Participant and Japan’s Gaga Corporation have announced at AFM a multi-year output deal for Participant films financed through its investment in Amblin Partners.
The parties have worked together on a number of films over the past several years, including The Great Invisible, A Most Violent Year, On the Basis of Sex, and last year’s best picture Oscar winner Green Book, which grossed nearly $20m at the Japanese box office
“Gaga is one of the premier film distributors in Japan focused on entertaining and impactful storytelling, and we are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Tom Yoda, Kiyoshi Watanabe, and the rest of the team,” said Participant CEO David Linde.
Gaga chairman Tom Yoda said, “We are very pleased to be partners with Participant. We highly respect and trust David and his creative teams’ tasteful and commercial eyes such as Green Book, as well as ROMA. We are hoping that we can work with Participant not only as a film distribution partner in Japan, but also in film productions in the near future.”
The partnership is part of CEO David Linde’s strategy to expand the company’s global footprint. Linde recently told Screen, “Carefully building dynamic global partnerships is central to Participant’s future, beginning with great artists and through our distribution and impact partners.”