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Table: How He Spreads the Risk


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.

FOX TV

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


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