Blockbuster Buyout: Judge Presses 'Pause'
The offer proposed by Cobalt Video, a limited liability company formed by funds managed by Monarch Alternative Capital, Owl Creek Asset Management, Stonehill Capital Management and Värde Partners, is being opposed by 45 creditors, including Walt Disney (DIS), Universal Studios, Yahoo (YHOO) and a committee of unsecured creditors.
All of the creditors, except for Summit Distributors, the movie studio that produces the Twilight movies, agreed to a standstill on their motions to reclaim assets or liquidate the company. Their oppositions will be heard at a hearing on March 10.
Separately, movie studios made up of Paramount Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment also formed an ad hoc committee to represent their interests, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.--Written by Jeanine Poggi in New York.
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