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.
October 21, 1993 |
Trilogy Entertainment Signs MGM Deal: The producers, whose previous projects include "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft," signed a multiyear production deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and its newly revived United Artists unit. Trilogy is now producing the MGM film "Blown Away." MGM is owned by French bank Credit Lyonnais, which is trying to forge deals with major producers as part of a rebuilding effort at the studio.
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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.