AboutIvanhoe Pictures was formed in late 2013 as a motion picture and television financing and production entity. The company's principal offices are in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and New York, with affiliate branches in Singapore and London.
Ivanhoe develops, produces, and acquires content for a global audience. With a specific focus on Asia and North America, the company works to bridge production opportunities in both markets.
In 2015, Ivanhoe partnered with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, the Los Angeles based production-finance company to create SK Global, a joint venture to produce and finance film and TV projects globally. Backed and co-founded by Sidney Kimmel (Jones New York) and Robert Friedland (Ivanhoe Mines), the venture is overseen by John Penotti, who has produced over thirty films including Hell or High Water, Crank, Prairie Home Companion, and the Oscar-nominated In the Bedroom.
Ivanhoe established a four-year multi-picture co-financing pact with Fox International Pictures (FIP) to produce local language films in India, South Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. Several films have been produced under this partnership, including a Chinese remake of Bride Wars and the South Korean thriller The Wailing (by helmer Na Hong-jin, The Chaser) that has become Fox's all-time second-highest grossing film in Korea with box office receipts over $50M USD.
Ivanhoe is partnered with Blumhouse Productions and Phantom Films in India to produce local-language genre films. The first of these, Ghoul, is in post-production and the second, Giddy, commences principal photography in Mumbai late 2016.
In South Korea, Ivanhoe and Blumhouse Productions has teamed up with the distributor Showbox to make six Korean genre movies over the next five years. In China, Ivanhoe is partnered with Beijing Hairun Pictures on biopic My Other Home, currently in post-production in Beijing and starring NBA/CBA star Stephon Marbury.
In addition, Ivanhoe Pictures is producing a slate of original content. Ivanhoe will be financing and co-producing first-time novelist Kevin Kwan's comedic best seller, Crazy Rich Asians, with Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games) producing and Jon Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) directing. The film is slated for production in early 2017. Ivanhoe has also acquired film rights to Ryan Graudin's young adult, action-adventure novel, The Walled City, set in China's fabled Kowloon City.