by Mia Galuppo On Wednesday morning, Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios held its inaugural CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. Allen spent the first half of the presentation selling himself. He recounted his Los Angeles upbringing, his time as a stand-up, entrance and rise in television and finally his path...

By BRENT LANG and RAMIN SETOODEH Landmark Theatres, a high-end chain known for its art-house offerings, has been quietly on the market for some time. But this week, two would-be buyers emerged as potential suitors: Netflix and Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. The names of both companies floated in the press illustrates the seismic...

By Don Steinberg When Byron Allen bought the Weather Channel for $300 million, in March, it might have seemed to some like the setup to a late-night punchline. Byron Allen? The man who co-hosted “Real People” in 1979 and now appears on syndicated comedy shows? Mr. Allen is...

by Anita Busch Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired distribution rights to the $45M action-thriller Boss Level from writer-director Joe Carnahan. The film starrng Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong, Mel Gibson, and Naomi Watts will get a U.S. theatrical release next year from the studio. Entertainment Studios released the controversial Chappaquiddick on April 6. The company acquired Boss Level from The Fyzz Facility...

By DAVE MCNARY Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired Joe Carnahan’s action-thriller “Boss Level” for a wide theatrical U.S. release in 2019.ESMP acquired the movie from The Fyzz Facility and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. Written and directed by Carnahan, “Boss Level” follows a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (portrayed...

By Christopher Palmeri Comedian and producer Byron Allen acquired the Weather Channel TV network as he looks to expand his film and TV production company into a major media business. Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the network from Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast Corp., according to...

by Anthony D'Alessandro Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has taken all global rights to Blue Dream Studios’ animated feature Animal Crackers which premiered at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival last June. The distributor is looking to release the movie some time next year.The deal was negotiated by ESMP Head of Acquisitions,...