“ Business Day ” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which banks are required or permitted to close in either the State of New York or the State of California; provided , however , that when used in connection with a LIBOR Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in Dollar deposits on the London Interbank Market.
“ Business Plan ” shall mean an annual business plan for the Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
“ Capital Expenditures ” shall mean, with respect to any Person for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as a liability) by such Person during that period which, in accordance with GAAP, are or should be included in “additions to property, plant or equipment” or similar items included in the statement of cash flows (including Capital Leases). For purposes of this definition, the purchase price of equipment that is purchased simultaneously with the trade-in of existing equipment or with insurance proceeds shall be included in Capital Expenditures only to the extent of the gross amount of such purchase price less the credit granted by the seller of such equipment for the equipment being traded in at such time, or the amount of such proceeds, as the case may be.
“ Capital Lease ” shall mean, as applied to any Person, any lease of any property (whether real, personal or mixed) by that Person as lessee which, in accordance with GAAP, is or should be accounted for as a capital lease on the balance sheet of such Person, and the amount of obligations in respect of a Capital Lease shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
“ Cash Collateral Account ” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 11.1.
“ Cash Equivalents ” shall mean (i) direct obligations of, or obligations the principal
of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America), in each case maturing within one (1) year from the date of acquisition thereof, (ii) investments in commercial paper maturing within two hundred seventy (270) days from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, a credit rating of at least A-1 from S&P or Prime-1 from Moody’s, (iii) investments in certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and time deposits maturing within one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of acquisition thereof issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, any U.S. office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof which has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $5,000,000,000, (iv) fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than thirty (30) days for securities described in clause (i) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria described in clause (iii) above, and (v) money market funds that (a) comply with the criteria set forth in Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 2a 7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, (b) are rated AAA by S&P or Aaa by Moody’s, and (c) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000.
“ Change in Control ” shall mean:
(a) Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shall cease to own, directly or indirectly, at least 90% of the Equity Interests of the Borrower; or
(b) the occurrence of a “Change in Control” as defined in the LG Credit Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date.
“ Change in Law ” shall mean (i) the adoption of any applicable law, rule or regulation after the Closing Date, (ii) any change in any applicable law, rule or regulation or in the interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority after the Closing Date hereof, or (iii) compliance by any Lender (or, for purposes of Section 2.8(b), by any Lending Office of such Lender or by such Lender’s holding company, if any) with any applicable request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the Closing Date; provided , that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
“ Change in Management ” shall mean Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (or a wholly owned Subsidiary thereof) ceases to be in control of the management of the Borrower.
“ Closing Date ” shall mean the date on which the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.1 were satisfied or waived and the extension of credit hereunder has been made (i.e., January 13, 2012).
“ Code ” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
“ Co-Financed Picture ” shall mean a Picture for which the co-financing arrangements with respect thereto satisfy the requirements of an Approved Co-Financing Transaction or an Approved Co-Financing Venture Transaction.
“ Co-Financing Agreement ” shall mean an agreement between a Credit Party and an Approved Co-Financier relating to an Approved Co-Financing Transaction, as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, renewed or replaced from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof.
“ Co-Financing Intercreditor Agreement ” shall mean, in respect of a Co-Financed Picture, an intercreditor agreement among the Administrative Agent, the applicable Credit Party, the applicable Approved Co-Financier, the Approved Completion Guarantor, if applicable, and any other appropriate Persons, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in all respects (as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof).
“ Co-Financing Venture Agreement ” shall mean an agreement between a Credit Party and an Approved Co-Financing Venture Counterparty relating to an Approved Co-Financing Venture Transaction, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof.
“ Co-Financing Venture Entity ” shall mean a special purpose, joint venture entity, created to produce, acquire, own or control any right, title or interest in and to a Picture pursuant to an Approved Co-Financing Venture Transaction, and 100% of the Equity Interests of which are owned by a Credit Party and by an Approved Co-Financing Venture Counterparty pro rata in proportion to their respective beneficial ownership interests in the relevant Picture and their corresponding contributions to P&A, the Negative Cost or both thereof.
