Darren Throop

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 […]

eOne pays £140m for Peppa Pig creator

Entertainment One has acquired Peppa Pig creator Astley Baker Davies for £140 million (US$212.1 million). The deal gives eOne a 70% controlling stake in ABD, which gives it control to the ultra-lucrative preschool Peppa Pig brand, taking its stake from earnings in the brand from 50% to 85%. eOne intends to pay for the acquisition […]

eOne confirms Canadian investor stake

Entertainment One has confirmed the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquire an approximate 17.9% stake in the firm from long-time shareholder Marwyn Asset Management. eOne and the CPPIB last week revealed the latter planned to pay £142.4 million (US$218.5 million) for almost a fifth of the UK-listed producer-distributor. eOne has today released a statement to […]

Morayniss extends eOne tenure

Entertainment One Television’s CEO, John Morayniss, will remain in the post for at least three more years. Moryaniss has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the Toronto-headquartered company through 2018. He took up the post in 2008 on the inception of eOne’s television business, and has since then grown revenues from […]

eOne pays $132.6m for Mark Gordon Company

Entertainment One has splashed out US$132.6 million to buy Grey’s Anatomy and Ray Donovan studio The Mark Gordon Company (MGC). The deal hands Canada-based eOne a 51% stake in the prodco, with the two companies set to launch an indepedent joint venture studio as a result. This studio will produce and finance premium film and […]

eOne seeks Canuck chief after upping O’Brien

Entertainment One is seeking a Canadian television chief after previous incumbent Margaret O’Brien was promoted to a new corporate development role. O’Brien has been named executive VP, corporate development, a role that will see her oversee M&A across the eOne group, which comprises film and TV assets. She joined eOne in 2008 when the company […]

eOne aims to double size as profits grow

Entertainment One has outlined a plan to double its size in the next five years, as its half-yearly results saw profits grow but revenues slip. The plan was unveiled as Canada-based, UK-listed eOne reported unaudited profits before tax for the six months to September 30 of £2.4 million (US$3.75 million), up 100% on the £1.2 […]

Théroux exits eOne but scores TV development deal

Entertainment One’s film chief Patrice Théroux is exiting, but will remain working with the production and distribution company through a new TV and film development deal. Théroux will work with eOne to create TV series and films for the Canadian and international markets following his departure. He has been with eOne since 2007 when he […]

Entertainment One completes premium listing

Entertainment One has completed its planned change in its UK listing. The TV and film producer and distributor has shifted its UK listing from the standard to the premium section of the London Stock Exchange. The aim of the premium listing is to increase the profile of the company, which reported annual revenue of £629.1 […]

News brief: eOne ups Rubin

UK-listed film and TV distributor Entertainment One has promoted Jackie Rubin to VP, corporate communications. Rubin takes the new role immediately and will work across the company’s film, TV, music, family entertainment and licensing divisions. Based in Toronto, Rubin reports to eOne’s film boss Patrice Théroux and president and CEO Darren Throop. He said: “The […]