Distribution

Rush to Offshore

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.

Legal Brief
Legal

Legal: W2 2016

The makers of the Machete film franchise did not have their constitutional rights violated when Texas denied their application for a film incentive grant.

AMC Networks
Legal

Legal: W52 2015

A group of small cable providers have complained to the FCC that content providers like AMC Networks Inc. hold too much leverage in carriage negotiations.

Legal

Legal: W51 2015

Suspended California attorney and movie producer Peter M. Hoffman, who is awaiting sentencing in Louisiana for a film tax credit fraud.

Hunger Games
Distribution

Lionsgate End of an Era

[Updated]: With Divergent: Allegiant and Now You See Me 2 both tracking around $120 million each, how is Lionsgate going to plug a $350 million hole in their slate?