Mandalay Pictures or Mandalay Vision is an American film production company founded in 1995, which is part of producer and businessman Peter Guber
's Mandalay Entertainment
. From 1997 until 2002, Lionsgate Entertainment
owned a stake in Mandalay Pictures until Lionsgate
gave up rights to own Mandalay Pictures. The company's mascot is a tiger.
The film studio was formed at the same time as the parent company Mandalay Entertainment
in 1995 by Peter Guber, who was formerly head of Sony Pictures Entertainment
and The Guber-Peters Company
. At first, it struck an exclusive film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment
, who was releasing its films through the Columbia
In 1997, Ori Marmur, who was formerly an employee of the company, was promoted to production vice president.
In 1998, it was moved over from Sony to Paramount Pictures
. At the same time, it struck a partnership with Lionsgate Entertainment
to acquire the assets of the company. The deal does not include the television division, which will remain with Sony Pictures Entertainment
In 2002, the deal was transferred from Paramount Pictures
to Universal Pictures
, and launched its international sales division. In the November of the year, it was split itself from Lionsgate Entertainment
In 2004, Ori Marmur left Mandalay Pictures, and decided to join Original Film
. Ironically Original Film is producing the ''I Know What You Did Last Summer'' movies for Mandalay Pictures.
In 2007, it launched a division Mandalay Independent Pictures, and it was to focus on making independent pictures. In 2010, it became Mandalay Vision.
Here are the films produced by Mandalay.
Category:Film production companies of the United States
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Category:1997 mergers and acquisitions
Category:2008 mergers and acquisitions