Posted by Mark Bridge On November - 29 - 2011 0 Comment

Lionsgate Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming Hunger Games and Summit Entertainment, the studio behind The Twilight Saga are in talks for a possible merger.  According to Bloomberg, the two companies restarted negotiations after a prior attempt to merge broke down over price and control issues.

Should the deal go through, Lionsgate would gain access to the $2.29 billion that the Twilight series of films have accrued globally.  While Summit Entertainment have done well financially, having raised $750 million this year to finance productions, repay debts and pay dividends to investors, Lions Gate however has been in a hole for around $550 million.

Both parties have declined to comment due to the privacy of this merger.  I think this merger could benifit both parties.  For one, after Twilight ends, what does Summit have to fill that void?  With Summit’s success with Twilight and Lionsgate’s longevity, both companies could become financially capable of  delivering higher production on their films.  Let me know what you think down below.

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