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Roger Corman’s Sons Sue to Block Sale of Film Library

Roger Corman’s Sons Sue to Block Sale of Film Library
Roger Corman’s sons filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to block the sale of his film library, arguing that the titles actually belong to an irrevocable trust.

The suit is part of an estate fight that has been going on for a decade. On March 15, Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Films announced they had purchased 270 titles from Roger and his wife, Julie Corman, for an undisclosed price.

The titles include “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “Piranha,” “Galaxy of Terror,” “Bloodfist,” “Black Scorpion,” “Eat My Dust!,” “Humanoids From the Deep,” “The Slumber Party Massacre,” and “Forbidden World.”

The two Corman sons — Roger M. and Brian — allege that their mother has worked for more than 10 years to undermine their father’s estate plan, which was established to minimize tax liabilities. They contend that Roger, who is 91, and Julie have ignored their obligations to the trust set up for the children’s benefit.
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Shout! Factory acquires Roger Corman’s New Horizons Pictures film library

Shout! Company has teamed up with China-based Ace Film Hk Company Limited to acquire Roger Corman’s New Horizons Pictures library, which includes the rights to 270 films.

According to Deadline, the two companies are looking to develop remakes and other new content opportunities from the library of titles, which includes the likes of Piranha, Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Battle Beyond the Stars, Galaxy of Terror, The Slumber Party Massacre, Forbidden World, Eat My Dust!, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, and Humanoids from the Deep.

B-movie legend Corman began his career with junior positions at 20th Century Fox in the 1940s before establishing himself as an independent filmmaker in the 1950s. Since then, he has directed 60 films and produced over 350, as well as helping to develop talent such as Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Sylvester Stallone, Peter Fonda, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme,
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Shout! Factory and Ace Film Hk Acquire Rights to 270 Movies from Roger and Julie Corman’s New Horizons Picture Library

Horror fans have had the pleasure of watching Shout! Factory branch out into the realms of theatrical distribution and original content development in recent years, and they're continuing to push forward in an exciting direction with their acquisition (along with Ace Film Hk) of 270 movies from Roger and Julie Corman's New Horizons Picture library.

In the colossal deal approved by Roger and Julie Corman, Shout! Factory acquired all North American, European, Australian, and Russian rights to 270 movies (and one action sci-fi TV series) from the New Horizons library, while Ace Film Hk picked up the rights for those same titles in China, Asia, Africa, and South America. These rights include the ability to remake, expand upon, and syndicate the 270 titles, which include Slumber Party Massacre, Piranha (1978), Galaxy of Terror, Humanoids from the Deep, Forbidden World, Battle Beyond the Stars, and many more horror, action, and sci-fi films.

To learn more about the acquisition,
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Shout! Factory, Ace Film Hk acquire Roger Corman library

Shout! Factory, Ace Film Hk acquire Roger Corman library
New Horizons Picture Corp titles include Rock’N’Roll High School, Battle Beyond The Stars, Piranha.

Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film Hk Company have acquired the New Horizons Picture Corp library encompassing 270 Roger Corman films and a sci-fi TV series from Roger and Julie Corman.

The deal, which was secured for an undisclosed sum, grants Shout! Factory rights in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Ace Film Hk gets rights for China, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Titles within the library include Rock’N’Roll High School, Battle Beyond The Stars, Piranha, Galaxy Of Terror, Black Scorpion, and Slumber Party Massacre.
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Roger Corman’s New Horizons Library Bought by Shout!, China’s Ace Film

Roger Corman’s New Horizons Library Bought by Shout!, China’s Ace Film
Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film have teamed to buy the New Horizons Pictures library, encompassing 270 Roger Corman films and an action sci-fi TV series, from Roger and Julie Corman for an undisclosed price.

This deal grants Shout! Factory all rights to the New Horizons library in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Ace secured all rights for China, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Titles include “Rock‘N’Roll High School,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “Piranha,” “Galaxy of Terror,” “Bloodfist,” “Black Scorpion,” “Eat My Dust!,” “Humanoids from the Deep,” “Slumber Party Massacre” and “Forbidden World.”

The announcement was made Thursday by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Ace Film CEO Henry Luk and chief operating officer Adam Yuchen Ren.

The companies said they plan to support the 270 titles with a long-term growth strategy that entails new content development, remakes, merchandise licensing programs, digital media initiatives,
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Shout! Factory & China’s Ace Film Acquire Roger Corman Library; Remakes Ahead

Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film Hk Company Limited have acquired the New Horizons Picture library from Roger and Julie Corman. The catalogue encompasses 270 Roger Corman films and an action sci-fi TV series. The partners plan on developing new content and remakes out of the vast roster that includes Rock'n'Roll High School, Piranha, Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Eat My Dust! and Humanoids From The Deep. The deal gives Shout all rights in North America, Europe…
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Shout! Factory and China-Based Ace Film Buy Roger Corman Film Library

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Shout! Factory and China-Based Ace Film Buy Roger Corman Film Library
Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film Hk Company Limited (Ace) have acquired the New Horizons Picture library, encompassing 270 Roger Corman films and an action sci-fi TV series from Roger and Julie Corman, the companies announced Thursday. Popular Corman properties include “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “Piranha,” “Galaxy of Terror,” “Bloodfist,” “Black Scorpion,” “Eat My Dust!,” “Humanoids from the Deep,” “Slumber Party Massacre” and “Forbidden World.” The deal grants Shout! Factory all rights to the New Horizons library in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Ace secured all rights for China, Asia, Africa and South America. Also Read:...
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Alt.TV – 13/4/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Martial Law (Bravo +1)

Police drama series following the investigations of a Chinese detective and martial arts expert working in Los Angeles. Sammo and Terrell compromise an Interpol investigation by arresting a group of arms dealers who were suspected of finalising details for a big shipment. Amy volunteers to go undercover in order to help crack the case and Sammo masquerades as her butler to provide her with back up.Season Two, episode 6.

9.00pm Jake 2.0 (CBS Action)

Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty) is Jake Foley, a very ordinary technician who becomes a superhero when a ‘computer virus’ infects him. Do not miss one of my favourite sci-fi adventure shows of recent years. Season One, episode 15.

10.00pm V (SyFy)

Compelling drama inspired by
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Ant-exclusive! Acting With Ants

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The new Captain Kirk’s real Dad, Robert Pine, has a “cocktail conversation” about battling Empire Of The Ants.

Audiences are getting accustomed to Chris Pine as the newJames T. Kirk in J.J. AbramsStar Trek, but not many people know that he comes from an acting family, including his grandmother (the late Anne Gwynne, seen in House Of Frankenstein and 1941’s The Black Cat), his Mom (Masters Of The Universe’s Gwynne Gilford) and his Dad, Robert Pine—who’s best known as the boss on TV’s CHiPs and the Mayor on Black Scorpion. And, of course, the elder Pine was also part of the anti-insect ensemble in Empire Of The Ants.

Robert Pine offers his testimony on the experience: “My agent told me, ‘I’ve got a film for you. It’s called Empire Of The Ants.’ I thought about it for a moment and said, ‘You know…
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