Samuel Goldwyn Television

Samuel Goldwyn Television was the American television production/distribution division of The Samuel Goldwyn Company. Formed in 1979, the company's best-known series was the competition series American Gladiators, which was produced and distributed by the company from 1989 to 1996.[1] In 1987, Samuel Goldwyn Television bought Victor Alexander's movie Kill Zone, which was turned into the 18-picture package The Explosives.[2] The library of Samuel Goldwyn Television also included some episodes of the series Flipper, Gentle Ben, The Mothers-in-Law and The New Adventures of Flipper.[3]

The company's 1989-1997 logo.

On 22 December 1996, hours after Polygram had made an acquisition offer that was accepted, Metromedia made a counter-offer for Goldwyn's film and television library,[3] and won the bid. Samuel Goldwyn Television was merged into Orion Pictures. In 1997, it was sold to MGM Television and folded later in the year.

Titles by Samuel Goldwyn TelevisionEdit

  • Flipper (1964–1967) (Distributor)1
  • GamePro TV (1990-1991) (Distributor)
  • American Gladiators (1989–1996) (Distributor)
  • Why Didn't I Think of That? (1992)
  • Gladiators 2000 (1994–1996)
  • Wild West Showdown (1994)
  • Flipper (Flipper – The New Adventures) (1995–2000) (1995–1997 SGTV, 1998–2000 MGM TV)

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The rights to Flipper were later acquired by The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and in turn acquired by MGM Television (the company that originally produced the series). MGM owns full rights to the series; the series copyright is held by MGM's subsidiary Orion Pictures (whose own holdings include the Goldwyn library).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Busch, Anita; Andreeva, Nellie (2018-08-07). "'American Gladiators' Revival Pumping Up At MGM Television With Seth Rogen As EP". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-12-21.
  2. ^ "A MINI-MOGUL : Deferred Payments, Bartering and Local Shoots Help Film Maker Come In on Low Budgets". Los Angeles Times. 1987-06-23. Retrieved 2020-12-21.
  3. ^ a b "THE MEDIA BUSINESS;Metromedia Makes a Bid For Goldwyn (Published 1995)". The New York Times. AP. 1995-12-22. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-21.