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New Line Distribution - RIP???? 11 Feb 2008 18:04 #17622

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that WB is considering completely folding New Line Distribution into its WB division vs. keeping the brand as seperate production unit (for low budget films)which would be released by Warners.

Either way looks like New Line is done as a separate entity. Not much of a surprise considering its downward spiral of the past couple of years.

I for one will hoist a glass when Jonathan Biel joins the unemployment line for the difficult time that he gave me.

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Re: New Line Distribution - RIP???? 11 Feb 2008 18:41 #17623

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I am sorry to hear that. New Line was always very good to me--easy to deal with and very friendly.
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Re: New Line Distribution - RIP???? 11 Feb 2008 19:38 #17624

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SEX IN THE CITY IS NEW LINE..Should be big.
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Re: New Line Distribution - RIP???? 11 Feb 2008 22:45 #17625

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That would certainly be bad news for subruns, as Warners is the worst company as far as availabilities go for subrun product.

They have a national subrun release date that is often many weeks after their pictures have left the last first run in a given area, which leaves the product cold and worthless, often only a week before the DVD release.

On the other hand, New Line moves to subrun quickly, and have some of the best sales people who are wonderful to do business with.
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Re: New Line Distribution - RIP???? 12 Feb 2008 01:27 #17626

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And in related New Line news..

The estate of JRR Tolkien and publisher HarperCollins on Monday filed a lawsuit against New Line in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming they are contractually entitled to 7% of the GROSS receipts from the trilogy of films made by New Line based upon the LOTR. Evidently nothing has been paid.

Seven Percent of the estimated Six Billion grossed by the LOTR trilogy might be enough to push anyone into bankruptcy.
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Re: New Line Distribution - RIP???? 12 Feb 2008 11:10 #17627

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New Line has always been the best or close to it or as good as any. Fair and responsive without a load of attitude. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120269302876657799.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

read all about it

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