Foxstar Productions

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Foxstar Productions, Inc.
Division of Fox Television Studios
SuccessorFox Television Studios
Founded1993; 26 years ago (1993)
FoundersKevin Burns
Steve Bell
Defunct2005; 14 years ago (2005)
OwnerNews Corporation
Parent20th Century Fox Television
(Fox Entertainment Group)

Foxstar Productions was a television production subsidiary of News Corporation. It was founded in 1993 to make TV movies and mini-series under Steve Bell (the former network production president of 20th Century Fox Television) and producer Kevin Burns. That same year, they entered the television documentary business through its production subsidiary, Van Ness Films.

Many of their programs have and can be seen on networks such as A&E, National Geographic Channel, E!, Animal Planet, AMC, Bravo, WE tv, Travel Channel, Lifetime, and The History Channel.

In 1999, Foxstar became part of the newly formed Fox Television Studios and continued producing documentaries, non-fiction programming and specials. By 2005, Kevin Burns already had several non-fiction programs under his Prometheus Entertainment shingle.

In 2005, Foxstar Productions disbanded, and folded to Fox Television Studios (now Fox 21 Television Studios).

Partial list of programs[edit]

  • Biography (1987-2003)
  • Alien Nation (1994-1996)
  • A Hollywood Christmas (1996)
  • Hidden Hollywood (1997)
  • Monster Mania (1997-2000)
  • Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998)
  • Beyond Titanic (1998)
  • Famous Families (1998-1999)
  • Hollywood Screen Tests (1999)
  • Backstory (2000-2005)
  • World's Best (2000-2002)
  • History vs. Hollywood (2001-2002)
  • Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
  • The Alien Saga (2002)
  • Monsterama (2003)
  • Animal Icons (2004-2005)