10 Facts About Imagine Entertainment


Imagine Entertainment, known simply as Imagine, is an American film and television production company founded in November 1985 by producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard.

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The agreement would kick-off with 1989 pay television availabilities and include pay-per view exhibition rights to all Imagine Entertainment-produced films and about 30 motion pictures and "an unspecified number of original products" are covered by the agreement.

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Imagine Entertainment had an IPO in 1986 at $8 for a package of one share and one warrant.

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MCA and Imagine Entertainment will have a joint television venture which MCA has the exclusive network and home video distribution rights.

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Imagine Entertainment retains domestic distribution rights for now and is banking on those rights becoming more valuable in the future as its theatrical and television programs gain exposure.

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Imagine Entertainment was in discussions with two or three potential partners, but a deal was not expected soon.

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In early 1997, Imagine Entertainment reopened its television division and signed a deal with Walt Disney Television for the development of TV series, which would expire at the end of 2000.

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Imagine Entertainment was exclusive for development and production of TV projects, including half-hour comedy series, one-hour dramas, motion pictures for TV and miniseries.

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In June 2020, Imagine Entertainment made a substantial investment in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions.

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In January 2022, Imagine Entertainment promoted Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns, co-founders of Jax Media, to co-presidents, overseeing the company's film and television content.

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