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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment (PFE) was a film company founded in 1980 as a partnership between the [=PolyGram=] music company and film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters. It was 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 Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.

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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment (PFE) was a film company founded in 1980 as a partnership between the [=PolyGram=] music company and film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters. It was a way to get into film production and create a viable European competitor to the UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} 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 Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.


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. Additionally, they operated an anime distribution studio operating in the Anglosphere--Creator/MangaEntertainment, which started out as a subsidiary of their Island label.

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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. Additionally, they operated an anime distribution studio operating in the Anglosphere--Creator/MangaEntertainment, which started out as a subsidiary of their Island Creator/IslandRecords label.


[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment (PFE) 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 Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.

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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment (PFE) was a film company created by the people at founded in 1980 as a partnership between the [=PolyGram=] music company as and film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters. It was 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 Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.

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* ''Film/MickeyBlueEyes'' (1999) (production only, distributed by Warner Bros. in North America and Universal internationally)
* ''Film/TheGreenMile'' (1999) (production only, distributed by Warner Bros. in North America and Universal internationally)


In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/BarneysGreatAdventure'', [=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 (up to ''Jack & Sarah'', and including the catalogues of Hemdale, Nelson Entertainment and pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, Slash Records and London Records to Creator/WarnerMusicGroup and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/BarneysGreatAdventure'', [=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 (up to ''Jack & Sarah'', and including the catalogues of Hemdale, Nelson Entertainment and pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment Creator/ITCEntertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, Slash Records and London Records to Creator/WarnerMusicGroup and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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* ''Film/{{Dobermann}}'' (1997)


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 (up to ''Jack & Sarah'', and including the catalogues of Hemdale, Nelson Entertainment and pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, Slash Records and London Records to Creator/WarnerMusicGroup and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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In 1998, after the financial failures of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'', ''Film/BarneysGreatAdventure'', [=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 (up to ''Jack & Sarah'', and including the catalogues of Hemdale, Nelson Entertainment and pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, Slash Records and London Records to Creator/WarnerMusicGroup and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.


* ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'' (1998)

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* ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'' ''Film/BarneysGreatAdventure'' (1998)


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]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, Slash Records and London Records to Creator/WarnerMusicGroup and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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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 (up to ''Jack & Sarah'', and including the catalogues of Hemdale, Nelson Entertainment and pre-1993 Creator/CastleRockEntertainment back catalog, the Hemdale Film Corporation catalog and Nelson Entertainment's library holdings) Creator/CastleRockEntertainment) to Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer, the ITC Entertainment library to [[Creator/{{ITV}} Carlton Television]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, Slash Records and London Records to Creator/WarnerMusicGroup and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.


* ''The Gingerbread Man'' (1998)

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* ''The Gingerbread Man'' ''Film/TheGingerbreadMan'' (1998)


* ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' (1989)[[note]][=PolyGram=] didn't actually produce this film nor did they produce the three sequels. In the early '80s, [=PolyGram=] Pictures held the film rights to the ''Batman'' franchise, only to sell them off to film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters (who in turn sold them to Warner) in exchange for a 7.5% stake in the films. This is why [=PolyGram=] receives credit for these films.[[/note]]

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* ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' (1989)[[note]][=PolyGram=] didn't actually produce this film nor did they produce the three sequels. In the early '80s, [=PolyGram=] Pictures held the film rights to the ''Batman'' franchise, only to sell them off to film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters (who in turn sold them to Warner) Warner, which owns Creator/DCComics) in exchange for a 7.5% stake in the films. This is why [=PolyGram=] receives credit for these films.[[/note]]


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* ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney's Great Adventure]]'' (1998)


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]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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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]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, Slash Records and London Records to Creator/WarnerMusicGroup and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.


* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989)[[note]][=PolyGram=] didn't actually produce this film nor did they produce the three sequels. In the early '80s, [=PolyGram=] Pictures held the film rights to the ''Batman'' franchise, only to sell them off to film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters (who in turn sold them to Warner) in exchange for a 7.5% stake in the films. This is why [=PolyGram=] receives credit for these films.[[/note]]

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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' (1989)[[note]][=PolyGram=] didn't actually produce this film nor did they produce the three sequels. In the early '80s, [=PolyGram=] Pictures held the film rights to the ''Batman'' franchise, only to sell them off to film producers Peter Guber and Jon Peters (who in turn sold them to Warner) in exchange for a 7.5% stake in the films. This is why [=PolyGram=] receives credit for these films.[[/note]]


[=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 Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.

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[=PolyGram=] Filmed Entertainment (PFE) 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 Creator/GramercyPictures with Universal in the 1990s, though it went under in 2000.



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]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was an international blockbuster that would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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For most of the 1990s, PFE was on a roll. Their most prominent period started in 1994, when ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'' became an unexpected international sensation that earned both critical acclaim and commercial success. They followed that film with several films that were similarly acclaimed and popular, like ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'' and ''Film/{{Fargo}}''.

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]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: One of their final films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was an international blockbuster that a huge box office hit around the world, and it would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.


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]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: Their final film, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was an international blockbuster that would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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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]], the Manga Entertainment library to Creator/PalmPictures, and, after failing to find a buyer, absorbed what remained of [=PolyGram=] Films into Universal. Unfortunately for Polygram, their decision to close couldn't have come at a less opportune time: Their One of their final film, films, 1999's ''Film/NottingHill'', was an international blockbuster that would have turned their fortunes around had they still existed when it was released.

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