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  • "Our investment or investments could include a technology company with the potential to transform the entertainment industry to a studio or mini-major which can benefit from the infusion of cutting edge technology."

    Kerkorian Preparing a Return to Movies

  • Founded in 2008 by Mr. Fenkel and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, Oscilloscope Laboratories has cultivated theatrical and home-video releases with an artisanal aesthetic and DIY entrepreneurism sorely lacking in boutique "mini-major" studio appendages.

    Small Studios Play Big in Oscar Game

  • Inc. recently folded its "mini-major" studio New Line Cinema, known for its role in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, into its Warner Bros.

    Disney to Sell Miramax for $660 Million

  • While Beatty was making Bulworth, CAA had set it up with New Line, a former independent company which by then was a mini-major owned by Warner Brothers and run by co-chairmen and co-CEOs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne.

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  • For Lionsgate, winning the "Terminator" auction would give the mini-major another franchise to go along with its "Saw" and Tyler Perry pic series.

    Filmstalker: Lionsgate buying Terminator?

  • But it's the only big crossover arc for one of the major or mini-major DC characters that's been accessible to someone such as myself who hasn't been fan-boying over the entire DC line for the last 12 years, and that is a major accomplishment on its own terms that I heartily cheer.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • With the credit crunch, the DVD market slowdown and the shuttering of several US mini-major studios, less US independent films are being made and those that are being made are being produced for less money.

    Morris Ruskin: My Toronto Film Festival

  • And as long as he enjoys the mutually beneficial relationship, Perry's films will continue to rake in the cash for the mini-major long after Tobin Bell has moved on.

    Scott Mendelson: Tyler Perry's newest film opens at number one (again) while new horror films flop. Weekend box office in review for 09/13/09

  • The Visitor, mini-major Overture Films 'drama in which Jenkins is the biggest name on the marquee, has earned him wins and nominations from various film festivals, critics groups, Hollywood guilds and the now the golden goose itself, a nomination from The Academy.

    Zorianna Kit: Richard Jenkins in The Visitor

  • I, however, had a musical in development at a very hip mini-major.

    David Dean Bottrell: Death by Resume

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  • a film production company that's not quite a major

    May 29, 2009