon Princess," "Dreambuilders," "The Misfits," and "Cosmic Sin."

Galaxy Pictures' 2024release slate includes films like "Land of Bad" starring Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth, "Long Legs" starring Nicolas Cage, "Sleeping Dogs" starring Russell Crowe and Karen Gillan and "Armored" starring Sylvester Stallone.

Other titles include "The Canterville Ghost" with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, a culinary romance called "The Taste of Things" (aka "Pot au Feu"), and "The Rule of Genie" starring John Lithgow and Geoffrey Rush.

Rupert Preston, CEO of Vertigo Releasing, expressed his excitement about launching Galaxy Pictures,

Highlighting the success of their past collaborations and the strength of their current film slate.