Advisory Services News
EVOLUTION MEDIA ADVISES TOP RANK IN ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH DISNEY’S ESPN
August 26, 2017
The Disney-owned network locks in Bob Arum’s library to fuel its upstart digital service as traditional fighting takes aim at Ari Emanuel’s UFC beyond the big Mayweather-McGregor bout. Read More »
EVOLUTION MEDIA ADVISES MAKEREADY PRODUCTIONS IN ITS LAUNCH WITH UNIVERSAL AND EONE
May 17, 2017
Hollywood veteran Brad Weston is launching the movie and television production company Makeready, with backing from Universal Pictures and Entertainment One. The new venture plans to release two films annually, beginning next year through Universal, which is committed to handling worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution for the company’s feature films, with eOne handling theatrical distribution across Canada, the U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, and Spain. Read More »
VINE ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO SEVERAL RELATIVITY FILMS
April 27, 2017
Vine Alternative Investments on Thursday announced that it has acquired Manchester Library Company, a holding company whose slate of 30 films includes such Relativity Media titles as the Oscar-winning The Fighter, Limitless and Dear John. Read More »
BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION SELLS STAKE TO ITV STUDIOS
April 4, 2017
Blumhouse Television has set up shop with ITV Studios, which has bought a 45% stake in Jason Blum’s growing TV production arm. Read More »
MLB-DISNEY’S BAMTECH INKS ‘LEAGUE OF LEGENDS’ $300 MILLION ESPORTS STREAMING PACT
December 16, 2016
BAMTech, Major League Baseball’s streaming-video unit backed by Disney, has entered into a multiyear deal with Riot Games to deliver “League of Legends” eSports content around the world. Under the deal, announced Friday, Riot Games — acquired by Chinese internet giant Tencent last year — will work with BAMTech to “grow revenue in our sport through various means, including sponsorship and advertising,” the video-game publisher said. Read More »
ENTERTAINMENT ONE AND THE MARK GORDON COMPANY PARTNER IN TELEVISION AND FILM STUDIO
January 6, 2015
Entertainment One (“eOne”) and The Mark Gordon Company are pleased to announce that they have partnered to create an independent studio that will finance and produce film, network, cable, and digital premium content, which eOne will distribute internationally. The venture, which is led by Mark Gordon in the role of Chief Executive Officer, will continue producing Mark Gordon premium content and will also expand to finance projects by other producers. Read More »
NEW YORK’S ENTERTAINMENT ELITE – ROBERT STANLEY & JAY ADYA
September 23, 2014
Co-founder/Co-Managing Partner and Executive, Evolution Media Capital – A boutique investment bank, Evolution has negotiated the media rights in some of the biggest deals in sports. “Just being a part of the founding team here at Evolution has been certainly the greatest professional experience of my life thus far,” says Stanley. Read More »
REVOLUTION STUDIOS RECAPITALIZED FOR GROWTH BY FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP
June 26, 2014
Revolution Studios announced today that is has received a major investment from funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) that will recapitalize the company and position it for growth. Following the Fortress investment and buy-out of the original Revolution partners, Revolution will step up its focus on developing, producing and distributing new content for television, while continuing to exploit its library of 50 films and over 200 television episodes. Read More »
RHYTHM & HUES ACQUIRED BY AFFILIATE OF PRANA STUDIOS, INC.
March 29, 2013
Academy Award-winning visual effects and animation studio Rhythm & Hues was acquired out of bankruptcy today by a wholly-owned affiliate of Los Angeles-based Prana Studios, Inc. At a hearing held today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles, Judge Neil Bason approved Prana Studios affiliate, 34×118 Holdings Inc., as the winning bidder after a two-day auction. Prana Studios, Inc. is a U.S. animation and visual effects studio with offices in Los Angeles and Mumbai, India. Read More »