History Creator / DreamWorks

31st Jan '16 8:48:28 PM azdisneyfan
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* ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' (With Creatpr/TouchstonePictures and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)
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* ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' (With Creatpr/TouchstonePictures Creator/TouchstonePictures and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox)
31st Jan '16 8:45:55 PM azdisneyfan
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle distribution worldwide (initially) except for India (which Reliance handles), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal (as Disney began more focused on distributing content from its [Marvel newest] [Lucasfilm acquisitions]). In addition, Dreamworks had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''The Fifth Estate''), had to sell international distribution rights to other distributors such as 20th Century Fox to generate funds, and never was able to deliver the full 30 films initially contracted for distribution by Disney.
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle distribution worldwide (initially) except for India (which Reliance handles), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal (as Disney began more focused on distributing content from its [Marvel newest] [Lucasfilm acquisitions]). [[Creator/{{Marvel}} newest]] [[{{StarWars}} acquisitions]]). In addition, Dreamworks had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''The Fifth Estate''), Estate'') and exhausted financing lines, had to sell seek co-productions and international distribution rights to other distributors such as sales with others like 20th Century Fox (which would distribute ''Lincoln'' and ''Bridge of Spies'' internationally) to generate funds, and never was able to deliver the full 30 films film slate initially contracted for distribution by Disney.
31st Jan '16 8:37:24 PM azdisneyfan
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20th century fox only handled international distribution on select films. Other films were handled internationally by Disney and other companies.
The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal and decided not to renew the contract when it expired in 2016.
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), worldwide (initially) except for India (which Reliance handles), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal (as Disney began more focused on distributing content from its [Marvel newest] [Lucasfilm acquisitions]). In addition, Dreamworks had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''The Fifth Estate''), had to sell international distribution rights to other distributors such as 20th Century Fox to generate funds, and decided not never was able to renew deliver the contract when it expired in 2016. full 30 films initially contracted for distribution by Disney.
28th Jan '16 5:29:11 AM C2
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However by 2005 the studio was about $400 million in debt, so the founders agreed to a deal to sell [=DreamWorks=] to Viacom subsidiary Paramount for $1.6 billion (sans Katzenberg's Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which had been spun off into its own company in 2004). The sale was completed in February 2006, and in March of that same year Viacom sold the rights to [=DreamWorks=]' pre-2006 film library to Soros Strategic Partners for $900 million (only to purchase it back in 2010 for $400 million).
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However by 2005 the studio was about $400 million in debt, so the founders agreed to a deal to sell [=DreamWorks=] to Viacom subsidiary Paramount for $1.6 billion (sans Katzenberg's Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which had been spun off into its own company in 2004). The sale was completed in February 2006, and in March of that same year Viacom sold the rights to [=DreamWorks=]' pre-2006 film library to Soros Strategic Partners for $900 million (only to purchase it back in 2010 for $400 million). million, making a $500 million profit on the arrangement).
28th Jan '16 5:27:55 AM C2
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On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reconciled with Universal Studios and reached a distribution deal with Speilberg's longtime film partner. Coinciding with the confirmation of the agreement five days later, on December 16, it was announced that [=DreamWorks=] and Amblin Entertainment had been reorganized under the new film production company, '''Amblin Partners''', as part of an investment deal that involved film financing firms Participant Media and Entertainment One. With this reorganization, [=DreamWorks=] was relegated to a label focused on adult-themed films, while Amblin was relegated to a label for family movies, ultimately bringing [=DreamWorks=] and [=Amblin=] under one roof. Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=]/Amblin films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
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On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reconciled with Universal Studios and reached a distribution deal with Speilberg's longtime film partner. Coinciding with the confirmation of the agreement five days later, on December 16, it was announced that [=DreamWorks=] and Amblin Entertainment had been reorganized under the new film production company, '''Amblin Partners''', as part of an investment deal that involved film financing firms Participant Media and Entertainment One. With this reorganization, [=DreamWorks=] was relegated to a label focused on adult-themed films, while Amblin was relegated to a label for family movies, ultimately bringing [=DreamWorks=] and [=Amblin=] under one roof. (The use of the Amblin name was required by [=DreamWorks=] Animation, who ended up owning the DW trademark and claims exclusive rights to use it on family films.) Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=]/Amblin films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
5th Jan '16 11:32:57 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Dec '15 3:43:47 PM Mario1995
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal and decided not to renew the contract when it expired in 2016. On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reached a distribution agreement with Universal, which was confirmed on December 16 that year by Deadline Hollywood. In addition, it was announced that [=DreamWorks=] and Amblin Entertainment had been reorganized under the new film production company, '''Amblin Partners''', as part of an investment deal that involved film financing firms Participant Media and Entertainment One. Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=] films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal and decided not to renew the contract when it expired in 2016. On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reconciled with Universal Studios and reached a distribution deal with Speilberg's longtime film partner. Coinciding with the confirmation of the agreement with Universal, which was confirmed five days later, on December 16 that year by Deadline Hollywood. In addition, 16, it was announced that [=DreamWorks=] and Amblin Entertainment had been reorganized under the new film production company, '''Amblin Partners''', as part of an investment deal that involved film financing firms Participant Media and Entertainment One. With this reorganization, [=DreamWorks=] was relegated to a label focused on adult-themed films, while Amblin was relegated to a label for family movies, ultimately bringing [=DreamWorks=] and [=Amblin=] under one roof. Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=] [=DreamWorks=]/Amblin films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
16th Dec '15 5:23:35 PM Mario1995
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[=DreamWorks=] operates a television distribution and production division called [=DreamWorks=] Television. Originally known for sitcoms like ''Series/SpinCity'' and ''Arsenio'', it shifted its focus to drama at the TurnOfTheMillennium with series like ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/RescueMe'', along with miniseries such as ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. In TheNewTens the division has almost exclusively focused its attention on cable programming, with series like ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'', ''Series/FallingSkies'' and ''Series/TheAmericans''. [=DreamWorks=] Television also collaborated with [=DreamWorks=] Animation prior to the division's 2004 spin-off, with series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''.
