Magazine article Screen International

Former Chairman of Lionsgate's China Partner Arrested for Corruption

Magazine article Screen International

Former Chairman of Lionsgate's China Partner Arrested for Corruption

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Long Qiuyun waas an exec producer on La La Land.

Long Qiuyun, the former chairman of Chinese state-owned broadcaster Hunan TV, which has a slate financing deal with Lionsgate, has been arrested on suspicion of corruption, according to local press reports.

Rumours have been circulating that Long is being investigated since October 2017 when he abruptly resigned from the company, citing work-related problems. Local press reports say he is suspected of accepting bribes.

Changsha-based Hunan TV has a $375m slate financing deal with Lionsgate, signed in 2015, although there is no suggestion the agreement is also being scrutinised by Chinese authorities. …

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