Yes LGF is on it's own. it's time for this mini-major to man up and grow. THEY need to acquire someone (SNE) otherwise this will trade sideways for some time. Content is still king LGF has a history of making good movies and not following the same old formulas like these other moneky studios.
All I want to know is how to make money in a increasingly important area. I have no other agenda but to make money so I can stop working and get the heck out of here and move to North Carolina.
They probably won't put any movie in that space. Someone else will grab it. Dates go fast and early
Terrorist attack on SNE? HAHA Let me say this..... there is nothing bad that came out of the attack on SNE that wasnt actually good for LGF. I mean MJ will make a little more coin and perhaps stick around the theaters longer. We found out that LGF is willing to sell the company outright if things fit and other companies see that too now. Some offended black talent which LGF works well with will likely head LGFs way now that they have been offended. Same with some big stars and directors of any race that may have been insulted. SNE may now want to sit down with LGF since they are in a pickle and some of their top management may be forced out. Hollywood talent now looks at SNE as cowards and worries if thier projects have a little edge a big studio may not want it or put it out because of fear like SNE did. Like DIS and Universal have security in parks to worry about. They also worry that this could happen again to SNE since they seem to have a target on their back recently with cyber issues. Now I can go on and on but here is my point........ In the last month since this latest attack as of today SNE is down less then 1% while LGF is down over 10%. Sooooooo who is the real terrorist here? I say its the hedge fund that has had a choke hold and control of LGF for over two years now.
And management who handed control of this company over in the middle of the night with now vote to MHR a hedge fund making it a private company under one mans control because they wanted their jobs and had to keep it out of control of Ichan. I mean even the SEC guilty plea shows how underhanded it was and desperate. That 15 mil share short position is just some money making joke game of our companies stock by a couple big boys. I bet Mark R is in on it with friends and other company insiders at this point.
I have to agree regarding Mortdecai based on the previews that I've seen. Although, on occasion, a movie that seems too dumb to do well has actually done well at the box office. I'm hoping such is the case with Mortdecai. I'm just not banking on it.
With the exception of Mortdecai which I don't think will do that well the rest of the wide releases for 2015 look better that this past years and 2016 looks good also. The one unknown is what movie will LGF put in te HG's timeslot.
According to CBS News, even future VOD and DVD releases could be in jeopardy. In any case we'll find out eventually.
Even though The Interview and Mockingjay demographics don't line up evenly, more young males might be watching Mockingjay on Christmas than would have before. In fact, all top ten movies will benefit from Sony's action.
Actually Sony may make more money off a future DVD an on demand format release than they would have from the theatre an dvd combined .
The reality of life is telling people they can't have something makes them want it all the more. This will be the DVD that is now more famous than any DVD release in years . This was supposedly a low rated an reviewed movie that was not going to be a record setter by any means .. well it just may break all DVD first week sales to date . Sony got a lot of free press an that is always good for the bank ... just an opinion , but the DVD will probably be announced shortly ..
How many others leaders out there that can be put in the same camp? Run by warlords, chief's, strongmen, "generals," kings, dictators, psychos, religious leaders, terrorists, presidents - the world is awash with these people. The movie was a stupid idea, granted, because not everyone has a sense of humor, like me or you. To me, everything should be made fun of, whether it is in good taste or not, but that's me. At least we still have the movie, "Team America," by the South Park creators.
Yeah, let's apologize to a psycho-tyrant who is starving millions of his own people to death in order to feed and clothe and pamper a million man army and make atomic bombs.
If Iran made a movie about assassinating President Obama, all Americans would be outraged. So how is this different. Making a movie with this premise was totaly irresponsible, and SONY deserves everything they're getting. Sadly, they put a pall over the entire movie industry. To cloak their nonsense as 'free speech' is ridiculous.
Weird for Lionsgate to approach Sony. I doubt it was the only company they approached. At least they show interest in selling.
I don't this was anything surprising. No deal anyway. I bet all of the major players spoke (or are speaking) with LGF. It seems that LGF is in no rush to make any deals and appears to be in the drivers seat. It is always good to know what people might think you are worth, so someday you can get an idea how much you want to sell it for. One thing I must mention, LGF better make some money for its long term shareholders next year. I can understand this year a little more, but not next year. 2013 was a great year for LGF stock, this year was more of a sell off year, where the stock stunk. I guess we shall see - patience is good up to a certain point.
never said I was an expert. I make observations based on having been invested in the company for over 10 years. If you don't agree with my observations, I am ok with that. My observation/opinion that you're clueless will not change in the next 2 hours.