Maple Pictures

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Maple Pictures Corporation
Former type Subsidiary
Industry Motion picture
Fate Acquisition
Founded April 13, 2005
Defunct June 24, 2011
Headquarters New York, USA
Parent Lionsgate Entertainment (2005-2011)
Alliance Films (2011)

Maple Pictures Corporation was the distribution arm of Alliance Films. It was formed on April 13, 2005 when Lions Gate Entertainment demerged to two companies -- Lions Gate Entertainment and Maple Pictures (formerly Lions Gate Films, and before 1998, Cinepix Film Properties).[1][2][3] Maple Pictures was the official distributor for Lionsgate's films and video library throughout Canada.

Background[edit]

The company describes itself as a "genre-savvy independent film company making a mark on the industry through its grassroots acquisition, production and distribution of diverse and distinctive filmed entertainment". Maple also has an extensive home video catalogue, which was built up largely by Lions Gate Entertainment's acquisition of several other independent studios.

In 2008, Maple Pictures acquired the rights to distribute Miramax films which Alliance Films lost acquisition to earlier in 2007. On June 24, 2011, Alliance Films bought Maple Pictures from Lions Gate Entertainment (Maple's former owner) for a sum of 38.5 million dollars.[4] On January 9, 2013, Entertainment One acquired Alliance.[5]

Television DVD Releases[edit]

Films released[edit]

Upcoming films[edit]

  • The Endless (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Market News" Lions Gate Forms Maple Pictures Spin Off marketnews.ca, Retrieved on July 20, 2013
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan (April 28, 2011). "Lionsgate Sale of Maple Pictures Stake in the Works". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Lions Gate spins off Canadian distribution, production screendaily.com, Retrieved on July 20, 2013
  4. ^ Etan Vlessing (June 21, 2011). "Analysts Welcome Lionsgate Selling Maple Pictures to Alliance Films". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy. EOne Completes Alliance Films Acquisition; Victor Loewy, Charles Layton Exit. Deadline.com (January 9, 2012)

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