For the first time, films produced by Legendary crossed $2B in box office receipts in 2015. Jurassic World accounted for 77% of all global receipts.
The MPAA and China film regulators negotiate to address box office fraud and expanding the number of non-Chinese films permitted on the mainland.
The SPC Advance Report includes licensed guarantees for 175 films released by Sony Pictures Classics, spanning films in all major genres and languages.
Will the US studios finally cut off Netflix from licensing their content now that it is subsidizing Netflix’s greater expansion into original content?
China’s Perfect World Pictures will co-finance 25% of Universal’s B-slate over five years. The $500 million deal is the second major tie-up in a week.
Brazil lost 600,000 subs over the last six months of 2015. It’s no surprise that Netflix’s growth has been spectacular. Sky lost 300,000 in the same period.
Will Relativity’s Kavanaugh be able to escape the legal actions in connection with misappropriating $10 million in P&A capital used to prop up the company?
Netflix’s top executive endorsed the pending $55B Charter and Time Warner merger, saying he views it as a positive development for streaming video.
Antitrust issues are on the horizon for Wanda Group: CEO Wang Jianlin, China’s richest individual, announced the acquisition of Legendary for $3.5 billion.
The makers of the Machete film franchise did not have their constitutional rights violated when Texas denied their application for a film incentive grant.