Entertainment Studios

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Entertainment Studios
Private Corporation
Industry Television production and distribution
Founded Los Angeles, California, United States (1993)
Founder Byron Allen
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Byron Allen (chairman/CEO)
Mark DeVitre
(executive vice president/general counsel)[1]
Carolyn Folks
(executive producer)
Joan A. Robbins
(co-producer/president of talent relations)
Barry W. Ilovitch
(president of production)
Products Television programs
Cable television
Home video
Motion pictures
Owner Bryon Allen
Subsidiaries Freestyle Releasing
The Grio
Entertainment Studios Networks[2][3]
Website www.es.tv

Entertainment Studios is an independent television production and distribution company that was founded by comedian Byron Allen in 1993 under the name CF Entertainment. The company produces and distributes first-run television series for U.S. television syndication. It also operates six digital cable and satellite channels which broadcast a mix of original program content and syndicated programs that the company distributes for broadcast television through its Entertainment Studios Networks subsidiary.It produces and distributes films through it Freestyle Releasing film studio subsidiary and also own The Grio which provides news to African-Americans[4]

The company is the largest independently operated syndication producer/distributor for broadcast television as the company produces and distributes 29 syndicated television series, which largely consist of court shows scripted from actual testimony, and interview programs; the company also ventured into scripted programming in 2012, with the launch of the sitcoms Mr. Box Office and The First Family.[5] Entertainment Studios greenlit its first film and stage projects in 2011, when it acquired the rights to develop a biographical film and theatrical play on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. from the daughter of actor/singer, Tracey Davis.[6]

List of programs produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios[edit]

Syndicated series[edit]

Cable networks[edit]

  • Automotive.TV
  • Cars.TV
  • Comedy.TV
  • ES.TV
  • MyDestination.TV
  • Pets.TV
  • Recipe.TV

On December 10, 2012, Entertainment Studios launched Justice Central, the production company's eighth first-run syndication network. Justice Central is a 24-hour, HD legal news and court show network that captures court proceedings, news, talk, and entertainment. Seen on AT&T Uverse and Verizon FIOS, its original programming includes five court shows: America's Court with Judge Ross, We the People with Gloria Allred, Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen, and Justice with Judge Mablean.[7]

Syndicated specials[edit]

  • Comedy Jam
  • Feel the Beat
  • Happy Holidays America
  • We Have a Dream


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