Lightyear Entertainment

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Lightyear Entertainment
Film distributor, music distributor
United States
Key people
Arnie Holland, Sky Spooner
ProductsMotion pictures, music

Lightyear Entertainment, headquartered in Studio City, California, is a distributor of independent motion pictures on DVD, Video On Demand, as well as a distributor of music and music videos on CD, DVD, and digital distribution.[1]

Lightyear's independent film business in North America is now conducted through eOne Entertainment. From 2008–10, it was through Vivendi/Universal distribution,[1] and, from 1995–2008, through Warner Home Video. From 1991–95, it was distributed through BMG.

Lightyear's music business in North America is conducted through Caroline Distribution/Universal Music Group.

Its origins were as a management buyout of RCA Video Productions, Inc. in 1987. The company was a co-producer of the Jane Fonda workout series, and pioneered in the areas of children's video and music video, as well as helping to create the fitness genre.

Lightyear's original productions include the films Aria, Heaven and The Return of Swamp Thing, as well as the Stories to Remember series of animated films for children. It also produced concert films by Lou Reed, Eurythmics, Stevie Nicks, and Jefferson Starship, and the documentary Elvis '56.



  1. ^ a b Chris Tribbey. "Lightyear Entertainment's 25-year Journey". Home Media Magazine. Retrieved 2011-05-06.

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