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Universal Music Publishing Signs Agreement With STX Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Universal Music Publishing Group has sealed an exclusive agreement with motion picture, television, and digital media company STX Entertainment to represent all of the studio's future soundtracks, scores and catalogue of related music publishing rights across all media.

Upcoming films from the company include the thriller Secret in Their Eyes, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts; The Boy, a horror film from director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), starring Lauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead"); and the epic action-drama The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali from writer-director and 4-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross.

"STX Entertainment is an exciting new studio and media company with a fantastic production slate and we have great respect for the entire management team. I'm very pleased to be a part of this opportunity to work with STX from the ground floor and look forward to a long and creative partnership," said UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.

UMPG works with most major studios and productions houses, repping companies such as Warner Bros Entertainment, Universal Studios, HBO, DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation, NBC and Sesame Workshop, among many others. – Staff Writers