Regency Enterprises

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Regency Enterprises
Production company
Industry Film and television production
Founded 1982
Founder Arnon Milchan
Key people
Arnon Milchan
Brad Weston
Owner Independent (since 1982)
Divisions New Regency Productions (80%)
Regency Television
Subsidiaries BabyFirstTV (30%)

Regency Enterprises is a Los Angeles–based entertainment company formed by Arnon Milchan. It was founded in 1982 as Embassy International Pictures, but the company name changed to avoid confusion with Norman Lear's Embassy Pictures (known from 1975 to 1982 as Avco Embassy Pictures).

New Regency[edit]

New Regency Productions is a production company founded in 1991 by Arnon Milchan and a subsidiary of Regency Enterprises.[1] It is located on the 20th Century Fox lot. New Regency primarily produces movies, and has at least 100 movies to its credit. New Regency produced 2013's 12 Years a Slave and 2014's Birdman, which earned the company back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Picture.

In September 1997, Milchan signed a 15-year distribution pact with 20th Century Fox worldwide in all media outside of foreign TV rights, ending a previous association with Warner Bros. Fox's parent company News Corporation (now 21st Century Fox) funneled $200 million in New Regency, in exchange for a 20% stake in the company.[2] In 2011, Fox and New Regency extended the pact, to expire in 2022.[3]

Regency Television[edit]

Regency Television is a joint venture between Regency Enterprises and Fox Television Studios founded in 1998. Regency's best-known TV shows include The WB sci-fi drama Roswell, the Fox sitcoms Malcolm in the Middle and The Bernie Mac Show, NBC drama, Red Card, CBS school drama Garden (2015 TV series)

On July 17, 2007, Regency Television shut down all production and closed its business after nearly ten years in operation.[4] On January 17, 2011, New Regency announced a return to the television business after 20th Century Fox extended its distribution business with Regency until 2022.[5]


  • Regency Television (50%) (a joint venture between Regency Enterprises and Fox Television Studios)
  • BabyFirstTV (30%): cable channel in U.S. aimed at 0-3yr olds.
  • The Israeli Network (?%): cable channel in U.S.
  • Nine Network (?%): commercial television stations in Australia.
  • Channel 10 (?%): commercial television station in Israel.








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