“ Co-Financing Venture Interparty Agreement ” shall mean, in respect of any Approved Co-Financing Venture Transaction, an interparty agreement among the Administrative Agent, the applicable Credit Party, the applicable Approved Co-Financing Venture Counterparty and, if applicable, its lenders (or appropriate representatives on their behalf) and any other applicable parties, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof) and governing, among other things, the terms of the applicable Approved Co-Financing Venture Transaction as between the Credit Parties and the Administrative Agent on the one hand, and the applicable Approved Co-Financing Venture Counterparty and its lenders (or such representatives) on the other hand, consistent, as to intercreditor matters, with the terms and conditions set forth on Schedule 3 hereto.
“ Co-Financing Venture Picture ” shall mean a Picture produced or acquired through an Approved Co-Financing Venture Transaction.
“ Collateral ” shall mean, with respect to each Credit Party, all of such Credit Party’s right, title and interest in and to all personal property, tangible and intangible, wherever located or situated and whether now owned, currently existing or hereafter acquired or created, including, but not limited to, all goods, accounts, instruments, inter-company obligations, contract rights, partnership and joint venture interests (including, without limitation, Equity Interests in Co-Financing Venture Entities), documents, chattel paper, general intangibles, goodwill, equipment, fixtures, machinery, inventory, investment property, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade names, insurance policies (including any key man policies), insurance proceeds, cash, deposit accounts, letter of credit rights, the Pledged Securities and other securities, all amounts on deposit in any Collection Account and Cash Collateral Account and any proceeds of any thereof, products of any thereof or income from any thereof, further including but not limited to, all of such Credit Party’s right, title and interest in and to each and every item and type of Picture, the scenario, screenplay or script upon which a Picture is based, all of the properties thereof, tangible and intangible, and all domestic and foreign copyrights and all other rights therein and thereto, of every kind and character, whether now in existence or hereafter to be made or produced, and whether or not in possession of such Credit Party, including with respect to each and every Picture and without limiting the foregoing language, each and all of the following particular rights and properties (in each case to the extent they are now owned or hereafter created or acquired by such Credit Party):
(i) all scenarios, screenplays, teleplays and/or scripts at every stage thereof;
(ii) all common law and/or statutory copyright and other rights in all literary and other properties (hereinafter called “ said literary properties ”) which form the basis of such Picture and/or which are or will be incorporated into such Picture, all component parts of such Picture consisting of said literary properties, all motion picture, television program or other rights in and to the story, all treatments of said story and said literary properties, together with all preliminary and final screenplays used and to be used in connection with such Picture, and all other literary material upon which such Picture is based or from which it is adapted;
(iii) all rights for all media in and to all music and musical compositions used and to be used in such Picture, if any, including, each without limitation, all rights to record, re record, produce, reproduce or synchronize all of said music and musical compositions, including, without limitation, reuse fees, royalties and all other amounts payable with respect to said music and musical compositions;
(iv) all tangible personal property relating to such Picture, including, without limitation, all exposed film, developed film, positives, negatives, prints, positive prints, answer prints, magnetic tapes and other digital or electronic storage media, special effects, preparing materials (including interpositives, duplicate negatives, internegatives, color reversals, intermediates, lavenders, fine grain master prints and matrices, and all other forms of pre print elements), sound tracks, cutouts, trims and any and all other physical properties of every kind and nature relating to such Picture whether in completed form or in some state of completion, and all masters, duplicates, drafts, versions, variations and copies of each thereof, in all formats whether on film, videotape, disk or otherwise and all music sheets and promotional materials relating to such Picture (collectively, the “ Physical Materials ”);
