LOS ANGELES – November 9, 2019 – Participant, the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social change, has entered into a multi-year output agreement with Japanese film distributor, Gaga Corporation, for Participant’s films that are financed via its investment in Amblin Partners. Both companies made the announcement at this year’s American Film Market.
“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 commented: “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.”
Participant and Gaga 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 Oscar® Best Picture winner and box office hit Green Book, which grossed nearly $20 million at the Japanese box office.