Is Lorimar Productions still in business?

Lorimar’s distribution business was folded into Warner Bros. Television Distribution and became Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution; since then, the Telepictures name has been resurrected as both a production company (circa 1990), and once again as a syndication company (1996, after the Turner merger).

Is Lorimar Productions still in business?

Lorimar’s distribution business was folded into Warner Bros. Television Distribution and became Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution; since then, the Telepictures name has been resurrected as both a production company (circa 1990), and once again as a syndication company (1996, after the Turner merger).

Who owned Lorimar?

By 1986, Lorimar had merged with top syndicator Telepictures (The People’s Court, Love Connection) to become the leading supplier of both network series and first-run syndication. It remained so until it was acquired by Warner Communications in 1989 for $1.2 billion and its TV unit absorbed by Warner Bros.

When was Lorimar Productions founded?

In the late 1960s, after a bank loan of $185,000 that Merv Adelson planned to furnish Lee Rich with, Lorimar Productions was founded. Prior to Lorimar, Rich had an established reputation; first as an advertising executive at Benton & Bowles, then as a television producer, co-producing (with Walter Mirisch) successful series such as The Rat Patrol .

Who is Irwin Molasky?

Irwin Molasky was born to a Jewish family on February 22, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri. Molasky moved with his family to Dayton, Ohio. He served in the United States Military after World War II.

What happened to Lorimar Pictures Corporation?

In 1980, Lorimar purchased the bankrupt Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. In 1984-85, three of the top 10 shows in the United States were produced by Lorimar; Dallas, Knots Landing, and Falcon Crest.

What kind of TV shows did Lorimar produce?

Throughout the 1970s, Lorimar produced several other shows, as well, including Eight is Enough; of these, the most popular by far was Dallas. In 1980, Lorimar purchased the bankrupt Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. In 1984-85, three of the top 10 shows in the United States were produced by Lorimar; Dallas, Knots Landing, and Falcon Crest.