SPTI has 'CJ7's' number with rights deal


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CANNES -- SPTI has acquired rights to the animated series based on "Kung Fu Hustle" director Stephen Chow's new feature film, "CJ7," as it ramps up its Asia Hollywood Studio strategy, said Ross Pollack, senior vp distribution Asia at SPTI. The deal marks the first time SPTI has acquired rights to an animated series based on an Asian movie. The 26 half-hour episodes, scheduled for a spring release, will be accompanied by a "CJ7" mobile game. The new deals come as SPTI launches its first printed catalog of Asian content.