SHANGHAI : US movie studio Lionsgate has agreed to a Chinese company co-financing its films, it said, in a deal the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise maker hopes will give it greater access to the key Asian market. A subsidiary of Hunan TV and Broadcast Intermediary Co., TIK Films, will help fund ‘qualifying’ films for the next three years, Lionsgate said in a statement. It gave no value, but China’s official Xinhua news agency said the agreement was worth $1.5 billion, describing it as ‘the biggest overseas deal in China’s movie-making history.’