September 27, 2023


Arts Eternal

Dallas-based Lantern Entertainment backs deal to acquire Studios of Paris

The Dallas trader duo who acquired Harvey Weinstein’s entertainment firm has struck one more offer, partnering with an Italian business to obtain studios in Paris that have produced titles such as Emily in Paris and Murder Mystery 2.

Lantern Enjoyment, co-founded by Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic, is one particular of the backers of Tarak Ben Ammar’s $35 million purchase of Studios of Paris. The studios include 9 sound phases totaling 120,000 sq. feet.

Ben Ammar, who co-started the studios a decade back and owned a 25% stake in the, done the acquisition via Eagle Photographs France, a subsidiary of the Italian manufacturing and distribution powerhouse. California-based personal equity organization IRA Capital also is a single of his backers.

Andy Mitchell of Lantern Enjoyment

Mitchell reported a surge in studio enhancement need is a single of the major good reasons for the acquisition.

“It was just a whole lot a lot easier to produce tv, films and commercials inside of of a soundstage mainly because you can command the setting vs. hoping to do it on the outdoors,” Mitchell explained. “So there is been a surge of demand from customers for extra destinations.”

Lantern Entertainment moved its Dallas headquarters from The Crescent to Outdated Parkland very last fall, Mitchell reported. He stated he considers Texas to be an great small business natural environment.

“We nevertheless have offices in L.A.,” Mitchell mentioned. “You cannot be in Hollywood and not be in Hollywood, but I like to proceed to increase in Texas.”

Netflix lately agreed to make investments $45 million in at least 10 French and European films about the next three a long time. All of the movies below the deal will have a theatrical premiere in France and start on the streaming platform 15 months later on.

Netflix’s Murder Secret 2, starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, is filming at Studios of Paris.

Mitchell and Brajovic paid out $289 million for Harvey Weinstein’s leisure firm in a personal bankruptcy auction in 2018. The two cleaned out Weinstein’s management staff and fashioned a partnership with the previous CEO of Metro Goldwyn Mayer to lead the corporation.

“We carry on to devote in the generation of environment course written content,” Mitchell stated. “It’s variety of a vertical integration. Rather of just becoming a creation firm and developing films and films, we are now getting and managing the creation property.”

Lantern Enjoyment, founded in 2018, is section of Lantern Cash Associates LP.

Andy Mitchell (front) and Milos Brajovic, co-presidents of Dallas-based Lantern...