CCI Entertainment Ltd.
IndustryEntertainment
PredecessorCambium Entertainment
Catalyst Entertainment
FoundedFebruary 13, 2002; 22 years ago (2002-02-13)
FounderKristine Klohk
Arnie Zipursky
Headquarters,
Canada
Number of locations
1
Area served
Worldwide
Production output
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks
DivisionsCCI Releasing
Websitewww.ccientertainment.com Edit this at Wikidata

CCI Entertainment Ltd. (Cambium Catalyst International) is a Canadian television production company that focuses on the production of television shows and feature-length movies. The company was formed in February 2002 as a merger between Cambium Entertainment and Catalyst Entertainment.

History

CCI Entertainment was formed on February 13, 2002, after Canadian media companies Cambium Entertainment and Catalyst Entertainment merged.[1] CCI inherited Catalyst's alliance and partnership with Gullane Entertainment (previously known as The Britt Allcroft Company) that began in 1994,[2] with the company holding a 32% non-voting, 19% voting interest in the newly enlarged business, and would continue to operate as Gullane's Canadian affiliate and first-look distributor for any CCI programme or film. It also allowed the expansion of Gullane's international catalogue to include Cambium's programmes.[3] However, after Gullane announced to be purchased by HIT Entertainment in July 2002, the future relationship between the two companies remained uncertain.[4] After the deal closed in October, CCI spent a few months under HIT until the company announced the end of their partnership with them in April 2003, purchasing out HIT's shares and half of Gullane's inherited catalogue, which were placed under the company's new distribution arm CCI Releasing.[5][6]

In September 2007, CCI announced that they would open up an office in Los Angeles, California.[7]

On July 11, 2012, the company acquired worldwide distribution rights to six films from Leader Film Company's catalogue.[8]

On April 8, 2013, CCI entered into an agreement with 9 Story Entertainment to handle the marketing and distribution of CCI Kids' library and acquire the underlying rights to all of CCI's family and children's programmes. The deal also allowed for 9 Story to enter into a first-look distribution deal for any new children's or family production produced by CCI.[9] The deal was closed on July 24, 2013.[10]

On March 28, 2014, CCI entered into a distribution partnership with MarVista Entertainment to handle co-distribution rights to CCI's catalogue.[11] CCI changed their international distributor to The Fremantle Corporation in February 2015.[12]

Programming

Shows

Documentaries

CCI Kids

Television films

Theatrical Films

References

  1. ^ "CAMBIUM ENTERTAINMENT AND CATALYST ENTERTAINMENT MERGE TO FORM CAMBIUM CATALYST INTERNATIONAL".
  2. ^ "$10M alliance".
  3. ^ "Catalyst and Cambium join forces".
  4. ^ "Gullane's sale leaves CCI in the balance".
  5. ^ "CCI takes Gullane titles back from Hit".
  6. ^ "CCI Gets Gullane Library Back from HIT".
  7. ^ Vlessing, Etan (September 19, 2007). "CCI opening L.A. office for int'l growth". Associated Press.
  8. ^ "CCI Entertainment expands movie slate with 12 titles".
  9. ^ "9 Story Entertainment to acquire CCI Entertainment's extensive Children's and Family catalogue". April 8, 2013.
  10. ^ "9 Story completes acquisition of CCI Entertainment's Children's and Family catalogue". July 24, 2013.
  11. ^ "CCI Entertainment, MarVista ink distribution deal".
  12. ^ "Fremantle Corporation - The Fremantle Corporation and CCI Entertainment enter into co-distribution agreement on CCI Releasin". fremantlecorp.com.
  13. ^ "World Wide NATPE deal for CCI".
  14. ^ "Accent, CCI in the Burger business for CTV".
  15. ^ Vlessing, Etan (January 22, 2008). "CCI following 'Iron Road' down the family film path". Associated Press.
  16. ^ "BBC celebrates Xmas with CCI".