Maloof Productions

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Maloof Productions is an American entertainment development and production company formed by the Maloof family (composed of brothers George J. Maloof, Jr., Phil Maloof, Gavin Maloof and Joe Maloof and sister Adrienne Maloof-Nassif) in 2004. The company, led by Chairman and CEO Phil Maloof and President Andrew Jameson, focuses on film, television and music.

The company's television division, Maloof Television, is perhaps best known for producing Living Lohan, a primetime reality series that aired in summer 2008 on E!.[1] The division also produced the reality series Bullrun in 2007 for Spike TV[2] and in 2009 for SpeedChannel.[3] Along with George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, the division also recently produced an HBO comedy pilot focusing on a fictional NBA team [4] and is developing the reality series Rebuilding the Kingdom with producer Mark Burnett.[5]

Maloof Motion Pictures, the company’s film division, produced Dimension Film's Feast in conjunction with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Wes Craven. The film was released theatrically in September 2006 and was named a "Must-See" film for Fall by Entertainment Weekly.[6] The division is currently at work on its next project, The Big Biazarro, a drama based on the Leonard Wise novel, to star Pierce Brosnan, from a script by Vondie Curtis-Hall.[7]

In addition to film and television production, Maloof Productions spearheads the entertainment outreach for the Maloof properties. The company brokered partnerships with 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Dimension Films for the world premieres of Elektra, Deuce Bigalo: European Gigalo and Feast respectively at the Palms Casino Resort. It was also instrumental in integrating Maloof Music artist Narwhal into both the Feast soundtrack and the film itself.

In June 2008, it was rumored that Maloof Productions was in talks to sign Jive recording artist, Britney Spears onto their label. Speculation began after Britney met with George Maloof multiple times in May 2008 to talk business. A meeting with David Geffen in June only helped the rumors gain more credibility—all records put out by Maloof Productions get distributed through David Geffen's Interscope label.[8] In October 2008, Jive announced that Spears would be releasing a single, "Womanizer", and subsequent album entitled Circus. This has ended speculation that Britney would be signing on with Maloof Productions and Geffen's Interscope label for the time being. Britney and the Spears family remain very close to the Maloof Family and have frequent business and casual dinner meetings. At the present time, Jive Records and Spears manager, Larry Rudolph, have remained quiet about any possible changes going on behind the scenes.

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  1. ^ Thielman, Sam (2008-03-04). "E! greenlights Lohan reality show". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. ^ Martin, Denise (2006-07-30). "Reality's fast lane". Variety Magazine. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Popular Bullrun Moves to SPEED for 2009". SPEEDtv.com. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  4. ^ Adalian, Josef; Martin, Denise (2005-12-08). "HBO courting Section Eight". Variety Magazine. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Mark Burnett, Maloofs to Follow Kings". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-11-25. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Fall Movie Preview". Entertainment Weekly. 2006-08-09. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  7. ^ Fleming, Michael (2007-01-17). "Brosnan to turn Wise novel into film". Variety Magazine. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Will Britney Be Working For The Maloofs?". X17 Online. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 

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