(v) all collateral, allied, subsidiary and merchandising rights appurtenant or related to such Picture including, without limitation, the following rights: all rights to produce remakes, spin offs, sequels or prequels to such Picture based upon such Picture, said literary properties or the theme of such Picture and/or the text or any part of said literary properties; all rights throughout the world to broadcast, transmit and/or reproduce by means of television (including commercially sponsored, sustaining and subscription or “pay” television) or by any process analogous thereto, now known or hereafter devised, such Picture or any remake, spin off, sequel or prequel to the Picture; all rights to produce primarily for television or similar use, a motion picture or series of motion pictures, or other Picture by use of film or any other recording device or medium now known or hereafter devised, based upon such Picture, said literary properties or any part thereof, including, without limitation, based upon any script, scenario or the like used in such Picture; all merchandising rights including, without limitation, all rights to use, exploit and license others to use and exploit any and all commercial tie-ups of any kind arising out of or connected with said literary properties, such Picture, the title or titles of such Picture, the characters of such Picture and/or said literary properties and/or the names or characteristics of said characters and including further, without limitation, any and all commercial exploitation in connection with or related to such Picture, any remake, spin-off, sequel or prequel thereof and/or said literary properties;
(vi) all statutory copyrights, domestic and foreign, obtained or to be obtained on such Picture, together with any and all copyrights obtained or to be obtained in connection with such Picture or any underlying or component elements of such Picture, including, in each case without limitation, all copyrights on the property described in subparagraphs (i) through (v) inclusive, of this definition, together with the right to copyright (and all rights to renew or extend such copyrights, if applicable) and the right to sue in the name of such Credit Party for past, present and future infringements of copyright;
(vii) all insurance policies and completion bonds connected with such Picture and all proceeds which may be derived therefrom;
(viii) all rights to distribute, sell, rent, license the exhibition of and otherwise exploit and turn to account such Picture in all media (whether now known or hereafter developed), the Physical Materials, the motion picture, television program or other rights in and to the story and/or other literary material upon which such Picture is based or from which it is adapted, and the music and musical compositions used or to be used in such Picture;
(ix) any and all sums, claims, proceeds, money, products, profits or increases, including money profits or increases (as those terms are used in the UCC or otherwise) or other property obtained or to be obtained from the distribution, exhibition, sale or other uses or dispositions of such Picture or any part of such Picture in all media (whether now known or hereafter developed), including, without limitation, all sums, claims, proceeds, profits, products and increases, whether in money or otherwise, from a sale and leaseback or other sale, rental or licensing of such Picture and/or any of the elements of such Picture including, without limitation, from collateral, allied, subsidiary and merchandising rights, and further including, without limitation, all monies held in any Collection Account;
and interest in and to such Picture, and the right to obtain copyrights and renewals of copyrights therein, if applicable;
(xi) the name or title of such Picture and all rights of such Credit Party to the use thereof, including, without limitation, rights protected pursuant to trademark, service mark, unfair competition and/or any other applicable statutes, common law, or other rule or principle of law;
(xii) any and all contract rights and/or chattel paper which may arise in connection with such Picture;
(xiii) all accounts and/or other rights to payment which such Credit Party currently owns or which may arise in favor of such Credit Party in the future, including, without limitation, any refund or rebate in connection with a completion bond or otherwise, any and all refunds in connection with any VAT or value added tax, all accounts and/or rights to payment due from Persons in connection with the distribution of such Picture, or from the exploitation of any and all of the collateral, allied, subsidiary, merchandising and other rights in connection with such Picture, including tax refunds and tax rebates received in connection with tax incentives;
(xiv) any and all “general intangibles” (as that term is defined in Section 9 102(42) of the UCC) not elsewhere included in this definition, including, without limitation, any and all general intangibles consisting of any right to payment which may arise in connection with the distribution or exploitation of any of the rights set out herein, and any and all general intangible rights in favor of such Credit Party for services or other performances by any third parties, including actors, writers, directors, individual producers and/or any and all other performing or nonperforming artists in any way connected with such Picture, any and all general intangible rights in favor of such Credit Party relating to licenses of sound or other equipment, or licenses for any photograph or photographic or other processes, and any and all general intangibles related to the distribution or exploitation of such Picture including general intangibles related to or which grow out of the exhibition of such Picture and the exploitation of any and all other rights in such Picture set out in this definition;
(xv) any and all “goods” (as defined in Section 9 102(44) of the UCC) including, without limitation, “inventory” (as defined in Section 9 102(48) of the UCC) which may arise in connection with the creation, production or delivery of such Picture, which goods are owned by such Credit Party pursuant to any production agreement or Distribution Agreement or otherwise;
