Exhibition Holdbacks

October 26, 2015

BOTTOM LINE ~> Ascot Elite is moving forward with plans to release the Robert De Niro’s heist film Bus 657 despite legal proceedings in Los Angeles. Grindstone, a division of U.S. distributor Lionsgate, is suing the producers Emmett/Furla Films over the release in Germany citing certain holdback provisions. In many instances, international distributors are funding significant presales on these types of genre films only to be forced to wait 18 to 30 months before gaining authorization to release.

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