Roku has obtained both AVOD and FAST rights for “The Deal", the Electric Entertainment's feature film, to run it on their streaming service in the U.S, Canada, the U.K. and Latin America. “The Deal” is starring Sumalee Montano ("Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol,"), Emma Fischer (“Counterpart”), Alastair Mackenzie (“The Crown”), Taz Skylar(“The Kill Team”), Lisa Brenner (“The Patriot,”) and Pearl Mackie (“Doctor Who”).
In addition to creating and starring in the film, Sumalee Montano’s and Grace Lay’s production company, LinLay Productions, served as producers on the film, alongside Dean Devlin and Lisa Brenner. LinLay’s most recent production “Nanny” won this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment, states, “This film is a beautiful story, inspired by Sumalee’s real-life relationship with her mother. It is about the sacrifices her mother makes to ensure her daughter has a better life. I am so very glad it has found an exclusive home on The Roku Channel, giving it the premiere it deserves. I have no doubt that Roku’s audiences will wholeheartedly embrace the film.”
LinLay Productions states, “Teaming up with Electric Entertainment has been an amazing partnership from the start, from building out the world of the film to the multicultural cast and crew we brought together. And we're thrilled to be partnering with Roku now, given their breadth of quality content and impressive user base."