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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,...

By DAVE MCNARY Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has acquired the animated feature “Animal Crackers” for a wide theatrical release in 2018.ESMP bought the movie from Blue Dream Studios. It premiered in competition in June at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.“Animal Crackers” is directed by...

By DAVE MCNARY Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the shark thriller “48 Meters Down” from the Fyzz Facility. “48 Meters Down” is the official sequel to the Mandy Moore/Claire Holt shark thriller “47 Meters Down,” which has grossed over $58...