Magazine article Screen International

China's Leeding Media Scoops Up IM Global, Lakeshore Titles

Magazine article Screen International

China's Leeding Media Scoops Up IM Global, Lakeshore Titles

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US and China-based producer and aggregator Leeding Media has acquired exclusive digital rights to 95 films in library deals with both IM Global and Lakeshore Entertainment.

IM Global titles covered by the deals (47 in total) include The Wedding Planner, Malcolm X and G.I. Jane, while the deal with Lakeshore covers 48 titles. Leeding Media, which now has Chinese digital rights to around 500 titles, will exploit the films across Chinese TVOD and SVOD streaming platforms.

Leeding Media has also received investment from China's WinDigital Investment Fund, whose backing will enable the company to increase its footprint in licensing, co-financing and producing films for the Chinese and global market.

"Our company has been growing steadily and the response has been enthusiastic, as evidenced by our recent acquisition of 95 titles and our attracting WinDigital as an investor," said Leeding Media founder and CEO David U. …

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