Mandalay Pictures

American film production company founded in 1995

Mandalay Pictures (later as Mandalay Independent Pictures and Mandalay Vision) is a Santa Monica,-based movie production company and subsidiary of Mandalay Entertainment Group, established on May 27, 1995 by producer and businessman Peter Guber. At the same time, the company signed a exclusive contract with Sony Pictures to production of films through the Columbia and TriStar.[1][2] The mascot of company is tiger.[3]

Mandalay Pictures
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryMotion pictures
GenreIndependent movies
FoundedMay 27, 1995; 29 years ago (1995-05-27)
FounderPeter Guber
HeadquartersLos Angeles County, California, United States
ServicesMovie production
ParentIndependent (1995-1997, 2003-2008)
Lions Gate Entertainment (1997-2002)
Mandalay Entertainment Group (2008-present)

At first, was an independent company, was acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment in 1997, which was an owner of company until 2002. In 2003, was a again independent company, was merged with Mandalay Entertainment in 2008.

In 2007, the company launched a Mandalay Independent Pictures, independent division, which deals with production and financing of only independent films.[4] In 2010, the division was renamed to Mandalay Vision.[5]


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  3. Lions Gate sells stake in Mandalay Pictures. Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Gilstrap, Peter (2007-04-19). "Schulman pumps up Mandalay". Variety. Archived from the original on 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  5. Kit, Borys (2010-01-14). "Mandalay Vision to finance indie films". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-06-25.