History Creator / Dreamworks

22nd Jun '16 1:26:04 PM Mario1995
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Unfortunately, those hopes were never realized. By the year 2012, [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal, as shortly after the agreement Disney began putting more focus on distributing content from its newest acquisitions (Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars''), and rarely promoted films from [=DreamWorks=][[note]]This could also have been affected by the departure of then-studio head Dick Cook, who was the architect of the [=DreamWorks=] deal, in September 2009 and his subsequent replacement by Rich Ross[[/note]]. In addition, [=DreamWorks=] had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''Film/IAmNumberFour'', ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', ''Film/FrightNight'' and ''Film/TheFifthEstate'') and exhausted financing lines, and not only did they have to seek co-productions and international distribution sales with others like Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (which would distribute ''Lincoln'' and ''Bridge of Spies'' internationally) to generate funds, but they were never able to deliver the full 30 film slate initially contracted for distribution by Disney. The situation culminated in 2015, when [=DreamWorks=] had a falling out with Disney executives and the studios decided against renewing their distribution pact (both sides claimed they parted "amiably").

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Unfortunately, those hopes were never realized. By the year 2012, [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal, as shortly after the agreement Disney began putting more focus on distributing content from its newest acquisitions (Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars''), and rarely promoted films from [=DreamWorks=][[note]]This could also have been affected by the departure of then-studio head Dick Cook, who was the architect of the [=DreamWorks=] deal, in September 2009 and his subsequent replacement by Rich Ross[[/note]]. In addition, [=DreamWorks=] had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''Film/IAmNumberFour'', ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', ''Film/FrightNight'' and ''Film/TheFifthEstate'') and exhausted financing lines, and not only did they have to seek co-productions and international distribution sales with others like Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (which would distribute ''Lincoln'' and ''Bridge of Spies'' internationally) to generate funds, but they were never able to deliver the full 30 film slate initially contracted for distribution by Disney. The situation culminated in 2015, when [=DreamWorks=] had a falling out with Disney executives and the studios decided against renewing their distribution pact (both sides claimed they parted "amiably").
"[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial amiably]]").
2nd Jun '16 2:14:11 AM jameygamer
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Unfortunately, those hopes were never realized. By the year 2012, [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal, as shortly after the agreement Disney began putting more focus on distributing content from its newest acquisitions (Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars''), and rarely promoted films from [=DreamWorks=][[note]]This could also have been affected by the departure of then-studio head Dick Cook, who was the architect of the [=DreamWorks=] deal, in September 2009 and his subsequent replacement by Rich Ross[[/note]]. In addition, [=DreamWorks=] had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''Film/IAmNumberFour'', ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', ''Film/FrightNight'' and ''Film/TheFifthEstate'') and exhausted financing lines, and not only did they have to seek co-productions and international distribution sales with others like Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (which would distribute ''Lincoln'' and ''Bridge of Spies'' internationally) to generate funds, but they were never able to deliver the full 30 film slate initially contracted for distribution by Disney. The situation culminated in 2015, when [=DreamWorks=] had a falling out with Disney executives and the studios decided against renewing their distribution pact.

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Unfortunately, those hopes were never realized. By the year 2012, [=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal, as shortly after the agreement Disney began putting more focus on distributing content from its newest acquisitions (Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars''), and rarely promoted films from [=DreamWorks=][[note]]This could also have been affected by the departure of then-studio head Dick Cook, who was the architect of the [=DreamWorks=] deal, in September 2009 and his subsequent replacement by Rich Ross[[/note]]. In addition, [=DreamWorks=] had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''Film/IAmNumberFour'', ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', ''Film/FrightNight'' and ''Film/TheFifthEstate'') and exhausted financing lines, and not only did they have to seek co-productions and international distribution sales with others like Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (which would distribute ''Lincoln'' and ''Bridge of Spies'' internationally) to generate funds, but they were never able to deliver the full 30 film slate initially contracted for distribution by Disney. The situation culminated in 2015, when [=DreamWorks=] had a falling out with Disney executives and the studios decided against renewing their distribution pact.
pact (both sides claimed they parted "amiably").
2nd Jun '16 2:11:32 AM jameygamer
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13th May '16 12:00:13 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 distribution worldwide (initially) except for India (which Reliance handles), in a roundabout way bringing [=DreamWorks=] full-circle. With the new partnerships with Disney and Reliance, [=DreamWorks=] hoped that they would return to its prosperity years.

to:

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 on home video prior to the Viacom deal, although they tried to acquire the studio around the time of the deal) to produce release 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. With the new partnerships with Disney and Reliance, [=DreamWorks=] hoped that they would return to its prosperity years.



