Spyglass Entertainment

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Spyglass Entertainment
Industry Film
Predecessor Caravan Pictures
Founded 1998
Founder Gary Barber
Roger Birnbaum
Defunct 2012
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Jeffrey Chernov
Jonathan Glickman
Products Motion pictures
Parent Cerberus Capital Management
Divisions Spyglass Home Entertainment
Spyglass Television
Website spyglassentertainment.com

Spyglass Entertainment was an American film production company, co-founded by Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum in 1998.[1] The studio was founded with an investment from European media conglomerates Kirch Group and Mediaset,[2] and a five-year distribution deal with The Walt Disney Company.[3] It is currently owned by Cerberus Capital Management.

Barber and Birnbaum serve as co-CEOs, while Jonathan Glickman serves as the current President of Production. Jeffrey Chernov was once a production executive at Spyglass Entertainment.

On December 20, 2010, the founders of Spyglass Entertainment, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, became co-Chairs and co-CEOs of the holding company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which had recently at that time emerged from bankruptcy.[4][5][6][7] Since then, Spyglass' operation has been scaled back, though Barber and Birnbaum will continue to operate it through the handling of its library.[8] The studio now produces only a handful of films per year.

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  1. ^ Eller, Claudia (May 23, 2000). "Spyglass Hopes for More Good 'Sense' in Future Projects". Los Angeles Times. p. C1. Retrieved May 12, 2010.  (Alternate link.)
  2. ^ Mattzer, Marla (October 29, 1998). "European Firms to Invest in Spyglass". Los Angeles Times. p. C4. Retrieved May 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Eller, Claudia (August 21, 1998). "Spyglass Offers Disney Lower-Risk Deals". Los Angeles Times. p. D5. Retrieved May 12, 2010.  (Alternate link.)
  4. ^ "MGM 2010 Restructing" (PDF). Wall Street Journal. Retrieved Jan 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MGM restructuring becomes official, Studio completes restructuring with $500 million in financing". variety.com. Retrieved Jan 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "MGM 2010 Restructing". globaltimes.cn. Retrieved Jan 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum assume leadership immediately as Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of MGM". prnewswire.com. Retrieved Jan 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ Finke, Nikki. "MGM’s Roger Birnbaum Steps Down To Return To Producing; Gary Barber Now Revived Studio’s Sole Chairman & CEO." Deadline.com (October 2, 2012).

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