Globalgate Expands Content Distribution With Japan’s Rakuten Group

Globalgate Entertainment, an international production distribution company whose partners include Lionsgate, April 12 announced a licensing deal with the Rakuten Group, the Japanese-based e-commerce and digital distribution platform. The collaboration includes priority access to intellectual property with film and digital/tv content produced together with agreed co-financing opportunities.

Clifford Werber

Clifford Werber, co-founder/CEO of Globalgate, says the partnership would help elevate Globalgate’s content and intellectual property, while further globalizing Rakuten’s branded media and entertainment platforms.

“Rakuten has skillfully nurtured a global ecosystem with over 100 million members accessing numerous services,” Werber said in a statement.

Globalgate’s slate of films and digital/TV series includes the recently released “Dhamaka” (India) and “Sin Hijos” (Mexico), along with several completed films awaiting release such as Hunting Season (Germany), Miss Granny (Mexico), Mamá o papá (Mexico) and No Kids (Korea).

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The slate also includes movie remakes of Instructions Not Included in Vietnam and Indonesia, all emanating from Globalgate’s pipeline of movies and digital TV content that has grown to more than 70 projects around the world.