(the "Company", "eOne", "Entertainment One" or the "Group")
Entertainment One Ltd.
Multi year production deal with Mark Gordon
Further to the Company's announcement on 6 June 2019, Entertainment One is pleased to re-confirm that Mark Gordon will continue to develop and produce content for the Group, through a multi-year producing deal to create premium content for eOne, across all platforms.
Following the successful integration of The Mark Gordon Company, which was fully acquired by eOne in 2018 after the Company took a majority position in 2015, Gordon shifts from his President & Chief Content Officer, Film & Television, role at eOne and will focus his time on developing and producing content for the Group. Steve Bertram, eOne's President of Film & Television, will assume full leadership and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Film & Television business working closely with Peter Micelli, Chief Strategy Officer, Film & Television and Nick Meyer, President, Film.
The future premium content from Gordon will complement eOne's already broad global production and development slate and further augment the Group's robust network of producer relationships and owned content. Alongside the future content, heritage series from The Mark Gordon Company remain with eOne, with Gordon executive producing.
Darren Throop, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"In today's rapidly expanding market, content has become the greatest differentiator and Mark Gordon is one of the best content producers in the business. Our shift towards content production has continued to bear fruit and position eOne for ongoing success across film and television. We believe our position in the market will be even stronger with Mark solely focused on creating content for eOne and look forward to working together for years to come."
Mark Gordon added:
"I'm proud of what we have built together over the past four years and I look forward to continuing my incredibly successful relationship with eOne. The continuing support from Darren to invest in high-quality content will allow us to build on the strong foundation we have laid in a market where the global appetite for premium content is voracious."
Entertainment One Ltd.
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ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.
The Company's rights library, valued at US$2.0 billion (as at 31 March 2018), is exploited across all media formats and includes about 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
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