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[=DreamWorks=] operates operated a television distribution and production division called [=DreamWorks=] Television. Originally known for sitcoms like ''Series/SpinCity'' and ''Arsenio'', it shifted its focus to drama at the TurnOfTheMillennium with series like ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' and ''Series/RescueMe'', along with miniseries such as ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. In TheNewTens the division has had almost exclusively focused its attention on cable programming, with series like ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'', ''Series/FallingSkies'' and ''Series/TheAmericans''. [=DreamWorks=] Television also collaborated with [=DreamWorks=] Animation prior to the division's 2004 spin-off, with series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''. ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''. With the reorganization of [=DreamWorks=] and Amblin into Amblin Partners, [=DreamWorks=] Television along with Amblin Entertainment's television division were absorbed into the new company, but both maintain autonomy from the television operations of Participant Media and Entertainment One.
16th Dec '15 5:18:13 PM Mario1995
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal and decided not to renew the contract when it expired in 2016. On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reached a distribution agreement with Universal, which was confirmed on December 16 that year by Deadline Hollywood. In addition, it was announced that [=DreamWorks=], Entertainment One, Amblin Entertainment and Participant Media had been reorganized under the new film production company, '''Amblin Partners'''. Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=] films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal and decided not to renew the contract when it expired in 2016. On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reached a distribution agreement with Universal, which was confirmed on December 16 that year by Deadline Hollywood. In addition, it was announced that [=DreamWorks=], Entertainment One, [=DreamWorks=] and Amblin Entertainment and Participant Media had been reorganized under the new film production company, '''Amblin Partners'''.Partners''', as part of an investment deal that involved film financing firms Participant Media and Entertainment One. Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=] films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
16th Dec '15 4:43:12 PM Mario1995
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Located on the [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Studios]] lots that had previously housed the offices of Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, [=DreamWorks=] came into being as a result of Katzenberg's firing from Creator/{{Disney}} after a ten-year run as the president of their studio. He approached Spielberg and Geffen about the possibility of setting up a studio in Hollywood where the three of them could create entertainment independently from the larger studios. At its founding, [=DreamWorks=] became the first major independent Hollywood studio (and the first major studio founded by creators, not executives) since the birth of Creator/UnitedArtists in [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood 1919]].
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Located on the [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Studios]] lots that had previously housed the offices of Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, Creator/AmblinEntertainment, [=DreamWorks=] came into being as a result of Katzenberg's firing from Creator/{{Disney}} after a ten-year run as the president of their studio. He approached Spielberg and Geffen about the possibility of setting up a studio in Hollywood where the three of them could create entertainment independently from the larger studios. At its founding, [=DreamWorks=] became the first major independent Hollywood studio (and the first major studio founded by creators, not executives) since the birth of Creator/UnitedArtists in [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood 1919]].

The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal and decided not to renew the contract when it expired in 2016. On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reached a distribution agreement with Universal, which was confirmed on December 16 that year by Deadline Hollywood as part of a reorganization effort by [=DreamWorks=], Entertainment One and Participant Media forming '''Amblin Partners'''. Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=] films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
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The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one and after only two years [=DreamWorks=] announced its intention to end its partnership with Viacom, and was sold to newly-formed holding company DW II Management in September 2008. That same month India's Reliance ADA Group signed a $1.5 billion deal to purchase a 50% stake in the studio, and Spielberg entered into negotiations with Creator/{{Universal}} (who had distributed [=DreamWorks=]' films prior to the Viacom deal) to produce their films. These negotiations fell through and in February 2009 the studio signed a deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) to handle domestic distribution (Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox is handling overseas distribution), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. However [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal and decided not to renew the contract when it expired in 2016. On December 11, 2015, ''Variety'' magazine reported that, after several months of negotiations, [=DreamWorks=] had reached a distribution agreement with Universal, which was confirmed on December 16 that year by Deadline Hollywood as part of a reorganization effort by Hollywood. In addition, it was announced that [=DreamWorks=], Entertainment One One, Amblin Entertainment and Participant Media forming had been reorganized under the new film production company, '''Amblin Partners'''. Universal will assume distribution of future [=DreamWorks=] films under the new Amblin Partners structure once the deal with Disney ends.
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