April 19, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG) is expanding and complementing the Company’s business model as a leading co-financier and co-producer of filmed entertainment into selectively developing and acquiring its own IP and producing content across a breadth of platforms with both existing and new partners. The new strategic plan is fueled by a transaction whereby Vine Alternative Investments (Vine) and Falcon Investment Advisors (Falcon) have acquired a controlling interest in the company with … Continued
LOS ANGELES, CA (SEPTEMBER 14, 2015) – Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG) has completed a $480 million recapitalization, including $325 million of new capital from a consortium of worldwide investors (including Vine Alternative Investments, Falcon Investment Advisors, and Village Roadshow Limited). The facility was arranged by the Company and placed by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, with Moelis & Company acting as financial adviser to the Company. Village Roadshow Pictures (VRP), working with its joint syndication agents Rabobank International and J.P. Morgan … Continued
Thursday 21 May 2015: Ausfilm in partnership with the Australian Embassy Beijing and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (VRPA) welcomed today a delegation of leading Chinese filmmakers to Sydney for their first stop on an Industry Familiarisation Tour of Australian locations, Australia’s four major studio complexes, screen services companies, post, sound and digital production facilities and visual effects studios across six states. The state screen agencies Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Film Victoria, Screen West, the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen … Continued
BEIJING, China (April 20, 2015) – Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (“VRPA”) and Beijing Hairun Pictures (“Hairun”) announced today that they have entered into a strategic film production alliance and unveiled an initial slate of five feature films. Ms. Ellen Eliasoph, President and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, and Mr. Liu Yanming, Chairman of Hairun Media & Entertainment Group Ltd. and its film production arm, Beijing Hairun Pictures Co., Ltd., made the announcement today at the Beijing International Film Festival’s … Continued
TAIHANG MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, Shanxi, China (October 5, 2014) –Mountain Cry, a Hairun Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia co-production, started production today at its shooting location in Tongtianxia, a district nestled high in the Tai Hang Mountains of China’s Shanxi Province.
LOS ANGELES (June 25, 2013) – Village Roadshow today announced the promotion of Kevin P. Berg to General Counsel at Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG) and Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at Village Roadshow Pictures (VRP). Berg will continue to report to Greg Basser, CEO of VREG and Susan Bracey, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VREG.
Basser joined Village Roadshow Limited as Director, Commercial & Legal in 1999 and was appointed Group Executive in Charge of Production in 2001, where he was responsible for all film production activities of Village Roadshow Limited as well as all business and legal affairs. During this time he was also responsible for the establishment of the Golden Village and Warner Village cinema circuits in Asia and for International Theme Parks at Village Roadshow Limited. Prior to joining Village Roadshow Limited, … Continued
Under the Village Roadshow Pictures banner, Berman has executive produced recent hits such as George Miller‘s “Mad Max: Fury Road“; “San Andreas” starring Dwayne Johnson; director Clint Eastwood‘s Oscar® nominated “American Sniper”; and “The Lego Movie,” directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Berman’s upcoming credits include Ron Howard’s action-adventure “In the Heart of the Sea” based on the Nathaniel Philbrick bestselling book about the dramatic true journey of the whaling ship Essex; “Concussion” a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the … Continued