Magazine article Screen International

Shout! Factory, Ace Film HK Acquire Roger Corman Library

Magazine article Screen International

Shout! Factory, Ace Film HK Acquire Roger Corman Library

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New Horizons Picture Corp titles include Rock’N’Roll High School, Battle Beyond The Stars, Piranha.

On the picture with Roger sitting down:Front: Julie Corman, Roger Corman and Shout’s Bob EmmerRoger and Julie Corman flanked by (L-R) Shout! Factory co-founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos.

Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film HK Company have acquired the New Horizons Picture Corp library encompassing 270 Roger Corman films and a sci-fi TV series from Roger and Julie Corman.

The deal, which was secured for an undisclosed sum, grants Shout! Factory rights in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Ace Film HK gets rights for China, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Titles within the library include Rock’N’Roll High School, Battle Beyond The Stars, Piranha, Galaxy Of Terror, Black Scorpion, and Slumber Party Massacre.

Shout! Factory and Ace Film HK are aiming to use new content development, remakes, merchandise licensing programmes, digital media initiatives, and content syndication to US and international territories to support the acquisition. …

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