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Global Eagle Quick to Add Oscar Winners

Inflight entertainment specialist Global Eagle wasted no time making sure its clients have access to some of the 2020 Academy Awards top films.

The Los Angeles-based company has landed inflight distribution rights for three Oscar-winning films: “Parasite” (four Oscars, including Best Picture), “1917” (three Oscars, including Sound Mixing) and “Judy” (Best Actress).

“Parasite” has especially seen a major post-Oscars response from consumers, topping digital and physical sales and rentals charts since it became the first international film to ever win Best Picture.

Global Eagle distributor Emphasis has worldwide rights outside Korea for “Parasite,” while distributor EIM has rights for “Judy” and “1917.”

“Global travel audiences are more discerning than ever, so we are excited to offer movies through Emphasis and EIM that have been recognized with the highest of accolades,” said Per Norén, president of Global Eagle. “Our distribution team is expert at sourcing entertainment that passengers want and is relevant to local markets. We believe ‘Parasite,’ ‘Judy’ and ‘1917’ are excellent examples of content that fulfills our customers’ brand promise.”