Alliances

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Alliances

Warner Bros. Pictures

In an initiative to collaborate with another major US Film Studio, we are seeing serious traction for formalization pending approvals from US the Head Office. The deal involves 2-3 Film sign-up for jointly and equally developing, financing and producing titles controlled by Lionsgate in India. The titles in question are sought after worldwide and within India where we are competing with at least five other production companies. The Lionsgate India Office is in synch and we are jointly working to close this before December 15.

CJ E&M

We have developed a Reality Show Format for TV. The Show, titled HEYY BABY, envisions competing jodis of Mother or Father teaming up with their Son or Daughter. We are collaborating with SOL Productions, part of France based ZODIAK MEDIA / BANIJAY Group to pitch this format in India. Starting with STAR TV, ZEE TV, Discovery, COLORS and then SONY from end November. Also planning a pitch to Broadcasters in Indonesia and Vietnam to explore International Licensing for Format.

Atremedia Cine

Discussions have re-commenced on the 2-Film deal to jointly develop Content. Should the Deal close, the Developed Properties shall be fully funded by SONY Pictures. The titles in question from which two films are going to be formalized in order of priority at SONY are MAIDAAN (Sports Action), WELCOME TO PUNJAB (Musical Comedy) and SECRETS (Book Adaptation).

Gaumont

A Term Sheet has been received from EXCEL Entertainment (Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani) to jointly pitch YUGE` YUGE` (Adaptation of Mahabharat set around Oil Mafia of Mathura) for Large Format Web Series. The Term Sheet is likely to get signed by first week of December. Development costs to be shared while Production Costs, in all likelihood, shall be financed by the Platform which commissions the Series for Production. Rarest case of Excel showing interest in Content from a third party.

Quad

A Term Sheet has been signed between AZURE and Maruti International (Earlier Films include Beta, Raja, Mann, Masti, Dhamaal, etc;) to develop and produce a Hindi Adaptation of a Danish Feature Film, rights to which are with AZURE. The Film shall be pitched for Studio Financing and if it is done in-house, both companies shall partner by funding 50% each. Long Form Agreement in process for signing.

Nimbus

Co-Production Agreement for the Hindi Remake of THE BODY signed and 284 Lakhs has been received towards Development and Pre-Production. The Film is being 100% funded by Viacom 18. AZURE has a Producer’s Fee of 150 Lakhs and 35% Share of Profits in perpetuity. Shooting in April-May 2018.

We are currently scouting for a Male Actor for the Hindi Remake of THE INVISIBLE GUEST and once we lock the Actor, the Co-Production Agreement for the same shall also be signed with VIACOM 18. Terms have already been negotiated. Depending on the Male Actor, AZURE shall make between 150-175 Lakhs as Producer’s Fee and have between 35-50% share in Profits in perpetuity. The Film shall be 100% funded by VIACOM 18. Shoot would start/ finish in Q2/Q3 2018.

Universal

Serious discussions were held this month between AZURE and Excel Entertainment to explore Farhan Akhtar directing the Hindi Remake of INFERNAL AFFAIRS / THE DEPARTED. Unlikely to progress as Excel wants a re-look at the Agreement with Warner Brothers, which is not possible. WB India office is keen to do this as an AZURE-WB Film as it would lead to a lot of strategic benefits for the AZURE-WB relationship. We are working towards finalizing a Director for this within December. Top candidates include Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani) and Saket Chowdhry (Hindi Medium). Selection of the 2nd Film also in progress at WB end.

Chic Films

The OPERATION KHUKRI Script is being pitched to some of India’s top Directors like Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal), Ram Madhvani (Neerja) and Ali Abbas Zafar (Tiger Zinda Hai), who have shown interest in the subject. A decision on the directing talent is likely to happen in December.

Rodar y Rodar

Three Subjects developed by AZURE continue to be under evaluation by DHARMA Productions. The Great Indian Robbery, ROCKET and Heartbreaker. Out of these, The Great Indian Robbery Script is also being explored outside of Dharma while we pitch for Operation Khukri and Infernal Affairs because Dharma takes a lot of time on decisions. This shall also be pitched to Excel as a possible Co-Producer in early December.

Opus Pictures

Final Stages of formalization at the Times of India Group for the Series, REUNION. Casting discussions and Scripting work in progress. Timelines will get decided by end November. AZURE has asked for certain Budget to produce the Series and shall take up the project if green-lighting happens at the specific budget.

Dharma Productions

The first PILOT episode of the Animation Series shall be delivered to AZURE by December 5. The Work in Progress material has been shared with the Internal Team and is coming up very well. We are extremely positive on licensing prospects for this material to OTT Digital Platforms as well as Kids Channels in India. The Licensing initiatives shall begin quickly in December itself as soon as the PILOT is delivered.

Cape of Good Films

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

Red Chillies

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

Disney

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

Zoom 100% Bollywood

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

Maruti

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

Viacom 18

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

Google

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Close to 50% work has been completed in this AZURE-GOOGLE-SEARCE initiative and we are aiming for final deliveries by end January subsequent to which we will start testing this for possible monetization within regional and Hindi industry at first stage.

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