MGM’s Lenders Overwhelmingly Approve Reorganization Plan [Press release]

October 30th, 2010 by

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM”) today announced that the secured lenders voting in the Company’s solicitation process have overwhelmingly approved its proposed plan of reorganization (“Plan”). MGM will now move expeditiously to implement that Plan, which will dramatically reduce its debt load and put the Company in a strong position to execute its business strategy. MGM is […]

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Live And Let Die: The Jamaica Version

October 26th, 2010 by

Following on from our look at Jamaica, the Caribbean island where Ian Fleming owned a house and wrote all the James Bond adventures, we take a look at the road trip taken by 007 on the trail of Mr Big in Live And Let Die. When Ian Fleming wrote Live And Let Die, James Bond […]

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Icahn steps up fight for control of MGM [Reuters]

October 22nd, 2010 by

Carl Icahn just doesnt seem to know when to call it a day, but then, perhaps that’s why he’s worth billions. According to an article published by Reuters yesterday: Billionaire investor Carl Icahn stepped up his fight for control of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc on Thursday, offering to buy senior debt from creditors willing to […]

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James Bond 007: Blood Stone ‘Driving & Vehicles’ Trailer

October 21st, 2010 by

The latest video featuring scenes from 007: Blood Stone shows some impressive looking driving action in the Aston Martin DB5 and DBS. Click the play button below to see the action for yourself, or you can pre-order the game from Amazon now for home delivery (right). The video also includes interviews with the developers and […]

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Octopussy soundtrack

October 19th, 2010 by

After the success of James Bond’s twelfth adventure, For Your Eyes Only, Roger Moore and director John Glen were reunited in 1983 for Bond’s new adventure, Octopussy. And, for the first time since 1979’s Moonraker, legendary composer John Barry was able to rejoin the team to provide the score for the thirteenth 007 adventure. Octopussy […]

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Video: James Bond’s Vodka Martini – shaken, not stirred

October 16th, 2010 by

Video of how to mix James Bond’s vodka martini – shaken, not stirred – using Ian Fleming’s recipe from Live And Let Die

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MGM Extends Solicitation of Votes for Pre-Packaged Restructuring Plan [Press release]

October 16th, 2010 by

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM), yesterday distributed a supplement to the solicitation package that was originally distributed to MGM’s secured lenders on October 7, 2010.  The supplement contains additional details to the Company’s financial information included in the original solicitation materials.  In order to provide lenders sufficient time to review the supplemental information, MGM has extended the […]

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Icahn Announces Support for Lions Gate Combination With MGM [Press Release]

October 13th, 2010 by

Carl C. Icahn released the following statement on October 12th: “We are holders of significant positions in both Lions Gate stock and MGM debt. Today, Lions Gate has made a proposal to combine these two companies. We believe that this combination of Lions Gate and MGM would enhance value for all constituencies and we believe […]

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MGM Launches Solicitation of Votes For Pre-Packaged Restructuring Plan [Press Release]

October 8th, 2010 by

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) today announced that it has begun a solicitation of votes from its secured lenders for a pre-packaged plan of reorganization (the “Plan”). MGM expects to continue normal business operations throughout the restructuring process. The Plan provides for MGM’s employees, vendors, participants, guilds, and licensees to be unimpaired. The Plan provides for MGM’s […]

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Icahn Buys MGM Studios’ Debt, Presses for a Lions Gate Merger [WSJ.com]

October 4th, 2010 by

First nothing seems to be moving to resolve the crisis at MGM and then it all happens at once. First of all, Spyglass signed a letter of intent to take over the running of the studio; then Sahara entered the picture, with a bid that was rumoured to have the backing of Barbara Broccoli and […]

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