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Liddell Entertainment To Distribute

Liddell Entertainment is launching LD Distribution, a new indie distribution company, bringing in industry veteran David Dinerstein as president. Dinerstein has long been involved with specialty distribution, having served as co-founder and former president of Paramount Classics, senior VP of … Continue reading

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Summit/Lionsgate Merger?

Two of Hollywood’s leading independent studios, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, may be on the road to a merger, creating a major mini-studio in its wake. Summit is riding high with international box office receipts from its TWILIGHT series, the latest … Continue reading

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Relativity Media’s Big Loan

The web information service THE WRAP has broken the story that just weeks before the release of his first big-budget epic, the sand-and-sandal epic IMMORTALS, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh took a $200 million loan from billionaire Ron Burkle, The … Continue reading

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Netflix UK Deal

Netflix’s U.K. and Ireland offerings expanded further as the online video streaming giant sealed a deal with Miramax to bring titles such as PULP FICTION, CHICAGO, THE ENGLISH PATIENT and other Oscar winners to the two countries. There is still … Continue reading

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IDFA Pacts With Cinelan

IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, has pacted with New York-based production company Cinelan to present the new global documentary initiative Focus Forward. At the Toronto Film Festival, Cinelan announced that with the sponsorship support of General Electric that … Continue reading

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Summit Entertainment Deals

Summit Entertainment has been one of the most active sales companies at this week’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, the largest confab of indie sellers and buyers on the planet. The company and Central Partnership have entered into a … Continue reading

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The New DreamWorks Team

Uber producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall have left Sony Pictures and are reuniting with their old partner Steven Spielberg with a first-look deal with DreamWorks. The move to DreamWorks reunites the husband-and-wife team with their longtime associates, Steven Spielberg … Continue reading

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Universal’s First Look Deal

Universal Pictures has announced that the studio has forged a three-year, first-look production deal  with Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones’ de Passe Jones Entertainment.  De Passe and Jones merged their entertainment companies several years ago and are currently developing … Continue reading

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Netflix Flip-Flop

The beleaguered Netflix, smarting from negative press and consumer complaints about separating its download and dvd rental businesses, is again doing a face-saving flip-flop. CEO Reed Hastings wrote on his blog post that “it is clear that for many of … Continue reading

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LFF Industry Initiatives

The BFI London Film Festival (LFF) is hooking up to work with Festival Scope, the global on demand service for movie professionals for the first time during this year’s event which runs from October 12 to 27. The venture between … Continue reading

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