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May 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Halmi's TV Firm To Sell Stock: RHI Entertainment Inc., a New York-based television movie producer founded by Robert Halmi Sr., announced that it plans an initial public stock offering of up to 2.56 million shares at $12 to $14 each. The company said the proceeds will be used to pay $20 million in bank debt and to increase working capital. Halmi himself will sell 250,000 shares in the offering, cutting his stake to 462,500 shares, or 5.8% of the total.
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April 27, 1994 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hallmark Cards Inc. has agreed to acquire independent TV movie producer RHI Entertainment Inc. for $378 million, plus the assumption of $50 million in debt. RHI, producer of the critically acclaimed "Lonesome Dove," will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kansas City, Mo.-based greeting card company, whose TV involvement mostly consists of its "Hallmark Hall of Fame" specials.
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April 27, 1994 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hallmark Cards Inc. has agreed to acquire independent TV movie producer RHI Entertainment Inc. for $378 million, plus the assumption of $50 million in debt. RHI, producer of the critically acclaimed "Lonesome Dove," will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kansas City, Mo.-based greeting card company, whose TV involvement mostly consists of its "Hallmark Hall of Fame" specials.
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May 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Halmi's TV Firm To Sell Stock: RHI Entertainment Inc., a New York-based television movie producer founded by Robert Halmi Sr., announced that it plans an initial public stock offering of up to 2.56 million shares at $12 to $14 each. The company said the proceeds will be used to pay $20 million in bank debt and to increase working capital. Halmi himself will sell 250,000 shares in the offering, cutting his stake to 462,500 shares, or 5.8% of the total.
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February 4, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trilogy Entertainment, the production company behind the 1991 hit films "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft," will develop hourlong series for CBS under a creative production agreement with RHI Entertainment Inc. and Sony Pictures. The deal attempts to solve the problem of financing costly one-hour prime-time TV programs at a time when even major Hollywood studios say they can no longer afford to produce them.
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November 4, 1991 | ANDY MARX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Capping a frantic, monthlong bidding war, RHI Entertainment Inc., the company responsible for the acclaimed "Lonesome Dove" miniseries, has acquired the rights to make Hollywood's longest-awaited sequel--"Scarlett," Alexandra Ripley's best-selling follow-up to "Gone With the Wind." Robert Halmi, founder and Chairman of RHI, said the project will be a CBS miniseries for 1993. RHI acquired the rights in association with CBS, the Kirch Group of Germany and Italy's Silvio Berlusconi.
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January 20, 1992 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KGB spy novels may be passe, but a race between two well-known producers to make "exclusive" TV movies based on secret KGB files is fraught with enough intrigue to make Hollywood deal-making as enticing as the best of Ian Fleming. RHI Entertainment Inc.
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September 13, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
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July 29, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hallmark Forms New TV Unit: The greeting card giant formed Hallmark Entertainment to supply films and miniseries to the television networks. Robert Halmi Jr., president and chief executive of Hallmark's newly acquired RHI Entertainment Inc., will hold the same title at the new unit. RHI and Signboard Hill Productions will remain as production firms reporting to Hallmark Entertainment. The new unit plans to produce more than 40 network television projects this year.
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February 4, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trilogy Entertainment, the production company behind the 1991 hit films "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft," will develop hourlong series for CBS under a creative production agreement with RHI Entertainment Inc. and Sony Pictures. The deal attempts to solve the problem of financing costly one-hour prime-time TV programs at a time when even major Hollywood studios say they can no longer afford to produce them.
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January 20, 1992 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KGB spy novels may be passe, but a race between two well-known producers to make "exclusive" TV movies based on secret KGB files is fraught with enough intrigue to make Hollywood deal-making as enticing as the best of Ian Fleming. RHI Entertainment Inc.
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November 4, 1991 | ANDY MARX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Capping a frantic, monthlong bidding war, RHI Entertainment Inc., the company responsible for the acclaimed "Lonesome Dove" miniseries, has acquired the rights to make Hollywood's longest-awaited sequel--"Scarlett," Alexandra Ripley's best-selling follow-up to "Gone With the Wind." Robert Halmi, founder and Chairman of RHI, said the project will be a CBS miniseries for 1993. RHI acquired the rights in association with CBS, the Kirch Group of Germany and Italy's Silvio Berlusconi.
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September 13, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
The Canyon Inn, 6821 Fairlynn Blvd. (just off Esperanza Road), Yorba Linda. Open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. (714) 779-0880. Anchored in a strip mall, this may well be the "last of the neighborhood saloons," as management claims. There's lots of wood, a jukebox heavy on classic rock, and help that knows the regulars--from suits to shirt-sleeves types--by name.
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December 6, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Here's Looking at You: Robert Halmi, who last month paid a record $9 million for the rights to turn "Scarlett" into a miniseries for CBS, said Thursday that his RHI Entertainment Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with the Soviet Union's famed KGB spy agency to produce a TV series based on material from its archives. The secret files deal with such topics as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Philby-Burgess-Maclean spy scandal and the U-2 affair.
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June 18, 2008 | Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writer
No Emmy for this deal: TV-miniseries kingpin RHI Entertainment Inc. priced its initial public stock offering late Tuesday at $14 a share, below the $16-to-$18 range the company had hoped to get. RHI, based in New York, is the production house of the Halmi family -- legendary producer Robert Halmi Sr. and son Robert Jr. RHI was a public firm in the early 1990s until it was bought out by Hallmark Cards in 1994. The Halmis stayed on board under Hallmark's wing, producing a slew of content for the Hallmark Channel and for other outlets.
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