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By ANITA BENNETT Byron Allen is always game for a good laugh and an even better business deal. After purchasing The Weather Channel in March, the Entertainment Studios founder, chairman and CEO is now focusing on becoming a major player in the movie business. “We’re looking to acquire, we’re looking to...

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...