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StudioCanal Acquires Hoyts Distribution Down Under
European production and distribution giant StudioCanal has expanded its footprint to Australia and New Zealand, acquiring Hoyts Distribution, which releases the Twilight franchise Down Under. Hoyts Corp, which owns the second-biggest circuit in Australasia, had been looking to unload its distribution unit before The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens here in November. No price was disclosed for the 11-year-old distribution company, which has a library of more than 120 titles, but industry executives estimated it would have fetched $A20 million-$A30 million. The existing team led by CEO Robert Slaviero remains in place. Read More »

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Australian Movie Distributor Hoyts For Sale

By | Friday June 1, 2012 @ 12:26am PDT

Freelance journalist Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney.

Hoyts DistributionEXCLUSIVE: Hoyts Distribution, which handles The Twilight Saga franchise in Australia, is on the market. Private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners, which bought the Hoyts group for $A440M … Read More »

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