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, though Disney will retain distribution rights to all [=DreamWorks=] films released under their deal indefinitely.

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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 deal, reuniting Spielberg with Speilberg's his 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, though Disney will retain distribution would acquire the rights to all twelve films under their expiring deal with [=DreamWorks=] films released under their deal indefinitely.
as part of the severance agreement.
30th Apr '16 8:14:34 PM Homemaderat
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* ''Literature/TheLovelyBones''

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* ''Literature/TheLovelyBones''''Film/TheLovelyBones''
29th Apr '16 8:03:38 AM Mario1995
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The [=DreamWorks=] umbrella may be brought full circle once again when, in April 2016, Universal's parent company [=NBCUniversal=] announced it would acquire [=DreamWorks=] Animation for $3.8 billion, reuniting the former division with its former parent once more through the latter's deal with Universal.



The [=DreamWorks=] umbrella may be brought full circle once again when, in April 2016, Universal's parent company [=NBCUniversal=] announced it would acquire [=DreamWorks=] Animation for $3.8 billion, reuniting the former division with its parent once more.

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The [=DreamWorks=] umbrella may be brought full circle once again when, in April 2016, Universal's parent company [=NBCUniversal=] announced it would acquire [=DreamWorks=] Animation for $3.8 billion, reuniting the former division with its parent once more.
28th Apr '16 12:53:04 PM Mario1995
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The [=DreamWorks=] umbrella may be brought full circle once again when, in April 2016, Universal's parent company [=NBCUniversal=] announced it would acquire [=DreamWorks=] Animation for $3.8 billion, reuniting the former division with its parent once more.
15th Feb '16 9:32:00 AM Mario1995
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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, though Disney will retain distribution rights to all [=DreamWorks=] films released under the deal indefinitely.

to:

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, though Disney will retain distribution rights to all [=DreamWorks=] films released under the their deal indefinitely.
14th Feb '16 6:23:05 PM Mario1995
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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.

to:

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.
ends, though Disney will retain distribution rights to all [=DreamWorks=] films released under the deal indefinitely.
13th Feb '16 1:43:41 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 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 shortly after the agreement Disney began putting more focus on distributing content from its newest acquistions (Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars'') at the time, and rarely promoted films from [=DreamWorks=] as a result. In addition, [=DreamWorks=] had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''The Fifth Estate'') and exhausted financing lines, and not only did they have to seek co-productions and international distribution sales with others like Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (which would distribute ''Lincoln'' and ''Bridge of Spies'' internationally) to generate funds, but they were never able to deliver the full 30 film slate initially contracted for distribution by Disney.

to:

The Paramount-[=DreamWorks=] merger wasn't a successful one 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 With the new partnerships with Disney and Reliance, [=DreamWorks=] hoped that they would return to its prosperity years.

Unfortunately, those hopes were never realized. By the year 2012,
[=DreamWorks=] ended up getting dissatisfied with the Disney deal, as shortly after the agreement Disney began putting more focus on distributing content from its newest acquistions acquisitions (Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars'') at the time, ''Franchise/StarWars''), and rarely promoted films from [=DreamWorks=][[note]]This could also have been affected by the departure of then-studio head Dick Cook, who was the architect of the [=DreamWorks=] as a result. deal, in September 2009 and his subsequent replacement by Rich Ross[[/note]]. In addition, [=DreamWorks=] had financial issues with underperforming releases (such as ''The Fifth Estate'') ''Film/IAmNumberFour'', ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', ''Film/FrightNight'' and ''Film/TheFifthEstate'') and exhausted financing lines, and not only did they have to seek co-productions and international distribution sales with others like Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox (which would distribute ''Lincoln'' and ''Bridge of Spies'' internationally) to generate funds, but they were never able to deliver the full 30 film slate initially contracted for distribution by Disney.
Disney. The situation culminated in 2015, when [=DreamWorks=] had a falling out with Disney executives and the studios decided against renewing their distribution pact.
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