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)
  • 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[citation needed], 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 television shows include The WB sci-fi drama Roswell, and the Fox sitcoms Malcolm in the Middle and The Bernie Mac Show.

On July 17, 2008, 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.[3]









  1. ^ Billboard (September 3, 2005), page 85.
  2. ^ Eller, Claudia (September 9, 1997). "Milchan Leaving Warner for 20th Century Fox". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ a b Finke, Nikki (January 17, 2011). "Fox To Distribute New Regency Thru 2022". Deadline. 
  4. ^ Andree, Nellie; Nordyke, Kimberly (July 17, 2008). "Regency TV shuts down". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 16, 2013). "New Regency, RatPac Step Up To Co-Finance Cameron Crowe's Sony Film". Deadline. 
  6. ^ Lussier, Germain (June 11, 2013). "Fox Dates 'Frankenstein,' 'Alvin and the Chipmunks 4' and Animated Films Through 2018". /Film. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 

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