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  1. Relativity Bankruptcy: Stalking Horse Bidder to Pay $125M for TV Assets

    11:07 am 10/3/2015

    Former creditors of Relativity became the lead bidder in an auction held on Friday after putting up $45 million in debtor financing and essentially swapping debt for equity. Read more

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  2. Ryan Kavanaugh in Negotiations to Take Back Most of Bankrupt Relativity

    10:38 am 10/1/2015

    The offer comes as an auction for the studio’s assets kicked off Thursday in New York and continues into Friday.Read more

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  3. The Dangers When Financiers Think They Can Produce Movies, Too

    5:00 am 10/1/2015

    From Ryan Kavanaugh's failed Relativity to David Ellison's 'Terminator' trouble, the shift from film financier to creative producer often is rocky. Says one veteran: "They all think movies grow on trees and they can plant the same trees the studios do."Read more

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  4. Relativity Bankruptcy: Objections to Employee Retention Plan Resolved as Judge Seals Incentive Targets

    8:11 am 9/28/2015

    The judge has agreed to seal employee-by-employee incentive targets so no one will be able to mathematically figure out their salaries. Read more

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  5. Relativity Reveals First Proposed Movie Sale in Bankruptcy: Thriller 'Collide'

    5:21 pm 9/26/2015

    The Nicholas Hoult chase film could be sold back to IM Global for $200,000 as a court hearing and auction loom for Ryan Kavanaugh's troubled studioRead more

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  6. Five Reasons to Expect a Slow Toronto Market: "There’s Not Much Out There"

    4:11 pm 9/10/2015

    Facing everything from a struggling Chinese economy to a lack of marquee titles, dealmakers are less than optimistic.Read more

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  7. Relativity Asks Court to Approve $900,000 for Employee Retention Programs

    6:40 am 8/25/2015

    The studio has already lost five employees since filing for Chapter 11, with another three scheduled to exit in the coming weeks.Read more

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  8. Relativity Hits the Auction Block: Who'll Bid on the Wreckage?

    5:00 am 8/20/2015

    MGM, Lionsgate and even investor Ron Burkle could be suitors as Ryan Kavanaugh's bankrupt company heads to auction and 27 films in development ('Fletch' reboot, Dwayne Johnson's 'Not Without Hope') could be for sale.Read more

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  9. Relativity Bankruptcy: Financier Seeks to Sell 'Masterminds,' 'Kidnap' to Other Film Studios

    7:38 am 8/12/2015

    RKA Film Financing asks for the right to enter Relativity's premises and take possession of films used as collateral to secure a P&A loan.Read more

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  10. Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh Breaks Silence, Points Fingers in Emotional Post-Bankruptcy Interview (Exclusive)

    8:00 am 8/5/2015

    "I never thought an interview would make me cry," insists the embattled helicopter-flying, high-living mogul who claims he's the victim of an elaborate financial scheme (hint: not his own) and vows he won't be wiped out personally by his company's downfall (despite potentially losing $70 million).Read more

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