Lakeshore Entertainment

Lakeshore Entertainment Group, LLC is an American independent film production, finance, and former international sales and distribution company[1] founded in 1994 by Tom Rosenberg and Ted Tannebaum (1933–2002).[2] Lakeshore Entertainment is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.[3] The company has produced over 60 films, including the Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby.[4] Sigurjón Sighvatsson was the company's first president and served from its founding until 1998.[5] He was replaced by producer Gary Lucchesi.[6] The company also has a record label division, Lakeshore Records. In 2013, the company launched a television division,[7] and in 2015, they launched a digital studio, Off the Dock, that targets the YouTube demographic.[8]

Lakeshore Entertainment Group, LLC
Founded1994; 28 years ago (1994)
FoundersTom Rosenberg
Ted Tannebaum
ProductsMotion pictures
DivisionsLakeshore Television
Lakeshore Records
Lakeshore International
SubsidiariesOff the Dock

Lakeshore Records is the independent music division of Lakeshore Entertainment. They had begun as Will Records, which was founded by Skip Williamson in the early 1990s.[9] As Will Records they released albums by artists such as Grandaddy (starting with their debut A Pretty Mess by This One Band). In 2000, Will Records acquired the catalogue of recently closed Loosegroove Records (a catalogue that included the debut full-length album by Queens of the Stone Age). Will Records and Lakeshore Entertainment partnered to form Lakeshore Records.[9] In 2011, it signed a home video deal with Image Entertainment.[10] In February 2020, it was announced that Lakeshore Records had been sold to Cutting Edge Group.[11]

In March 2019, Lakeshore placed its film library up for sale. The library includes 300 titles, such as the New World Pictures library (which Lakeshore acquired in 1996).[12] In October 2019, Lakeshore sold its library and international operation to Vine Alternative Investments for roughly $200 million.[13]

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Lakeshore RecordsEdit

Lakeshore Records
Parent companyCutting Edge Group (2020-today)
Country of originUnited States
LocationBeverly Hills, California


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  2. ^ Brodesser, Claude (2002-03-07). "Lakeshore's Tannebaum dies". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  3. ^ "Film equity players". Variety. 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  4. ^ Hammond, Pete (2005-12-15). "'Million Dollar' march". Variety. Retrieved 2015-05-27.
  5. ^ Hindes, Andrew (1998-07-24). "Sighvatsson ankles Lakeshore". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  6. ^ Carver, Benedict (1998-10-12). "Lucchesi pacts atop Lakeshore". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  7. ^ Marechal, A. J. (2013-10-09). "Lakeshore Entertainment Launches TV Division Headed by Chad Hoffman". Variety. Retrieved 2015-05-27.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (2015-03-26). "Lakeshore Launches Digital Studio With Justin Chon-Kevin Wu Comedy". Variety. Retrieved 2015-05-27.
  9. ^ a b[permanent dead link] Pathology: about the filmmakers
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (2011-04-26). "Image inks deal with Lakeshore". Variety. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  11. ^ Burlingame, Jon (2020-02-24). "Cutting Edge Group Acquires Soundtrack Label Lakeshore Records (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  12. ^ "Lakeshore Entertainment Shops Film Library, Eyes Expansion into Television (EXCLUSIVE)". 8 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Vine Buys Lakeshore Entertainment Library & Int'l Sales Ops, Bringing Under Same Roof as Village Roadshow". 23 October 2019.

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