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…
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Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago.
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