Discuss North American DVDs and Blu-rays or other DVD and Blu-ray-related topics.
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Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but apparently MGM has lost the rights to She's Gotta Have It, according to my university library (I license the film for streaming in one of the classes I teach). Fingers crossed that a Blu-ray might be in the works, perhaps inspired by the new TV series?
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Fox has nothing to do with it. The original distribution deal with Goldwyn (which MGM inherited when it bought Orion) expired; that's all.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/24/mgm-lea ... rgets.html
MGM, in particular, seems like a logical candidate to sell this year. Its owners include Anchorage Capital, Highland Capital and Solus Alternative Asset Management, hedge funds that acquired the company out of bankruptcy in 2010. The funds have made a brilliant decision to sit on their asset for nearly a decade, turning a bankrupt content library into an asset likely worth more than $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. And unlike family-owned media companies like AMC (the Dolan family) or ViacomCBS (the Redstone family), the company’s owners are probably less likely to be deterred from selling.
MGM has held preliminary talks with a number of companies, including Apple and Netflix, to gauge their interest in an acquisition, two of the people said. MGM owns the James Bond catalog and its studio has made several current hit shows including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which streams on Hulu, and “Live PD,” a reality police show that has frequently been the most watched show on cable TV and airs on A&E. It also owns premium cable network Epix. MGM had revenue of more than $1 billion for the first nine months of the year consisting primarily of about $600 million in TV and film licensing revenue and $300 million from Epix subscriptions. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, MGM reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $123 million.