Mill Creek Entertainment

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Mill Creek Entertainment
Industry Home video
Founded 2002
Headquarters Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Key people Irwin Jacobs
(Chairman)
Robert Zakheim (CEO)
Scott Moss (Vice Chairman)
Products DVDs, Box sets
Website Mill Creek Entertainment

Mill Creek Entertainment is a home video company founded in 2002 by Ian Warfield, Robert Zakheim and Scott Moss in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

The Mill Creek Entertainment catalog draws from over 12,000 hours of owned and licensed content, including contemporary and classic feature films, as well as television, kids' animation, documentary, special interest and fitness content. The company's licensing partnerships with major studios include Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, NBC Universal, and Warner Home Video.

Mill Creek Entertainment is known for its multi-film DVD collections, ranging from double-features to 100-movie collections, and 10 to 600 episode TV collections. Many of the larger compilations draw heavily (but not exclusively) from material in the public domain in the United States. The company also produces its own original programming, most commonly films from director Kevin Hershberger, including the National Parks Explorer Series, Medal of Honor, Up from Slavery, Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob, The Ultimate Civil War Series: 150th Anniversary Edition, The United States Military: A History of Heroes, America's Serial Killers, Amazing Dinosaurs, Hollywood vs the Mob, Journey to The Moon, and The Decade You Were Born series. The company distributes its DVDs through Alliance Entertainment, Anderson Merchandisers, Baker & Taylor, ESI Distribution, Ingram Entertainment, Navarre Corporation, Vivendi Visual Entertainment, Video Products Distributors Inc., and WaxWorks.[1]

On October 31, 2006, the company released the Ernest P. Worrell series as Maximum Ernest, Ultimate Ernest, and Essential Ernest Collection. Mill Creek acquired the library of Crown International Pictures from now defunct Navarre Corporation subsidiary BCI Home Entertainment. They also currently distribute several movies from Disney's Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures brands under license from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on Blu-ray. They also have released several classic TV shows, movies and cartoons on DVD. Mill Creek also owns rights to distribute several Carsey-Werner programs.

On April 23, 2012, Mill Creek announced that they had signed a home video distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, acquiring the rights to distribute 250 films from the Sony Pictures catalog on DVD and Blu-ray. [2] On August 27, Mill Creek announced that they had signed a long term distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to distribute an additional 665 films and 54 TV series from the Sony Pictures library.[3]

On November 1, 2013, Mill Creek won the "Best Movie Collection" for the triple feature Daimajin. The Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com, honored the top horror and thriller titles released between Aug. 1, 2012, and July 31, 2013. Studios submitted contenders for consideration by a panel of judges in conjunction with a consumer vote.

Licensed content[edit]

Mill Creek Entertainment currently has licensing deals in place with the following companies:

Movies

TV series

Animation

Releases[edit]

Feature films[edit]

TV series[edit]

Animation/Family[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Company information from the Mill Creek Entertainment website
  2. ^ "MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS HOME VIDEO DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT". 
  3. ^ Mill Creek, Sony Ink Deal for Rereleases of Nanny, Jeffersons, Married..., Bewitched, Jeannie, more
  4. ^ Millcreekent.com
  5. ^ Millcreekent.com
  6. ^ Thecookiejarcompany.com

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