Darren Throop


Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

eOne brings TV & films together in rejig

Entertainment One has placed John Morayniss and Steve Bertram at the top of a newly unified business structure. The pair have been appointed co-presidents of the consolidated eOne structure, which means film and TV production and distribution are under one roof. Morayniss was previously CEO of Entertainment One Television, while Bertram ran the film arm, […]

eOne plots film & TV arms merger as revenue grows

Entertainment One has posted revenues of more than £1 billion (US$1.4 billion) as it revealed plans to merge its television and film assets into a single studio operation. With eOne attempting to double in size in the five years between 2015 and 2020, the firm is planning on bringing the film and TV divisions together. […]

Peppa Pig grows as eOne preps more eps

Entertainment One Family is to once again expand its cash cow children’s property Peppa Pig. The company is lining up 117 new episodes of the Astley Baker Davies-created preschool series, taking the overall number to 381 by 2023. New episodes from season seven will roll out to the end of 2018, before the 117 in […]

eOne backs Brad Weston prodco

Transatlantic producer-distributor Entertainment One and Comcast-owned Universal have put their weight behind a new content creation company from New Regency CEO Brad Weston. Culver City-based Makeready will aim at developing and producing original films and TV series for premium cable, OTT and emerging platforms worldwide. eOne, which has an option to acquire 100% of the […]

Sparacio confirmed as eOne finance chief

Joe Sparacio has been named the CFO of Entertainment One. He has been filling the finance role on an interim basis at the independent film and TV studio since last November and now takes the position on a full-time basis. Sparacio has several decades of experience in the media sector, largely on the film side […]

Amblin Partners boss extends contract

Steven Spielberg’s new US content company, Amblin Partners, has extended CEO Michael Wright’s contract “for multiple years into the future”. This comes after Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One united to create film- and TV-focused Amblin Partners in December last year. Wright was at that time named CEO, having joined DreamWorks […]

Spielberg, eOne, Participant create Amblin Partners

Steven Spielberg, Entertainment One, Participant Media and Reliance Group have come together to create a content group, Amblin Partners. The new company will use director Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Amblin Television and Participant brands to create content for a wide range of audiences in TV and film. Under the Dome producer Amblin Television will become a […]

eOne ‘on track’ despite share plunge

Entertainment One has issued a statement saying it is on track to deliver its full-year financial targets in the wake of a sharp fall in its share price yesterday. The UK-listed company has recently issued new bonds as part of a refinancing, and in a statement to the London Stock Exchange said that process has […]

eOne has ‘firepower’ to double size as TV booms

Significant profit growth at Entertainment One’s television division is helping the indie studio to achieve its goal of doubling in size by 2020, its CEO has said. Unaudited half-year results showed television production and sales revenues were up 77% year-on-year to £81.6 million (US$124.1 million), with its Peppa Pig family and licensing unit bringing in […]

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