Globalgate Names Meg Thomson VP of Worldwide Content11 May, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Globalgate Entertainment, the new local-language film production company partnered with Lionsgate, May 11 named Meg Thomson VP of worldwide content. Thomson previously was managing director with Echo Remakes, overseeing global rights to local-language films.
Local-language movies and TV shows have become hot properties as media companies branch out globally with proprietary and third-party digital distribution platforms. While Hollywood fare — including TV shows — resonates internationally, foreign video consumers covet local-language content as well.
Globalgate is sourcing and curating intellectual property and deploying the affiliated Globalgate Fund to co-finance mainstream, local-language films in key international territories.
At Eccho Remakes, Thomson spearheaded a catalog of more than 40 titles that spawned remakes-in-the-works of the Danish comedy What Goes Around, the Spanish film The Body, German road comedy Friendship! and the Norwegian horror film Manhunt, among others. Prior to working at Eccho, Thomson produced indie films Siren, Flying Home and Dot the i.
“Meg has long demonstrated an ability to astutely recognize universal stories that can successfully migrate from one territory to another. She has been far ahead of the curve with regard to the local-language film business and a great addition to our team,” Clifford Werber, Globalgate co-chairman said in a statement.
As previously reported, Globalgate is aligned with Lionsgate and an assembly of international distributors and co-financiers, including Televisa/Videocine, Gaumont, Lotte, Tobis, Nordisk, Kadokawa, TME and Belga.