January 7, 1994 |
Trilogy Entertainment Group, best known for developing "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft," has struck a potentially lucrative deal with London-based Majestic Films. Trilogy said Thursday that Majestic will help to finance certain productions in return for foreign distribution rights. The three-year deal puts Trilogy in partnership with one of Europe's most established distributors. Majestic is majority-owned by the Italian publishing giant RCS.
April 25, 1991 |
"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft," two of Hollywood's most anticipated summer releases, have something else in common. Both originated at Trilogy Entertainment Group, a tiny production company that will reap big rewards if the pictures live up to expectations. The combined budgets of the two films, which are stocked with such high-priced talent as Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Kurt Russell, is more than $80 million.
December 8, 1992 |
After striking gold in the summer of 1991 with two big-budget blockbusters--"Backdraft" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"--the three writer-producers who make up Trilogy Entertainment Group are leveraging their new-found power to test conventional Hollywood wisdom. Science-fiction series have largely become alien to the cost-cutting television networks in recent years because of their high budgets.
February 4, 1992 |
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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May 1, 2009 |
Nora O'Brien, an NBC Universal program executive working on the series "Parenthood," died Wednesday after collapsing while on location in Berkeley. She was 44. The cast and crew of "Parenthood," a remake of the 1989 Steve Martin film, had taken an evening break from shooting and a few people, including O'Brien, were playing basketball, according to a friend. O'Brien said she felt dizzy and then she collapsed. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, friends said.
May 17, 2002 |
Emphasizing its commitment to targeting young audiences, UPN on Thursday unveiled a new logo, a new image campaign and its first new prime-time schedule since being taken over earlier this year by Viacom-owned CBS. CBS President Leslie Moonves said UPN will target the 18-to-34-year-old viewing audience and will be a complement to CBS. Three of the four new series UPN unveiled are produced by CBS Productions. "This network has had a great year of growth and is ready to turn it up," he said.