Apple Considers MGM Buyout

January 15, 2020

After the abysmal start to Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+, the tech company is searching for relevance with a new leader and a possible strategic acquisition.

Production Battle of Britain

January 15, 2020

There is a mad rush by the most significant content creators, especially streaming services, to utilize the production infrastructure in England as a base of European operations.

Lionsgate Considers Separation

October 11, 2019

Lionsgate is said to be in talks to split its film and television production business from its recently acquired premium-channel Starz into separate companies.

Netflix at the Movies

October 2, 2019

After a decade of primarily focusing on episodic content, Netflix wants to break the theatrical glass ceiling, especially since they are funding more original films.

Apple Goes Theatrical

September 29, 2019

Apple wants to carve out exclusive theatrical windows for exhibitors to screen some of its forthcoming feature films before streaming on Apple TV+.

Buyer Beware

September 10, 2019

Buyers at TIFF are skittish after a 6% drop in North American box office receipts in 2019. Worse still, is the dire year indie films are having, where receipts have declined 45%.

Lionsgate Films Bound For Disney

Lionsgate Films Are Disney Bound

June 16, 2019

Starting in 2020, films released by Lionsgate will be distributed on the Hulu streaming service, and FX, the basic-cable channel now owned by Disney after the takeover of Fox.

Lionsgate Prepares Starz Sale

The Starz Farce

May 27, 2019

The timing of the anonymous leak that CBS was prepared to pay Lionsgate $5 billion for Starz, raises serious questions about possible market manipulation.

Starz Lionsgate Marriage

Rocky Media Marriage

May 5, 2019

The uneasy marriage between Lionsgate and Starz has been a rocky one from the start. The biggest clash relates to Lionsgate’s television division.

Lionsgate: Up In Flames

Up In Flames

April 30, 2019

Lionsgate lobbied to become the belle of the buyout ball last year in Hollywood, but Prince Charming never arrived.

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