Chinese Executive Behind $375M Lionsgate Slate Deal Arrested for Corruption

The former chairman of Chinese television and film powerhouse Hunan TV has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes.

Long Qiuyun, 55, had held the top role at Hunan TV since 1995, and he was instrumental in the $375 million slate-financing deal the company signed with Lionsgate in 2015. Thanks to that agreement, which was executed through Hunan movie subsidiary Tik Films, Long is credited as a producer on at least a dozen Lionsgate releases, including multiple Oscar winner La La Land and last year's Power Rangers.

Long abruptly resigned from his role at Hunan TV in October 2017, sparking...
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