Michael Grindon

Chinese giant ‘cuts deal for Legendary’

Chinese conglom Dalian Wanda Group is reported to have taken a majority stake in US studio Legendary Entertainment. Reuters quoted an unnamed source who claimed the deal, which values Legendary at between US$3 billion and US$4 billion, had been done. Dalian Wanda already owns North America’s second-largest movie theatre chain AMC Entertainment, but this would […]

Legendary poaches Viacom sales exec

The TV division of US indie studio Legendary has hired Marco Arabit as its vice president, distribution for the EMEA region. He joins from Viacom International Media Networks. Arabit will work out of Legendary’s London base and wll handle sales into Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He starts in the new role on […]

Legendary status

Former Sony TV sales boss Michael Grindon tells Jesse Whittock how Legendary Television’s emerging international sales division can offer an alternative to the Hollywood studios. Despite being the LA production studio behind The Hangover movie franchise, Legendary Entertainment’s push into television has been anything but lethargic. Less than a year since former Sony Pictures Television […]

Legendary taps talent agent for top scripted job

US studio Legendary Television has appointed a WME talent agent as its president of scripted. Veteran literary agent Lauren Heller Whitney will take up the post at the Hollywood studio after Legendary president Bruce Rosenblum carried out a long search. Previous top scripted executive Peter Johnson, who is executive VP, has extended his contract until […]

Legendary hires another studio exec for sales

Legendary Television has added another former studio exec, this time to run Lat-Am distribution. Carlos Sanchez joins from Warner Bros. to fill the new role, vice president, distribution, Latin America. Legendary Television is the TV arm of film producer Legendary. It is run by former Warner Bros. Television Group boss Bruce Rosenblum. Sanchez will report to […]

Grindon’s Legendary unit to distribute The Expanse

Upcoming US sci-fi series The Expanse will be the first to be distributed by Michael Grindon’s new sales unit at Legendary Television. Former Sony Pictures Television international boss Grindon joined Legendary earlier this year to head up a new distribution division. It has now picked up international rights to The Expanse, the series based on […]

Grindon joins Rosenblum at Legendary TV

Former Sony Pictures Television International president Michael Grindon has taken control of a new worldwide distribution business at US film firm Legendary Pictures. At Legendary TV, Grindon will work with former Warner Bros. Television Group boss Bruce Rosenblum, who has been Legendary TV and Digital Media’s president since last summer, to build a television sales business. This comes […]