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September 21, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New Frontier: CBS plans to try the science-fiction genre again with "Space Rangers," which will star Jeff Kaake and Academy Award-winner Linda Hunt and will be set in 2104 at Fort Hope, a remote outpost on the frontier planet Avalon. The series is produced by Trilogy Entertainment Group, which produced "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft." There is no air date yet.
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January 7, 1994 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 28, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Trilogy's New Deal: The producers of Warner Bros.' biggest summer hit, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," starring Kevin Costner, are following that studio's just-departed worldwide production chief to Columbia Pictures. Trilogy Entertainment Group principals Pen Densham, Richard Lewis and John Watson have a three-year, first-look development and production deal with Columbia, the studio said.
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October 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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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January 7, 1994 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 25, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"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.
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December 8, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
BUSINESS
October 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | Meg James
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.
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December 8, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New Frontier: CBS plans to try the science-fiction genre again with "Space Rangers," which will star Jeff Kaake and Academy Award-winner Linda Hunt and will be set in 2104 at Fort Hope, a remote outpost on the frontier planet Avalon. The series is produced by Trilogy Entertainment Group, which produced "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft." There is no air date yet.
BUSINESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Trilogy's New Deal: The producers of Warner Bros.' biggest summer hit, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," starring Kevin Costner, are following that studio's just-departed worldwide production chief to Columbia Pictures. Trilogy Entertainment Group principals Pen Densham, Richard Lewis and John Watson have a three-year, first-look development and production deal with Columbia, the studio said.
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April 25, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"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.
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May 17, 2002 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1996
Channel One executive David A. Neuman was named president of Walt Disney Television to oversee development and production of Disney's network series, movies and specials. Neuman, who starts the job in May, has been president of programming for the in-school Channel One, which is owned by K-III Communications. Before that, he worked for five years at NBC. Neuman reports to Dean Valentine, president of Walt Disney Television and Walt Disney Television Animation.
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