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Maple Pictures Corporation
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryMotion picture
FoundedApril 13, 2005
DefunctAugust 10, 2011
FateAcquisition
Headquarters
New York
,
USA
ProductsDVDs
ParentLionsgate (2005–2011)
Alliance Films (2011)
Website[dead link]

Maple Pictures Corporation was the distribution arm of Alliance Films. It was formed on April 13, 2005 when Lionsgate demerged to two companies—Lions Gate Entertainment and Maple Pictures (formerly the original Lionsgate Films).[1][2][3] Maple Pictures was the official distributor for Lionsgate's films and video library throughout Canada.

Background

The company describes itself as a "genre-savvy independent film company making a mark on the industry through its grassroots acquisition, production and distribution of diverse and distinctive filmed entertainment". Maple also has an extensive home video catalogue, which was built up largely by Lions Gate Entertainment's acquisition of several other independent studios. Their logo from 2005 depicts the company's name smothered in concentric circles & rings, whose font is set in Helvetica Bold.

Maple even used to distribute LeapFrog kids' DVDs.

In 2008, Maple Pictures acquired the rights to distribute Miramax films which Alliance Films lost acquisition to earlier in 2007. On August 10, 2011, Alliance Films bought Maple Pictures from Lions Gate Entertainment (Maple's former owner) for a sum of 38.5 million dollars.[4] On January 9, 2013, Entertainment One acquired Alliance,[5] and then on December 30, 2019, American toy and media company Hasbro (after having tried and failed to acquire Lionsgate) acquired eOne. This made Hasbro the corporate parent of Maple Pictures, which it remains to this day.

Television DVD Releases

Films released

References

  1. ^ "Market News" Lions Gate Forms Maple Pictures Spin Off marketnews.ca, Retrieved on July 20, 2013
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan (April 28, 2011). "Lionsgate Sale of Maple Pictures Stake in the Works". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  3. ^ Lions Gate spins off Canadian distribution, production screendaily.com, Retrieved on July 20, 2013
  4. ^ Etan Vlessing (June 21, 2011). "Analysts Welcome Lionsgate Selling Maple Pictures to Alliance Films". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy. EOne Completes Alliance Films Acquisition; Victor Loewy, Charles Layton Exit. Deadline Hollywood (January 9, 2012)