In return for backing, Roth's Revolution Studios gives up pieces of the pie
SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Investing $75 million for a 7.5% stake in Revolution and paying 40% of each film's cost, plus all marketing expenses, gets it theatrical and video rights. *
STARZ ENCORE GROUP
It invested $150 million for a 16% stake. To secure exclusive pay-TV rights, it is also paying advances for each film, based on anticipated box-office revenues.
A $25 million investment up front gave it a 2.5% stake. It will pay advances on each film, based on anticipated revenues, giving it the rights to show the movies on Fox TV outlets.
* Except in Germany and Japan.
Data: Daily Variety, BusinessWeek