Entertainment Studios

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Entertainment Studios
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
Website http://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.

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.[2] 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.[3]

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

Syndicated series[edit]

Cable networks[edit]

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, it's 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.[4]

Syndicated specials[edit]


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