CBS Films did not acquire I, Tonya after all – Neon and 30WEST will distribute in the U.S. UK’s Icon Film Distribution runs out of money, again!
TIFF Take Two: Protagonist starts sales on Cumberbatch bare-knuckle adaptation. Ed Arentz launches distributor Greenwich Entertainment.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is underway. There are plenty of films to wet the appetite of distributors and streamers alike.
By next year’s Cannes Film Festival, unless some unforeseen events occur, it will no longer be possible to license films to specific territories.
In Q4 2016, 77% of respondents would only like to pay for the channels they watch, up 3% y-o-y. Pricing expectations are in contrast to what they are paying.
Paramount will not receive the $1 billion in slate funding from China’s Shanghai Film Group, and Hua Hua Media. A source said, the “Paramount deal is dead.”
China’s Recon Group plans to buy a majority stake in genre-distributor Millennium Films for $100 million.
Xinke, a Chinese copper processing company revoked their offer to acquire 80% of Voltage Pictures for $350 million.
In an unsurprising decision that many industry followers have expected, Paramount Pictures’ CEO Brad Grey is leaving the studio after 12 years.
Love them or hate them, Netflix and Amazon are shaking loose cobwebs from the film market. The momentum from Sundance has sellers optimistic.