Broadway Video Entertainment

History and Corporate Structure Broadway Video is a global entertainment and media company that produces and distributes original comedic content for prime time and late-night television. The company was founded by Lorne Michaels in 1979. Michaels is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer, best known as the creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live (SNL). In fact, according to the article “Broadway Video Entertainment” included in the International Directory […]

CBS Films

History CBS Films is a production and distribution company that was launched by CBS Corporation in 2007. The company based in Brentwood California with 73 employees. The company is in charge of developing, financing, producing and marketing theatrical motion pictures. Since its establishment, the company has managed to create over thirty movies in 11 years. However, despite being launched in 2007, the company’s first home production was in 2010 with […]

The Business Behind Netflix

Chloe Martin TRF 635-Industry Forces Assignment #1 9/28/2017   Netflix (NFLX.O) is an online entertainment subscription service. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company has offices all over the world and delivers content to 190 countries. They offer commercial free movies and TV series with unlimited viewing for a flat monthly fee (Netflix Investors, 2018). Netflix’s chief goal is to eliminate the linear TV experience and replace it with one […]

Machinima, Inc.: Seeing the Story in Video Games

  Machinima, as a form of entertainment, describes the animated, narrative videos developed with the use of computer game technology that originally came about in the 1990s (Lowood, 2017). A few years later, in 2000, Hugh Hancock founded Machinima, Inc., which became a pioneer in a new, young form of entertainment (“Company Overview,” 2018). When he started the business, he coined the term that would not only become his company’s […]

Hulu, The TV Destroyer

Hulu, The TV Destroyer Introduction Hulu is one of the most popular video websites, which was launched on March 22, 2007, by NBC Universal and News Corporation. After a series of technical developments and company establishments, it was officially opened to the US users one year later. In 2016, Hulu was owned by 21st Century Fox, NBC Universal Disney, and Warner Media jointly and the share they held was 30%, […]

Lucasfilm: A Star Wars Winner

Introduction and History Among the entertainment service companies over the world, Lucasfilm Ltd.LLC is an innovator in the field of films’ visual effects, sound effects and computer animation. Lucasfilm was founded by George Lucas in San Rafael, California in 1971(Lucasfilm, 2018). In 2005, Lucas spent $350 million moving their headquarters including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and most of the operations to the Letterman Digital Arts Center at the […]

New Regency: A New Formula for Hollywood Success

Regency Enterprises is an independent company involved both in the production and distribution of television and film. The company was Founded in 1991 by Israeli Billionaire Arnon Milchan. Milchan began his career by turning around his father’s chemical fertilizer company and creating a 125 million dollar enterprise from the once bankrupt business (Arnon Milchan). His business success eventually allowed Milchan to form his own production company that has since made […]

Pixomondo: Come and Dream with Me

In the Academy Award winning film Hugo (Scorsese, 2011), George Melies speaks to his audience, “My friends, I address you all tonight as you truly are; wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, magicians… Come and dream with me.” When watching a Pixomondo product, the audience is invited to do just that: dream. They are invited to a visual experience that brings their most fantastical visions right before their eyes. Pixomondo is an international visual effects […]