(xvi) all and each of the rights, regardless of denomination, which arise in connection with the acquisition, creation, production, completion of production, delivery, distribution, or other exploitation of such Picture, including, without limitation, any and all rights in favor of such Credit Party, the ownership or control of which are or may become necessary or desirable, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, in order to complete production of such Picture in the event that the Administrative Agent exercises any rights it may have to take over and complete production of such Picture;
(xvii) any and all documents issued by any pledgeholder or bailee with respect to such Picture or any Physical Materials (whether or not in completed form) with respect thereto;
(xviii) any and all Production Accounts or other bank accounts established by such Credit Party with respect to such Picture;
(xix) any and all rights of such Credit Party under any Distribution Agreements relating to such Picture, including, without limitation, all rights to payment thereunder;
(xx) any and all rights of such Credit Party under contracts relating to the production or acquisition of such Picture or otherwise, including, but not limited to, all such contracts which have been delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Credit Agreement;
(xxi) any and all patents, patent rights, software, proprietary processes or other rights with respect to the creation or production of computer animated Pictures; and
(xxii) any rebates, credits, grants or other similar benefits relating to any Picture;
provided , however , that anything to the contrary herein notwithstanding, the Collateral shall not include any Equity Interests issued by a Controlled Foreign Corporation in excess of 65% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in such Controlled Foreign Corporation, and provided , further , that no security interest shall be deemed granted in any U.S. trademark application filed, in whole or in part, on an intent to use the subject trademark (“ ITU Application ”), for which an Amendment to Allege Use or Statement of Use has not been filed under 15 U.S.C. §1051(c) or 15 U.S.C. § 1051(d), respectively, or if filed, has not been deemed in conformance with 15 U.S.C. § 1051(a) or (c). Notwithstanding the foregoing, ITU Applications shall be included in the Collateral after an Amendment to Allege Use or a Statement of Use has been filed, and has been deemed in conformance with 15 U.S.C. § 1051(a) or (c), respectively, and accepted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. For the avoidance of doubt, the Collateral shall include, with respect to each Credit Party, all of such Credit Party’s right, title and interest in and to any independent common law rights in the trademarks or service marks that are the subject of the ITU Applications, whether now owned, currently existing or hereafter acquired or created.
“ Collection Account ” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 8.3(a).
“ Comerica Agent ” shall mean Comerica Bank, N.A., in its capacity as collateral agent under the Existing Comerica Loan Facility.
“ Commitment ” shall mean the commitment of each Lender to make Loans to the Borrower up to an aggregate amount not in excess of the amount set forth (i) opposite its name in the Schedule of Commitments, or (ii) in any applicable Assignment and Assumption(s) to which it may be a party, as the case may be.
“ Competitor ” shall mean a Person (other than any Affiliate of the Borrower) engaged, directly or indirectly, in any one or more of the development, production, marketing, distribution and/or exploitation of motion pictures; it being agreed that (a) a Person providing passive financing for any of the foregoing activities (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any such passive financier that succeeds to ownership of a Person engaged in any of the foregoing activities through foreclosure of a Lien) and it or its designees serving as managers, managing members, general partners or
directors of another Person in connection with its passive investment, shall not be deemed to be a “Competitor” unless that Person is also engaged in one or more of the foregoing activities, and (b) General Electric Capital Corporation is not a “Competitor.”
“ Complete ” or “ Completed ” or “ Completion ” shall mean that, with respect to any Picture, (i) sufficient elements thereof have been delivered by the applicable Credit Party or Co-Financing Venture Entity (as applicable) to, and accepted, deemed accepted and/or exploited by, the applicable Approved Domestic Distributor to permit it to exhibit the Picture in the theatrical or other medium for which the Picture is intended for initial exploitation in the United States of America or elsewhere, or (ii) if such Picture was acquired by a Credit Party or Co-Financing Venture Entity from a third Person, the entire fixed acquisition price or minimum advance shall have been paid to the extent then due, sufficient elements thereof have been made available to the applicable Credit Party to permit it to exhibit the Picture in the theatrical or other medium for which the Picture is intended for initial exploitation in the United States of America or elsewhere, and there is no condition or event, other than the payment of money not yet due (solely based on economic performance of the Picture), the occurrence of which might result in the applicable Credit Party or Co-Financing Venture Entity losing any of its rights in such Picture.