Lionsgate and the digital studio RocketJump Studios have formed a multi-year partnership to create film, television and digital content.
The deal will give Lionsgate access to RocketJump's upcoming slate of digital content, in-house talent and fan base while allowing RocketJump to utilize Lionsgate's content and marketing prowess and bring more long-form projects to its audience.
RocketJump surged to online stardom with its effects-laden short films and the web series “Video Game High School,” now in its third season. Lionsgate’s content portfolio includes The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent franchises, 34 television series and a 15,000-title film and TV library.
The RocketJump agreement expands Lionsgate digital portfolio, which already includes a stake in the Defy Media online platform and the BeFit branded fitness channel on YouTube.
"This partnership unites two entrepreneurial companies with similar cultures and a shared commitment to build new models for creating and delivering content to the next generation of audiences," says Jon Feltheimer, chief executive officer, Lionsgate. "Freddie Wong is one of digital media's most prolific and visionary creators, and RocketJump is a bold and innovative platform that expands the breadth and diversity of content we bring to our audiences and extends our storytelling abilities in exciting new directions."