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DMG Nabs Rights to Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Cosmere’ Book Universe

DMG Entertainment has nabbed film and licensing rights to “Cosmere,” Brandon Sanderson’s acclaimed series of interconnected fantasy novels. The entertainment and media company has committed to spending $270 million, which will cover half of the money needed to back the first three movies made from Sanderson’s canon. That makes it one of the largest literary deals of …

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DMG Plans Film Franchise for Ken Liu’s Fantasy Epic ‘Grace of Kings,’

DMG Entertainment has nabbed worldwide film and licensing rights to “The Grace of Kings,” with an eye toward turning the fantasy series into a franchise, Variety has learned exclusively. The company is fast-tracking production and has tapped Michael Ross (“Fallen”) to write the screenplay. The deal is not only for “The Grace of Kings” but for its two …

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DMG Entertainment Buys Into Valiant Comic Book Slate

DMG, the Chinese and US film production group, is to take an equity stake in independent comic book company Valiant Entertainment. It plans to adapt Valiant’s characters into movie franchises. The company said that the deal is “a new partnership to span motion pictures, television, publishing, and licensing that will culminate in the big screen debut …

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DMG Entertainment Boards Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Film

L.A.- and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment has inked a tie-in with Alcon Entertainment. It will finance, produce, and distribute the 2014 Johnny Depp-starrer “Transcendence,” which is now in production. The two shingles have also agreed to do the same deal on the remake of “Point Break,” which is in late stage development at Alcon. DMG will distribute both pictures in China, while Warner …

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DMG Entertainment Gives China Own Version of ‘Iron Man 3’

How Hollywood releases its films in China has always been a murky and ever-changing process. Now “Iron Man 3” creates the latest wrinkle in what it takes to do business in the world’s second-largest moviegoing market. Disney revealed Friday that it will produce two versions of Marvel Studios’ superhero actioner with one designed specifically for Chinese audiences. At the …

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Co-production with DMG: China partner helps ‘Looper’ win big

If Hollywood execs could travel through time, many wouldn’t mind landing in the shoes of producer/financier James D. Stern and his Endgame Entertainment execs two years ago, just as they met with China-based distrib DMG Entertainment about the time-travel actioner “Looper.” DMG not only agreed to distribute Rian Johnson’s film, it also came aboard as Endgame’s Chinese production partner. The deal positioned “Looper” to …

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