Acquisitions maven Mayer says that Walt Disney has three criteria for major buys, which the $4.05 billion purchase of Lucasfilm in October certainly met: must have creative capabilities, assets with…
Hergott repped Kathleen Kennedy when she was named co-chair and of Lucasfilm in June and Rich Ross when was hired in October as CEO by TV production house Shine America, which is owned by News Corp.
Condiotti recalls "eight long months working with a dedicated team here" on making presentations and responding to due-diligence inquiries that culminated in the sale of his employer Lucasfilm to…
Joshua Grode, partner and head of corporate department, Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor
Grode repped Summit Entertainment in its January sale to Lionsgate. "It was tricky because they were in the same business and literally around the corner from each other," says Grode.
The Do It Yourself low-budget movie that makes a six-figure profit out of the box represents the new financing paradigm that has Hollywood talent buzzing.
Consumer marketing at AMC Theaters experienced a seismic shakeup in the past three years. The theater chain, the second-largest in the U.S., ramped up involvement in digital media that connects the…
Innovative online marketing helped fuel 'Ted'
Independent film sellers are finding that the patchwork of overseas video-on-demand platforms represent a godsend due to competition for exclusives within territories and mushrooming aggregate sales.
Western European film buyers have been helped in recent years by a relatively strong euro currency but for this year's American Film Market, the euro softened about 10% versus the U.S dollar, which…
Growing VOD outfits bump up price for Hollywood product