Hungry Hungry Hippos
In an ironic way, toymaker Hasbro is helping Randall Emmett and George Furla grow up.
1998 — Emmett/Furla founded 1999 October — Release first film, Nickolas Perry's "Speedway Junky" 2001 April — 10-pic distribution and financing deal with Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films 2002…
Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago.
With Hasbro increasing exposure for its toys through films, TV and online shorts, the company is putting oversight of its various entertainment divisions under Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis.
Without a film or TV show to promote its top properties, Hasbro saw sales of some of its key toy lines decline during the third quarter.
Drawing on inspiration from years working in her mother's toy store, Nee drew up a series -- about an African-American girl who runs a playhouse toy clinic -- that quickly became the No. 1 series for…
After attempting to turn several of its top toy franchises into films at Universal, Hasbro is going the more independent route, pairing up with Emmett/Furla Films to get Monopoly, Hungry Hungry…
Endgame Entertainment topper James D. Stern is a study in contrasts: a film school grad and docu helmer who's also an MBA-equipped money manager; a movie producer who skipped the Toronto Film Fest…
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