Telepictures is an American
television syndicationfirm established in 1978by Michael Garin. Hilary Estey McLoughlincurrently serves as President.
The company syndicated
Rankin-Bass's programming and specials that were produced from 1974to 1988, including new and successful animated series, such as " ThunderCats" and " SilverHawks". In addition, Telepictures had syndicated numerous television programs such as " My Favorite Martian", " Here's Lucy", " Love Connection", and " The People's Court". Telepictures also operated a small publishing arm, which published some magazines, such as " Muppet Magazine". [http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/media/columns/medialife/2499/]
1985, the company merged with Merv Adelsonand Lee Rich's Lorimar Productions, creating " Lorimar-Telepictures" and assumed production and distribution of shows like "Dallas" and " Knots Landing". The company also began distribution of first-run episodes of " Mama's Family" in June 1986.
Purchase by Warner Communications
1989, Warner Communicationspurchased the company and split the assets. Lorimar became a separate production entity, which would be folded into Warner Bros. by 1993. Telepictures became Telepictures Productions, a producer of syndicated programming that Warner Bros. Televisionwould distribute. The company produces the syndicated newsmagazine "Extra" and produced the now-defunct "Jenny Jones" syndicated talk show.
Shortly after the purchase of
Turner Entertainmentby parent company Time Warner, the company's syndication arm was relaunched as Telepictures Distribution in 1996 (replacing Turner Program Services). The company distributed non- Warner Bros.produced programming to which the syndication rights have been licensed to Warner and/or Turner as well as Warner properties such as re-runs of "The West Wing" and " The Jamie Foxx Show". In 2003, Telepictures Distribution was folded into Warner Bros. Television Distribution.
The Bonnie Hunt Show"
The Ellen Degeneres Show"
The Rosie O'Donnell Show"
Judge Jeanine Pirro"
The People's Court"
Showtime at the Apollo"
The Tyra Banks Show"
TMZ on TV"
* [http://www.peoplescourtraw.com/ People's Court Raw]
* [http://telepicturestv.com/ Telepictures Productions Official Website]
=With Lorimar Television=
Telepictures teamed up with Lorimar.
Lorimar Productionsis the unit of Turner Program Services.
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