History Creator / PolygramFilmedEntertainment

4th Jun '16 5:13:55 PM themisterfree
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In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', [=PolyGram=] sold the studio to Seagram (the liquor company, and then-owners of Universal). [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow Since Seagram had no idea on what to do with two studios]], Seagram proceeded to slowly wind down the studio's operations, first by selling off the majority of its pre-1996 film holdings (which included the pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment back catalog, the Hemdale Film Corporation catalog and Nelson Entertainment's library holdings) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films to Universal.

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In comparison to normal Hollywood studios, they did not produce films themselves, but rather through several "boutique" labels, including the UK's Working Title Films, and Propaganda Films and Interscope Communications in the US. Of these, only Working Title survives as a Universal subsidiary. Similarly, their films "sort of green-lit themselves"; there wasn't much board-room decision making; it was the producers who did it.

In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', [=PolyGram=] sold the studio to Seagram (the liquor company, and then-owners of Universal). [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow Since Seagram had no idea on what to do with two studios]], Seagram proceeded to slowly wind down the studio's operations, first by selling off the majority of its pre-1996 film holdings (which included the pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment back catalog, the Hemdale Film Corporation catalog and Nelson Entertainment's library holdings) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films to into Universal.
2nd Jun '16 8:27:45 AM themisterfree
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In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', [=PolyGram=] sold the studio to Seagram (then owners of Universal). [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow Since Seagram had no idea on what to do with two studios]], Seagram proceeded to slowly wind down the studio's operations, first by selling off the majority of its pre-1996 film holdings (which included the pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment back catalog, the Hemdale Film Corporation catalog and Nelson Entertainment's library holdings) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films to Universal.

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In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', [=PolyGram=] sold the studio to Seagram (then owners (the liquor company, and then-owners of Universal). [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow Since Seagram had no idea on what to do with two studios]], Seagram proceeded to slowly wind down the studio's operations, first by selling off the majority of its pre-1996 film holdings (which included the pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment back catalog, the Hemdale Film Corporation catalog and Nelson Entertainment's library holdings) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films to Universal.
18th Nov '15 5:05:49 AM Mario1995
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In 1998, they were bought out by Seagram (then owners of Universal), [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow who, after failing to find a buyer]], absorbed the company into Universal (though most of the company's back catalog now rests with Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer).

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In 1998, they were bought out by after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', [=PolyGram=] sold the studio to Seagram (then owners of Universal), Universal). [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow who, Since Seagram had no idea on what to do with two studios]], Seagram proceeded to slowly wind down the studio's operations, first by selling off the majority of its pre-1996 film holdings (which included the pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment back catalog, the Hemdale Film Corporation catalog and Nelson Entertainment's library holdings) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, and, after failing to find a buyer]], buyer, absorbed the company into Universal (though most what remained of the company's back catalog now rests with Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer).
[=PolyGram=] Films to Universal.
11th Sep '15 8:30:42 AM themisterfree
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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment was a film company created by the people at the [=PolyGram=] music company as a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} studios, which it managed to achieve. Over its decade-long existence, the company managed to produce and distribute many successful UK productions (bringing people such as Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis into worldwide fame) and producing a number of American films, occasionally in joint ventures with Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/{{Universal}}. Indeed, they co-owned Gramercy Pictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.

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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment was a film company created by the people at the [=PolyGram=] music company as a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} studios, which it managed to achieve. Over its decade-long existence, the company managed to produce and distribute many successful UK productions (bringing people such as Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis into worldwide fame) and producing a number of American films, occasionally in joint ventures with Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/{{Universal}}. Indeed, they co-owned Gramercy Pictures Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.
14th Aug '15 10:25:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Candyman}}'' and [[CandymanFarewellToTheFlesh its first sequel]] (1992, 1995)

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* ''Film/{{Candyman}}'' and [[CandymanFarewellToTheFlesh [[Film/CandymanFarewellToTheFlesh its first sequel]] (1992, 1995)



* ''BarbWire'' (1996)
* ''{{Kazaam}}'' (1996)
* ''{{Sleepers}}'' (1996)

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* ''BarbWire'' ''Film/BarbWire'' (1996)
* ''{{Kazaam}}'' ''Film/{{Kazaam}}'' (1996)
* ''{{Sleepers}}'' ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' (1996)



