Looks like the creepy torture chamber of SAW wasn't enough for the folks over at Lions Gate Entertainment
According to the press release, Twisted Pictures (which makes me think of that classic '80s hit "We're Not Gonna Take It") will supply nine films for Lions Gate's distributional pipeline. For stakeholders in the company, this can only be perceived as a positive move. Twisted Pictures will be financing the movies and Lions Gate will be distributing; although details of the deal weren't mentioned, one can probably assume that Lions Gate should see an appropriate risk environment since it won't be expending enormous amounts of capital for production.
The inflation of costs related to production have risen significantly over the years, hampering the returns that conglomerates such as Time Warner
Tim Goh covered the company's latest earnings report, which passed expectations (guidance was also recently upped for expected net income in the current fiscal year to $25 million from $20 million). He mentioned something that I've been thinking about since the recent acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Going forward, I think there is value to this play on the entertainment industry. It's much riskier than a blue chip such as Procter & Gamble
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Fool contributor Steven Mallas owns none of the companies mentioned, but he may send a horror script or two over to Twisted Pictures. He hopes they won't think that the scripts themselves are horror shows.