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Encyclopedia > 2929 Entertainment
2929 Entertainment
Type Private
Founded Dallas, Texas (2000)
Headquarters Dallas, Texas
Key people Todd Wagner, Co-Founder/CEO
Mark Cuban, Co-Founder
Kevin Parke, Senior Vice President
Industry Motion pictures, Television
Products 2929 Productions, HDNet, Magnolia Pictures, Landmark Theaters, Truly Indie
Employees  
Website 2929entertainment.com

2929 Entertainment is a vertically integrated media company with holdings in film and television production, film distribution, theatrical exhibition, home entertainment, television, and syndication. Billionaires Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban founded and currently own the privately held company. Wagner serves as its CEO, and Kevin Parke as its Senior Vice President. Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Incorporated 2 February 1856 Government  - Mayor Laura Miller (D)[1] Area  - City  385. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Todd R. Wagner (born August 2, 1960 in Gary, Indiana) is an American billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded Broadcast. ... Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American billionaire entrepreneur. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... Magnolia Pictures is an American film distributor, and is a holding of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban. ... Landmark Theatres is the largest art-house movie theater chain in the United States. ... Truly Indie is an innovative distribution program providing independent filmmakers the sales and marketing tools necessary to distribute their films by-passing traditional distribution companies. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Todd R. Wagner (born August 2, 1960 in Gary, Indiana) is an American billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded Broadcast. ... Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American billionaire entrepreneur. ...

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History

In January 2006, the company experimented by releasing Steven Soderbergh's Bubble simultaneously in its Landmark Theaters chain, on the company's HDNet Movies cable channel, and on DVD through its Magnolia Home Entertainment division. The move was controversial since most films are released through different distribution channels on a staggered schedule, giving each channel an exclusive release window. Exhibitors were especially timorous, as many feared that they would eventually lose their exclusive release windows for more mainstream films. January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Landmark Theatres is the largest art-house movie theater chain in the United States. ... HDNet is a high-definition television channel broadcasting in the United States. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or, incorrectly, Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...

The 2929 Production branch logo.

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Holdings

Film and Television Production

The company produces films and television programs through two production companies: 2929 Productions and HDNet Films. 2929 Productions, headed by Marc Butan, makes movies with budgets of $10 to $40 million. HDNet Films produces lower budget movies that are shot in high definition. Notable films include: Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of a film or television program. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... Marc Butan is an American film producer who runs 2929 Productions, a production and financing arm of 2929 Entertainment formed in 2003. ... This article is about high-definition video technology. ...

Cuban and Wagner also own a minority stake in Lions Gate Films. Turistas (translates to Tourists in English) is a 2006 vacation horror film, directed by John Stockwell. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 film written and directed by Doug Atchison. ... The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller, directed by John Maybury. ... Good Night, and Good Luck is a 2005 film by George Clooney about the conflict between journalist Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lions Gate Films. ...


Film Distribution

2929 owns Magnolia Pictures, a film distribution company that places 2929's and other company's films in theaters. Besides 2929's pictures, Magnolia has also released: Magnolia Pictures is an American film distributor, and is a holding of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban. ...

The Lost City is the name of several motion pictures including two serials in 1920 and 1935. ... The Worlds Fastest Indian (2005) is a movie based on the true story of Burt Munro from Invercargill, New Zealand, who personally modified his old 1920s Indian motorcycle into a 200+ mph record-breaking machine. ... Control Room is a 2004 documentary film about Al Jazeera and its relations with the US Central Command (CENTCOM), as well as the other news organizations that covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... Capturing the Friedmans has been made into a documentary film directed by Andrew Jarecki. ...

Theatrical Exhibition

On September 24, 2003, 2929 bought Landmark Theatre Corporation, which owns 59 theaters. The chain, which was founded in 1974, primarily shows independent and foreign films. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Landmark Theatres is the largest art house movie theater chain in the United States. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A foreign film is a film that is considered foreign in a particular country. ...


Home Entertainment

In November 2005 the company created Magnolia Home Entertainment to release its films over home video. It is run by Randy Wells, the former head of home entertainment for Miramax. The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ...


Television

2929 holds a significant interest in HDNet, which Cuban co-founded in 2001 as an all-high definition cable channel. HDNet Movies, a companion channel, shows movies in high definition. HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... This article is about high-definition video technology. ... HDNet is a high-definition television channel broadcasting in the United States. ...


Syndication

2929 owns Rysher Entertainment, a film and television library. Rysher Entertainment is the owner of TV and film programming content, primarily distributed around the world by Paramount Television and Paramount Home Entertainment. ...


See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... Landmark Theatres is the largest art house movie theater chain in the United States. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
HDNet - Press Release (762 words)
Allowing 2929 Entertainment to reap production and promotion efficiencies - streamlining the production and post-production processes; consolidating a film's marketing spend into a single, shorter space; eliminating prints and shipping costs - the approach also caters to the increasing choice-consciousness of consumers in a digital world.
Commenting on his partnership with 2929 Entertainment, Soderbergh stated, "I'm excited to work with Todd and Mark and appreciate the freedom to create independent films under this new distribution model.
2929 Entertainment (2929entertainment.com), created by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban, is a diversified media and entertainment company that owns 100% of Rysher Entertainment, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures Distribution, and also holds an interest in Lions Gate Entertainment.
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