John Schmidt


New indie group buys Content & others for $104m

Content Media Corp. is one of six companies that has been sold to a new Toronto-based investment vehicle led by entertainment entrepreneurs Steven Silver and Peter Sussman. Kew Media Group is buying 100% of transatlantic production and distribution firm Content, and Toronto-based producers Architect Films, Bristow Global Media, Media Headquarters Film & Television and Our […]

New indie group buys Content & others for $104m

Content Media Corp. is one of six companies that has been sold to a new Toronto-based investment vehicle led by entertainment entrepreneurs Steven Silver and Peter Sussman. Kew Media Group is buying 100% of transatlantic production and distribution firm Content, and Toronto-based producers Architect Films, Bristow Global Media, Media Headquarters Film & Television and Our […]

China entertainment firm takes stake in Content Media

UK- and US-based Content Media Corporation has acquired Chinese production and distribution companies from Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, which is conversely taking a stake in the transatlantic firm. Under terms of the deal, Content acquires the Alive Group, which is headquartered in Beijing and consists of several companies based in China, while its parent, […]

Content scores Caryn Mandabach deal

UK- and US-based Content Media Corporation has scored a first-look deal with transatlantic scripted producer Caryn Mandabach Productions. The agreement will see Content take international distribution rights for all new CMP programming going forward. Additionally, CMP execs Jamie Glazebrook in the UK and Michael Besman and Tracy Ryerson in the US will be located at […]

Content acquires 50% stake in Finnish prodco

Transatlantic group Content Media has acquired a 50% stake in Aito Media, the Finnish company behind major local series The Night Patrol and Different Moms. Aito joins companies including Jigsaw Productions, Small World IFT and Collins Avenue and is the latest Content has invested in as part of strategy to expand internationally through production partnerships. […]

Content revenue up following private switch

Producer-distributor Content Media Corporation’s move to being a privately held company has lead to full-year revenue growing 54%. The company posted twelve-month revenue to 31 March, 2013, of £46.9 million (US$70.9 million) compared with £30.5 million for the previous year. Within the 2013 total, revenue at Content’s TV and film production division grew £13.8 million to £23.7 million. […]

Content Media gets US$40m credit line

Film and TV producer and distributor Content Media has renewed and extended a key line of bank credit. The US$40 million facility with JP Morgan and others has been renewed for three more years. It was initially agreed in 2004, since when it has been renewed four times. The Company operates three divisions: Content Film, […]