* ''TheLastDaysOfDisco'' (1998)

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* ''TheLastDaysOfDisco'' ''Film/TheLastDaysOfDisco'' (1998)



* ''NottingHill'' (1999)
* ''ArlingtonRoad'' (1999)

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* ''NottingHill'' ''Film/NottingHill'' (1999)
* ''ArlingtonRoad'' ''Film/ArlingtonRoad'' (1999)
21st Aug '14 4:53:40 PM fop1234
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** ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (1997, the [[FranchiseKiller last Batman movie of that continuity]])

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** ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (1997, the [[FranchiseKiller last Batman movie of that continuity]])continuity]], all 4 Batman films were produced with Creator/WarnerBros)
7th Feb '14 8:25:28 PM BananaPancakes
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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment was a film company created by the people at the [=PolyGram=] music company as a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} studios, which it managed to achieve. Over its decade-long existence, the company managed to produce and distribute many successful UK productions (bringing people such as Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis into worldwide fame) and producing a number of American films, occasionally in joint ventures with Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/{{Universal}}. In 1998, they were bought out by Seagram (then owners of Universal), [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow who, after failing to find a buyer]] absorbed the company into Universal (though most of the company's back catalog now rests with Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer).

[=PolyGram=] had previously ventured into films in the early '80s, but this venture went nowhere despite successes such as ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and ''{{Flashdance}}''.

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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment was a film company created by the people at the [=PolyGram=] music company as a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} studios, which it managed to achieve. Over its decade-long existence, the company managed to produce and distribute many successful UK productions (bringing people such as Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis into worldwide fame) and producing a number of American films, occasionally in joint ventures with Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/{{Universal}}. Indeed, they co-owned Gramercy Pictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.

In 1998, they were bought out by Seagram (then owners of Universal), [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow who, after failing to find a buyer]] buyer]], absorbed the company into Universal (though most of the company's back catalog now rests with Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer).

[=PolyGram=] had previously ventured into films in the early '80s, but this venture went nowhere despite successes such as ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and ''{{Flashdance}}''.
''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.



* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (the four films between 1989 and 1997)

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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (the four films between 1989 and 1997)(1989)
** ''Film/BatmanReturns'' (1992)
** ''Film/BatmanForever'' (1995)
** ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (1997, the [[FranchiseKiller last Batman movie of that continuity]])



* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (1992) - international distribution

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* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (1992) - -- international distribution



* ''Film/CanadianBacon'' (1995)



* ''TheBigLebowski'' (1998)

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* ''TheBigLebowski'' ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' (1998)
3rd Sep '13 4:17:19 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''[[MrBean Bean]]'' (1997)

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* ''[[MrBean Bean]]'' ''Film/{{Bean}}'' (1997)
21st Jun '13 1:27:35 PM MarkLungo
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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment was a film company created by the people at the [=PolyGram=] music company as a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the {{Hollywood}} studios, which it managed to achieve. Over its decade-long existence, the company managed to produce and distribute many successful UK productions (bringing people such as Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis into worldwide fame) and producing a number of American films, occasionally in joint ventures with {{Disney}}, WarnerBros and {{Universal}}. In 1998, they were bought out by Seagram (then owners of Universal), [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow who, after failing to find a buyer]] absorbed the company into Universal (though most of the company's back catalog now rests with MetroGoldwynMayer).

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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment was a film company created by the people at the [=PolyGram=] music company as a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the {{Hollywood}} UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} studios, which it managed to achieve. Over its decade-long existence, the company managed to produce and distribute many successful UK productions (bringing people such as Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis into worldwide fame) and producing a number of American films, occasionally in joint ventures with {{Disney}}, WarnerBros Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/WarnerBros and {{Universal}}. Creator/{{Universal}}. In 1998, they were bought out by Seagram (then owners of Universal), [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow who, after failing to find a buyer]] absorbed the company into Universal (though most of the company's back catalog now rests with MetroGoldwynMayer).
Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer).
17th May '13 10:32:40 PM Sheora
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* ''WhatDreamsMayCome'' (1998)

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* ''WhatDreamsMayCome'' ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' (1998)
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