New Regency Productions, the folks behind the Oscar winners for best picture two years running, is aiming for a third, and are mulling going after TV Emmys, too, Bloomberg reports.
Operating on the 20th Century Fox lot, New Regency was first to join the “Birdman” project, ending up with four Oscars last Sunday.
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New Regency also participated in producing “12 Years a Slave, ” last year’s winner.
Founded by former Israeli intelligence officer and political macher Arnon Milchan, producer of “The King of Comedy” and “Pretty Woman, ” New Regency is now expanding into television. It is developing projects for NBC, Fox’s FX and Amazon.com Inc..
New Regency’s last TV project was the Fox comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle.”
“It’s a big part of our strategy and an important part of our growth strategy, and we are spending a lot of time on it, ” Brad Weston, New Regency’s chief executive officer, told Bloomberg. “Some great work is happening in TV right now and we are excited to try to be part of that.”
Milchan owns 80 percent of New Regency, with Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. holding a 20 percent stake.