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Mill Creek Entertainment
IndustryHome video
Founded2002
FoundersIan Warfield, Robert Zakheim and Scott Moss
Headquarters,
Key people
Irwin Jacobs
(Chairman)
Robert Zakheim (CEO)
Scott Moss (Vice Chairman)
ProductsDVDs, Box sets
ParentAlliance Entertainment (2019-present)
WebsiteMill Creek Entertainment

Mill Creek Entertainment is an American home video company founded in 2002 by Ian Warfield, Robert Zakheim and Scott Moss in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

The Mill Creek Entertainment catalog draws from over 12,000 hours of owned and licensed content, including contemporary and classic feature films, as well as television, animation, documentary, special interest, family entertainment and fitness content. The company's licensing partnerships with entertainment companies include Buena Vista Home Entertainment (until 2016), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sonar Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, CBS Home Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions.

The company is known for its multi-film DVD collections, which draw heavily (but not exclusively) from material in the public domain in the United States. The company also produces its own original documentary programming, including the National Parks Explorer Series, Up from Slavery, Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob, The Ultimate Civil War Series, America's Serial Killers, and The Decade You Were Born series. Mill Creek acquired the library of Crown International Pictures from now defunct Navarre Corporation subsidiary BCI Home Entertainment.[1]

On April 23, 2012, Mill Creek announced that they had signed a home video distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, acquiring the rights to distribute 250 films from the Sony Pictures catalog on DVD and Blu-ray. [2] On August 27, Mill Creek announced that they had signed a long term distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to distribute an additional 665 films and 54 TV series from the Sony Pictures library.[3] In 2018, Mill Creek expanded its deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to include Universal Pictures films and TV.

In 2019, Alliance Entertainment, the parent company of children's distributor NCircle Entertainment and music distributor AMPED Distribution, acquired Mill Creek. Alliance merged Mill Creek with NCircle's distribution arm to form one distribution arm, with Mill Creek as a mainstream label, and NCircle as a children's label.[4]

References

  1. ^ Tribbey, Chris (July 2009). "Mill Creek Picks up Former BCI Properties". Home Media Magazine. 31 (30): 8.
  2. ^ "Mill Creek Entertainment Signs Home Video Distribution Deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment". Mill Creek Entertainment. Minneapolis. 23 April 2012. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ Lacey, Gord (27 August 2013). "Mill Creek, Sony Ink Deal for Rereleases of Nanny, Jeffersons, Married..., Bewitched, Jeannie, more". TV Shows on DVD. TV Guide Online. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ Alexandra Whyte (August 31, 2021). "NCircle & Mill Creek pick up Mattel rights". Kidscreen. Retrieved September 7, 2021.