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Encyclopedia > Castle Rock Entertainment
The current Castle Rock Entertainment logo.
The current Castle Rock Entertainment logo.

Castle Rock Entertainment is a film and television studio founded in 1987 by Martin Shafer, director Rob Reiner, Andy Scheinman, Glenn Padnick and Alan Horn, with Columbia Pictures as a strategic partner. Columbia invested at formation but shortly thereafter had to re-invest with a substantial change in terms when accumulated losses exhausted its initial funding. Originally an independent company, today, it is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which in turn is a unit of Time Warner. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, childrens advocate and political activist. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Time Warner Inc. ...


Reiner named the company in honor of a fictional town from the book The Dead Zone written by Stephen King, after the success of the film Stand by Me (produced by Norman Lear's Act III Communications), which was based on a novella by King. The first Castle Rock release was When Harry Met Sally…, which was co-produced with Nelson Entertainment (whose holdings were sold in part to now-corporate sibling New Line Cinema) and Columbia Pictures. Columbia handled Castle Rock films' distribution up until 1999. Despite the company's history of being sold and acquired, it never turned in a profit until its 2004 computer-animated production of The Polar Express, which is now in perpetual holiday theatrical release. Absent the films directed by Rob Reiner, which are developed by Reiner's own company, Castle Rock has never produced a successful slate of movies.[citation needed] Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Stand by Me is a 1986 drama film directed by Rob Reiner. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... When Harry Met Sally. ... New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the major American film studios. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The Polar Express is a 2004 feature film based on the childrens book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. ...


In 1994, Castle Rock was acquired by Turner Broadcasting System, which was eventually merged into Time Warner. In 1999, Warner Bros. and Universal assumed distribution rights beginning with The Green Mile (WB handled domestic distribution, while Universal handled the foreign rights). In 2003, WB assumed full distribution of all Castle Rock films worldwide. Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... This article is about the 1999 film adaptation. ...


The worldwide home video and European theatrical rights to all Castle Rock films up to 1994 (with the exception of co-productions with Columbia such as In the Line of Fire and A Few Good Men) are now owned by MGM (having inherited some holdings from Nelson Entertainment), while the remaining rights as well as post-1994 Castle Rock films (except the US rights to The Story of Us and The Last Days of Disco, along with the international rights to The American President, all of which are held by Universal) are now part of WB's library. In the Line of Fire is a 1993 film about a psychopath who attempts to assassinate the President of the United States. ... A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... The Story of Us is a 1999 film starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a married couple of 15 years directed by Rob Reiner. ... The Last Days of Disco is a 1998 movie directed by Whit Stillman. ... This article is about a movie. ...


Castle Rock's most recent productions are the aforementioned The Polar Express (2004), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), and Music and Lyrics (2007). The Polar Express is a 1985 childrens book (ISBN 0-86264-143-8) written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. ... Music and Lyrics is a romantic comedy film released by Warner Bros. ...


The Castle Rock Entertainment title music was composed by Marc Shaiman. Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is a composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television and theatre. ...

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Selected films

The original Castle Rock Entertainment logo used from 1989 to 1994 which is seen after Seasons 1-4 of Seinfeld.
The original Castle Rock Entertainment logo used from 1989 to 1994 which is seen after Seasons 1-4 of Seinfeld.

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Selected television shows

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Trivia

New Line Cinema and Castle Rock Entertainment had recently collaborated on Fracture, which opened April 20th; their first joint venture since the mid-1990s before both companies were bought by Turner. New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the major American film studios. ... Fracture is a 2007 legal/crime suspense film directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. ...


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