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The H Collective is a United States-based film finance, production, marketing and distribution company.[1] The company has Chinese and American backers. The H Collective is based in Los Angeles, California.[2]

The H Collective
IndustryFilm
FoundedJune 2017; 2 years ago (2017-06)
Headquarters,
United States
Websitewww.thehcollectivefilms.com

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HistoryEdit

The company was launched during the 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival with the goal of financing and/or producing four films a year in its first four years.[1] In the following September, the company hired as CEO Nic Crawley, who was the president of international marketing and distribution for Paramount Pictures.[3] The company subsequently hired Jenna Sanz-Ageroas as EVP Business Affairs and Operations and Ivy Sun as CFO.[4] The company is financially backed by Chinese brothers Kenneth Huang and Kent Huang as well as other Chinese and American backers.[2]

The H Collective acquired in April 2018 the rights to the XXX film series from Revolution Studios with plans to finance and produce a fourth installment.[5] Later in April, the company partnered with Sony Pictures to market and distribute H Collective's films.[6] In the same month, Sherryl Clark was hired as H Collective's President of Production. Sanz-Agero was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and Sun was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. Del Mayberry replaced Sun as the CFO.[7] In the following May, H Collective partnered with the online video platform company iQiyi to co-produce three films.[8]

In May 2019, The H Collective secured investment funding from the Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company Rakuten.[9] By the following August, The H Collective partnered with Rakuten to establish two new entities: the joint venture film production entity Rakuten H Collective Studio and the distribution company Rakuten Distribution.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Notes Ref.
2017 Hanson and the Beast North and South American distribution rights [1]
2017 Wolf Warrior 2 North and South American distribution rights [1]
2018 A Better Tomorrow 2018 North and South American distribution rights [1]
2019 The Parts You Lose Produced by The H Collective and Gran Via Productions, distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films [3]
2019 Brightburn Produced by The H Collective, distributed by Screen Gems [11]
TBD The Beast
  • Written by Aaron W. Sala and being produced by Sherryl Clark
  • No filming yet; co-production with iQiyi
TBD Counter Spy
  • Written by David Rothenberg & Lionel Enns and Craig Kyle
  • No filming yet; co-production with iQiyi
TBD XXX 4 No filming yet; co-production with iQiyi [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Busch, Anita (June 19, 2017). "The H Collective, Fueled By China's 'Kenny' Huang, Launches With Projects From Sid Ganis, Mark Johnson, Joe Roth & Jeff Kirschenbaum". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Brzeski, Patrick (September 6, 2018). "China's iQiyi Takes Stake in Vin Diesel's 'xXx 4'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kilday, Gregg (September 14, 2017). "The H Collective Names Nic Crawley CEO". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (November 29, 2017). "The H Collective Hires Ivy Sun As Chief Financial Officer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (April 17, 2018). "Vin Diesel, The H Collective Acquire 'xXx' Franchise Rights Before Fourth Installment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  6. ^ Busch, Anita (April 18, 2018). "The H Collective, Sony Pictures In Marketing & Distribution Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  7. ^ Busch, Anita (April 24, 2018). "The H Collective: Sherryl Clark Hired As New Production President, Del Mayberry As CFO, Others Promoted". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Brzeski, Patrick (May 18, 2018). "The H Collective Inks Three-Picture Co-Production Pact With China's iQiyi". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (May 14, 2019). "Cannes: Japan's Rakuten Takes Stake in The H Collective Action Films 'xXx 4,' 'Brightburn'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (August 1, 2019). "The H Collective, Rakuten Team For Japan-Based Production & Distribution Ventures". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (October 8, 2018). "Film News Roundup: James Gunn's Horror Movie 'BrightBurn' Moved to 2019". Variety. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "The Beast — The H Collective". thehcollectivefilms.com. The H Collective. Retrieved August 2, 2019. After a passenger plane goes down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a woman finds herself washed ashore and the sole survivor on a mysterious island where she faces her worst fears.
  13. ^ a b Frater, Patrick (September 6, 2018). "'xXx 4' Expands H Collective and iQIYI's Hollywood-China Funding Pact (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Counter Spy — The H Collective". thehcollectivefilms.com. The H Collective. Retrieved August 2, 2019. In this action comedy, a Starbucks barista at Langley has just stepped into the highest security coffee job in the world. But when he accidentally gets tangled up in a secret mission with an old-school CIA agent, his fantasy of the ‘spy-life’ comes crashing down.

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