Paid January 27 evening announcement said the company recently reached an agreement with the United States Lionsgate , they intend to jointly invest film production , distribution, and movie -derived product development operations. Respectively, through a wholly owned company subsidiary wide electrical Pictures of Hong Kong companies , electric Canton Picturesand Lionsgate American company signed a specific cooperation agreement. Cooperation period of three years .
Lions Gate Films was founded in 1997 , is known as the rapid rise in recent years, in addition to the traditional six of the ” seventh largest .” Lionsgate for Chinese audiences are familiar with the hit film of ” The Hunger Games ” series , and ” Twilight ” ( Summit Entertainment has been acquired by Lions Gate Films ) . Teenagers like the type , theme films are good at it , both in terms of movies or TV shows have accumulated a considerable prestige and film library resources, frequently came in 2014 with Ali Baba and Wanda fancy , becoming the latter two overseas important strategic step.
Finally, I did not expect to be Paid ” final word ” – the story too similar to last year’s Huayi Brothers ” shares ” Studio 8, but finally popped up unexpectedly cut Hu revival of international success .
Paid content of ” grab ” strategy
According Paid announcement shows that for the period of cooperation Lions Gate Films Toupai production, distribution of films , according to 75% , 25% the proportion of funding based on the net investment in the production of the film, Lionsgate and companies. In every film investment ceiling of $ 30,000,000 Paid , and if the movie because of cooperation led to large-scale investment company invested amount exceeds this limit , then the Company may elect to full -chip investment choices ( ie, although will more than 30 million US dollars investment ceiling monolithic , still full payment of 25% of net production of actual investment) . Meanwhile, the announcement said that the investment of the year and not Paid more than 125 million US dollars (about 780 million yuan ) , but the two sides agreed in accordance with the situation , it may not be restricted by this amount .
Announcements, Lionsgate launched for Chinese co-productions , the company enjoys priority Paid bargaining , and the investment ratio can reach 43% of the net investment in the production or other mutually agreed proportion . Meanwhile , Paid enjoy four year collaboration with Lionsgate film exclusive marketing rights in China. If the company issuing index gained more foreign films , the two sides can make it a priority to increase the number of issued negotiations. In addition, the announcement also revealed that Lionsgate will assist Paid co -led film production , and to assist the latter made Chinese movies overseas distribution , made films go for help.
Ali aspects Lynx Box had been reached with Lionsgate content copyright strategic partnership to jointly launch Lions Gate Entertainment World (the “LGWE”) service project, which is designed for Chinese users with an exclusive subscription class Entertainment services, users will Alibaba latest generation set-top boxes ( Lynx Box 2 ) and the TV is connected , you can get the service.
Paid overwhelmed with great efforts and capital investment to get content resources, not only the financial aspects as well as the issuance of equity investments in the Mainland thus obtained exclusive rights to its investment in video content are also expected to be no doubt become mango TV the huge traffic entrance , while the future if injected Paid TV mango , then the impact of the financial investment and the proceeds will be further enlarged .
Alibaba Hollywood lion Complex : Sony transferred or will acquire MGM
Also lion, Lionsgate aspects Paid already heats up, Alibaba or will stop at the previously agreed with Lionsgate Lynx Box level of cooperation . But Ma desire for Hollywood is not going to stop , according to the ” Shenzhen Evening News ” message , sources said MGM seems more suited Alibaba acquisition target . MGM is owned by private investment institutions, some of them are eager to cash business . It is reported that MGM repository also abundant, with about 4000 films, including “Rocky ,” ” Robocop ,” ” The Hobbit ” ( Warner total ) and “007” ( with Sony total ) , etc. very attractive for fans .
Alibaba success after the US market, Ma that led to Hollywood to conduct investigations. According to previous Sony hacked leaked email shows that in October this year, Ma visitedHollywood really only met with a film company – Sony Pictures , Ma was met with the Sony executives , expressed interest in participating in ” Ghostbusters ,” the investment in production.
So Ali or will acquire MGM , Sony has not groundless , in addition to the content level of cooperation , the potential strategic value of MGM and acquisitions are high . Interestingly, Sony MGM ‘s LOGO is a lion, and the lion has witnessed a century of Hollywood legend and glory.
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