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May 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Republic Pictures Seeks Merger With Orion: Republic Pictures Corp. tossed its hat into the ring to rescue troubled Orion Pictures Corp., proposing a reorganization plan under which the companies would merge. Under the proposal, Orion's creditors would receive about $400 million that is owed to Orion, a $150-million note issued by the merged company and 10% of the common stock of the combined entity.
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January 11, 1994
Spotlight on Republic Pictures Corp.: The Los Angeles-based company, which employs more than 118 people, is in the process of completing a merger with Spelling Entertainment Group, which is 70.5% owned by Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. Commenting on the merger, Chairman Russell Goldsmith said: "We believe this merger will combine the best of both companies.
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June 30, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republic Pictures Corp. is entering the children's home video market by linking up with the Children's Television Workshop to distribute such shows as "3-2-1 Contact" and "Ghostwriter" made by the prestigious television programmer. But a bigger deal for Republic may be waiting in 1995. That is when an agreement expires between CTW and Random House, which currently distributes home videos of the not-for-profit company's most famous production, "Sesame Street."
BUSINESS
July 22, 1986
Republic Pictures Corp. appointed Joe Levinsohn vice president-international sales. He will be based in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1994
Spotlight on Republic Pictures Corp.: The Los Angeles-based company, which employs more than 118 people, is in the process of completing a merger with Spelling Entertainment Group, which is 70.5% owned by Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. Commenting on the merger, Chairman Russell Goldsmith said: "We believe this merger will combine the best of both companies.
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June 30, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republic Pictures Corp. is entering the children's home video market by linking up with the Children's Television Workshop to distribute such shows as "3-2-1 Contact" and "Ghostwriter" made by the prestigious television programmer. But a bigger deal for Republic may be waiting in 1995. That is when an agreement expires between CTW and Random House, which currently distributes home videos of the not-for-profit company's most famous production, "Sesame Street."
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May 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Orion Deadline Passes: Orion Pictures' self-imposed deadline for new acquisition offers passed, and no additional suitors emerged. Orion, its creditors and its major bank will attempt over the next few days to select one of the three bids already offered, according to people involved in the transaction. Orion sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December and faces a crucial hearing next Friday before a New York bankruptcy court judge.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1986
Republic Pictures Corp. appointed Joe Levinsohn vice president-international sales. He will be based in Los Angeles.
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